Goodnight Mom :: A Parody of Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Mom

In the Magnolia-styled room

There was a dirty diaper

And a soccer ball

And a picture of – 

Scribbles and marker on the wall

And laundry piled high, clean and dry

And a toddler buck nude

And remnants of food

And Netflix on pause

And toys from inlaws

And a cat and a hat

And a baseball bat

And the tired mom 

who was yelling “shush!”


Goodnight dishes in the sink

Goodnight quiet time to think

Goodnight lost sippy of milk that stinks

Goodnight crumbs across the floor

Goodnight broom and list of chores

Goodnight blocks and mismatched socks

Goodnight boogers

Goodnight snot

Goodnight coffee that used to be hot

Goodnight pee-soaked, smelly sheets

Goodnight legos under my feet

Goodnight thoughtful dinner that no one eats

Goodnight kisses

Goodnight hugs

Goodnight children snug as bugs

Goodnight mess

And goodnight mom


Casey Hilty
Casey Hilty has been married for over 12 years to her beau, Bo, and has three kids ages 11, 9 and 6. She is a published author and just released her first book Her Children Arise - a Bible study for moms. She is an active member of The Bayou Church and leads a Bible study group for moms called MOMentum. Casey is also an artist and member of the L’Acadian Art Guild. Her family shares a passion for the people and culture of Haiti and Casey and her husband lead annual mission trips there. The Hilty Family lives on a small (itty bitty, teeny tiny) “farm” in New Iberia with their kids, dog, cats, goats, a bunch of chickens and one rooster. You can follow Casey on Instagram @caseyhilty or on her website at


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