Yes, I am a ‘stay at home mom’. I spend my day wiping sweet noses, chasing a giggling toddler in the front yard, battling nap time, cleaning the floors on my hands and knees, refereeing fights over cardboard books, and supplying an unlimited amount of snacks. Continue reading
With the recent devastation in Texas and the hurricane in Florida, I think we have all have had first responders on our mind. We have seen the TV coverage of firefighters pulling the elderly out of flooding homes, police officers helping victims into rescue boats, and all of the brave men and women who have saved countless lives over the last few weeks.
I am not a camping girl, far from it! I way rather be sitting in a plush hotel room bed with down comforter and cable TV. However, my husband likes to camp. He grew up camping and it was important to pass that along to our kids. I recently decided to meet him half way when we rented a KOA cabin for a weekend getaway. However, we choose to do this when we had my niece with us. Yes, we had three kids (three years old and under) camping with us. How did we do it and still had a wonderful time? Let me tell you, it was not easy! However, here are a few things I found extremely helpful along the way.
When you become a mother, everyone under the sun will have advice for you on how you should do things. It’s hard because you really don’t know what advice to listen to or what to brush off. From one mom who has lived and learned… this is what you need to do to prevent feeling burnt out as a mom!
Being a Stay at Home Mom, is hard work and it’s easy to lose yourself in the process. You give so much of your self-caring for the other people in your life. It can be overwhelming and hard. Here are few things to make your life easier and to help you feel like your old self. Continue reading
Today I was a patient… I sat in the toddler’s doctor’s office nestled between the toy kitchen and the toy bin. Getting my vitals checked and recheck, as my back slowly ached from the hard wood floor I rested on.
Today I was a zoo keeper as I cared for and tucked multiple plush animals into bed.
From that first moment, when you find out that you are expecting you start to read dozens of books about your pregnancy. What size of fruit the baby is every week to the benefits of reading to your little one. However, that moment when you get into that car for babies first car ride, and you see the hospital disappearing in the rearview window! It hits you! You have not prepared for how to take care of that little one!
When your toddler looks at you with that fire in their eyes and the devil eyed grin on their face, you can tell that they are just thinking “dare me…” Their toes just inches for the edge of the couch as they tower there waiting to leap until you lock eyes with them.
The terrible two’s, it’s not a myth! It’s a real thing! They are trying to learn about the world around them, seeing what the limits are and how far they can push them. It’s hard!
I find myself countless times a day saying “NO”. No you can’t have more juice, no the dog is not to be ridden on, no you cannot color on the table… the list goes on.