Friday, January 16, 2015

Finding Mommy Time



This baby business is hard, y'all. I often times feel myself trying to do everything right that I overlook what's really important. 


Yesterday, I was in the midst of a breakdown all day. I love my kids, they are the best thing to ever happen to me. I relish in my time with them; but I am a closeted introvert and I need time by myself. I need quiet. I crave it. Taking time for myself just doesn't happen. I'm either playing with kids, running errands, spending time with my husband, volunteering or hanging out with my family. All things that top the priority list but for my kids sake, time for myself has got to be on that list.

Last night B came home and put the girl to bed while I wrestled the boy. He then came in, took the boy and told me to go. But you know what, I didn't know what to do. I've entangled myself so much in being momma that I literally could not think of what to do. I can't remember the last time I read it even bought a book, I had no shoes dvr-ed, I was in such a funk I didn't want to work out, I couldn't think of a thing. 

So I put in my headphones and hopped in the bath. I so needed it! 

The boy kept me all night last night and when we woke up...he had cut his first tooth! My sweet boy is growing up way too fast. 

B took the kids again this morning so I could go try on a bridesmaid dress. Again, I realized how important it is for me to have that.

I came home, after 2 hours!, and felt refreshed. With no sleep, I came in the door and make my little's lunch, went for a run and put the boy down for a nap. It was a breath of fresh air. In order to be the best mom I can, I have got to start making myself a priority. I have to find time for myself, even if it's a run. I mean, has 30 minutes of independent play or tv time ever hurt a kid. I think not. 

Thinking about it, there are so many things I would love to do but put on the back burner because I don't have the time. I want to cook more, read more, find consistent time to work out, and let's face it, watch some trashy TV. Can you say Real Housewives of ANYTHING?! 

This is my resolution, take care of myself so I can take better care of my family. So tell me, how do you find your time? What do you enjoy doing? 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

15 Months

That is how long I've been away from my blog. FIFTEEN MONTHS. That is life. So much has happened in that time and I honestly didn't think I'd ever come back. But I do this for me. I am, by nature, scattered. So it is natural that my blog reflects that, I guess.

Well, let me introduce you to the newest "thing" in my life. Thing 2.


He is the sweetst, best, most cuddly little guy ever. He is such an even tempered baby, always happy, so funny, rarely cries and is just joy. He is JOY!! He makes me think I could have 5 kids.

And y'all, the girl. The girl! She's so smart, so sassy, so strong willed, so fun, so imaginative, all of it! I know parents aren't supposed to say this but she is my best friend. I so look forward to our chats. She confides in me, she trusts me. She sure hates me at times, but she is my mini me and I adore her, fits and all!

  

Things have started to settle and we've fallin' into a bit of a routine so I'm getting back to things I love. Taking on more for Junior League, blogging and I've even opened up a few contracts to do some freelance PR work.

So this is it, my attempt to be "back". Let's see how this goes...

Monday, October 14, 2013

My Sassy Pants

This blog has seriously take a back seat to...well...life. But this week I randomly had two people ask me where I have been! After FIVE months of being away, I hate to tell you all that I've been right here. Silently stalking your blogs, raising a TWO YEAR OLD, Junior League-ing and moving into my new home. 

Yup. That's all folks. I haven't gotten more interesting, I haven't jet-setted around the globe. I've been right here all along. 

My sweet girl turned two last week and she is quite consuming, I must say. Hilarious as all get out, smart, sassy and too much to keep up with. And when I say sassy...y'all, I mean SAS-SY! She's a mess and I'm certain I'm going to have my hands full for a long time with this one.

Just last week, I asked her lay in my bed while I started my bedtime routine of washing my face and all that mess, when I was in my closet and I hear banging coming from my room.

I called from my closet "Are you being a good girl or a bad girl, Lainey?"
She said, "I being a bad girl mommy!"
"Why?!" I asked.
"Because it's much fun!"

Yikes. Like I said...Hands. Full. 

Here are a few pics from her two year pictures I took. 







But the girl is cute. What can I say?! 

We are also settled into our new home that we signed contracts on at the end of last winter and I can post some pics another day (maybe five months from now, I promise nothing). It was a process though, let me tell ya. Moving and building a house are no joke. I'm so happy to be home and settled though!

So, there is my update...I shall return to stalk you all...


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