Wednesday, September 2, 2020

August Favorites

 I would consider myself a pretty frugal person and don't often "shop" unless it's something I truly need. This said, late night nursing sessions with a tired perception of necessities has me singing a different tune lately! Here's a roundup of some recent purchases that I have either just discovered or have been loving and recently purchased again.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Losing the Pacifier

There are plenty of things people prepare you for when it comes to parenthood. You won't sleep, you'll be in constant demand (especially if nursing), you'll never again enjoy a hot meal or cup of coffee, etc. On the other hand there are many things moms neglect to inform you of. Months after your baby is born you will lose hair by the handful, all day long. Your hormones, although slightly more stabilized will still be a loose cannon and you may get misty eyed over seeing a pregnancy announcement or a simple birthday card with sweet words. 

One thing people don't prepare you for are the stages of development that are both thrilling and heartbreaking at the very same time. Tonight I put my "baby" down for bed without his pacifier. He is obsessed with his "baba" and I couldn't fathom the day I would tuck him in without it. Nobody tells you when the right moment is or how you should do things. You're just left to figure these things out! 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Scheduling Self-Care

As a stay at home mom, weeks can be long and days can be mundane, especially during winter in the Midwest. My husband plays in two different men's leagues every week so it's difficult to schedule something in the evenings because the days and times of his sports change every week. I've tried to block off me-time but it doesn't always work or I cancel on myself all too often.  I know it's important to take care of myself but the time available always seems to go towards someone or something else. Why do we put ourselves on the back burner?!