Recently I had someone ask me..."why do you do this?" Why do I share my life so openly, why do I share my journey of motherhood, why I blog and Instagram. For a second it threw me off guard because I was in a time where the haters and the lack of support and negativity were at a high, and my initial thought was "yah why the heck am I doing this?" Then I sat back and the clarity set it in.Read More
Moments. We all need a moment sometimes. A moment to breathe, a moment to feel, and a moment to just be...be you without feeling any responsibility in the world. I've said it before and I'll say it again, motherhood is the most exhausting yet best thing that's ever happened to me. I truly wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, even on my most horrible days. One of the things, I've felt, that has brought me comfort and sanity is taking time for me; to grow as an individual and just for a few moments "not be a mom." I mean those last few words in the most respectful way. I truly have come to learn that when I take these moments for myself, I come back feeling refreshed, happier, energized and with more love in my heart for my family than ever! Since I've dedicated 2018 to NURTURING, it has to start with nurturing myself; my body, my mind and my heart, so in turn I can nurture the relationships and roles I carry in this world. So here are some of the top moments I take for myself that bring clarity and joy in my motherhood journey.Read More
I remember the days of post baby mentality when I thought I had it all figured out. I had a laundry list of items I swore I was never going to do as a parent. TV....nope, Sweets....heck no, Fast Food....over my dead body! I told myself these were non-negotiable and our kiddo was gonna get fresh cooked healthy meals every day with all dem' veggies and protein with a structured schedule and sleep routine. It all sounds super easy and I'm not saying its impossible. There are definitely some parents that can make it happen and I bow down to you for that. However, it doesn't always happen or work for everyone and what I want to say to that is, IT IS OK!
I'm not saying all the things I wanted to be as a parent were thrown out the window once the time came. It just didn't work for us and particularly me to be as consistent as I had hoped and I've learned to accept that it doesn't make me a bad parent.Read More
The day is here and I can't believe you are TWO. It sounds sad and exciting at the same time. On the one hand, I can't handle how fast time is going and on the other I can't wait to see the exciting things and adventures you take on.
I feel like every step of being your mom has been a learning experience and comes with it's challenges and joys. These past 12 months have had moments of pure chaos and moments of pure bliss! I have a new favorite moment everyday because with each day your personality is starting to shine through more and more.Read More
How do I even begin?
When you came into my world you showed me a love I could never have imagined. From the time you took your first step and spoke your first word, I was right next to you rooting it on. Every milestone you reached, I felt was a day of celebration and wanted to shout off the rooftops, (and I probably did on IG). You, my sweet boy Q, have taught me the true meaning of unconditional love!Read More