You do you, Mama

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I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile now, but I haven’t been able to find the words to convey my heart.

I remember back when Z was born, and he slept in the crib his first night home. I had so many people comment on how shocked they were that I didn’t have my son right next to my bed, “I’d be up all night worried about him” and “what if he wakes up and cries because he’s scared.” So many different voices…

Well for one, we had a video monitor. For two, I knew he was safe in his crib, and three….I KNOW WHATS BEST FOR MY CHILD. Continue reading

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Things motherhood has taught me

I feel as though I’ve learned a couple important things from the last 2.5 years of motherhood.

It’s been a hard season over here, and I haven’t been very good at posting motherhood things lately. Between building a house, moving into said house, losing my aunt, and raising babes, I feel like there hasn’t been a moment to just sit and meditate, think or do anything that recharges me or ignites me.

I sometimes feel like my identity is “Z and C’s mom” because that’s what I am day in and day out.

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Top 10 Activities for Celebrating Fall

Red and yellow leaves, cool breeze.

Pumpkin patches and apple orchards.

Brisk walks and blankets to cuddle under.

Golden sunshine and Indian summer days.

Hoodies and football games.

All just little reminders that fall is here.

Fall is my favorite season, every single thing about it. And I’ve grown to love it even more when we had babies. Seeing them enjoy the beauty of fall makes it even better.

I’ve put together a list of my top 10 activities to do with your family to celebrate fall! Don’t forget to take a lot of photos as you’re making memories, and make traditions!

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A Bitsy box for teething babes

What’s worse than a teething baby?

Not much.

Actually, there are a lot of things worse than that, but I have to make light of it somehow.

Because teething isn’t fun. I struggle with it a lot…

I can’t even imagine how Charlie feels. 🤔 ha ha.

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Oh, how time flies

I still remember the raw emotions.

Excitement, fear, worry, happiness, joy.

I still remember praying endlessly the entire 17 hours before they said “it’s time to do this.”

And then the following 4 hours of pushing.

And then the hour in the operating room.

And then the most pleading prayer of my life when you didn’t cry.

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Why we chose a Modular Home

I try very hard not to care what other people think. But sometimes stereotypes and stigmas get the best of me.

So when my mom showed me a Craigslist listing for a modular home in December, I blew her off immediately. There was no way I would live in one of “those”.

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Not just a day off.

Memorial Day.

Let me start by saying that I’ve been fortunate enough to have not lost anyone in the armed forces. My heart breaks for those that have. I do not write this post lightly. Please know if you have lost someone, you’re being prayed for.

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