I sometimes wear this light blue beaded bracelet with the word “balance”. It’s a nice reminder when I’m feeling overwhelmed; sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t. I often think of the quote “you cannot pour from an empty cup”. It’s the same idea of when you’re in a plane and they tell you that in… Continue reading Can there be balance in Motherhood?
A few days ago I was driving Celeste to her dance class and asked her how her day was going. As we got to sharing, I realized a few of the things she mentioned to me focused mainly on her little sister’s not so good behavior choices. So I asked her to tell me something… Continue reading The sibling bond – heart to heart.
Okay, so let’s be honest here. Even before kids I was always a bit of chaos getting ready in the morning. I would take my time, dilly dally here and there, find myself rushing, but I’d get myself out the door and to work on time. Then I grew up, found a wonderful man, and… Continue reading We either have a good morning or we get to school on time.
Today was tons of fun. Elysse dressed up as Owlette from the kids cartoon PJ Masks and Celeste decided to be a Unicorn. We ended up meeting up with two sweet moms from dance, they each have a daughter. Since my parents are in Mexico and my husband was at work today, which means no… Continue reading A Halloween night to remember
I’ve learned that with kids, when they are about to have a major meltdown (particularly my 3 year old) the best option is to divert. Divert attention elsewhere. Sometimes this works like a charm. Other times, she’s hell bent on being upset or can’t make sense of all the big emotions she’s feeling that diversion… Continue reading Mom’s are not like jelly, made to spread thin
http://www.instagram.com/p/BoC5qUZnqmH/ A couple weeks ago I had a really overwhelming morning. Normally I just somehow push past it without letting anyone but myself know that inside I feel like the dam is about to crack and everything is about to come pouring out. But on this particular morning I sent a text on a group… Continue reading Calm
Last night I sent a text to my husband expressing that it had not been an easy day. That our dog Biggie was a pill and the girls were little beasts. That I know I have a lot to be thankful for but that doesn’t mean that the days are a breeze. My text was… Continue reading Parenting: The grunt work and gratefulness