The Struggle is Real

On top of diving into potty training we have hit terrible twos or early threenagers. I am not sure which.  Hudson can barely make it though the day without having a meltdown, it takes everything I have to keep calm and talk to him. But talking seems to make him more upset, so does ignoring. I have no idea how such a tiny human can get so mad. Usually over something silly, like putting ice cubes in his water….what?! I have to remind myself it is phase. But some days I can barely keep it together. Lately, he has been waking up at night, usually three times, which has both of us running ragged….and draining my patience.  With that being said recently I was that mom at Target. Hudson screaming, people staring, and me trying to get through the check out as quick as possible. But we survived! No one wants to have the child melting down but it will happen. After, all that I came home to an article that brought everything into perspective (10 Ways to Burn Out as a Mom).

The article came at the perfect time. After reading it I realized I had caused my impatience which affected Hudson. Sometimes as moms we are spread so thin we forget to take care of ourselves. Even 10 minutes to your self during the day can make all the difference in the world.  

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The Mother/Wife sets the tone of the home, that statement has never been more true. What do you do to keep your sanity or turn around a rough day?

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Mommy’s Christmas Wishlist

This time a year my husband is constantly asking me what I want for Christmas. I usually have a certain item I have been waiting for all year. But I am going a different way, I don’t want a gift to unwrap or one that he has to wonder all over town trying to find. This year I would like Favors….better yet acts of kindness. So here it goes, follow along husbands, I am sure I am not the only one that would LOVE these favors...

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Sleep In. I do not recall the last time I slept in. In my adult life I have always been a morning person. But for this request I would say its more be left alone for an hour after Hudson wakes up. I try to wake up a couple hours before Hudson may or may not wake up, he is no consistent with his wake up, for this quiet time. So by sleep in I mean let me sleep to a decent hour and entertain Hudson for me…I will even take 30 minutes of quiet. 

Grocery Shop Alone. I have dreams of shopping alone. Seriously!? I would love to walk the isles without having to grab a sucker to entertain a toddler or pick up a car that was dropped for the hundredth time. I go to the store almost daily because I forgot something while trying to rush the day before. Just the idea makes my heart sing…

Eat an entire meal while seated. I don’t even get to do this at home. Most often I am trying to toss things on Hudson’s plate so I can eat my dinner. Get up to grab him more….or trade a spoon for a fork than back again. I would like to be able to sit for my entire meal…preferably while it is still hot.

Watch a movie.  An non-animated movie. A dumb romantic comedy would be perfect. I don’t mind Kid’s movies but cannot remember the last time we watched one that wasn’t. I am trying to think of one that has been recently released and cannot think of one. We are in desperate need of a real movie….Suggestions!?

At home Date NightI would love to combine my above request with this one. It seems much easier and way more enjoyable. Comfy jammies and my own couch, snuggled up with Husby. We can have dinner, a few drinks, and enjoy a non-animated movie. Plus, a quick walk upstairs to bed. Perfection! (Even better if Husby does bedtime, while I make a drink.)

Another baby. Why because babies are like a drug. I am addicted. I am tired, hungry and living in chaos most of the time. So why not take another hit….Please.

What would be on your non-gift wish list?

Mamas & Minis Date

A couple of days ago Hudson and I hosted a few friends for coffee. Two of my very good friends were finally available and in town at the same time. Whoop Whoop! Hudson was able to see his girlfriend and also made new friendships.  It was amazing to catch up and chat with other moms. The kiddos ran amuck….the mess was epic but so worth it.

I went a little over the top with decorations and food.  But it was all worth it. I wanted the Mamas to feel special and include the kiddos too. I made paleo banana bread and wheat-free carrot cake muffins from previous posts. My friends little one has celiac both recipes are gluten free which was great because she mowed through two carrot cake muffins like a champ. I made surer there were plenty of healthy snacks for the everyone and easy grab’n’go goodies for the kids. The food was delicious and the kids had so much fun…so did the mamas.

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Inspiration?…I think YES! Have fun friends

DIY Jean Makeover!

Hope everyone had a fab weekend!! So awhile back Gap had the CUTEST polka dot jeans that I HAD sitting in my cart but never bought…GO FIGURE they went out of stock and they don’t have them anymore. I have been kicking myself ever since! C’mon we’ve all done it, I’m sure some of you have stuff sitting in online carts as we speak! 😉 SO I decided I was gonna try to make my own! Literally all you need to do this is an old pair of jeans, acrylic paint and something to use to dot! I used a wine cork but it totally depends on the size of the dots you want, a pencil eraser would be perfect for smaller dots!

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MoMMY-TiME

Every mama needs some time to herself…no matter how much we love our littles…especially after one of “those days.” Whether it be something as simple as a shower alone, an hour to read your book, time to do your NAILS, you get the picture. Recently I’ve entered into a new business endeavor that allows me to do just that by becoming an Independent Consultant for Jamberry Nails!

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