Babies, Toddlers, family, life, love, motherhood, parenting, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood

Can you just stay at daycare?

This one is hard for me to write. I had to write it now because a few months from now it will sting too much. We are in the last few months of daycare and most of her friends are already gone. They all started together about 4 years ago. Juliana started there at 9… Continue reading Can you just stay at daycare?

Babies, Toddlers, family, life, motherhood, parenting, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood

“I can’t stay a baby, Mama”

I got to play with my kids tonight. I got to spend real time- no husband, no screen time, no running, no multitasking, no phones- yes I took pictures and videos obviously because it's me. I wanted to cry the whole time, not because I was sad but because I was so damn happy and… Continue reading “I can’t stay a baby, Mama”

motherhood, parenting, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood

I’m a better teacher than a mom

I had a meeting today with a family who I feel very connected to. I can't always say that about all of my families but I feel very connected to this one in particular. There's a lot of pushback because of the nature of circumstances, but I feel like they get me and I get… Continue reading I’m a better teacher than a mom

Babies, Toddlers, family, love, parenting, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

The day we quit dance

I am more upset than I'm supposed to be. I know I can't make my daughter do anything she doesn't want to do, but for some reason I'm super emotional about this. She was doing amazing. She was listening to directions and laughing with her friends. It was so good for her. I don't care… Continue reading The day we quit dance

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The end

I am going away March 22 with my soul sister for 2 nights for the first time ever. This should be on the news because I haven't left my babies since they've been born/ not by choice per say, but I've literally been nursing for 4 years of my life. Jules was born in June… Continue reading The end

Babies, Toddlers, breastfeeding, family, life, love, motherhood, nursing, parenting, self care, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

I haven’t been out in 4 years

Ok ok, I've gone out, but I haven't been overnight anywhere, haven't gone on a vacation- which is totally expected with 2 toddlers, and really haven't gone anywhere for more than 4-5 hours? I'm tired. I need to fill my bucket a little more than once a month, if that. And I don't mean leave… Continue reading I haven’t been out in 4 years

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Seasons of Life

Life can be so crazy sometimes. I mean CRAZY- kids, jobs, money, balance, trying to be healthy, marriage, etc. How does anyone stay sane? I really would like to know how anyone stays sane these days. How does anyone not live paycheck to paycheck? People who don't have degrees make millions of dollars and people… Continue reading Seasons of Life