emotion, life, motherhood, pandemic, self care, surviving motherhood, teacher mom

I’m not an octopus

Juliana and Hudson are my world, if you haven't already got that. But for the love of God, they are so needy, rightfully so. Being 3 and almost 5 is a hard job, trying to navigate your big feelings in this crazy chaotic pandemic of a world. Pandemic or not, being a toddler isn't all… Continue reading I’m not an octopus

Babies, Toddlers, disciplining a toddler, emotion, faith, family, life, love, motherhood, naps, parenting, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood

Wild child don’t you cry

My daughter is everything I hate about me. I know that sounds horrible. I feel horrible writing it, but God it hits me hard. She's stubborn. I'm stubborn. She's OCD and gets stuck- just like me on a bad day. She's cranky as ever- so am I on a bad day. Sometimes she's a bully-… Continue reading Wild child don’t you cry

Reading, summer, summer, summer reading, books, teacher mom

Summer Reads 2019

If you can't tell, my new favorite author is @ColleenHoover The Mister by EL James (read) It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover (read) November 9: A Novel by Colleen Hoover (read) Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (read) Maybe Now (Maybe Someday) by Colleen Hoover (read) Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (read) Slammed: A Novel by Colleen Hoover Where You Left… Continue reading Summer Reads 2019

Babies, Toddlers, emotion, family, motherhood, self care, summer, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood, you

My Last Summer

This may sound a little morbid, but this summer is hitting me really hard- the last summer of me. The last summer that I don't have to worry about my kids because they are still in daycare. The last summer I can sit on my unicorn float and read 3 books and day drink without… Continue reading My Last Summer

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?

emotion, family, fit mama, nutrition, fitness, friendship, health, life, love, nutrition, self care, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood, woman, you

What do you do?

I love. I mom. I run. I teach. I dream. I breathe. I dance. I feel. I get depressed. I feel run down. I cry. I compare. I get jealous. I feel. And guess what? That's okay. Why can't it be okay to feel all those feelings and have them sometimes overlap? Why do we… Continue reading What do you do?

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, life, love, motherhood, parenting, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood, you

Be you

In a world with so much chaos, social media, social expectations and not enough time, it's never been more important to be yourself- be in the moment with your children, your friends, your family, your husband/wife. For the love of God I am so damn guilty of it. I am trying to do the next… Continue reading Be you

Babies, Toddlers, family, life, love, marriage, motherhood, parenting, prayer, self care, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood

I see you mama

I see you. I see you working all the time... being a mama, a teacher, a full time worker, a wife, a communicator, a good friend. I see you trying to be the best. I see you waking up early to immediate anxiety of having to get the kids up and ready for school/daycare. I… Continue reading I see you mama