emotion, faith, family, its a boy, life, love, motherhood, parenting, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

Dear Hudson

Today you are 3. Today you are my little boy instead of my baby and that makes me sad. But I swear to God I will always call you my baby forever and ever even when you hate it. Thank you for being my calm in this storm of life. I’m sorry that it was… Continue reading Dear Hudson

Babies, Toddlers, family, life, motherhood, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

Feelin all the feels

Not just because Hudson is 2, but everything this week seems extra sensitive for me. I'm in a good place in my life mentally but every so often my emotional bank is robbed and I feel every emotion all at once. I'm sad because my kids are getting older, happy to watch them grow, anxious… Continue reading Feelin all the feels

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

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

Babies, Toddlers, breastfeeding, love, motherhood, parenting, surviving motherhood, teething

Teething is a Bitch/Get off the Boob

I know I can't blame teething forever, but teething is horrible! Hudson is a happy, even tempered kid, but when teeth are ripping through his poor little gums, my poor little nipples are being sucked dry. I'm so lucky because he has never bit me, but lately he won't get off the boob. The kid… Continue reading Teething is a Bitch/Get off the Boob

Babies, Toddlers, disciplining a toddler, motherhood, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

True life: I have a threenager

When they say terrible twos, I think they mean terrifyingly terrible three's- threenager if you will. Most of them can somewhat get their point across, but their vocabulary is still somewhat weak. They almost always know what they want and if they don't get it right away, the meltdown from hell usually occurs. Climbing on… Continue reading True life: I have a threenager

Babies, Toddlers, motherhood, potty training

How I Potty Trained My Toddler

This past week, I potty trained my daughter. I was off for April vacation and decided that we were both ready. Tip #1- Make sure you are both ready. Last summer she was just turning 2 and she started to show interest in the potty so I had her naked for most of the summer… Continue reading How I Potty Trained My Toddler

Babies, Toddlers, motherhood

Dear Tired Mama

Dear Tired, Exhausted, Overworked, Overwhelmed, Sore, Lonely Mama, Tired is too weak of a word to use in the exhaustion of motherhood. You wake up early with a 3 page to-do list, pack lunches, get your kids ready for school or daycare, forget to brush your hair, go to work, pick them back up, look… Continue reading Dear Tired Mama

Babies, Toddlers, motherhood

Another Friday night vent sesh

It's 2am and I just turned 33. I want to snap. I am sleep deprived, I have a stye in my eye and I want to run away from my toddler for a few a days. She is bombing out of dance class with the most embarrassing behavior, making me chase her while she laughs… Continue reading Another Friday night vent sesh