While things may have been quiet on the blog front the past two weeks, it has been far from quiet on the home front. Raising 3 little boys is no joke – You think the newborn stage is tough, and then the toddler stage rolls in, and then they have their own lives and schedules and school projects to tend to – it’s exhausting! I love chatting with fellow moms that have kids of all different ages, because no matter how far apart our little ones are, we share one thing in common. We are all balancing everything the best we can. And balance is bullsh*t, and motherhood is madness. So let us all just raise our glasses and give one another a giant virtual high-five, because we as parents are super heroes.
Am I right?
Each day I wake up with an array of duties on my agenda. As optimistic as I can feel after waking up 3x with Max, and having the boys in my face at 5:50am I wake up with the best intentions. Somehow, some way, the kids will cooperate! Max will nap longer than his usual 15 minutes spurts, I won’t get a phonecall from the school nurse and have to pop in and the 3 errands I have to run will not take 3x as long. I will dominate my day like the momma beast that I am.
And then my stomach growls – it is 3:40, I realize I have not eaten lunch and it is time to pick up Brody so that means when I get back I feed Max, get dinner ready, feed the kiddos, skip my dinner for getting Max in bed and munch on crumbs until I shower and get all the kids to sleep with Dan. By the time I sit down to eat and do my work I am pooped and my tank is at zero.
Folks, as parents, it is pretty darn hard to put yourself first – in any way honestly.
Because of that it has shown on the blog the past two weeks. I am embarrassingly so behind on deadlines. Life has pulled me into a major wedgie.
I feel torn, as my blog is a huge part of my life, but my family comes first.
In these slow weeks Dan and I have finalized some much-needed items. I think down time with social media is essential to filling up your tank again. So yes, every 4 or so months you may hear crickets around here, but know that we are pulling up sleeves and getting to work on SO many exciting adventures. Our plans for 2017 have me giddy, and things are flowing into a fantastic direction. We have huge changes happening in the new year, and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you guys! But do not fear, the next few weeks will be packed with holiday treats, our bathroom renovation (yes, it is finally down to studs!) and family stories to make you chuckle.
Can I ask you something though? Share this blog with your friends and family – with all of our changes happening we are sOoOo excited to have you guys on our journey. So share it on your facebook, instagram account or just simply word of mouth.
Spread the love, ya’ll xoxo.