So, pardon my lame attempt at mom humor/inspiration, but I wanted to share 8 “momspirational” insights I have gained during the first two years of motherhood. It is my attempt at trying to bring a smile to your face or even gain a pity laugh in some way, shape, or form. Or maybe even an “amen!?”
You will never regret the time you choose to spend making memories.
I think one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in motherhood thus far is that you don’t need a ton of money to invest in your child. They need our time, energy, and love. They need us to go out of our way to make memories. They need us to simply be there - physically and emotionally.
Liam teaches me so many things each and every day, including how beautiful it is to love. His nonstop hugs and kisses leave me feeling smitten and utterly thankful. Even though it often follows him throwing something at me. It’s a work in progress. We are enjoying this season of life and busily preparing for a new season on the horizon. But, for now, I want to enjoy every moment we have together.
This summer heat has led to many attempts at being creative with indoor play. When the weather is decent, we are definitely trying to take advantage of it. What about you?
How are are you managing the summer heat and what fun/creative things do you enjoy with your kids to create lasting memories (and hopefully a good night’s sleep for all involved)?
Liam is loving learning his colors and always wants to “cook!” He is a huge fan of reading books, playing at the park, running in the sprinkler and finding sticks!
In the rainy/hot weather, we played at Funville - Chesapeake Square and we made our first trip to the Children’s Museum! We’d love to hear your ideas of fun activities.
Too often when we think of traveling with toddlers, we think of trying to get them to nap, where to change their diapers (fingers crossed that they don’t have a stinky in the car), and how to avoid germ-infested gas stations and frustrating pit stops along the way. The last few times traveling with my one year old, I decided to put my phone away, let my husband drive while listening to his music (which he prefers to me talking nonstop), and sit in the back seat because my son is currently in the “see how loud and high-pitched I can scream” phase.
Needless to say, I took the opportunity to pack some fun picture books, his favorite snacks, easy-to-pack musical instruments, and a few toys that we enjoy playing with together. We had a car-seat date, where I focused on him.
There were no distractions of trying to fold the laundry, wash the dishes, or tackle the stack of papers sitting on my desk. It was quality time – a time where I was reminded that children go from being newborns, to trying to become independent, to running out the door with their friends with hardly a goodbye.
Time goes by quickly, so we should take opportunities like traveling, where there’s nowhere to go, they still have energy to expel and focus solely on them.
Traveling with a toddler is a whole new world for us. Especially a screaming one. I would love to hear your tips & tricks! Drop a comment or visit the contact page to share your tips!
Hey guys! I am currently working on becoming a 2020 Mom Ambassador, who works to raise awareness on maternal mental health. As part of gaining this title, there are certain things we have to do first. One thing I’m excited to do is a Diaper Drive to benefit a local nonprofit for single moms, Shining Light Homes. Please consider dropping off or mailing them a pack of diapers (they said wipes are always needed also) to help take some of the stress off the moms. Diapers are expensive and a lot of women try to keep dirty diapers on longer because funds are limited. ❤️👶🏻
I can also help coordinate diaper pickup locally, so you can message me via the contact page if you’d like me to pick up and deliver directly to Shining Light Homes.
In a world where you are suddenly covered in baby vomit, half-eaten goldfish are smooshed throughout your hair, you have completely forgotten what it’s like to use the bathroom in peace, and find yourself begging your child, “please do not poop on me,” it makes sense that you may face an identity crisis. Join me as we uncover 5 Steps to Dealing with a Mommy Identity Crisis!
Sometimes we need to be reminded that in the utter chaos of life, the moments that are forever etched in our brains are the ones we often overlook.
Here is a little reminder for moms that in the complete chaos of life, we MUST carve out time and soak up moments and memories with our babies. They won't be babies forever. I feel like today I looked up and suddenly my (almost) two year old is more interested in everything around him than being held and cuddled. It reminded me to embrace the moments where he wants to be cuddled, held, and read to!
Oh, little darling
Sometimes moms run on messy buns, sweatpants, and lots of coffee ... and that's ok!
I'm a twenty-something mom of a busy toddler who often finds normalcy in messy buns & sweatpants kinda days. I am here to write about laundry-folding epiphanies, mommy-mishaps, mommy-must haves and those no-good-at-Pinterest honest moments.