But, what I don’t love is going in to a crazy amount of debt because of it. This year, we’re a little tighter on money than we have been in the past. With building our first home and having Andi, there just isn’t as much cash to go around… Which is why I’m giving you 25 gifts under $25 for baby.
We’ve seen the mama’s who are out by themselves trying to wrangle their child/ren with one hand and push the shopping cart with the other. Talking on her phone while yelling at the kids to be QUIET!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. It’s embarrassing. No one likes to be the cause of a scene. But, sometimes the little ones just don’t do what you ask. Your hands are full and your energy is gone. There is no one there to help you. You’re just fed up.
Then, you see all eyes are on you. You didn’t ask for it. You didn’t want it. But it happened just the same.
The mamas that I want to talk to aren’t the ones with the eyes on them. Nope. Continue reading →
Do you ever have that kind of day where nothing seems to go the way that you think it should?
Like, nothing… You wake up later than planned. The cable guy who was supposed to show up “between 8-12” doesn’t show up until 12:30 while you were trying to feed the baby and get her down for nap. No matter how hard you try, naptime just doesn’t work. Then, just before the cable guy leaves, he informs you that rather than drilling a hole for the cable in the back bedroom wall, he instead drilled a hole through the baby’s bedroom wall by mistake. Oops… So that leads to a phone call that puts you on hold for 35 minutes when you should be getting supper ready for the husband. Who, by the way, didn’t get home until after the baby went to sleep. Then, to top it all off, as you were getting the baby ready for bath time, she pees… All. Over. Me.
Well, change all the “you’s” to “me’s” and that was my day yesterday. I know, pity party. Suck it up buttercup… But sometimes things just keep piling on top of each other and make me want to just throw in the towel. Call it a day and try again tomorrow. Continue reading →
I’m not gonna lie, before I deleted Facebook, I was what I consider to be a closet facebooker…
I never posted much. I prefered to stay behind the scences. The occasional monthly update on my daughter, because really, who doesn’t want to see her adorable little face? But, other than that I claimed that I only kept it to keep in touch with family and friends. Except, I didn’t interact with people. I would catch myself spending more and more time just scrolling through, looking at pictures, reading little articles about nothing in particular.
Facebook was becoming a time waster. Instead of interacting with Andi, I would sit beside her with my face glued to my phone while she played. Not that it’s a bad thing Continue reading →
One of the greatest gifts that I have been given is my daughter. God has gifted me with the most precious little being I could ever imagine! And it amazes me how different, but oh-so much better life has become since she was born.