My Weekend as a “Failed” Mom

Disclaimer: I honestly think I didn’t “fail” this weekend but it was not a magical long holiday weekend but due to the perfection disease that seems to be spreading I thought I would share with you a list of my failings this long holiday weekend.

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Seasons of Life

I’m not talking about the “great change” that comes to women or changes due to the position of the Earth but more about what happens in your life as a person, human being, organism on this planet, etc…  Everyone has changes over the course of his/her life; sometimes those changes are predictable, sometimes those changes are expected, and sometimes it’s utter chaos. Even as children we go through different seasons where we have different requirements of us and we need to learn how to navigate those changes.  

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Finding Balance: The Ultimate Quest for Failure

I have been out of the blogging game for a few months as my life has gotten even crazier and messier than before.  Shortly after my last post we entered the settlement of the new house, a full 6 months before I was mentally prepared to do it (which also was in danger of being postponed), then the fixing of the house, and the moving of the house.  All while still working full time and trying to be the mom to a toddler.

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Tomorrow is Always a New Day

I’ve only been at this parenting gig for a little under 2 years at this point and with only one child at the moment so you can take what I have to say with a grain of salt but the stark contrast in the past two days has been remarkable and it reminds me that the only constant is in fact change.  “The days are long but the years are short” is a mantra that sits in the back of my mind but sometimes it still gets lost in the day to day life.

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The most “adult” thing ever

I took a little bit of a break last week because it appears the Mr. and I have gone under contract to buy a house.

In keeping with my forward mantra of 2018 we have taken a leap in that direction.  A leap that I was completely and overwhelmingly prepared for and unprepared for all at the same time.

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In Depth: Batch Cooking

I thought I would give you a little more insight into my batch cooking that I first discussed as a great time saver here.  Today I amazingly got up before 6am and the Munchkin and Mr. stayed asleep until after 7:30am.  In that hour and a half I made 4 meals, my lunches and some veggies ready to go for the week.

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The Importance of Jammie Night

I saw this phrase somewhere “stop the glorification of busy” and it just resonated with me.  As Americans we seem to have an almost ingrained Type A personality; obviously not everyone fits into this category and people find ways around it but it seems like everyone you meet is “tired” or “busy” or “has way too much to do”.  We need to stop filling all of our time with commitments to everyone and everything.  What about the commitment we should have with ourselves?

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“Forward” in 2018

I haven’t been one to make New Year’s resolutions since I tend to fall into the Obliger(with a touch of Rebel) category of Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies which means that I tend not to be able to follow through on resolutions.  However this one word idea has become more and more popular over the years.  There are a few places on the internet to find information on choosing one word “resolutions” such as One Little Word, My One Word and others.

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The Liebster Award

I started this entry in October, but it became incredibly intimidating to me to write for some reason.  So as with anything we fear, I just ignored it and put it on the back burner to never see the light of day.  I was so honored by Sam since she chose me and then I just felt so inadequate that I didn’t bother to finish the entry.  So today, as part of my “forward” mantra of 2018, I finished it.  Maybe a few months behind but at least it’s done.

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I have been diving more into this blogging thing and working on making it something more regular so in that vane I’ve joined a few blogging groups.  As part of that there was a post asking for our links to be nominated for The Liebster Award and I was chosen by Sam Richardson at Living Richardson.  I highly recommend you checking out her blog for a little bit of everything including her post More Than A Number about dealing with love and loss.  It is so raw, real, and touching that you feel it as well as the resilience and power she demonstrates when dealing with the loss of her children.  It is such a tough conversation to have but I feel like we benefit when we have those tough conversations and kudos to Sam for being able to put it out there. Continue reading “The Liebster Award”