Thursday, February 26, 2009

Support Moms

In an effort to support and cheer on other moms everywhere, I thought I'd pass this site along http://www.iknowamom.com/. Enjoy!

Where does the time go?!


Okay, seriously where the heck does time go?! Who knew keeping up with a blog could actually require a good amount of time! My debut post was a lot of fun in a wierd voyeuristic sort of way. I'm not a hammy sort of person who relishes in adoration or attention, so this blog is a big step for me. With that said, I'm just happy it's not raining outside today. I love the rain, but when you don't think it's going to rain and you walk 2 blocks to work from the train in the rain, it aint cool. There is nothing worse than getting to work with your makeup already dripping off your face--all mind you before 8:00am. For those of you who don't think 8 is early, you're right. But I had to get up at 4:50am to arrive just before 8--you moms know what I'm talking about. Gone are the days of leisurely getting ready, alone. From the moment I wake up it's a race against the clock. But, with all the crazy that comes along with being a mom, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

My husband bravely took all three kids out to dinner the other night and a nice man said to him "Boy, you sure have your hands full" and he responded "yes, I do." The man later came back and said "You know, I said that same thing to a lady once and she said "...but my heart is full too"." I have never heard a more true response as to how to a balance your life; balance is achieved because your heart is so full it'll even anything else out.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day One


Okay, this is post numero uno...know one knows what to expect from this--especially me. Right now, I should be working diligently to complete the tasks of my day job. Lets face it though, my very first blog seems soooo much more fun.

To be clear, I will not apologize when it comes to missing my kids. This is a really tough one for me. I just had my third baby, a girl, which now completes our family. Score: 2 girls, 1 boy. Nothing is harder than leaving a newborn. It's not the first time I've done it, but I swear I forgot how hard it was. I have some friends who swear they are better mothers because they work and some who swear by not working. It's whatever feels right to you. For me, I'd much rather be home with my kids. I feel like I'm my best when I'm with them--even if my house looks like a laundry monster threw up all over it. Don't get me wrong, I VERY much believe in finding some time just for yourself. Everyone needs to be recharged, whether that be going out with your friends, having lunch with your sister or just sitting home watching taped Oprah alone without anyone needing to be wiped, fed or held... ahhh...a moment of peace.

Here's to happy writing and girl bonding!