So you’ve made the decision to fluff that cute little bum – congrats! You won’t regret it! But you’re probably a LITTLE worried about how you’re going to manage all the extra “work” that comes with cloth while you’re working full time. Have no fear, my friend. This full-time working mom has done 4 years of cloth and I’m going to share my tips with you.Read More
On that night one year ago, I rocked you to sleep with bittersweet tears in my eyes. I knew I was in labor and that everything would change for all of us. But mostly for me and you. I held you extra-close, for extra-long, while you drifted to sleep.Read More
This mama is a proud consumer of glass when it comes to food/beverage storage. Decades ago, bottles made of glass were the only bottles made. Did you know that glass bottles are STILL available to purchase?! Check out my reasons for incorporating glass bottles into your stash!Read More
My little Lucy. She’s a pistol (Or perhaps just a typical two year old). But gosh she’s so dang sweet. Returning to work after Kate has not been smooth and I’ve found myself crying a lot more than usual; worried about Kate, worried about Lucy, just wanting to be home with my girls, worried that I’m not a good enough mom, employee, wife, friend.
These little humans we create and mold are just quite amazing. Lucy has seen me crying several times over the last few months. And it never fails – she comes right over with a hug and a kiss and a “It’s ok, Mommy. It’s ok.” I’ve found myself feeling guilty for allowing my girls see me upset. But, it’s OK. In fact, it might even be a good thing. We are trying to raise our girls to know it’s OK to feel their emotions; it’s OK to be angry, sad, frustrated or upset. And then, we try to teach them the best way to work through these emotions. It’s OK to cry.
And it seems little, but her gestures like these remind me that I’m doing something right. Amidst the tantrums and the sass, she also shows compassion. And then she tells me how much she loves me and daddy and Kate (followed by a big wet toddler kiss) and my heart melts.
They are teaching me just as much, if not more, than what I’m teaching them. I’m learning from them all the time and I thank God every day they chose me to be their mommy.
Originally published January 22, 2016