A Mother’s “Time Out”

Jan 30, 2015 by

Before I had my daughter my free time was dedicated to whatever I wanted to do. I didn’t have to run to the grocery store or to target to buy diapers and wipes. I had a blank slate of free time and chose to do whatever I wanted and I loved it. Since having a baby, while those times have not necessarily changed, they have been altered.

Last weekend, my husband got our daughter ready for bed while I went on a much-needed shopping trip to my “homes away from home”, also known as Marshalls Home Goods! I was gone for well over three hours when my husband called to make sure I was ok. I said to him that everything is fine; I’m shopping, having fun and enjoying your debit card!

Its all about the Quality Time!

Jan 16, 2015 by

We all know that spending quality time with your significant other is truly an important effort that should not be overlooked. Even though we are super busy, working mothers, our marriage craves attention, love and quality time. Don’t get me wrong, I am one of the biggest offenders of not offering up quality time. After a long day working, and then taking care of a child, dinner, bathing, etc. its super easy to just relax and watch TV than to have a conversation with your husband.

I am working hard to spend more time with my husband in 2015 and thought I would start off by listing my top five ways. What are yours?

– At the end of the night, when the children are in bed, turn off the TV, hide your phone, dim down the lights and ask each other five questions about their day. This rapid fire of questions, gets the conversation going and helps create a dialogue.

Our Families New Year’s Resolution: Goodbye Cable!

Jan 9, 2015 by

We all have our individual New Year’s Resolutions, but have you ever thought of creating a resolution for the whole family? We started ours this past week and so far so good!

We decided that in order to be more engaged in our family life, cutting cable would a great start. Yes, you heard me right, we cancelled cable, in the dead of winter! I was scared to do it, because I love watching my reality TV shows and let’s face it, what better way to relax this winter than to be in front of a TV; unless your fortunate to sit on a beach that is!

Please Don’t Label Me

Jan 2, 2015 by

This week I had the fun experience of going for my annual exam. Like millions of women in this world, I dread it and despise it. It’s a weird situation, with your goods all spread in the air and a doctor trying to have a conversation with you. Um, no thank you!

My appointment went well and after the exam we went in her office to talk about life in general and about “that day. ” That’s how I refer to my daughters delivery, when I hemorrhaged, tore so badly I couldn’t walk, saw a doctor get kicked out of the delivery room because of his fear of, what felt like, gallons of blood pouring out of me and my doctor yelling, “book an O.R.”). Fun times, right? Well, it’s taken over two years to be able to talk about it without feeling like I’m going to cry and pass out. It really has been a healing journey for me, trying to process what happened, why it happened, without a warning. It was the scariest moment of my life, one I never, ever want to relieve again.

2015 New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Do This!

Dec 19, 2014 by

In just a few short weeks it will be the New Year and with that comes resolutions. Last year, I vowed to be a more patient person, but I don’t think that turned out so well. I wish I tried harder, but with being super busy with moving and renovating a house, I think I would give myself a grade of a B. In 2015, I hope to become even more patient, but just saying that one “hopes” to become more patient, isn’t enough. I believe New Year’s resolutions should come with a well thought out plan with deliverables and goals. That being said, below are some goals to achieving a better level of patience:

– Accepting you’re not superwoman. I need to understand I can’t do it all and accept it. There are only so many hours in the day, I am not a robot

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