As a woman, especially as a Christian woman, I've heard many times that the woman's role in marriage was to manage the home and rear children. THIS scared me! I mean, look at the Proverbs 31 woman... how did she do it all? This process of house management is different for everyone , for the stay at home mom, for the working mom, for the single mom, etc. so our processes don't necessarily look the same.. but, some of the same principles apply.
Disclaimer: this isn't your typical , romantic story.. we didn't meet, lock eyes and have a "love at first sight" kinda thing going. Also, being much more mature in my Christian walk, do not advocate for online dating relationships as a means of finding God's choice for you. It just so happens, God's grace is sufficient and this worked out for us. With that being said, here goes !
As I grow older, I don't appreciate the parties and huge crowds as much as I do intimate, personal relationships and get togethers.
Overtired, Hangry (Hungry + Angry), fussy, whinny, and played out.. I'm talking about the mamas out there who, like myself, get overwhelmed by the blessing of a child that God has given them. This is for the moms, who like me, love and enjoy their kids but sometimes feel like they’re drowning in mundaneness, routines and patterns, and chores.
We're almost there! Move in date is fast approaching, like literally days away (and forreal this time- no other set backs).
Tried to make mom friends and had no luck? Anyone else prisoner to their thoughts? Desiring to be the best friend they can be but secretly scared they'll never be enough? Clicked instantly with other moms, or just friends in general, exchange numbers, followed by a downhill slope of text messages and missed calls? Comment, let's dialogue , about your experience and what works for you.
Snippets of MyMommyhood is something new I want to start doing. I'd love to engage with continuous blog posts but it takes time that I don't always have. So, I'm going to use these little snippets to be short and sweet but keep you all updated on #mymommyhood. A regular nights sleep may be far far away for some moms, and that's okay. I'm a firm believer in meeting your child where they're at. No mommy shaming here! There will be plenty of time for sleep in the distant future (haha). But right now, enjoy the snuggles, cuddles and extra comfort time with your little one (reminding myself as I write this cause the struggle is REAL!).
Packing and moving are two things that can bring such joy and such misery. As someone who has moved more than fingers can count, you think I'd be used to it. But moving as a mama, as a pregnant woman, and as a wife is so much more difficult than moving as a child or single woman (as I was in my previous moves).
I have been through three different diaper bags. I know what you're thinking: "why in the world? You only have an 8 month old." Well, a diaper bag is like a moms biggest, and sometimes ONLY, accessory. I stopped spending money on me and it all went to baby boy. But this diaper bag, it was for both of us.