Girl’s nights, they are a must around here…like I NEED them regularly! It’s so nice to have girl talk, drink wine and just chit chat about things that, lets be honest, our men don’t care about! The last girl’s night I had was with a group of precious local bloggers and it was a blast! Not only are the girls super sweet but they all run amazing blogs and sometimes you just need other bloggers to talk hashtags, collabs and how much work it really is, because these girls get it!
Who doesn’t love a giveaway?! Mother’s Day is coming early for one lucky mama! I have teamed up with some amazing shops and bloggers to give one lucky mama all of this!
As I’m sure many of you are in the trenches of the “hood”, parenthood that is..then I’m sure you understand where I’m going with this!
Slow down mama, yes you…the mom who keeps telling your children to “hurry up”, who keeps counting to 10 in hopes that it makes them clean up their mess faster, the mom who has said hold on 723 times to that tiny hand pulling on your shirt! Breathe, mama. It’s okay to slow down. It’s okay to take time to breathe them in, the giggles, the silly jokes, the mess, the dirt, the chaos…slow down and soak that in because the moments are fleeting!
Birth story a year later…better late than never right?! 3rd baby problems is a true true statement my friends! Although it’s been a year since our sweet little Huxx completed our family I still remember his “birth”-day so fresh in my mind…I remember how his little warm body felt, the way he smelled, how tiny he was compared to my other babies (their birth stories here & here) & the way he stole our hearts!
I see you, I see that exhausted look all over your face! I see that you are slowly breaking down every time your toddler throws a fit when you tell them “no”, or when your baby who is super proud of his new teeth starts biting every thing in sight, including his um “food source”…which results in you letting out a possibly scary “NO” which breaks his heart, I see you…Every phase of life comes with new trials and new challenges! Every day there is a struggle with myself on whether or not I’m failing at this motherhood thing. It’s hard y’all, there are days when I just don’t want to. I don’t want to put my kids in time out, don’t want to spank their tiny honeys, don’t want to redirect, don’t want to tell them “NO”, don’t want to put forth energy getting on to them for the 1293410293 time about being rough with their baby brother…I just don’t want to discipline every second of everyday and then I remember…
I want to be raw with y’all. I want y’all to know me, not just the good, the things I love or my now life but really know me. I want all of you to realize where I’ve come from, how I was raised and what shaped me into the person I am today. I grew up without a dad from the young age of 6 after a tragic industrial accident took his life!
I love my little boys! They are just the right amount of dirt & noise that this mama needs! They love me hard and the wear me out! They are my boys!
We had some fun in the sun before bed tonight and our Pull Ups couldn’t have been cuter or kept up better with all these moves my little guy was pulling out! He was Chuck E Cheese “ticket splashing” with our grass clippings! Haha! #boys
Boys were a hard transition for me to be honest! I grew up in an all girl family and my dad died when I was six so it’s been all girl, all my life!
So 3’s a crowd huh? Or at least 3 kids is to most people! I just don’t get it. Nor do I want to! The way most people have a negative outlook on families with 3 kids is something that has frustrated me for awhile now! I can’t tell you how many people told us to stop when we had “the perfect family” with one boy & one girl! I get it, that may be perfect for some but that wasn’t perfect for us and that’s okay! My 3 kids are my world and I think it’s so crucial to do what you feel is best for you & your family! I’ve always wanted 4 babies and some part of me still does, but my hubs does not so we have 3 and whatever happens I was made to be the mama of these 3 babes!