Thursday, January 12, 2012

Working on something new...

It's very much in the works but check it out...


It's a work in progress but I am trying to get my blog back to a place where I can empty my mind of useless, unprofound, irrelevant chatter and put most things baby on my new site. 

Fact:

I am probably more upset about the ending of One Tree Hill than any normal, well-adjusted, college-educated 28 year old should be.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mother's Helper...Let's face it, sometimes it's just hard.

Sometimes being a stay at home mom is hard. It is the best job in the entire world. I wouldn't trade it, but it's hard. You can't ask for a break without sounding like you don't want to be around your little one but at the same time, it's nearly impossible to get anything done.


Moms who work think you are wasting your college degree and other stay at home moms judge every decision you make, like since you are a stay at home mom, your child should be perfect.


I'm still struggling to find thebalance. Is it ok to let Lainey play on her exercise mat alone while I iron clothes or clean bottles? I'm sure it's fine, but the haunting guilt does nothing to help me feel that it is, in fact, ok.


Not to mention working out. That, itself, has been a major task. 


I try to tackle as much as I can while she's napping but she's a pretty poor napper. I'm lucky to get a 30 minute nap out of her. But, she gives me about 4-30 minute naps a day...Hence, the difficulty actually getting to work out. 


If it were possible, I would spend every second of every single day snuggling that little cutie, but I know that isn't good for either one of us.


Taking a time out when B gets home is difficult as well. He works a lot and long hours so when is home, I like to spend time together as a family.


Enter: The Mother's Helper. 


This is something I first heard of on Real Housewives of New York City. I remember thinking Luann was a lazy parent for having a Mother's Helper. Oh how quick we are to judge...


Well, I have actually hired a Mother's Helper/babysitter. A high school student from my church will be coming by three days a week, starting today, to help out. She will come by after school, actually during Lainey's nap time, to keep an eye on my bug so I can go for a run or get in a workout and do a few things around the house. She will be here for approximately 2 hours.


My goal is to have this be Lainey's nap time so that I don't have to spend too much time away from her. However, if she wakes up, I don't have to immediately hop off the treadmill to attend to her. Our helper can do that. She's a wonderful girl, and I actually used to be her babysitter! And that makes me feel old...


So, what is your take on the Mother's Helper?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Let's Travel!

Many of you know B and I are taking a trip to Charleston, SC in March for our fourth wedding anniversary, followed by a trip to Costa Rica in July. 

We are SO excited, I can hardly stand it! My mind is beginning to rest easy at the thought of Costa Rica since I've looked into the places we are staying. Highly rated resorts do a lot to make this girl feel safe! 

However, anytime I'm preparing for a big vacation, I always get the urge to just travel! So, I thought I'd share a few other places I'd love to visit.




I realize Iceland is a strange one but I randomly saw a commercial for Iceland and have been obsessed with it ever since. No clue why. I honestly know nothing about the place other than it looks beautiful!

So, if you could visit anywhere, where would you go?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Celebrate 28 and Giveaway Winner!

I had a fun weekend celebrating my 28th birthday and I thought I'd share a couple of pictures. Forgive the brevity of this post, it is apparently monsoon season in Houston and this rain has brought in something that has triggered my allergies.

My sweet nephew all dressed up for the birthday party! He dressed himself.

Mommy and Lainey at the birthday party

Lainey with her Uncle J

My mom and Lainey at my birthday lunch

Sunday we cheered on our Houston Texans! Bulls on Parade, baby!

Also, the winner of the Purple Possum giveaway is Heather from Blonde Undercover Blonde.

Heather, please send me your address in an email and I'll get you set up! Congratulations!



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