Friday, October 16, 2015

Take the Leap

Friends, I am officially a business owner. Small and online, but officially nonetheless. Meet Hudson Lane Boutique. Pop in and take a look.

Tonight is date night. For the hubby and the little one. I am home with our sweet guy. We just finished snuggling and he's tucked tight into bed and I am here, avoiding laundry and the messy kitchen awaiting me. 

Because balance. 

The shop has taken on a life of it's own and I am so pleased that it has! This has been a modified dream of mine for years and I'm so happy to see it come to fruition.

Between birthday parties, preschool, little gym classes, tumbling and my volunteer efforts, I have no idea where I found the time to do it but where there is a will, there is a way. And will is something the girls in this house have plenty of!

So, tell seems a lot of my blogger friends have been absent nearly as long as I have. Send me to your favorite blogs. Who should I be reading?


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

And There It Is.

Tonight, as she does most nights, my almost four year is upstairs calling out my name over...and over...and over again. And then once more. After my head spun around a few times, I hear her yelling:

"Mama! I need to kiss you!"

How could I resist? I head on up to that doll's room, snuggle in her bed and she says:

"Did you bring me one? I said I need a tissue."

There it was. Reality check. Just like that. 

Sometimes I feel so needed the tension just creeps up my back. My head feels so heavy I can hardly hold it up. But is there a better feeling in this world. The overwhelming joy. The physical exhaustion and depletion of everything pales in comparison. 

I will fetch you tissues all the live long day, princess.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Finding Mommy Time

This baby business is hard, y'all. I often times feel myself trying to do everything right that I overlook what's really important. 

Yesterday, I was in the midst of a breakdown all day. I love my kids, they are the best thing to ever happen to me. I relish in my time with them; but I am a closeted introvert and I need time by myself. I need quiet. I crave it. Taking time for myself just doesn't happen. I'm either playing with kids, running errands, spending time with my husband, volunteering or hanging out with my family. All things that top the priority list but for my kids sake, time for myself has got to be on that list.

Last night B came home and put the girl to bed while I wrestled the boy. He then came in, took the boy and told me to go. But you know what, I didn't know what to do. I've entangled myself so much in being momma that I literally could not think of what to do. I can't remember the last time I read or even bought a book, I had no shows dvr-ed, I was in such a funk I didn't want to work out, I couldn't think of a thing. 

So I put in my headphones and hopped in the bath. I so needed it! 

The boy kept me all night last night and when we woke up...he had cut his first tooth! My sweet boy is growing up way too fast. 

B took the kids again this morning so I could go try on a bridesmaid dress. Again, I realized how important it is for me to have that.

I came home, after 2 hours!, and felt refreshed. With no sleep, I came in the door and made my little's lunch, went for a run and put the boy down for a nap. It was a breath of fresh air. In order to be the best mom I can, I have got to start making myself a priority. I have to find time for myself, even if it's a run. I mean, has 30 minutes of independent play or tv time ever hurt a kid. I think not. 

Thinking about it, there are so many things I would love to do but put on the back burner because I don't have the time. I want to cook more, read more, find consistent time to work out, and let's face it, watch some trashy TV. Can you say Real Housewives of ANYTHING?! 

This is my resolution, take care of myself so I can take better care of my family. So tell me, how do you find your time? What do you enjoy doing? 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

15 Months

That is how long I've been away from my blog. FIFTEEN MONTHS. That is life. So much has happened in that time and I honestly didn't think I'd ever come back. But I do this for me. I am, by nature, scattered. So it is natural that my blog reflects that, I guess.

Well, let me introduce you to the newest "thing" in my life. Thing 2.

He is the sweetst, best, most cuddly little guy ever. He is such an even tempered baby, always happy, so funny, rarely cries and is just joy. He is JOY!! He makes me think I could have 5 kids.

And y'all, the girl. The girl! She's so smart, so sassy, so strong willed, so fun, so imaginative, all of it! I know parents aren't supposed to say this but she is my best friend. I so look forward to our chats. She confides in me, she trusts me. She sure hates me at times, but she is my mini me and I adore her, fits and all!


Things have started to settle and we've fallin' into a bit of a routine so I'm getting back to things I love. Taking on more for Junior League, blogging and I've even opened up a few contracts to do some freelance PR work.

So this is it, my attempt to be "back". Let's see how this goes...

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