Welcome to My Crazy Beautiful Life.
This is much more than a blog.
I grew up around a lot of kids at daycare. I wanted to be a mom when I grew up. When you're young, you don't understand the challenges, guilt, anxiety, and overwhelming love that comes with being a parent. I didn't understand it until I had my first son. I wasn't prepared to have a little person who needed me so much. I didn't know you had to teach babies to sleep (who knew?)! 3am feedings became the loneliest time of the day. I would search blogs and post on Facebook looking for someone who was awake and could relate. It brought me comfort just to read others' experiences.
Like most new moms, I googled a lot, I asked for recommendations, and enjoyed experiencing all the different emotions of being a mom; learning from others who had lived to see the other side of those early days. They all said 'it will get better' and 'you will feel like you again'.
I've had my own experiences over the past 5 years; and its true, you do find 'you' again, it's just a different you than before. Its someone better, which is scary and amazing at the same time. I've been blessed with healthy children, an education and good career; a loving marriage and supportive tribe. As I grow older, I've learned to follow my passions and not someone else's vision for me. The days seem shorter, the workouts harder to get through, the wrinkles a little more visible... It takes a lot to keep it all together! I have so much to share, successes and failures, so I'm going to talk about it here and offer my experiences, my tips and recommendations for nailing one small part of your day.
This life is crazy and beautiful at the same time, and I thank God every day for that.