As a SAHM, I am guilty of focusing on all the things I do during the day which Daddy doesn’t get to help with. Whether it’s cleaning, changing diapers, fixing dinner or simply just keeping the kids alive, I easily become consumed with the tasks to check off on my to-do list. I have recently been thinking about the things that occupy Daddy’s plate?
Life is full of chaos. There’s no way to avoid it, which is truly difficult to accept for someone with a Type A personality. I like things to stick to a plan and no matter how hard I try, when things start to go awry, I stress.
I found these awesome paint tools and could not wait to test them out with Moose and Fox. Last Friday, I gathered our paints, paint tools, some white poster board, and clothes pins to hang our “canvases” and gathered the troops to head outside.
I am a self-proclaimed foodie in progress. I am not trained nor educated in culinary arts, but I enjoy testing my hand at new challenges in the kitchen. There is definitely a therapy that I find in making a cake from scratch, but sometimes you just have to go with the convenience of a box mix. But that doesn’t mean your cake has to be boring. I am a lover of coffee and Baileys so when I saw this recipe for a coffee and Baileys cake, I knew had to give a try.
First and foremost, I want to start off by saying I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Pinterest and will most likely continue to use Pinterest quite frequently. I love the accessibility it provides to a vast assortment of topics; even ones for which you didn’t realize you were looking.
What I want to confess about my end of the Pinterest mom, is I don’t have it all together. (To quote 10 Things I Hate About You) Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
Upon having kids, you begin to see the world differently. With every breath they take, every milestone marker they reach, you discover something new along the way. Moose and Fox are at ages now where they love to play- ALL THE TIME. And what’s more fun than playing with someone new? One trip to the park with a toddler and you will instantly reevaluate the way you love.
?What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends?
Originally sung by The Beatles but perhaps made most famous by Joe Cocker’s opening rendition for the Wonder Years (at least in my humble opinion); as soon as I hear the tune I immediately start to replay the footage of Kevin playing with Paul and Winnie Cooper. Throughout high school we all probably had those go to friendships for when our world just didn’t seem right. Why is that as grown adults, we shy away from sharing our problems with one another? Perhaps, we don’t want to burden others with our troubles; or we’re afraid of the judgement on our not so perfect life Truth be told, none of us are perfect (shocking revelation, I know)
I am a little behind on posting this for Mothers Day this year, but think next year (or birthday/ Christmas). I decided to involve the kids to make my mother in law’s gift this year (because I mean how hard is it to buy for parents, right?!).
I personally think grandparents take special appreciation in keepsake gifts, so I went with stepping stones with the kids’ footprints.
I was recently in a group of people where we introduced ourselves and shared what we did. As we went around the circle, it struck me how many women announced they didn’t do anything; they were just a stay at home mom.
It made me think of the value (or lack thereof) our society puts on a stay at home parent. Through the course of the day, a stay at home parent wears many hats. We become cooks, house cleaners, play mates, boo boo fixers, and, in some cases, referees.
Everywhere we look it surrounds us. From our phones, to our TV, to our tablets, even to the cars many of us drive; it’s hard to escape the place technology holds in our society. Albert Einstein once said, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.” As a mom to young kids, one of the biggest struggles I face is finding the right balance for technology in their lives. Continue reading “Living Low in a High Tech World”