How do you socialize with your schedule?
This is a common question I get and for good reason…I’m a busy mama. However, if there is one thing I learned while I was pregnant…talking with women going through the same thing is a blessing.
I started a group on Facebook for mom’s having babies between Sept 12-Aug 13, mostly because I was looking for support and really wanted to talk to other women going through the same pains, aches and fears.
Now it has become my go to source for socializing. “Play-dates” at this age really consist of us putting the babies on a mat while we talk, eat and swap stories. The best part is that EVERYONE has a story to share, there is never an awkward pause.
During the meet up at my house this past weekend, we wanted to surprise the dads (it is all of their first father’s day for goodness sakes). We whipped up some cards that we could frame, grabbed our munchkin’s hands and feet and stamped away. Wes loved it, he may have teared up…or that was dust I’m not sure.
So…How do I socialize? I get involved with other moms – truly the one time in your life you can be in a room of strangers and have something in common with each one of them.
p.s. word to the wise – use a non toxic washable stamp pad over paint
Clean Freaks Unite
A little over a year ago I received a comment reply that started out with “This may be weird but…” little did I know a year later she’d be one my of bff and one of Logan’s first crushes.
When I received a comment from Jess letting me know she lived in Vegas and if I ever wanted to get together she’d be game, even if it was “weird” that she asked through my blog (hello creepy internet stalker . So after numerous e-mails and Facebook stalking I sat down with her June of last year. I had JUST found out that I was pregnant and wasn’t sure she’d even want to be my friend if she found out I was having a kid (dumb).
So when we started talking about jobs and I told her I wasn’t digging mine she told me to find another – while I stared intently at her and passionately said “I can’t until January”… it didn’t click, it didn’t click and then BAM… Ohhhhhh
Well my worries were set aside because this lady became one of my confidants when I needed someone to talk to, came to my baby shower, bought my little guy his favorite blankie toy thingy and now has her wrapped around her finger.
The lesson – While, Yes there are many creepers on the internet, but you never know the friendships you’ll gain if you trust your gut… Right, Brit <–that’s a whole nother story
So… Remember two years ago when I got this gorgeous initial necklace at Christmas time?
Well, it now looks like this. I’m a little confused since I have jewelry from Forever 21 that as 1% of what this cost that hasn’t changed this ugly color.
What is the cause of this? How can something so expensive look like crap, can I fix it, can I take it back. I’m SO not happy.
Tiffany & Co … Your not impressive.
Sometimes I get caught up in my own world and as I’m trying to please everyone. I forget, people probably have been there and done that and MAY actually understand what I’m going through.
As much as it killed me to talk with the owners of the gym I work out, I had to do it. I kept the conversation open-ended…I didn’t know what I was going in there to do, whether I was waiting for them to fire me, me to break down and quit, I thought there would be yelling but what I found was the real reason why I work there and can’t let go…genuine support and pure love.
There were some tears but they were tears of joy. They both told me how amazing of a mom. They share that they also went through a similar situation. As much as I had fear going in, I came out feeling supported and for a working mom this is pure gold.
I’ve re-worked my coaching schedule to be 2 days a week right now. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been doing this for the past two weeks and couldn’t ask for anything better. My schedule is now open for my little man Mon, Tues,
This little boy stole my heart.
Three years ago to this day, I married my best friend. Every year that goes by I’m reminded that it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Each year is better than the last. The love of my life, my partner in crime and the one guy who gets me…I never knew it could be this good.
Outfits – Babies – Workouts – Food OH MY!
I’m getting ready to overhaul this blog and want your feedback.
Tell it like it is – but be kind
Also… Thought I’d leave you with a little Insta-Lately
It’s Friday and a 3 Day Weekend.
We are heading out to Laguna Beach for the weekend. I can’t wait to take Logan where he went last year…except he was the size of a pen tip and we didn’t know he existed yet! Road Trip with my two favorite guys.
Have a safe holiday and give me a full report on what you are doing.