One of my (many) struggles of being a stay-at-home mom is thinking… I need something for ME. It may be easy for people to roll their eyes at that statement. No need to go into all the stereotypical thoughts about women staying home with their kids, because we all know them. But honestly, you never really know it until you live it.
Of course I love being home with my kids. I’m able to be with them all day, everyday. I can wake up with them each morning and pull them into our bed to watch cartoons. I’m able to catch every milestone they meet, cook them the best $0.33 mac-n-cheese meals from Aldi, and comfort them when they’re sick without scrambling to make sub plans. I am genuinely grateful for the opportunity (meaning my dedicated husband who works harder than anyone I know) and there’s no part of me that will ever regret it. But some days are really trying, and I know I am a better mom, wife, friend, daughter, PERSON… when I take care of myself. Bring in: blogging.
In December, I started thinking about a New Year’s Resolution. And let’s be honest, some years I think of some, some years I don’t… but I never follow through with any of them for more than a few weeks. The only thing that I’ve consistently stuck to is collecting tissue paper and gift bags at every family member or friend’s event I go to. But blogging is something that sounds fun, and I genuinely enjoy writing. I also know that I’ll be at home with my babies for the next few years, and I need some type of creative outlet.
Blogging is still new to me, but I’ve been writing random posts since January and have close to 20 at this point – decorating with mixed metals, how we incorporate speech therapy into everyday play, my favorite podcasts, a list of newborn must-haves, our TTC journey and how acupuncture played a part in us getting pregnant… a bunch of randomness. But I do have to say that I’ve really enjoyed writing them and it’s definitely a manageable hobby that I’m thinking will actually last longer than three weeks.
So here’s to finally putting together my first post and keeping my New Year’s Resolution. Next up: How to Style a Room with Mixed Metals.