Since it was a fresh start to a new year, on January 5th my husband and I sat down and decided what we wanted to do with our year. We made financial goals, relationship goals, spiritual goals, and physical goals. We talked about if we wanted to add on to our family at this time, and we decided it wasn’t on our agenda. After a great talk I felt excited for 2016. The next morning after my period was 8 days late, which isn’t always uncommon for me, I saw a positive sign on a pregnancy test.
If I could have asked my younger self where I would be at age 31… I promise you I would have never been able to guess that I would be a mom to two beautiful girls! I always thought that I would make the perfect boy mom, and truly anticipated having a home full of dirt-covered little dudes and have a family room covered in sports balls and legos. BOY was I wrong! God has a great sense of humor. Instead I have a home full of princess dresses, a giant and bright-pink Barbie Dream house, drawers of bows and headbands, and baby dolls around every corner… and the best part is, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It is true when they say Jesus has you exactly where you should be. I have never felt so blessed for my family and my surroundings.
Certain accommodations mentioned in this blog post were discounted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
Last weekend was full of fun. Not only was it Mother’s Day, but May 8th was also my husband and I’s 6th wedding anniversary!
My New Normal
I have been rudely introduced to the (not so new) concept that the definition of productivity and daily success are completely different for someone without tiny children and someone with tiny children.
First, you need to know this about me. I am happiest with symmetry, order, zero clutter, and eye pleasing decor placement. In my history, having a house that was baby proof, aka- a glorified padded room, was not easy for my inner craziness.
When I Say You’re Beautiful – What I Want My Daughters to Know About Beauty
A version of this post appeared originally on Grumbling Grace.
As a girl mom to two little girls, people stop me in public to address my toddler and my baby. “Oh aren’t you BEAUTIFUL!” is the refrain that is already entering their minds and hearts. I know there’s been a lot of kickback against how to address little girls so sometimes it’s hard to navigate what is harmful and what is helpful, but they are beautiful, inside AND out.