Saturday, January 31, 2015

My favorite girls!!! Day 1

I started this blog to document all of the fun crafts I was doing, especially since most of them revolved around sewing things for my closet at the time. Through the years my priorities have changed. I think much differently than I did 1 year ago, let alone 5 years ago. I haven’t been great at blogging in general, but I want to be better about it. 1. Because I want to note many of the wonderful things I’m thankful for every day, and 2. I’ve used this in the past to document a couple of recipes that I've tried and liked, and it is easy for me to come back to those quickly since they are on here. I might do crafty stuff too, who knows? It's whatever the girls and I feel like doing. Selfish, I know. But this is my blog so I do what I want.

We like to be matchy matchy sometimes.

The past couple of days have been full of constantly screaming kids cleaning a messy house. A little one who will be two next week has been on a small eating strike unless she gets cookies and ice cream. She caves first, don’t worry, but it involves a lot of screaming!!! As I have been reflecting on life and how much it has changed, I have become incredibly grateful for the ways it has changed. 

When I started this I was working as a marketing specialist for one of the largest charter school districts in Arizona. My career was SO important to me. I put it ahead of to many things. Then I had my sweet oldest baby, and my husband and I decided we didn’t want anyone else raising our children. So I became a stay at home mommy. Best decision ever!!! At the time, I struggled greatly with leaving my job, they had become like family, and they offered me a part time work from home position. Like I always did, I let work become more important than it should have been though, and I was staying up much to late coming up with new ideas for marketing the schools to increase enrollment or open new schools. I decided to be done, and I was devastated. (They created such a HUGE sense of loyalty while you work for them. It can become hard to leave.) Once I fully committed to being a stay at home mom, playing with my baby all day, along with all of my other mommy and homemaker duties, my post-partum depression (which was awful) started to go away. I started to feel happier about being a mom, my hair started to slow down in the falling out process, breastfeeding became easier, I noticed, even more than I had before, the incredible man I had married.

A super cute kiddo, just for kicks and giggles.
Choosing my family, for me, was the best decision for me and my family. I am so grateful that my husband goes to work every day to provide for our family so I can stay home with my girls (we have two beautiful girls now days). It is the best to be a stay at home mommy. Hanging out with my two little buddies is something irreplaceable. Especially on those extra screaming days. They may give me an awful headache, but I’d take them over anything else any day because the laughs I get from them heavily outweigh those screams. The dance parties aren’t bad either. 

What are you grateful for today?

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