It’s been a while, and while I have several other posts lined up that I need to publish, I really just want to catch up with y’all, so I’ll save those for later.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you…
The past few weeks have been rough and busy! Life as a mom of two has been going well for the most part, but man, I have zero free time.
Our days are jam packed just from the regular hustle and bustle of life. Running errands, going to appointments, dishes, laundry, & maybe trying to fit a workout in have kept me plenty busy.
This whole week Stella was up and needing me to soothe her during Claire’s nap, so the time I would normally use to really hustle and get some chores done has disappeared. Nights have been hard too because Claire has been going to bed later and later because it’s still light out at 8 pm here now. And sometimes it takes us an hour to get her down, so by the time she is asleep, it’s time for bed for us too.
While I didn’t expect this season to be easy by any means, the lack of time for both some “me time” for myself and time with my husband has been surprising. I hope that within the next few months I learn how to balance it all better so it doesn’t feel like I have no time for personal stuff or my marriage.
Stella is two months old today. And I have no idea where the time has gone!
It’s definitely going by much quicker the second time around. I finally caught some smiles on camera this week. I adore her and will hopefully get around to a two month update before too long.
I really want to blog more. I felt like I finally got in a groove at the end of pregnancy and a bit after Stella was born, but it’s had to be put on the back burner for now.
I constantly think of topics and pre-write posts in my head, but just having the time to sit down has been hard to come by. I’m trying to accept that this probably isn’t the season to blog a ton. It just stinks that I actually have the desire to but can’t!
I’m trying something new with my finances this month. If you follow me on Instagram, I shared some videos in my stories about it.
Basically, I’m just using the Dave Ramsey cash method but only for my “fun money.” I tend to spend a lot on food because we’re on the go so much or random things/clothes/toys for the girls. I am definitely that mom that spends it all on the kids and not on myself.
I’m wanting balance in this though, so I’ve put a set amount aside for food, stuff for the girls, and myself (myself being the biggest chunk, yay!). Maybe if I remember, I’ll report back on how the month goes.
I’m not cloth diapering. Or potty training. And I feel awful about it.
It’s kind of a long story for both, but we stopped potty training Claire when my in-laws came out. As soon as they arrived, she started having accidents again. She was 90% there with it, but little sister had just arrived and then grandparents came and I think it was just too much change to her schedule. Plus, we were on the go the entire time they were here, so it would have been a ton of work to make sure she was able to go/not have an accident everywhere we went. It was totally our decision to stop, of course, but now I feel like we just wasted about two months of our time starting only to have to start all over again.
I feel too stressed and strapped for time to really start up again. I have my dad visiting in the middle of this month, so we’re thinking of starting up again after that. Hopefully since we already started the process, it’ll click with her again sooner than later.
And as for cloth diapering, it’s just not working with Stella. Our diapers have seen better days and smell awful. I’ve tried everything under the sun to get rid of the stink but they always do. Stella was already having leaks with them because she wets heavier. With two kids right now, the last thing I wanna worry about is a leaky diaper and washing them. I feel so torn about it though because I loved cloth diapering Claire. And I hate buying diapers, especially for two kids now! I have major mom guilt over this but I guess I’m just doing the best that I can.
Well, if we were actually having coffee, I’d probably say a lot more, but I’ll leave it at that for now. Because I’ve been so busy, it’s nice to use my blog as an outlet for my usually-scattered mind!
Hope you have a relaxing weekend!
Questions for You:
- If you had an entire day free that didn’t have to be used on chores or to dos, how would you spend it?
- What are you looking forward to this weekend?