Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Easter 2017

I was so excited for this years Easter celebration that I almost forgot about it. I am usually a procrastinator so I know that I have to write everything down including deadlines and give myself some time ahead to plan. So for this years Easter I was already planning and shopping literally the day after Valentines!! I was shopping for the girls dresses and baskets, and other decorations for our home. It just so happen to be that the weekend before Easter, we were gone for spring break and I ended up not having time for hardly anything. I was mostly excited because Emmi was able to walk and hold her own basket and look so adorable while egg-hunting. But like I mentioned, everything was happening so fast that we almost didn’t do all the fun stuff. Somehow we managed and crammed a few things over a week-span. I was glad that we at least got some photos and we will always have to remember. I hope everyone had great Easter! 

XO, Rachel 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mommy Style Monday: Time For Myself

For our last MSM segment, I talked about how I manage my time and pretty much do it all. You can catch it here if you missed it. So for today I want to talk about how I manage alone time for me in between all of the beautiful chaos I call my life. If you read my last post about managing time, then you know my days are pretty jammed packed from the minute I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. It sounds crazy but I prefer having days where I am constantly on go. If I ever do get a moment to sit down I feel like I am missing or forgot something. I also prefer to keep my body and mind moving.

But if you are wondering If I ever do get time for myself, the answer is yes! In between my busy schedule, even if it is for five minutes or so. I don’t have a specific or set schedule for “me time” it is usually whenever I do seem to have time, like when I get into the shower at night, ha ha! No but really. Showering at night is easier for me because I don’t have to try and rush out and I don’t have Addi coming in asking me she needs something, or Emmi throwing in her toys. This mom struggle is real! I sometimes take the time I get with spencer and consider it “me time”, too. We catch up on a show we have on our dvr and just talk about our day. That in itself is huge reliever for me, to just have some adult conversation. 

One of the biggest things that I like to talk to other moms about is having a support group of friends. For me, I have met a lot of amazing women and other moms through the blogging community. These are some of the ladies that I can really relate to. They know whats it like to be a sahm/wahm and to also need and want time away from the kids. I have met moms that will not go out unless it is with their kids or spouse. And there is nothing wrong with that. I was the same way when I became I first-time-mom. I felt that mom guilt of leaving my baby behind while I went out for anything. Let me tell you, YOU ARE NOT A BAD MOTHER FOR GOING OUT. If you are going out every single night then we might have a problem, ha ha. But moms, it is ok to have a girls night, even if it is once a week. I would even go as far as to say it is crucial for my sanity to go out. I get to go to blogger events around my area at least twice a month and I look forward to this events because I get to see my fellow  blogging mama friends and we can network all while having some girl talk, which always ends up with us talking about our kids. 

I remember when I was in my early 20’s, and getting my hair, nails, makeup, etc was my most important issue. Lame right!? The things I used to worry about. Well just because we are moms doesn’t mean we should let our appearances go to shiz. I am not saying to have it at the top of your priority list but I love getting a mani at least once a month. It is so hard for me to go and sit for an hour because I can’t really fit it into my schedule. But sometimes spencer takes an hour from his schedule to watch the girls so that I can get that “me time” in and get a mani. Which is amazing because I come out feeling like a new woman. I am 100% sure that us women need to take care of ourselves first in order to take care of out families. Which also can come from being happy ourselves so that we can make other people around us happy. So if you are feeling some doubt or guilt but want get your hair, nails, or whatever else makes you happy, I want to tell you to just go for it!

Make sure to check out these other amazing mama, and how they get their “me time” in!
Kiana at Glitter&Donuts
Madeline at CaseyLand
Rachel at Tutus and Heels
Monica at It's All About

XO, Rachel 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lunching’ + Craftin’

Our Easter flew by so quick, I pretty much crammed everything from egg-hunts to eater lunches all in  a few days. After we got back from our California trip I was so behind on everything that I almost missed Easter. Addi and I are really big on holidays and she kept asking me to help her dye eggs and craft this little chicks. It is crazy to me how I can have a million things to do but when I decide to ignore it all and take a minute to focus on Addi, all the weight comes off my shoulders, and nothing seems to matter but just her being happy. So anyway, since this day was the perfect weather, we sat outside and had lunch. I got this felt chick craft at Hobby Lobby and it was nice to sit and laugh with her. We named our little chicks and now she wants a real one, ha ha. 

XO, Rachel