First off, I know how weird this is. I've posted two days in a row after not writing anything for almost a year. All my coherent thoughts are finally surfacing after all this time. :)
How my life has changed in 10 years! 10 years ago I was a crazy and stressed mom of 4 ages 5-12. Fast forward to today & I'm still crazy, but I'm now a mom of 4 ages 15-22. I don't know where those 10 years went, but they flew by. While I was driving children places, teaching kids how to drive, cooking dinner, folding clothes, and monitoring homework, all my little chicks grew up. I have always loved my children. Duh, they're mine. What I've really noticed over the last few years is that I like them, and I tell my children I like them. At first they said: "you have to we are your children", but that's an untrue statement. I have to love them, but not like them. I heard a mom say she loved her children, but didn't like them very much. She said h…
Suck. That's right I said it. Mean people suck. I'm fuming right now! My heart beating like a drum & hands shaking kind of mad. Mean people, ugh! I asked my friend if I could tell her story here about her encounter with some mean kids & I have her ok, but I'm changing her name.
Jana is 24 weeks pregnant. Not all of us are blessed with wonderful, glowing, easy pregnancies. Some of us are sick and struggle through the 40 weeks of growing another human being inside our bodies. Jana is one of these lucky few. Did I mention she is also chasing a 2 year old around? Talk about compounding your sickness and exhaustion.
It's summer in Alabama, and if you live here you know that means hot and humid. Add in that it's been raining a ton, which we need, but it jacks the humidity close to 100% & makes it feel even hotter. Being comfortable while also trying to chase said toddler can be tough on a body. Jana's husband bought her some cute leggings f…
Everyday women are amazing. I know many people look up to celebrities, but honestly, I know regular people who are incredible mothers and professionals. They get up everyday, grind it out, and don't expect special treatment for doing the normal. Family and friends are the ones ordinary women lean on, because no one thinks twice about the normal. Everyday things accomplished by a non-celebrity go unnoticed, but you have a celebrity talk about or do anything, and people lose their ever-loving-minds. It's nuts, and pregnancy is a big one.
Have you seen some of the names celebrities come up with for their kids? Just Google it...yikes. There are those women who love being pregnant. Their skin glows; their hair is silky smooth; and their nails are super strong. They can eat what ever they like and they sleep beautifully. Yeah, I don't like those people. Just kidding; really am just jealous. I fell into the lucky 10% of all other pregnancies.