We just purchased a "new" house 3 months ago and we have been NONSTOP with upgrades and remodeling. Our newest project is taking on a unfinished room on our 2nd level, which will be one of my daughters bedroom. Since my wonderful hubby is off for 22 days straight he gets the pleasure of taking on this project (with some help from me when I get home from work). More updates to come as this project progresses but here is a picture of the "before" !
The holidays are fast approaching and I will officially have 6 days off to spend with my favorite people...my kids and hubby ! So during this down time, I had planned on starting a new book that I found on Amazon called Comeback Moms. After receiving it in the mail yesterday, I could not put it down so I felt compelled to write a "pre-review" and tell everybody about it ! If any of you working moms are struggling with the balance of work, kids and life..this is the book for you ! I am only through the 3rd chapter but it is my own personal psychiatrist to help me realize that I am not the only mom out there with this issue.
I have been looking for an arrangement to hang on our new 2-story fireplace and I found an arrangement online for $375...Yikes..I like flowers more than the next person but not that much. So I decided I would make my own and VOILA...about $50.00 later I came up with this beauty. I will now probably have to make one for every room in my house !
Is it just me ?
Over the past few months to a year, I have done ALOT of soul searching...which probably leads me back to my first love...writing...which in return leads me back to blogging. Why have I left blogging for so many months..I have asked myself this quite recently. I left to put on the monkey suit everyday for my corporate job ? I felt guilty for not spending this time with my children ? I left because I didn't think anybody cared or listened ? Come to find out..it is the complete opposite of all those things ! My new series will be on my upcoming journey of corporate-stressed-worry what people think mom to the complete opposite. BIG CHANGES to come over the next few months. Some good ? Some difficult ? I will capture it all to try to answer the unanswered question of "Why mom's can't be content".
For you moms that are considering putting white edible screen print on red icing...DON"T !!! It will turn your son's cake pink...and then you have to spend the entire birthday party saying "yes, I know it's pink and no that is not his favorite color"..........
It has been about a month since we took our first ever cruise. Like I had said in my previous post...I was unsure of what to expect. I pictured being "stuck" on a boat with 3 seasick kids in a cramped closet of a room for 7 days. BOY WAS I WRONG. This cruise by far has been my most memorable, relaxing vacation out of any of them. It was much needed family time and my kids actually survived all 7 days without their iphones....it's a miracle !!
It was 7 days of not waking up at 6am, not rushing the kids to school, not having to meet the daily deadline, not answering emails, not feeling the daily guilt of being a working mom, not staying up until 1am to finish that final, not having to figure out if we had spaghetti "too many times" this week. Yes, it was 7 days of quality, never wanting this moment to end, letting them eat all the ice cream they want time. I am already looking forward to our next one in October. Until then, here is to hectic days and sleepless nights.
Counting down to our first cruise !!
Alot has happened in the past year !! I have started a new full time job, my side business has grown and I have gone back to school to complete my M.B.A. In between all that, my husband started a new job and our 3 kids are very active in school and sports !! With all of the chaos in our lives, we decided to book our first cruise....a 7 days cruise..yikes !!
They say you either love it or hate it so we will see which side of the fence we will be on :)
Only 5 more weeks and we will be in the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas and Half Moon Cay...looking forward to some R & R
So, I took a year off to focus on a (now)toddler, 2 pre-teens, a new job and a growing business. Alot has happened this past year..Alot to catch up on...some good and some bad. Most of it I will be posting about over the upcoming weeks and months..It's a new year...a fresh start and here's to the best year EVER !!
" You only live once but if you do it right..once is enough" ~ Cecil Beaton