Being a parent is the most amazing, wonderful and hardest job in the world. We are in charge of caring and raising these beautiful little humans and guess what?!.....It's not easy!!!
So, why are we so hard on ourselves when it comes to parenting? Don't get me wrong, I know it is a huge responsibility and I think we owe it to ourselves, our kids and honesty our society (no I'm not being dramatic), that we raise our kids to be the best people they can be.
Even with that responsibility weighing on us everyday, I truly believe that we should try not to be so hard on ourselves as parents.
There are going to be days when it seems like we deserve the Parent of the year award..... the kids ate well, played well, napped well, listened and behaved.
......but many times those days are few and far between. (true story: I am currently writing this while my little one is fighting a nap....yay! Go Me!)
Truth is there are going to be many days when we sit down exhausted, staring at the mess that was left in the living room, thinking about how many times we've lost our temper that day and we will ask ourselves "Where did I go wrong?"..... "Why aren't they listening to me today?" ..... "Why can't I be as calm as all those other parents who have way more kids?" (I know some of y'all are nodding your head in agreement with me...we've all thought these before.)
Here's the simple truth....We are parents, which some days feels more like super heroes or at least the energizer bunny running strictly off of coffee, but we are also human......and humans....and parents are Not perfect!
All those calm parents that you see.....they lose it just as much as we do!
All we can do is raise our kids to be good, honorable, honest, kind people....show them love, discipline when needed (and yes...it is needed. You got time outs and you turned out fine, right?!), enjoy them while they are still at home and do the best we can.
We will all have those days when there are piles of dishes in the sink, at least 3 loads of laundry that needs to be done, about to pull you hair out because they aren't listening, multiple cups of coffee kind of days.....and that's okay. It's apart of being a parent!
Don't be so hard on yourself. Do the best you can, trust me by the end of the day when you are getting those bedtime cuddles you will know....you did well.
My mamaw is a big driving force behind my photography and I didn’t even realize it until last year.....
Comparison is the thief of joy and is such a huge time waster!
Let’s face it, we’re all just trying our best and not everyone is on the same path in life….
This past June, my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage.
It honestly doesn’t even seem like that's possible, but here we are 10 years later.
Marriage is wonderful, but it can be hard at times. You married your best friend and life is grand, but being honest even your best friend can get on your last nerve sometimes.
Alright alright, in all fairness I’m sure that I’ve gotten on my husbands nerve a time or two.
Seriously though… marriage is great and these last 10 year have been a wonderful adventure, full of good times and great lessons.
The other week my oldest was face-timing with my mom.
While I watched them talking it made so so happy but also broke my heart at the same time.......
Let's talk about struggles for a bit......
Ahhh vacation, such a relaxing time to get away…….
until you hear that famous questions coming from he back of the mid size SUV, “Are we there yet?!”
In all seriousness, vacations are wonderful, even with littles in tow.
Here are my top 5 tips for traveling with kids.
Family is the anchor during rough waters.....
Throughout the years my husband and I have moved around a good bit. It's not easy to pick up and move into a new place, but it certainly makes it easier to settle in more once you make a new house your home.
Here my the top 5 ways to make your house a home.......
The other day it rained here.......
I know that doesn't sound like a big deal to most, but for here it's huge. It hardly ever rains in Vegas, so when it does pretty much everyone gets excited.
Something so simple, but it brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people......
After a little bit of back and forth.....
I now have a shop on Etsy!.......