Weekly Mantra //

February 15, 2017 in mantra

I’m getting to this a little late, but I swear it’s for good reason. Last Friday we (and by we, I mean Ari, Remy and I) took an impromptu trip to Columbus to visit my sister and her family — and my mom, who happened to be in town from Kentucky. So by the time we got settled back in at home Sunday evening, I was basically dead to the world (and, of course, had to catch up on house things I had missed while I was gone).

And this week has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start. Monday just wasn’t the day I was anticipating. And that’s alright, I guess. But it’s hard not to be discouraged when your week is bad from the start, am I right!? I suppose Tuesday was a bit better. I mean, the work day flew by and I ended up getting a gazillion things marked off my to-do list, so that was a major win.

Perhaps this week can turn around after all!

I’m completely grateful for the opportunities that blogging has brought into my life. Without divulging too much information right now, there are some big things headed this way and I’m so, SO, excited!

I’m most content when I’ve had a couple of hours asleep, snuggled up next to my four year old. There’s just something about his little warm and flailing body that I find comforting.

I still really wish that Remy Bea would sleep through the night. She happened to randomly sleep through the night twice — yep, twice! — while we were in Columbus. Sure, it was great. But I, of course, still woke up — looking at the clock, thinking, ‘I wonder when she’s going to wake up to eat…”. So that part was a lot less lovely. But DANG! A girl could get used to that!

I’m happy. Things certainly aren’t perfect, but I’m okay with where things are right now. The chaos; the busy; and all of the love.

Weekly Mantra:  

Okay, so this is very much in jest, but do you ever just feel this way? Like, maybe going to your garage and screaming a four letter word will just release some negative vibes?? Been there, friends. Been there, like, yesterday.

PS. It feels totally amazing.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica February 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Haha! I love this! Been there done that more times than I would like to admit ha!


Jen February 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Definitely been there! The past few days my baby girl (22 months) has been super clinging and I cannot get anything done. I love the cuddles, but man … I just need a breather! Making good use of nap time to get stuff done 🙂


Sophia February 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm

I am more happy about the opportunities that are coming you way from blogging.


Katie February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

I think we should all take some time to think about what we are content and grateful about. This was a nice reminder!


April February 15, 2017 at 7:31 pm

My 4 years old still wakes up at night too, just once but still. I need a straight sleep.


Holly February 15, 2017 at 8:52 pm

Please share your big blogging news with us when you can. 🙂

I feel like “sleep through the night” is such an elusive term. It should probably be banned. haha.


Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms February 15, 2017 at 11:11 pm

I hear you! Sometimes it helps to just get the negativity out!


Hanna Smith February 16, 2017 at 9:09 am

YES! Swearing TOTALLY helps! I always say swearing is better than hitting!


Kate AL February 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

My six year old recently learned some swear words from kids at school, and this is sort of similar to what we told him, haha. We explained that sometimes, things are so bad or so stressful, you’ve just got to say a naughty word to get a little crazy out. So I love this mantra! (He would too, except we told him he can only swear when he’s in his bedroom until he’s older. Hahaha.)


jessica February 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

oh man, that was me yesterday. I actually was stress/anger cleaning and then ended up getting a migraine. Being a mom is rough sometimes, isn’t it?


Kierstan Belle February 16, 2017 at 9:44 am

How sweet lol. All love to you and your family!


Lindsay February 16, 2017 at 9:52 am

that is totally my mantra (and not even joking ! ha). my almost 2 year old still wakes up nightly, so I feel you girl… it’s rough! one day we will sleep!


Danielle February 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Sometimes, you just gotta “let it go”… ugh I’m sorry… now it’s in my head too…. 😉


Angela Fry February 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Oh, my have I been there. Love your weekly mantra. I’m sharing it right now!


Kelly February 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Sometimes a nice “oh sh*t” under your breath can really cute what ails ya. Can’t wait to see what big things are coming your way!


Trista February 17, 2017 at 2:39 pm

YES! Been there… like every day this week! hahaha


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