Weekly Mantra //

February 27, 2017 in #MomLife,babies,busy mom,children,domesticity,life,mantra,mommyhood

Guys. Last week was a whirlwind! I had two events, continued my 14-day-straight working streak, and dealt with a plethora of toddler/baby related issues. It can only be summed up with the cliché of rollercoaster. Roller.COASTER. ya’ll. And because I was so busy with the ups and downs and loop-dee-loops, I had exactly zero time to put any coherent thoughts together. In fact, my ability to do that now is still questionable.

The weekend did me no favors. I worked. Both days. And it was more exhausting than every workday combined. No joke. By the time I was able to drag my booty (and Bea’s booty) home, I was ready to pass out. So, basically, that’s what we did.

But as this week starts, I am just thinking about how laid-back our work week should be. I’m so grateful for that. I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel! Sure, I only work about 4 hours a day, but I have my children with me — both children — 100% of the time. So I’m on Mommy-duty and work duty simultaneously.

That being said, I’m completely grateful to have a job where I don’t have to pay for childcare. It’s so helpful. So, so, helpful.

I’m (mostly) content. It’s hard as a parent. It really is. The second you feel content, life throws you a curveball and BAM! — your life is completely derailed. Sadly, sometimes these curveballs are so, so, lame! Like, someone refusing to take a nap; or dinner not turning out as expected; or forgetting to turn the dryer on. SO. Lame. But the teeniest things can bring me to tears as a parent. My whole existence depends on things runnin semi-smoothly (I account for *some* curveballs).

I wish that Remy would recover from her sinus infection and return to a normal existence. Yep, as if this child hasn’t had enough wrong with her in the last 13 (!!) months, she has been battling a pretty bad sinus infection, goopy eyes and all. Also, I totally hope that we, otherwise, remain healthy. I just can’t take it, ya’ll.

I’m so happy that I was able to get away, sans kids, for a couple of evenings last week! In the course of 13 months, that has happened, like, twice. So it was basically amazing. Sure, it was only for a total of 6 hours (spread over the course of two days), but it was amazing, nonetheless.

Weekly Mantra:

It’s just funny. It’s only partially true, but it’s 100% funny. Every parent has thought this at some point or another. Happy Monday, friends.

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Amanda M Rodriguez February 27, 2017 at 9:10 am

I’m on that same rollercoaster ride with you! Two toddlers means lots of tantrums. Stay strong, mama!

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Rachel February 27, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Same to you! May the odds be ever in your favor!! 😛 P Hahaha!

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Kelly February 27, 2017 at 3:07 pm

I walk that same 50/50 line! Being a work-from-home mama has so many challenges. Wishing you a less rollercoaster-y week!

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Kate February 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

That girl better be healthy as a horse for the rest of her years, for all the issues she’s had in her first few months of life. I hope she hits, like, age 3 & is suddenly one of those kids who never even gets so much as a cold!

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Rachel February 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm

No kidding!! Besides his random egg allergy + being hospitalized for dehydration, Ari has been the most healthy kid ever.

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Lindsay February 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

Hahaha! Love the mantra! You are super mama for working so much I’d probably collapse

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The Mama Journey March 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm

It’s never too late for coffee and it’s never too early for alcohol. Momosa anyone? 😘

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