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Can’t Believe It’s Happening!

Sorry for the writing hiatus. Between my brother moving to Colorado, going to Florida to celebrate my 30th birthday, and all the fall activities in full swing, it has been hard to find time to sit down and write.

If you aren’t familiar with my blog or the last few posts, I’ll do a quick recap. Basically, I am a full-time working mom who lives in New York who just wants to spend more time with my daughter (mom guilt to the max). Of course other things are thrown in like travel, wine, and the beach haha.

With that being said, I have good news… I just got asked to start a new job in two weeks that is part-time!!!  I’ll only be working 3 days a week so I will get to be home more with my 17 month old!! Soooo excited.

But…. also nervous.

I have the normal butterfly jitters about telling my current position tomorrow that I’m giving them 2 weeks notice. It’s never fun, even when I’m so excited about the new journey to come. But such is life and it must be done…

I’m mostly nervous about the money situation. I will obviously be making less because of the cut in hours. Life and bills will still be doable, but it will be tight. So many great bloggers have offered advice on how to cut down on spending and I’m fully ready to try all those amazing things, but it is still nerve wracking. I just keep thinking, “What if it doesn’t work?”, “What if my decision sends us to the poorhouse?”.

I’m fully aware this is probably a bit dramatic and an over exaggeration, but I’m still shaking in my boots. I’m hoping I’m doing the right thing…

How do others handle such huge transitions in life? Were you nervous beforehand and felt like you were making the wrong decision? Any advice for a little side hustle?

Looking forward to hearing 🙂

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My Brother is Moving Tomorrow…

Sad day. Very sad day.

We had a goodbye dinner tonight to wish my brother well as he and his girlfriend prepare to move to Colorado tomorrow (we live in New York). They are super outdoorsy and love hiking and want to get some amazing experiences in before they settle down. I get it. I would do the same if I were in his shoes. It doesn’t make it easier though.

He’s 5 years younger than me. My only sibling. We had a great childhood together. We spent most of our time on the beach. If not at the beach, we were playing catch outside with a baseball.

We would fight like cats and dogs sometimes, but at other times, we would gang up against my parents when they were being “annoying”.

We used to have a “night club” where we would sing songs and play with toys in our bedroom after out parents told us it was time to go to sleep. We had to share a bedroom until I was 9. I hated it then. Not so much now.

He will probably move back home eventually (at least I hope). His girlfriend says if they get married and have kids, they will definitely come back to be close to family. But what if they love it there? 

The hardest part is that my daughter’s favorite uncle is moving away. One of her role models. She might grow up not even remembering who he is (she’s only 15 months right now).

Leaving dinner tonight, my grandma sobbed as she said goodbye to her grandson. The 5th grandkid out of eleven. I couldn’t watch her cry. I had to walk away.

I’ve always been the tough one in the family. The rock. The stable one. The one people lean on in hard times. The unshaken one. I don’t know if that will be me tomorrow. 

I’m sorry for the Debbie downer post. I’m usually optimistic and happy, but it’s really hard to be that right now. I know it’s good for him. I know he’ll be happy and have the time of his life. I certainly know I’m jealous of all the mountains he will climb. I know all of these things.

I just don’t want my daughter to have to say goodbye tomorrow. That’s what’s killing me.

… but as always, I will trek on. And I will hope and wish every day for his return.

 

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Appreciate the Sky this Weekend!!

Take time out of the hectic craziness that is your life for just five minutes this weekend and appreciate how beautiful the sky is..

I guarantee it will help relax you!

To all the moms and dads… regardless if you are working moms, stay at home moms, 80 hour per week dads…you are all doing such a great job!

The sky will give you five minutes of zen that you deserve …

Then get back to cleaning that mess!!

🙂

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Moana’s Grandma

Let me tell you, Moana’s Grandmother is my spirit animal…  🌊

As silly as it is, is it weird I want to live more like her? Lol. Just constantly being in touch with nature and just going with the flow…

My daughter woke up way early today and insisted we go outside to play by 6am (I love that she loves being outside, but we are still recovering from sickness so a little sleep would have been preferable). Begrudgingly, I put my flip flops on, made my coffee and brought her out. Then, I immediately looked up to the sky and saw a jaw dropping sunrise.

Suddenly, I thought, “I have to wake up and see the sunrise every day!”.

My daughter was dancing in the sunlight (for all of 15 minutes before she wanted to go back to sleep 😂). It was such a great start to the day.

Sometimes, you just have to remember to look at the sunrise (or sunset if that’s more your thing) and it instantly grounds you. It makes you feel unstoppable yet so minute and unimportant at the same time. Not to mention, it sets an awesome tone for the rest of the day.

So if any of you are having a tough morning, day, week, or year, take a minute to look into nature. Be “the village crazy lady” and dance with the waves here and there.

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Rough Weekend…

Summer sickness?? What is this nonsense?! 😷☀️

Fourth ear infection for my 15 month old and a sinus infection for me.

I can’t remember the last time I was sick during the summer. Missed out on fun summer plans this weekend which was a bummer, but I got to snuggle with my little lady so it was secretly a win.

I’ve been having a rough month or 2. I’m feeling the guilt of having to work a new, full-time job and leaving my daughter in daycare more than ever. My husband and I wake up early in the morning, rush out the door, work all day, and then rush home. I feel like we are constantly on the go and we don’t get to just enjoy each other anymore.

I think the toughest part for me is that I used to be a full-time nanny so I feel like I’ve raised other children more than my own. It’s a sucky feeling.

So the doctor told me yesterday that she may need to get tubes put in her ears if the ear infections keep coming. He also said daycare is most likely the culprit.

I know daycare has done wonders for her social skills and learning, but I just wish I could have her go one or two days instead of all the time.

Am I putting too much pressure on myself? How are you working moms handling the guilt and constant rush-like schedule? Do you stay at home moms wish the kids were in daycare?

Any input and chatter would be fun so we can see both sides!

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Introduction on How to do Everything ðŸ˜‰

Welcome to my blog, everyone!

This is it. This is the place where us moms (and dads too- we don’t discriminate!) come together to discuss how in the actual Hell we are supposed to do everything.

Like literally everything. 🍷

My daughter is 15 months old and she is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I wish I could spend much more time being with her than in the office… ✏️

Unfortunately , the office is the place that funds the things I want to do with my daughter. 💰

So how are we supposed to live fulfilling lives filled with love and travel and play when we are stuck in the 9-5 grind? When the house needs to be cleaned and dinners cooked? When the little one is sick with her 738th ear infection?

Well, I’m not too sure yet… ðŸ˜¯

…but I’m determined to figure it out. Each day, little by little, I will get closer to my goal of “doing it all”, while not going insane.

This blog is for anyone who wants to play more and work less. Love more and worry less. Travel more and stagnate less.

It’s possible…

✌️