Okay….I know a lot of you out there with little ones always have this topic on your mind. Sleep is a hard thing to come by when kids are involved especially with children under the age of three. I have two! One is turning three in June and the other under a year! Recently my two year old has decided sleep is not a necessity…hmmm not sure how I feel about this yet! Yep well this mommy is starting to feel the effects of MOMMY INSOMNIA which basically translates to the “ZOMMY”. I have become the living mommy that looks like a zombie…or should I say more feels like one.
From experience I have learned that routine is key when it comes to bedtime. I have two out of four on a good consistent schedule but have slacked on my younger two. As I write this I am scolding myself for the slack in routine just as much as I know my dad would be too lol. That should have never happened, me slacking on the kids bedtime that is. Well it looks like I am going to be having to really work hard this summer to retrain my two year old soon to be three and start training my eight month old.
…I will be keeping you all updated on the progress! Hopefully it won’t take too long to get them on a well-adjusted schedule. I will post some tips for you all as I learn them myself! Maybe my experience will help other moms and dads avoid the
struggle because the struggle is real!!! Toddler life can be an adventure that’s for sure, but well worth it!! Never a dull moment at this house.
I have noticed when working from home that I don’t seem as motivated and am more likely to become distracted. Yep distracted….either by my silly wildcats (joking-not) or my very creative kids find a way to pull this mommy away (which is honestly a great excuse to use). Balancing home life can be very complicated sometimes especially when it is combined with my work life. Finding that balance is key. I have decided recently that working after the kids go down to sleep at night has been such a better approach than my ‘I am going to try to work through the Chaos’ method.
I will say recently I have found a greater joy being home with the kids than I ever did before. For a while I was lost in what I wanted to do with my life. I felt unsure about every decision I made. Now since my grandfather passed last September I have found a more meaningful understanding of how precious life is and how often we take life for granted. I have found out how beautiful motherhood truly is and how blessed I am to be the mother of my four amazing kids! I want all you wonderful parents out there to know it is a gift to be a parent and an honor that should always be cherished.
….Mornings…..starting to wonder if it is a trend but mornings….Ugh! Summer has begun, kids are out of school, and the fun has just started. Today I came to the realization I tend to forget even in the crazy how precious every moment is. With the television noise blaring in the background, the baby crying, the three year old screaming “cereal” as he is running throughout the house only wearing his diaper…Yep those are the moments we take for granted. I take for granted but shouldn’t. I forget as many other parents out there do that no matter how crazy your day can get there is always beauty in every moment. One day I am going to look back on what I know as ‘Morning CrAzY’ and laugh because overall they are funny and beautiful moments that you as a parent share with your kids. Trust me one day you will wish you could go back to those insane moments when they are all grown up.