It can be so hard to be needed by everyone. The husband wants a back rub, the baby wants to be carried, the dog is whining for her dinner and walk, the cat is weaving between my legs meowing incessantly for some attention. There are literally 100 emails to answer, a stack of bills to pay, dishes in the sink, laundry to fold, and relationships that I need to catch up on. Somedays it’s more than I can handle.
Hi there, friend. I just want you to know that I see you and I’m here with you tonight. Whether the house is quiet and you’re alone with your thoughts, worries, and fears, or you’re giving your new baby a midnight feeding, or you’re tending to a sick child– you’re most likely bearing it alone right about now.
There are 3 major things that every little girl needs her daddy to believe about her, and his ability to communicate them can shape the rest of her life.
I don’t know about you, but these days I can find myself wracking my brain for things to do as a family. So here is a list I compiled with 150 activity ideas for today’s family. This has you covered whether you’re stuck indoors, want to get the family outside, have a hankering to go somewhere, want to teach your kids about responsibility or outreach… and SO MUCH MORE.
Before now, I only shared this with a select few people, but in light of preeclampsia awareness month AND as I approach my breakthrough of victory and healing, it’s time to tell my birth story.
My uncle toured the first floor of our home— which we spent hours tidying and cleaning even though it looked like we did NOTHING. He looked around, took everything in, and then he said something that stung a little. He was just being matter-of-fact and meant absolutely nothing by it, but to a busy, tired momma juggling an almost-toddler, running a business, and managing a household, his innocent words said A LOT.
“So basically your house is set up for kids and pets.”
Yup. Yep. Yes…. I guess it is. (Cue the lighthearted chuckle and the big “I’m totally fine with that conclusion” smile.) It’s true, after all.