Potty training ..... Logan's almost 2.5 and I thought we would be done by now. I have said from day 1 he is his own man, he makes his own rules. He strongly dislikes his diapers but isn't getting the whole potty thing. I guess just keep trying. Swipe for the cutest face. He's staring out the window and I just wonder what is going through his little mind. Any advice? By the way, we are in the middle of a snow storm apocalypse. So much for Spring 🤷🏼♀️#mommymoments#boymom#boymomlife#momlife#mommyandme#blog
So thankful for my tribe! I feel like it's what keeps me sane as a mom. When I first had James I felt so isolated and alone and being home with a baby all day was mentally exhausting. By the time my husband was home I was dying to talk to him, but he was so tired from working all day that conversation, unfortunately, was the last thing on his mind. I was chomping at the bit to talk to anyone actually. I'd call my sister and mom but they'd be working, so I'd walk to Starbucks and chat up the barista, and then stroll on over to the grocery store and have a conversation with the cashier. Thank goodness we lived downtown because I was yearning for human interaction and from Paper Source to West Elm every employee ended up knowing me by name.
A friend suggested trying out Gymboree when James was 6 months old, and I am so happy I did. When I walked into that first class I had found my people! There were about 7 other moms with babies the same age also wanting some engagement. We'd see each other a few times a week at class, while our babies would attempt to crawl and reach for shakers, we'd laugh over our children's silly faces, and commiserate over the babies not sleeping through the night. It was amazing to connect with other women who knew exactly what I was going through and have real answers to questions instead of having to google everything. I looked forward to each day we'd have class and as the weeks went by we started having play dates at parks and really began to form wonderful friendships. As James got older we attended other classes and I bonded with more moms and it has been such a blessing for me to have all of these women in my life. My first mom-friends in Austin were amazing, and I don't know how I would’ve survived without them.
Everyone here in LA seems to always be on the go, so I have yet to really have a play date for James. And I miss hearing him and his friends laugh with delight when they would chase each other around. Thankfully next month I start Mommy & Me classes with Henry now that he's old enough so should get my butt into extrovert mode, too! What other ways do you meet mom friends?
Mixed Mom feelings 🌀 Long day for Lauren and Lillian today. But as she finally crashed and I kissed her goodnight before daddy carried her to bed, I already kind of missed her. This whole Mom thing is a real trip!!! 👩👧
• You are going to feel like at some point, you can’t do it anymore. That is when your baby is coming. •
Have faith in your body. It knows how to birth a baby, just as it knew how to grow it. ✨