I’m a contributor over at What to Expect and on Thursday a post I wrote was highlighted on AOL. That’s right – AOL.com! Here’s the proof :)
Ooo, squishy baby Max making his big time internet debut! With a grumpy Jemma apparently :)
You can read the post here: My Best Kept Secret About What Gets Me Through the Day
You can even relish in the comments if you want. And, just to clear up a few things … Yes, I’m nursing my 17 month old and no he doesn’t sleep through the night. I am perfectly ok with this. I actually have a post in the works about breastfeeding my little man child, ha! Also, I absolutely know that I’m blessed to stay at home with my kids and thus, have the option to take a nap. It’s always been my dream to stay at home and I don’t take it for granted. My post was not meant to point out moms who can’t nap due to their work schedule, I’ve been there!, it was to encourage self-care. Do what you have to do to succeed as a mama. It’s different for everyone, this is what works for me. Just take care of yourself, everyone will be happier and healthier. Last but not last, Dominic and I have made a lot of sacrifices to live how we live – he works hard, we live on a strict budget, we share our home with an international student and I work part-time as a writer in an odd little swing shift after bedtime thanks to the extra energy that a daily nap gives me. We’re a team; we’re working together to meet our goals and achieve our dreams. Some we’re closer to and others are much farther off, but we’re working the plan and right now, a daily nap is part of that plan.
Ok, enough ranting :) On to the celebrating!
On AOL day, Dominic took me out on a date. What a sweet guy! So, after that Thursday’s nap, I peeled off my pajamas, fluffed my hair and got ready. As I curled my hair, Jemma told me I looked “kiney like Belle” and Max ran circles through my legs. I’m tellin’ ya, I could compete in the Mom-lympics. Curling my hair without contacts in while answering never-ending questions from a 3 year old while having a chubby toddler knock my balance back and forth while turning my legs into a tunnel – yeah, I score a 9.2, at least. Bringin’ home the gold!
We grabbed Happy Hour and Dominic begrudgingly snapped a few outfits photos – because #bloggerhusbandproblems :)
Date Night … blouse, h+m | jeans, target (they were on clearance for $7.48 at my store!) | cardigan, thrifted | flats, tj maxx | necklace, world market | purse, target
Thank you all for your love and support on my What to Expect post – it means the world to me to see your likes and read your comments. Not joking. Seriously, thank you thank you thank you.
Don’t forget to enter the Haddon & Co giveaway and take a peek at my other revealing post from this week! I promise I’m a really productive person, even though I nap daily and encourage clutter. I’m just a recovering Type A firstborn who is learning to prioritize and focus on what matters most.
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