Okay, teething is the worst.
I honestly didn’t even really know until now. Before, it had been kind of a chill experience. He would only get 1 tooth at a time and they came in slowly. Sure he was uncomfortable but we would give him the necessary oils, and, on the bad nights, tylenol. And he would be fine. Then, the tooth would pop through and we would resume our normal lives.
But last week, oh man, last week was killer.
Motherhood is not easy.
Homemaking is not easy.
Making time to take care of yourself is not easy.
Working is not easy.
Blogging is not easy.
Now, imagine trying to do all 5? Seems impossible.
But it’s not! And the secret is a really, really, great and tight schedule.
Not everyone is a schedule person. I totally get that. But with everything going on in my life right now, I would be totally lost without it. I also know that keeping the house spick n’ span, and making a home cooked meal every night is not everyone’s cup of tea. That’s totally cool! But it is mine and so I thought I’d share how I accomplish it.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Grace Mabel Baby and Aihu Essentials for Healing for sponsoring today’s post. I received these items in exchange for review. As always, all opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.
Happy Friday everybody!
I’m really excited about today’s collab because they’re products I really really love, and they’re chemical free!
You guys know I’m all about the essential oils and natural living. These two companies are owned by the same person, and their values line up with mine so well. They create only natural, chemical-free products to help you in all areas of life. I’m so excited about the things they sent me so let’s dive right in!
Sometimes, with everything going on, I forget why I started this blog.
I just wanted to write. Exciting things were going on in my life and I just wanted to record them. Write them down to share with friends and family and to be able to look back on when I was older. I blogged whenever I felt like it, just whenever I had something to say or something to write down. I blogged throughout my move home from college, then my engagement, then my wedding, life as newlyweds, and my pregnancy.
Then, my pregnancy announcement EXPLODED (all the thanks goes to Leah from Our Front Porch Media), and everything changed. My Instagram started gaining a following, I was getting tons of monthly views after putting the pregnancy announcement picture on Pinterest, and I had to opportunity to make this blogging thing into a career and I did! I’ve never looked back and I love what I do. It has blessed my family so much for me to be able to contribute financially in this way. It has helped us pay off Sawyer’s hospital bill quicker than we thought and (finally!), buy a new car. I’m so thankful for this blog and all the opportunities it brought me.
This week has been insane. We’ve gotten SO much done! The house is the cleanest it’s ever been and we’ve been organizing and purging like crazy. Since I started working from home more, I needed to get in a serious routine. How was I going to juggle cooking meals, cleaning the house, errands, laundry, working, blogging, working out, and walking the dog? Simple. A strict schedule. It’s only been 2 weeks and it’s going great so far, but lets see if I can actually stick to it! (For the sake of my sanity, I hope I can)
I have a fun favorite to share with you today!
You might have seen me raving about these on my Instagram story when I got them. I’ve been following Babiators since I was pregnant and couldn’t wait until Sawyer was old enough for them, because they were so cute! Babiators are sunglasses for little ones that come in all different colors and styles.
We love to eat in our house. And sleep. Eating and sleeping are near and dear to our hearts. And we passed that on to Sawyer. He’s been a great sleeper since he was 6 weeks old. A few times a month he still has his off nights where he’s up all night, but 85% of the time he sleeps a solid 12 hours at night with a 2+ hour nap during the day!
There are some tricks I’ve picked up for getting him to take god naps and sleep through the night. When he was younger, he was a horrible napper. And I mean horrible. He would only nap if I was holding him and as soon as I set him down, I was lucky if he would stay asleep for 20 minutes. Luckily, when he was around 9 months old, I finally got the hang of things, and now, he consistently naps for 2+ (sometimes even a full 3) hours! Here are my not-so-secrets:
Mom’s. We’re on the go. Constantly.
When I first had Sawyer I thought my little hatchback would be fine for 1, 2, or even 3 kids! After all, there were 3 seats in the back, so it was fine, right?
It was not fine.
Do you know what it’s like to have to hunch over to install a car seat? Do you even know?! To always make sure that the passenger seat is far enough forward that it’s not interfering with the car seat? To not have enough room for groceries? To not have enough room for the stroller?