Need More Time!

Life has dramatically changed for us these last 4 and a half months since our little addition.

My life is so enriched being a mom. I really love being a parent and I know for the both of us, our son completes our family and makes life even more exciting and amazing.

The transition from being a stay-at-home mom to a working mom has been difficult for me to get a handle on. I don’t have enough time in the day to get what I want to get done, done. At work, I don’t feel I have enough time to finish lesson planning and grading. At home, I don’t feel like I have enough time to get dinner and housework done. I don’t feel I have enough time to do things for myself like exercising and spending time with my closest friends. I need more hours in the day!

Before being a mom I felt like I had so much time on my hands that I was bored! It’s funny how things change!

Right now I am learning how to find a healthy balance of everything.

My hope is that by the new year I will find a healthy flow in my life.

Juggling can be hard

Right now I find myself struggling with how to juggle being a mom and acting currently as a house wife.  I give props to all the house wives out there!  Right now since I am on summer vacation, I have been the one that takes care of the housework and our son during the day.  Housework seriously never ends.  My kitchen can never stay clean and I constantly have to clean it daily so the sink doesn’t overflow with dishes and dirty bottles.  Laundry never ends either.  I still have a basket of clean clothes that have been in our room for weeks now.  

I have a month left before I go back to work and I wonder how I am going to juggle an additional role; being a teacher.  I know somehow I will get the hang of it but in the beginning it will be hard to make sure that I can be a good mom, wife and teacher AND make sure I take time to take care of myself.

 

Juggling is easy when you only have two objects to worry about but it takes practice to learn how to juggle three objects well.  So far I have learned how to be a good wife and teacher and with practice I know I will be a great wife, teacher and mom.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama (via nkaujntses)

(via tranquil-escapism)

Life after Baby

Life has been crazy since the birth of our son.  Baby Q is already 2 months old!  After surviving the first couple of months, it seems like my days are going by faster.  Before I know it, my summer break will be over and I will be going back to work.

Everyday I am becoming more confident in being a mom and learning how to still enjoy the little things I enjoyed before our little bundle of joy.  I am learning how to multi-task and take advantage of Q’s nap times to take care of our house, cook dinner or take time out for myself.

I am learning how to make time to spend time with my closest friends and most importantly spend time with my loving husband.

My life will never be the same now that we have our handsome boy but every time I look at my sweet little boy’s face I can’t help but fall more and more in love with him.  Now, I don’t know what I would do with out him.

As a new mommy of a 7 week old I am learning how to multi-task and to take advantage of nap time! Today I cooked dinner during my little guy’s afternoon nap and I made plenty.

As a new mommy of a 7 week old I am learning how to multi-task and to take advantage of nap time! Today I cooked dinner during my little guy’s afternoon nap and I made plenty.

I love my boys so much!

I love my boys so much!