Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mamas Tell All: Making Time for Mama

It's that time again! Really, the best time of the week, if you ask me. That's right, time for Mamas Tell All! We've been having an amazing time so far, and last week we really loved hearing about all the things you swore you'd never do as a mom. If you haven't been joining in before now, it's not too late to get started! Just write a post about this week's topic and link it up! Don't forget to follow the hosts (and co-host!), grab the button, and read some of the other posts...you're sure to enjoy yourself and maybe learn a thing or two!




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Everyday Thoughts The So-Called Homemaker That Southern Mama

Brittany from Everyday Thoughts

Christine from The So-Called Homemaker

Ashley from That Southern Mama




Co-Host


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Mamas Tell All : Making Time For Mama




Mom, Mommy, Mama and the list goes on and on. I know we all yearned for our babies to say " mama." Then the chanting of mama mama mama mama begins. Their sweet little voices begin to even sound robotic as they try to get your attention while we are on the phone. As much as we all love our babies, we would all be fibbing if we didn't say we all needed and quite frankly all deserved a little "Mama time" from time to time. From the daily grind of meal prepping and cooking, laundry, wiping noses, sweeping, dusting, diaper changes, wiping noses again, and so forth sometimes I know I wanna just pull my hair out!  Just five minutes of silence and no touching would be fabulous. 

A couple weeks ago I had a complete crying breakdown. My father has recently moved next door and I on top of caring for my own family do his cooking, shopping, laundry, and errands. As much as I do love my father, it's just a lot for one person! It had been a long weekend, and my fellow mommies know that a weekend is just any other day of week. The past month Taos { our four month old } had been in the hospital along with having bronchiolitis three times and pneumonia once so with the added stress of a sick baby and the anxiety of the bill arriving and the added expenses of his medications I was already on the watch list. This day in particular it seemed the kids were both fussy, and my husband and father both had extra chores for me. When my husband asked me to help with a simple task I just lost it crying hysterically! 



I then began to pour out the feelings I had kept caged up for a few months! We all know as stay at home mom even as working moms your social life gets thrown to the back burner. Every friend I thought that I had before I had Pecos had slowly drifted away. The saying you always find out who your true friends are after you have kids is so true! I told my husband of all the anxiety and jealously I had been dealing with even though I was completely thankful to be a stay at home mom and experience each milestone with our children first hand. At times my flesh takes over and I become a very very selfish person. 

My husband was completely supportive and understanding as to where I was coming from. We then decided at least once a week for an evening he would keep both kids so I could enjoy a luxiourious bubble bath where washing my hair and shaving my legs I could do!! Having a two year old and four month old it seems the simple things in life such as normal hygiene become a luxury! 




I also have began waking up around 5:00 to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee with my favorite devotion "Mom's Night Out." Some days it's very hard for me to get up and at em, but it truly does pay off at the end of the day. I have a more gracious attitude toward my family and have lost that chip on my shoulder of poor pitiful me! I am completely blessed with a gorgeous husband and healthy and beautiful children! Don't let your light fade, take time for yourself to keep on shining! We are blessed to acquire the coveted title of Momma! Our babies melt our hearts daily with their sweet gummy grins, "I loved yous" , they always need us! 




I find that finding a small amount of time each day for myself has helped me as a wife and mother. I'm more likely to do things without complaining. I hope that you too can find a few moments a day to sit and bask in quietness and reflect on all your blessings. A thankful heart is best!


 



Now it's your turn...tell us what you do to make time for yourself! You have until next Tuesday night to link up, which is plenty of time to write a post. :)



And don't forget about next week's topic: Planning for the Future!
















7 comments:

  1. WOW! You have a lot going on, Jordan! You are such a hard working woman! I really admire your early wake-up time for devotionals -- I haven't heard of Mom's Night Out, but I'll have to look into it. I agree, it is very strange how friends and interactions with them change when you have children. Is baby #2 a huge game changer? Thanks for hosting!

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  2. I'm so glad you found a way to take some time for yourself! Thanks for co-hosting this week, darling!

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  3. Thank you Andrea! I love having two, but it was quite an adjustment the first couple months and I still have days it gets me. Thank you Christine! I'm happy to be a part!

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  4. I really admire you getting up at 5 am! I should probably do something like that...

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  5. Your hands are full mama! "/ Mama meltdowns are totally normal, I have had plenty! Ha!

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  6. oh hunny been there, done that!!! It's good you found a way to get some me time in. It's so important, but also one of the hardest things for moms to get. I've totally had more than one breakdown during motherhood. hugs hun!

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  7. It's so comforting to know those dirty hair, unshaven legs and unbrushed teeth days don't just happen at our house. I love, "Don't let your light fade, take time for yourself to keep on shining!" Thank you for this beautiful reminder. Your doing a great job Mama keep it up your children and your husband appreciate all you do!

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