I just want to give you all a little bit of a background story about me so you will better understand who I am. I know I explained a little bit in the, “About Me” section on the side of my blog, but there is so much more to me than that.
My whole childhood I was always told that I am mature for my age, having that instilled in me seemed to put a certain amount of pressure on me to grow up faster than I should have.
I was married to the love of my life and my best friend in 2008 at the young age of 19. I had our first born son in 2010 at the age of 21. Our second, a daughter in 2013 at the age of 24, and our family grew from two kids to four very quickly when I had our boy and girl twins in 2017 at the age of 27.
When I was younger I thought I had it all figured out, until the “real” world stared me right in the face and I realized there was so much for me to learn and there was a lot of “growing up” that had to be done, there still is. I have no regrets of “growing up too fast,” I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world than where I am now, but that doesn’t take away the fact that marriage and being a parent is the hardest thing I think anyone will endure.
It takes a lot of work, patience, kindness, selflessness, understanding, and love. It’s trying, there’s a lot of good and bad that comes with it all, but it’s all completely, totally, and utterly worth it.
Now, I am no expert in the motherhood department, trust me, I fail more than I succeed. I don’t have some secret potion to make all things blissful (I sure wish I did though.) I’m just an “ordinary stay-at-home mom” faced with a new challenge every day that I need to navigate through to overcome. I do feel that there are a lot of insights and views I’d like to share with you to try and help us all overcome our parental obstacles together, because like they say, “It takes a village to raise a child.” So, I decided to start this blog so we can all help each other survive this thing called, “Parenthood.”
I have always enjoyed writing. It goes way back into my elementary school years when I’d write short stories and plays. 😊 It’s truly been a big part of me my life. I also enjoy journaling and blogging on my personal, family blog.
I love reading other blogs as well. It is so inspiring to read people’s stories, challenges, views, and insights. I love seeing their words come to life on the screen. It’s amazing to me how vulnerable people can be, how they open a door into their life for strangers to become apart of, it’s pretty incredible.
I hope I can do the same for you! I know not everyone will like what I have to say. My biggest fear is offending someone because that is not my intention at all. I want to give you new ideas and advice on all things parenting without any guilt attached. I know we all have our own opinions, thoughts, and feelings, that’s what makes us human.
Please be courteous and kind when leaving any comments, we are not here to bash one another, we are here to uplift, support, and inspire. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read posts about parenting that left me feeling like the worst parent ever because I didn’t do the certain things they were saying to do and how my children will forever suffer because of it. I have also come across so many comments people leave on posts that were down right uncalled for, it saddens me and I really don’t want this blog to be that way, so KIND WORDS ONLY, PLEASE!
Please know that I don’t think my way is the only way. Every child is different, every circumstance is different, every parent is different. Things that I post are simply suggestions that may or may not work for your family, but I hope they are worth trying out so you can determine whether they will or won’t work for you.
I am not an expert and to be honest I am trying to figure out so many things myself, like what does and doesn’t work for my family. Our children don’t come with manuals, EACH one of them are definitely made differently, so there’s a lot of trial and error, which makes our job even harder.
WE GOT THIS! TAKE A DEEP BREATH, PULL UP A CHAIR, AND STAY AWHILE! 😊
My goal is to bring you confidence, love, joy, hope, and happiness into your parenting. I hope you leave here feeling better than when you arrived. Thanks for joining me! Please make comments, ask questions, and share stories, let’s be friends!