And so it begins…

Thanks for joining me! I’m so happy you’re here.

So this is it. This is what starting a blog feels like. It’s been something on my heart for a while now, but I’ve made plenty of excuses in order to put it off. See, there’s this fear that comes along with it. “What if people don’t like me? What if they don’t like what I write? What if nobody can relate?” However, that can only go on so long before it’s time to take that leap of faith and just go for it, which is how I’m here now.

I’m a mom of two littles that always keep life interesting. My whole world revolves around my kiddos. While I love being a stay-at-home-mom, I also love connecting with others. A few years ago, I worked full-time and loved it. I loved my job. I loved the people I worked with. I seriously never wanted to leave. Then my husband changed jobs, which meant a 3 hour move for our family. Becoming a stay-at-home-mom flipped my world upside down.

Now, let me make things clear, I love being a stay-at-home-mom. I wouldn’t change it for the world; and I know, if I was back at that old job, I would have a hard time being without my kids 24/7. I would miss them terribly. One thing I just didn’t realize when we moved and I left that full-time job, was how lonely motherhood really is. You guys, it’s crazy lonely! If you haven’t been in that position, you’re probably reading this thinking, “How could you be lonely if you’re surrounded by kids all day?” That’s where it gets tricky. My babies keep me busy. They test my sanity. I love them with all that I am. BUT conversations about Doc McStuffins and playdough can only go so far. When you’ve watched Moana for the 100th time and you have every word, not song…word memorized, you start to really miss that time you spent being around adults.

My days are filled with changing diapers, wiping noses, making meals (that are often refused), picking up toys, washing 800 loads of laundry (or so it feels that way), and loving on my kids. I’ll be honest, sometimes I yell. Sometimes, we have really bad days, where the kids aren’t the only ones crying. We also have really great days. We bake, we do crafts, we cuddle, we laugh. Some days really are nothing but sunshine. It’s just all part of life with kids.

So, that’s what brings me here, to this blog. It’s my little sanity saver for the days that aren’t all sunshine. It’s my way to reconnect when I feel like my identity has been lost in the busyness of motherhood. I hope along the way, you will feel inspired. My hope is that I can bring you laughter, connection, and community. I hope you can come here and know, we’re all in this together. No mama is perfect, we’re all just trying our best and figuring it out along the way. Most of all, I hope I can help you find the blessings amidst the chaos of life with those sweet babies.

6 comments

  1. Hi Kelsey and welcome to blogging. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It has been a wonderful creative outlet, has allowed me to share my passion for travel and photography and introduced me to some wonderful new friends. Although my son is now 30 years old, I do remember some pretty trying days. Thankful to say it did get better 😁❤️ Best wishes! ~ Joanne

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