Friday, January 11, 2013

Laying it all out there

Wow, have I been a terrible blogger lately {or the past year. whatever.} or what!? Quite honestly I have just really had a difficult time fitting blogging into my life since I became Mommy 19 months ago. Which is pretty ironic since all the time that I blogged before I had Ella Grace, I dreamed of blogging about my baby, our days together, monthly updates, etc. You know, all the "Mommy blogger" stuff.

Well, needless to say, I have failed terribly at that. Since giving birth to my firstborn, I have struggled with time management. BIG time. Especially after returning to work full-time working night shift as an RN while also keeping Ella Grace at home with me during the days. I just could not justify sitting at the computer when I had a new baby to love on, nurse, and care for while also trying to keep up with my usual household chores and wifely duties. I tried over and over to pick it back up, but could just never keep it up regularly.

Fast forward to now. My, how things have changed. My baby is a full-blown toddler well on her way to being 2 YEARS OLD (how on earth!?) AND will become a BIG sister in less than 3 months!!! I have also gone from working full-time to part-time and now I have recently become a SAHM. Becoming a SAHM has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. Even though I have always worked since a young age, and I am pretty ambitious when it comes to developing a successful career, I have ALWAYS known that given the opportunity, I would absolutely stay at home with my children. I have been at home now for about 2 months and I have LOVED every minute of it. However, and this is where I start "laying it all out there" as the post title suggests...I feel like I am falling very short as a SAHM! I have SO many things I want to do. Need to do. But I just seem to piddle my time away. And it that is SO frustrating to me. Here again, I am being reminded of what a horrible time manager I am. And that is very humbling.

So, what is all this rambling leading up to, you ask? Well, I have gone back and forth for a LONG time about whether to give up blogging all together or not. And this is what I have decided. I want to begin blogging again. But this time, my reason is evolving. I began blogging to document our lives, our journey together, first as a couple and now as a family. And that still holds true, but I now realize I also want to blog for ME. I want an outlet. I want to connect with other Moms. I want somewhere to turn for support, to gain insight and ideas, and to hold me accountable for being the BEST wife and Mommy that I can be. All of us mommies are in this together, and I want to share this journey with you all.

Now, I am most definitely not promising these awesome, exciting daily blog posts. Because honestly, I am not that awesome or exciting. Truth be told, I do not even know what my next blog post will be about, BUT I needed to start somewhere. And here it is.


  1. I feel you Lisa Marie! I have been staying home since October full time with Avery, and while some days I feel like super mommy, others I feel like a waste of space! I feel like that is how Satan's attack SAHM!

  2. As you can see, it's hard for me to keep my blog up to date too! Glad you are back....keep em coming!!

  3. Yay! Glad you are back! I've missed reading your posts. You are a great mom and wife. It's hard finding the balance.I feel like I am right there with you. I can totally relate. Can't wait to continue to keep up and read about your journey.