Before I dive into my thoughts on CBD, allow me to give you a bit of background information about me. I rarely drink. have never smoked anything, and I don’t even know where to get drugs (nor will I allow that into my system). Our medicine cabinet is filled with supplements like multivitamins and probiotics, as well as Young Living essential oils. As you can see, I try to be a natural and holistic mama, especially in a world where there is increased and unexplained illnesses and infertilities. I’m a better-safe-than-sorry kind of gal, and I was even determined to birth my children without epidural (though not all successful).
I loved getting to know myself more through this test. I’ve taken it 3 times, once in freshmen year of college, once in senior year, and once as a newlywed. They have pretty detailed analysis for you, and you can read on your personality type a lot through different free online resources.
This one I linked is free, but you can take a much more detailed and probably more accurate paid one elsewhere. I took both the free and paid, the free told me I’m a 3, the paid one told me I’m mostly 1, but closely followed by 3, and a bunch of other details.
I finally took this one! I always wanted to be in Gryffindor and assumed I’m a Hufflepuff. But my test result from this test clearly shows I’d be sorted to Ravenclaw! It says – “Your personality shows a high degree of work ethic and humility, which are valued among members of Ravenclaw House.” Pretty accurate! description, guess I’m not as sweet and dedicated of a Hufflepuff as I thought I was haha.
Love waking up to 66 degrees, I smell FALL🍁 ⠀⠀ This song has been stuck in my head since my kids were singing it yesterday. In a world that is broken and sad things happen around us all the time (no I’m not talking about the Astros losing last night 🤦🏻♀️), I pray I can raise up children up to be lights in this world…
To my beautiful middle child – I heard birth order affects the growth of each child, but I brushed it aside, thinking I was more than capable of showering each child with an equal amount of attention and love, and raise them, by the grace of God, into amazing adults. After all, I got my Masters from Rice right? Joking! (It’s an inside joke between my husband and I when we do things that make us look uneducated, like him using a small bath toy to fill my diffuser last night that took him 8 trips from the bathroom sink 😑) I’m human, and as much as I try my best, I fail constantly.
I want you to know how much I see you, love you, and cherish the fact that I get to be YOUR mommy! You’re so beautiful inside and out. You have a big heart, a kind soul, and the sweet yet stubbornness that makes you uniquely you.
My super soft and dreamy dress is from @shoppinkblush! They also make the most comfy and stylish maternity wear!
Research shows that middle children may feel the most distance from parents than their siblings. I am determined to avoid this, and I will go on as many mother-daughter dates, play with you at home, and have as many photos with JUST you as I can, to show you that you’re not just sandwiched in the middle, but you’re blessed to live the full family life by being in the middle, and your mother (the person writing this) loves more than you’ll ever know 💕
I actually wrote this a year and a half ago, long before I finally mustered up the courage to have a public blog. The following is almost exactly what I wrote minus a few tweaks. I guess I had always wanted to blog and share about motherhood, in hopes of encouraging and helping mamas who may find my experiences useful! Here it goes!
I finally got around to my phone late last night, and realized I missed a National Daughters Day which I had not heard of. Oh well there seems to be a National day for literally everything 😆 Honestly though if you have a daughter or a stepdaughter or are a daughter yourself, isn’t everyday National Daughters Day? But I get it, there is so much to be celebrated about in our chaotically beautiful world, and these days help to shift our focus slightly to celebrate the little things or big relationships in our lives. 🎉
The love between a mother and daughter is forever 💕 I have a lot of respect for, and I’m very drawn to people who have good mother-daughter relationships, either with their moms/moms-in-law, or with their daughters.
I have so much gratitude in my heart today, that if I don’t write them down as I’m waiting in the carpool line right now, my heart might just explode (and thanksgiving colored confetti will come flying out)! I want to give praises to our Heavenly Father for His unconditional love and grace toward me. He has watched over my children, protected us from harm, given us amazing friends and family to lean on and love on, taught me what it means to choose joy, and showed me how much I need Him and how everlasting His love is for me. Thank You God! 🙏
Happiness depends on circumstances. But JOY is a CHOICE y’all!!! 💕
One day, we decided we were tired of sleeping in and doing whatever we wanted in a clean house. So we had kids! ❤️❤️❤️
To be honest I still try really hard to keep my house clean, because I’m a perfectionist and hard on myself like that. But boy does it take away time from actually playing with my adorable children (“mommy can you play with me?” “No sweetie I have to wash the dishes, you go play!” 😔) Someone once told me that you can only have 2 of the following 3 – a clean house, happy kids, or your sanity. I’m so tired of struggling to have it all! 🤪
I’m making it my goal this weekend to be PRESENT with my kids! Dishes and laundries can wait!! 😉
We all need people to look up to in life. It’s how we are challenged, encouraged, enlightened and grow. I value surrounding myself with people who inspire me, and friends I adore who love me for exactly who I am without judgment. At the tender age of 30 something with 3 kids, I’m learning to be more intentional than ever with who I surround myself with.