My dream was to be a stay at home mom, SAHM. I thought what could be better than that, Right?
Little Did I know..I just signed up for the hardest job I’ve ever had. No one warned me about this.
I somehow thought my life would look like this as a stay at home mom..
The entire family would wake up happy to see each other and take care of my little loves who are 5 years old and 7-week old baby.
Then with a baby on my hip, I would send my husband off to work and start planning dinner for the evening.
I can only hope that maybe one day we will get there, maybe. Luckely for me my husband doesn’t have high expectations.
Every day I have high hopes of getting into a routine that will make our days easier. I’ve read countless blogs about Stay at home Moms and routines and tried to input all the advice people have given me to try.
And honesty none of the info I’ve read so far is helping. I’m not going to get discouraged as much as I would like too.
Because I do what it says and it HELPS ME. It’s a shame that I just dont do that anyway. I just need to have a reminder and thats ok for me. And if you need or want a copy of these simple words, just click the highlighted link and print it out.
However I refuse to quit trying, by the grace of God I know things will settle down. We will find a routine that works for us.
But for now I just try to take it day by day hour by hour and heck even sometimes minute to minute. Did you think to pray
I know this sounds awful but when you finally get a few minutes of spare time, you have to decide exactly how your going to spend those precious few minutes.. So I ask myself…
Should I eat and brush my teeth? Or should I clean up the house? Start getting dinner prepped? Should I work on my blog? So the truth is for now most days taking that shower gets put on the back burner till late at night when my husband can watch the girls.
But it is… And I am Okay with that. Some days its hard not being able to complete your to do list or even look at it.
During these times I simply remind myself that these days wont be like this FOREVER. Then the thoughts run through my head how all these Moms say one day you will miss all the craziness. I’m like REALLY are you kidding me?
I know I missed having a newborn in the house so we had another baby so its gotta be the same thing. Sometimes its hard to see through the chaos.
I want to share with you some of the things I have been forcing myself to do every single day. Now I might not get to do these things at the same time of the day yet.
Having the coffee pot all ready to go first thing in the morning is a huge help. I use this and I love it and I have had it for a few years now and it works as wonderful as it did the first day I bought it. This is the the Keriug coffee maker I use and I love it.
I also not only love it because it gives me perfect cup of coffee very quickly. But its also great for giving you instant hot water which is a great feature for me.
For me I add a shot of these Stok Coffee Shots exspresso in with my coffee. They give you that extra boost when your running on little sleep. I love them and have been using them for years.
And Finally the only other thing I do is sit down with my Bible and try to follow a scripture reading plan. This forces me to at least spending 10-15 minutes with God and I always feel better afterwards.
I use this Bible and I love it, not only is it super easy to read and comprehend but it has pages to color and I love coloring so its a win win.
So using all these things are definetly set the mode for the day.
And one day I came across the Book Morning Miracle. Its like God made me come across that book to give me just to lend me a helping hand in this crazniess. I started reading this book a few weeks ago and have already been making changes.
I honestly want to buy like 20 of these books and give to alot of people and its that good of a book. Everyone one needs to read it.
Little by little I will get to finish the book and really get to implement all the wonderful stratgeies. Its just really hard trying to set a exact schedule with a newborn.
Or at least I cant. I still dont know how them super moms get their children on perfect schedules. I have been trying for 5 years and its hard. But we are getting there doing the best we can.
We are who we are and just have to do what works for us. Period. That’s It.
So no, Nobody warned me how hard it is to be a stay at home Momma but so far I have been slowly but surely finding ways to make it work for me. I love it more and more everyday. I am really learning to appreciate it and savor up these days of being able to spend it with my babies.
I would love to hear some of your stories or tips. I am always up for suggestions, cant knock it till you try it, right?
One day, One hour, One Minute at a time.
Until Next Time, I will be finding my way.
Living The Good Life With Nicole