People often ask me how I manage to be a full time mommy and an author. Honestly, most of the time, I don't feel like I manage very well. I do all of my writing at night after my kids are in bed. And since my kids are notoriously bad sleepers, I tend to be quite sleep deprived. At the end of each day, I usually have guilt over something that I didn't manage to get done (the house is still a wreck or I didn't get to play with the boys as much as I wanted to).
Being a mom is haaarrrdddd!!! There seems to be a lot of pressure nowadays to be the ultimate super-mom. I'm definitely not perfect, and would never want anyone to put me up on a pedestal. But I do try to do a lot of fun activities for my kids and be the best mom God can help me be. I often think about what I want my kids to remember when they grow up. I want them to remember a mommy who absolutely adored them but was firm enough to give them a sense ofsecurity and teach them right from wrong. I don't necessarily want them to remember that mommy kept a spotless house (ha ha!), I want them to remember a mommy who played, pretended, and was never too busy to give that owie a kiss.
With this blog, I want to let others see how I manage to survive and love my life. It isn't perfect. But my hope is that visitors to this blog will be able to appreciate and relate to my honesty, while possibly finding a few helpful ideas to help survive and love their own lives.
Introducing the Boys
The big boy in our house is my wonderful husband. I am well-aware of how blessed I am to have someone who helps out in every way and is never opposed to pitching in to help with the cleaning. He works very hard at his full-time job (plus ridiculous amounts of overtime), and in his spare time, he uses every opportunity to minister to others, including preaching duties at our church.
We have three little boys who I'm absolutely crazy about.
My Superhero is my oldest. He is six and tells me that, since he is going to be a superhero when he grows up, he has to do a lot of practice
My Angel is three years old. I call him the 'Angel.' with a bit of a wink. The child has curly blond hair, blue eyes, and is absolutely beautiful. But there is not a more stubborn child on the planet. He has given new meaning to the term 'Terrible Two's,' and now that he's Three, he doesn't even have that excuse! And since I have NO IDEA where he got his stubborn streak (wink wink), my challenge is to try to challenge this amazing super power for the good of mankind.
My BB is currently three months old. He is the BEST BABY ever! He is so sweet and laid-back! After my first two children, I had no idea that babies came in this variety. In the delivery room after he was born, the nurses were a little concern since he wasn't really crying. Finally one of them said, 'I think he just might be mellow!' What music to my ears! And, yes, he has been 'mellow' ever since.