Thursday, March 21, 2013

Confessions of a Happy Housewife

Thought I'd be fun once in a while to reflect on the good, the crazy, and everything in between of my daily life as a stay at home mom & wife.... {pretty much an outlet when I have a moment and want to release some emotional craziness or just reflect on the moments that I'll probably laugh at one day.}


Today started off with a spilled glass of water, dropping my breakfast on the floor, a crying baby ready for her bottle, a dog that did #2 in the house for the zillionth day in a row (since Ava was born), mopping the floors because of the dog's #2, and me having 3 cups of coffee before 10AM in attempt to keep my calm. 


Right now I am still in my pajamas (it is 2:40PM), praying that Ava takes more than a 20min nap, and hoping that Cooper doesn't bark AGAIN at a passerby walking their dog.

Why am I writing this post? 

To maintain my sanity  composure... 

Sure, I have my countless beautiful moments as a stay at home mom  & wife, but then I have days that aren't so glamorous. 

Today Ava seems to be grunting through her bottles, not wanting to drink the whole thing, not wanting to take a quality nap,  crying after 10 min. of falling asleep, and wanting to be held more than usual. 

I am feeling like I don't know what I am doing as a mom today
I can totally handle this!  

This isn't supposed to be a rant, feel sorry for me, or {insert other helpless feeling} kind of post, but rather - an honest look at my every day life as a mom. 

I have good days and I have not so good days.
...but even better than all of that are the AMAZING moments. 
The kind of moments that I know I'll look back one day and just smile. I'll smile because I'll remember how I felt in those moments. 

When I am having a day like this I focus on the moments that I do have as a mom and that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. 

Moments like this morning... Ava and I weren't ready to get out of bed just yet. So what that it was 10 AM and the bed wasn't made? So what I hadn't taken a shower yet?

We needed to cuddle. We needed our time to just be 
.me and her. together

Sometimes my guilt gets to me and I think about Mark slaving away at work to provide for his family while I get to have moments like these all to myself. 

I feel guilty that as he is working long hours and I am in bed with our girl witnessing her prime baby months that we will never get back. 

I thank him all the time pretty much every single day for allowing me to do this. 

So until we cannot afford for me to stay at home or until I decide that I would like to go back to work, I will cherish these crazy beautiful days. The good and the not so good.

Because in the end, this is what works for our family. Me at home with our child. 


  1. Great read! Breaks up my day quite nice. Hope you and Mark are fantastic and I wish nothing but the world for the 3 of you!

    1. Thank you so much, Brad! I am excited to hear that you read my blog!! :) I hope you are doing well. I'll let Mark know that you said Hi.


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