Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Week to Myself

Hubs took the boys to Kansas this week for a visit with their grandmother.  So, since Tuesday morning I've been on my own.  I love my kids but I have to say it's been absolutely glorious to have a break.  I got a pedicure, a haircut, went shopping for an Easter dress, slowly browsed the wine shop.  It's so quiet..

quiet...

Being a mom and a wife is not for the weak at heart.  I know I'll be rested and refreshed by the time they get home tomorrow afternoon.  It did make me realize that I don't spend enough time on myself, meaning I don't take care of myself and I certainly haven't made my physical and mental health a priority.  I'm going to start back with Yoga on Monday and I'm really excited.

Tonight it's a new bottle of wine, a hot bath, and some calming music.  Recharging...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

From City to Shore

For at least 9 years I have dreamed about moving to the beach.  When I am near the shore I am calmer, I sleep better, I am at peace.

Well a couple of months ago we made the decision to do just that, move to the shore.  I've packed boxes, listed our home for rent, obsessed over schools, and got quotes from movers.  And now that I am standing on the edge of a dream realized, I find it paralyzing.  I'm agonizing over my decision...is it right or is it wrong?  What if I make the wrong choice and everyone is miserable?

Change is hard, even when you really want the change.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Having Older Kids

I find it difficult to blog about my kids these days.  They are older now, 7 and 9.  They are growing up and not everything is appropriate for a blog.  They deserve privacy now.  I still want to blog.  There are still so many fun and wonderful things to share but I see this blog moving in a new direction.  

I'm quickly approaching 40.  Approaching middle age?  Or climbing over the top of that "hill".  My perspective on parenting has changed a lot.

I know that my kids need my time and attention more now than ever before.  They have begun dealing with their own emotional issues.  Life is more serious and directional. It's no longer about first steps, first foods, etc.

I always thought the important years were the baby/toddler years but truthfully, life with kids gets more complex as they age.  I'm am enjoying how independent they are but I am reminded everyday that they need guidance, support, tough love, and hugs.  I hug my boys everyday.  I want them to know when their heads hit their pillows each night that they are loved and protected:)

I would love to find more bloggers of school age children....