My lovely, lovely readers (who probably want to give up on me altogether) – my life has been a haze of busy.
Good stuff, but so busy.
So, I #ShareMyLife late…via Instagram.
Who would have thunk it (yes, I just typed that – don’t hate editors of the world). A little handy-dandy App that makes it possible to capture the daily so easily.
Here’s hoping they keep those TOS’s in check.
Here’s my week in photos….
An “Instagrammed Life” ifyouwill
We had a rare day of warmer weather, so that warrants some bike riding of course!
What warmed my heart about this moment is that my Maddie isn’t the most agile of bike riders, so her big sister jumped in to make sure she had a fantastic time on this rare day of warmer weather.
This is the daily nap routine. Sometimes I fall asleep with her. But Charlotte insists “Mommy, Cuuuuudle” – who am I to say no? With these moments fleeting and our days numbered, I am trying so hard to treasure each and every cuddle. It’s a challenge to stay present sometimes….but there are times in my day that I make certain of it, and this is one of them. I “spoon” my girl so she can go to sleep knowing she’s loved.
What’s tough with twins…making certain they both get those cuddles BEFORE they drift off. I usually manage – skillzz….
Work…it brings me joy…I love the teamwork, the connections I’m making because I feel less alone in this mom world…I am a mom who enjoys work.
It’s quite possible I will be booted from the “Girl Scout Mom-of-the-Year” group. Some of these moms are the I’m-stretched-too-thin-but-I-have-something-to-prove-moms and others are simply seasoned working moms who have figured out how to balance it all (must give credit where it’s due), but I’m still a bit of a novice at 3 kids + working) and you know what? I have come to terms with the fact that I am the mom who throws a snack together last minute my week and who barely meets the two-patch box sale for cookies…. it’s hard to do it all.
I will get better.
Each day, I make strides towards better. The picture of my desk above is proof of that. It was not so put together before people, don’t let it fool you.
But here’s the thing, it’s MY version of better, not what everyone else thinks is ok. And, I think that’s an important point to make here. We all have our version of what’s a quality life, a balanced life. What works for me, may be very different for you and that’s ok.
Then there’s this fella here….
We love him so.
But, it seems the Navy needs him a good bit these days. We’re good with that….most of the time.
Let’s just say, we’re appreciating the time we do have these days…
Because we know how lucky we are to get that time together.
So, what’s your week been like? If you haven’t linked up over at Sharon’s place yet – you know, my fantastic, Momof6 who I MUST learn from because she always gets her #ShareYourLife post up in time..please do. I am in need of some reading of other moms. Because I am reading…I promise you that – even if the comments are getting up as they should.