Because Life.

Happy Friday, Loves! It’s been a long month and every time I try and stay committed to writing a few times a week, well life happens. Let’s be honest, blogging regularly with a toddler is not an easy task and for those mamas that do it, I seriously applaud you!

Let’s update you shall we? Since my last “how’s life?” post, a lot has happened. Rylee is a well oiled running machine. She’s anywhere and everywhere these days! Who needs the gym when you’ve got a toddler to chase all day? She’s growing so fast that sometimes I still can’t believe all the things she’s learning to do. She knows basic sign language – eat, more, all done, and please and she’s learning how to spot different fruits when placed in front of her. We’re able to tell her things and she somehow understands it. She throws tantrums in public and has definitely learned how to scream at the top of her lungs.

I’m also now a Stay At Home Mom – full time. This is probably the question most people are wondering since just a few months ago I was raving about leaving the corporate life for a doctors office and out of nowhere I was posting stories to my Instagram on a random Tuesday morning, then again on Wednesday, and Thursday, etc… There’s no sob story here other than it wasn’t working out. I was there for about a month and a half and then I was told I wasn’t a fit for the position or the company. There was no misconduct or anything, I was just let go of. Until today, it’s still a huge mystery and shock to me, but it was a blessing in disguise. Our goal has always been to get me to stay at home with Rylee and even though this wasn’t the way we wanted it to happen, it did and here I am today, spending everyday with my little BFF!

The transition from working for 15 yrs to being a SAHM has been really great, but hard as well. People who think women that are SAHM’s is a luxury, well let me tell you – it’s not. I’m not on vacation and going out all the time and doing fun things. I’m literally at home trying to be productive throughout the day, but with a stage five clinger, it is not easy! I’m still trying to find my groove, but it’s hard. Bryce & I are super blessed that we have family that love babysitting Rylee any day or come over when I need some me/we time.

So that’s that. I guess that’s kind of my biggest update. Do I plan on going back to work? Yes, but right now I’m soaking up all the Rylee time I can get. She’s at such a fun and lovable age right now! Any SAHM tips you can share with me?? I’d love to know what your advice is!

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