HELP! A Cyclone hit my house!

HELP! A Cyclone hit my house!
“Woah! What happened here?!?” 

The thought rolling through your mind as you take a look around and notice the state your house is actually in. 

How could you have completely missed this for the last little while?!? It’s a mystery but you’re seeing it now and it’s embarrassing!  

It wasn’t always like this. Once, not that long ago, you were able to keep up with the chores and it was no big deal. 

Now, now it’s different. You’re tired. Actually the word exhausted is a better description. You’re awake when you use to be sleeping and sleeping when you use to be awake. Days blend into each other until one day, you woke up and looked around your house and it looks like someone else’s house. A little messy to say the least. 

Why? 

You’re sweet little babe arrived. In all of their sweetness, they demand every bit of energy and time you have. 

So, you find yourself a little behind on the dishes, the laundry and the other cleaning… and you aren’t okay with it. 

I get it! It’s hard to keep up with everything. It’s overwhelming! BUT it’s okay! 

life will find a new normal and everything will get done. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t be a little stressful getting there. I know I’ve found that process stressful.

There are a number of things I do to manage my stress. I’ve found some tricks thats really help make life with littles easier (I’ll share those later this week!) But when it really comes down to it, taking time to focus my thoughts helps most in the heat of the moment. 

If you’d like access to the routine I follow to help centre my thoughts, follow this link and enjoy :)  

We’re in this together, mama! Let’s help each other out!  

Are you crazy... 2 under 2?!? Let’s be honest

Are you crazy... 2 under 2?!? Let’s be honest
2 babies under 2 years old. 

It won’t be that bad, I thought. Not at first anyways. Newborns sleep all the time. 

Yeah, I know... how naive of me! 

SOME newborns sleep all the time while others do not or only sleep when you’re holding them. 

Then there’s the toddler. The one who is so easy and pleasant 1 on 1 but is still too young to understand that mommy is exhausted and you need to share now. 

Babies cry. It’s what they do. It’s how they communicate. It’s not so bad when it’s one kid. Totally manageable. 

BUT both of them?!? AT THE SAME TIME?!? Holy heavens, please send help! 

The biggest problem I’ve encountered at this point is when they’re both hungry and want sleep... who do you feed first? It’s a catch 22. 

I’d be lying if I said there hasn’t been a handful of times when both kids are crying that I haven’t joined them. I totally have. 

There are a number of things I do to help manage the stress of being a mama bear to two baby bears. I’ll talk more about those things in future posts. 

But in the heat of the moment I take a second and I breathe. A nice big breath. There’s a whole routine I’ve perfected. 

I’ll share that with you, here