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How Babywise Allows Me to Have a Life Outside of Motherhood

Thursday, April 26, 2018

So often in today's culture it seems like moms are viewed as martyrs. They sacrifice their own joy, their personal goals, their sleep, their relationships, their wardrobe, their time, and so on and so on for their kids. Many times it's almost worn as a badge of honor. Something to be bragged about. I have personally received lots of negative backlash for traveling with my husband {gasp!} without our children . I get comment after comment about how do I possibly find the time  to get myself ready each day. I get told I'm so lucky  {insert cringe here} that my kids sleep so I'm able to be well-rested. All fellow Babywise Mama's know: it's not luck.  When people talk about Babywise the benefits always include how well babies sleep, how happy they are, how content, how well behaved, etc. What often isn't  mentioned as a benefit of Babywise? How is benefits THE MOM. While parenting is my passion and I'm so thankful for the name "Mom," I

Kye's 9th Birthday Letter {From Mommy}

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

My Sweet Kye, Woah. I cannot believe YOU ARE NINE. Nine is the first age I have truly significant memories from my own childhood and it's so mind-blowing to me that my child  is now that age. When I was nine my world was rocked by my parents divorcing. I remember how I felt. I remember processing those emotions and having to work through a new family dynamic. It forever shaped my future and left a long lasting mark on my memories of my childhood. Our family has had tough moments. Obstacles we've faced and had to overcome. Daddy and I do our best to keep things normal for you guys during those tougher times. We deal with the adult issues, you deal with being kids and having fun ;) I am so thankful that you are able to have the freedom to PLAY and laugh and have that comfort in knowing that your family life is secure and your parents are strong in their marriage. The year of 8 was such a fun one. You are really changing and growing up before our eyes. Every tim
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