This post is part of the New Mom Monday series! A series about moms and their advice to new moms! Books and videos can only teach us so much, but there’s something special about hearing from real life moms. Honest, true, and always beautifully inspiring!!
♥ What’s your Name?
♥ Tell us a little about yourself!
I am a wife, mom, Realtor, and lifestyle blogger. My blog is where I share about my life, fun activities, fashion, food, Fresno, entertainment, kids, and much more. I was born and raised in Fresno, CA and have grown to love and truly appreciate The Central Valley. I married my high school sweetheart, Kevin in 2009 and we welcomed our first baby girl is November of 2011 and our second baby girl in May 2014.
♥ How many kids do you have? What are their names and ages?
Emily Grace – age 3.5 Madison Anne- Age 15 months
♥ How do you find your “me time”?
Finding “me” time is very hard but I think the most important aspect of finding me time is having support from your family especially your husband. My husband is WONDERFUL about giving me “time off” rather frequently. Whether it’s dinner or happy hour with girlfriends and a night away to reboot. I’ve learned that “me” time makes me a way better mom and wife. As a type A mama I found it really hard to ask for help or not take on everything myself. However, I learned (am still learning) that the breaks make me a better mom and wife.
♥ What is the best baby related book you’ve ever read?
♥ What’s the most useful baby product you have? Why do you love it?
Baby Brezza is a great tool for steaming and pureeing food. I made all my own baby food so having something to streamline the process was great.
♥ If you could say something to yourself when you first brought home your first baby, what would you say?
Ask for help. You don’t have to be supermom.
♥ How much planning did you do before your baby was born, and how do you think that it helped or didn’t help?
♥ What do you believe are the top three pieces of advice a new mom or someone trying to conceive should know?
Trust in God, You will get through it (whatever IT is), Ask for help
♥ What is your best memory so far of being a mom?
There are thousands of wonderful memories in my past 3.5 years of being a mom. It’s nearly impossible to narrow it down to one memory. Seeing my husband hold our first daughter for the first time was priceless. I never had a father present so to see the ultimate love when he held her was breathtaking and indescribable.
♥ Give us the short form version of your birth story.
♥ Lastly, for fun, define motherhood!
The greatest joy and hardest job in the world. Motherhood is wiping bottoms, drying tears, cleaning up messes, losing sleep all with a giant smile on your face!