My domain name just got renewed for another 12 months. I keep thinking should I give up the idea that I will continue blogging even with the full-time job? As much as I hate to admit this – I’m turning into a non-blogging blogger. A non-blogging blogger is basically a blogger with no time and million ideas/topics that almost never come to life; a dreamer; a hopeless idea chaser, coffee lover and anxiety-ridden insomniac. I usually start my day 24-hours behind on all the things that need to be done. But then who doesn’t, right? Right.
Liam surely isn’t waisting any time and took his first steps on April 30th. My birthday. Way to steal my thunder! The good news, it was as exciting as it was with Leila. It is still incredibly strange to see him walk across the room like he’s been doing this for 32 years (and a couple of drinks…) Walking is always such a big milestone and even a bigger deal… It is the first real sign to parents (and THE JUDGING WORLD OF JUDGERS) that the baby is developing ok, one less thing to stress about… the sooner the better… Parenting is so fucking stressful. But let’s not dwell on walking ok, because HELLO? Is he TALKING yet? No? Must be all that deli-meat I ate while I was pregnant, dammit.
No really, it’s exciting. And… and… of course I have a video for you! Thanks for asking!
It really is a modern day question. I bet my mother never had to ask herself that… and my grandmother would probably have a good laugh at it as well. But with divorce rate statistics hitting and beating all-time records year after year… you can’t necessarily ignore the problem anymore. I remember reading that the divorce rate after the birth of the first child increases by 40%… That’s a big number. As more and more families keep moving away from their “villages” it gets harder to keep focus on those important things. Like… a date-night, a simple uninterrupted conversations, a gentle touch, a kind word.
How do you carve out time for your partner – was the topic for our recent Momversations video and this is what we had to say:
How do you keep it all together after the kid(s)? Let me know… we surely could use some help.
We are trying to survive the Easter, my birthday and Mother’s Day combo at our house. It’s going really well. For me. Obviously.
Well, maybe Easter not so much… but we did have our annual WHO-THE-FUCK-HAS-TIME-FOR-THIS-SHIT?! family meeting. As a result I am going to re-new my weekly meetings with the therapist and Dennis will get more involved with family holiday planing and work on being a more present father. See? I got this whole working-mother thing under control.
In summary, I would like to forget the Easter of 2011. So there is that.
Last Saturday I turned 32, which is not even a real number… It’s like I’m still 31 only a year older. Make sense? I thought so.
If I could I would just fast-forward this week to Sunday, because for my Mother’s Day I’m getting the WHOLE DAY TO MYSELF. As in
UNICORNS EATING CAKE POPS
AND MINIATURE GIRAFFES ON MY LAP
kind of day.
Which clearly is the best Mother’s Day gift in the history of all gifts.
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