My first year of blogging….
So it’s been a little over a year since I started this blog. I started it because I wanted to inspire other moms and moms to be, especially those with multiples, but in general.. all moms. I am a firm believer that you CAN have it all. You can be a great mom, take care of your family and your SELF, maintain your health, and feel and look good, without going nutty. If you want to have a career outside the home, you can have that too. You just need to be organized and have a positive attitude. After almost a year of being back at work full-time, I still believe that. I have had my fair share of low points this year, especially in the last month or so. I went through a very difficult time in my personal life. Even through that, I was able to maintain some semblance of sanity. How? Whenever I’m feeling down, I tell myself that this will pass and everything happens for a reason. If it’s something I can learn from, I try to find the lesson and then I get over it and move forward. I got a new haircut, went to Vegas with my girlfriends, and let loose for a few days. And I didn’t feel guilty about it. It was much-needed for me, and my husband enjoyed the bonding time with the boys. Most of all, I find that being grateful for what I have, helps me bounce back from setbacks much more quickly. I have a healthy happy family, amazing friends, and an awesome career. It’s cliché to say there isn’t enough time in the day, and I catch myself saying it every now and then if a day gets away on me, and yet most of the time, I find time to have a glass of wine, catch up on the real housewives, or write a post for this blog. I must be doing something right! If there are any new moms or moms to be out there reading this, if there is only one piece of advice I can give you that I truly feel has helped me find this balance even with twins, it is this: GET YOUR KIDS ON A SCHEDULE. Since they were born, my boys have been on a schedule that allows me to predict when they will be up and when they will be asleep. It didn’t happen on its own, it was a constant and consistent effort to get it that way. BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. Sleep experts believe that putting your children on a schedule also helps them sleep better. This has certainly been my experience. They are a few months from turning 2, they go to bed at 630pm and wake up at 630 am and they nap once a day from 1230 to 300. That is 14.5 hours that I have to myself. I use 9 of them for sleep. I use the rest to do whatever the hell I want. Work, cook, drink, nap, you get the idea. It is the absolute best gift you can give yourself if you have twins (or more), or even just one baby. Life is good! The holidays are upon us and I am feeling more excited for the future than ever! I am looking forward to another year of blogging, thanks for sticking with me on my journey as a modern twin mom!