Life as we know it

I’m too tired to argue

I’m at the point in my life where I just don’t have the energy to argue. Especially if it’s about stupid things.

I know people that will argue with other people till they are blue in the face. Just trying to prove their point to someone that already has their mind made up.

If you want to give me unsolicited advice or state your opinion about something & I don’t agree with it I’ll just smile, nod & keep it moving.

Now don’t get me wrong if it’s an issue that is important or I’m passionate about I’ll take the time to state my case. For the most part I’m way too tired & have better things to do with my time than to argue about petty nonsense.

Are you someone that takes the time to argue?

Mom Life

What’s in a name?

I saw a post on Instagram from a new mom explaining how she waited 24 hours after her daughter was born to name her. She didn’t want to name her before she saw her in case the name didn’t fit.

Unlike this new mom, I named my daughter before she was born. I had a boys name & girls name picked out before we even found out the gender.

I’m not usually a super planner like that but I guess i was just excited. Then like all things in life things didn’t go as planned. My grandmother passed away very early into my pregnancy. She was suffering from dementia & put into hospice so on one of her final days I told her I was pregnant. She was one of the first people I told.

I was very close to her growing up & since I was named for my great grandmother Ruth I wanted to keep the tradition alive. My grandmothers name was Gertrude so I needed a G name.

I didn’t know the gender so we chose two G names one for each gender. I wanted a unique name but not two unique like how these celebrities name there kids crazy things.

Giuliana was different but not too different & pretty. When she was born i couldn’t think of naming her any other name it just fit. The other name i had for her wouldn’t of worked. I don’t know why but it just worked out. I think if i would have waited to name her it would have been more difficult & i would have changed my mind 100 times.

Did you name your children before they were born?


Don’t ever stop dating your spouse

My husband & I are really good at making sure to take time for just the two of us. It’s even more important now that we have a baby.

We used to take at least one vacation a year with just the 2 of us. No family or friends just us.

Things have changed since we were younger & didn’t have responsibilities but we have a date night at least once a month. Weather that’s dinner and a movie, drinks or even a staycation we find a babysitter & get out.

Life gets busy & it’s really good for us to have that time with each other to catch up & have fun.

Do you have date nights with your spouse?

Life as we know it

I can’t be trusted at Target

Target is one of those stores where I walk in & I can’t have a plan.

I don’t know what it is about it but it could suck me in for hours & do a lot of damage on my credit card or I could be there for 10 minutes & spend no money. There really is no in between.

Sometimes they have a ton of great stuff & sometimes I can’t find anything good. The one thing I do love about it is they have a variety of things. Clothes, food, baby items, electronics, books. They even have Starbucks which is perfect for a coffee addict like me. Who doesn’t want to shop while drinking coffee?

When I need alone time but want to get out of the house I find myself always going to target. It’s such a strange relationship I have with that store but it is what it is.

Does anyone else feel this way about Target or any other store?

Mom Life

1 hour of alone time

When my daughter was first born those first few weeks were rough. She would eat every 1-2 hours & I barely had any time for myself.

When I did get some alone time it would be a very limited amount of time so I would struggle with what to do with the time.

Should I get some much-needed sleep? Take a shower? Read a book? Eat a full meal? Catch up on my shows?

I had really think & prioritize what was most important but sometimes I would overthink it so much by the time I figured out what I want to do my time would be up & my daughter would wake up ready to eat again.

After a while I got the hang of my limited time & was able to figure it out but it is hard in the beginning.

Now my daughter takes longer naps & I have a little bit more time which is something I really take advantage of.

How do you prioritize your time as a parent?

Life as we know it

I’m sorry for the things I said when it was winter

I always hated winter. Snow & cold just don’t work for me. Plus it gets dark at 5:00 pm & that makes it even worse. Who wants it to feel like 10:00 pm at 5:00 pm? Why does it feel like every year winter gets longer? Everything about winter is miserable.

Even though I hate winter I do like seasons. After college my husband & I moved to Florida for a few years. I loved that winter didn’t exist but missed fall & spring. It felt like summer all year round & I didn’t like that either.

I just want to live in a place that has every season except winter. Is that too much to ask for?

Are you a winter person?