How Does She Do It?

How Does She Do It?

How do you do it all?  

I get asked that question all the time and my answer is usually, “I put one foot in front of the other and move forward”.  I suppose it’s not that simple however.  I never anticipated being a single mom.  In fact, it was one of my biggest fears.  Prior to getting married, I watched single friends of mine get pregnant only to have the men they loved walk out of the lives of their children and leave them to raise children alone.  I saw the disappointment in their faces, the sadness, the frustration and I didn’t want that for myself.  I swore I’d choose a good partner/mate/future father and build a family together.  It was important to me.  I thought it was that simple and couldn’t have been more wrong.  LIFE HAPPENED…

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The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me...

The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me...

I spent the next nine months trying to prepare myself.  I read every book, watched every baby show, went to ever pre-natal appointment with a list of questions and created the safest, most amazing, Thomas the Train nursery. I followed the “What to expect when you are expecting” book like it was the bible and my husband and I bought the best, the newest, and most technologically advanced baby equipment we could afford.

…AND WHERE WAS MY OWN MOM DURING THIS TIME?

she was right by my side…laughing hysterically

My mom knew what I couldn’t comprehend at the time…NOTHING prepares you for motherhood! NOTHING!  The one piece of wisdom my mother told me was this…

“MOTHERHOOD WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO PRAY”

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