Not too long ago, my son made the move into his official “big boy” bed.
We’ve been working on transitioning the baby out of our room and into sharing a room with her brother (a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old? Wish me luck…) and making the switch has just showed me how old he is getting.
But there’s one area that my son hasn’t fully grown into–and that’s potty training at night.
If your family is anything like mine, they love giving presents for the holiday season–but with many family members and years of presents under the tree, the gift-giving season can start to lose some of its sparkle and fun.
Gift giving can start to feel more stressful than joyful and I know on more than one occasion I’ve wondered why anyone needs more “stuff.”
So this year I decided to turn the kids lose on a handmade Christmas present for the adults in their lives that would be so much more meaningful and fun for all of us.
Every now and then, I stand at my kitchen counter, bouncing a fussy (yet still adorable) baby, do the long-arm mom reach so I can take a careful sip of my coffee without spilling it all over her head, survey the mess that is my house and wonder–
Is motherhood really this hard or am I just really, really bad at it?
The truth is, I see a lot of other moms who seriously look like they have it all together–and I’m not saying that in a cliched way, but in an honest-to-goodness way–there really seem to be moms who juggle having kids, working, and looking fit and fashionable all.the.time.
But the truth is, that is definitely not me–and here a few of my deepest, darkest “mom confessions” to prove it.
As we prepared to welcome our fourth baby into our family a few months ago, there was just one teensy problem:
We had no room left at the inn.
With a rather small house and five people already squeezed into three bedrooms, I wasn’t exactly sure how to make room sharing with a baby work for us. But luckily, it’s been great.