I am back! Sorry for the short disappearance on my part, life got a bit crazy. Lots of great things have been going on which threw me off my blogging game a bit but I hope to be back at it this weekend with some posts that I have been wanting to share with you.
I have been trying to get some new things going for Blog Trends the past couple of weeks as well as reorganize my own personal life. Last month I was planning to return to my job when a great opportunity came my way. I found out a brand that I was really immersed in this past year was hiring a social media manager and things went great! So great in fact that I got to update my Linkedin profile because I got the job! The brand is one of the leading pregnancy and parenthood communities on the web so you can imagine with my recent pregnancy and the arrival of my daughter that I was a perfect fit!
With the new job I will be in the office a bit so little miss S started daycare. It was heartbreaking to leave her but thankfully it’s only a couple of days a week and by the time I’ve had enough time to really start to miss her I am on my way to get her. So with that said, I have been working on trying to get some new routines down (so that they can change again as soon as we get it together) and enjoying life as a working mom.
I am also really excited, I have been included as a nominee for the Circle of Mom’s Eco-Friendly mom bloggers, voting ends tonight so if you have a second to vote I’d really appreciate it! Anyway, you can expect some new posts from me in the next few days, I have a few products to review for you and some experiences to share. I hope you are doing well to and that you’ll say hello in the comments!
Hi, I’m Kate, a thirty something stay at home mom. My husband and I are proof that blind dates do work out. We have been married since 2006 and enjoyed our first few years of marriage traveling and experience life. We then had a difficult three and half year struggle to have a family. I am now a lucky mom to a 20 month old boy and 7 month old girl. Having two babies 13 months apart can make life pretty busy and sometimes crazy. My husband and I have had many back ups at the changing table. There is not much breathing room in a house with a Momma, Daddy, two babies, and oh yeah…three dogs!
I’ve started the Sticky Mom blog as my outlet. This is my way of reaching out to other mommas to share some smiles, some laughs, and yes, even tears. I want to share with other moms that they aren’t the only ones wanting to run down the street screaming after a frustrating and seemingly endless day. I’ve never claimed to be a great writer but I am honest. So grab your wine and join me on this roller coaster journey that is motherhood.
What is the focus of your blog and what would a new reader get out of visiting each week?
The Sticky Mom blog is my personal story of being a wife and stay at home mom to babies that are 13 months apart. I want to share my everyday journey of love, infertility, and the miracle and difficulties of having two babies close together. I also hope to help with the frustration of preparing delicious but quick meals and still trying to find some fun in life. I want new readers to feel part of my story.
How long have you been a blogger and what inspired you to start?
I have been a blogger for the last two months. I’m learning a lot as I go. I started The Sticky Mom blog because I needed an outlet. I don’t get out of the house much with two small babies. I was trying to do it all, do it well, and not lose site of who I was. That’s not always an easy thing to do. I knew I wasn’t the only one out there feeling that way. There are days you’ve never known such joy. There are also days when you want to run down the street crying. I wanted other moms to feel like they could laugh and cry along with me.
What do you do when you are not blogging?
The majority of my time is dedicated to being a mom. If I could manage extra time… I really enjoy baking, cooking, traveling, taking pictures, and doing anything creative. The little time I actually do get usually goes towards squeezing in a three minute shower.
Who are some of your personal favorite bloggers and why?
- Harpers Happenings was one of the first blogs I fell in love with. Her photography of her little girl and everyday life are beautiful and well done. I also felt connected to her style of writing.
- Oh Happy Day is just so unbelievably creative. I really admire that.
- Chocolate and Carrots is a new favorite. Her recipes make my mouth water.
Dear Baby Girl,
It has been about three months since I last wrote you. You came into the world on February 6th and my life has forever changed for the better. That day in February was one of the scariest, exciting and happiest days of my entire life. I had no idea what to expect but one thing kept me going, knowing that I would soon have you in my arms and in our lives.
You were born with wide eyes ready to take in everything around you. For the first two weeks of your life I had a hard time sleeping feeling like I had to watch over you every second of the day. I have since relaxed a bit and we have all settled into a nice routine for bed time.
You have been such a happy and joyous baby girl from the start. You gave us your first real smile around 1 and a half months and just yesterday I heard you chuckle with laughter for the first time while I tickled your belly on the changing table. My favorite part of every day is when we wake up in the morning and you give me the biggest smile when I lean over and tell you good morning.
You love to lay on your back with your favorite musical toy over head and coo and yell. We have wonderful conversations every day and I always ask you to tell me what you’ve seen in your dreams while you slept. You love to play with your vocal chords and it makes me so happy to listen to you all day.
You think your daddy is the funniest person alive. He is always singing and dancing for you while you look on with a big smile and curious eyes. You love to cuddle and be rocked to sleep and more recently you hate to fall asleep on your own without some convincing.
The weather is finally getting a bit warmer and you love to fall asleep in your stroller while we walk. You are more alert and ever changing with every day we spend together. There has been no greater joy in my life than becoming your mother. I love your daddy with all of my heart but I have never felt love like I do with you, you are my heart Sylvia Chanel.
I was asked recently to come back and write another post for ElizabethBanks.com so I was very excited to share some of the things I am learning as a new mom!
I’ve officially been a mom for about two months and I am still waiting for the baby brain to go away. Somehow I was under the impression that after I delivered my little bundle of joy all of the forgetfulness and mild confusion would disappear and I would return to a calm and collected state – wrong!
Not only has the baby brain not gone away, my life is more hectic than ever. Between the diaper blowouts, lack of sleep and the quickest showers I’ve ever taken in my life it is safe to say I need all of the help I can get making my life simpler.
Thank god for the 21st century and the invention of apps. I seriously would never remember when the last time my daughter ate if it wasn’t for my iPhone. I suppose I could write things down but with my forgetfulness that paper would disappear faster than free liquor at an office party.
I am here to share some apps that I have discovered to help parents stay ahead of the game:
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