I Blinked And Then There Were Two…

brothers4“You WILL love them the same, despite your fear. Your heart doesn’t split, it doubles in size.” -Kerry De Roque Guice

“When outnumbered, switch to a zone defense.” -Lisa Chu Biakanja

“Take time with the first child. We did dates. I would take my son for walks or out on his bike, just the two of us. We had lots of fun. Then my husband would do the same on another night. We each got our one-on-one time with both of them. Take time for yourself, too!” -Grace Saunders

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” -Franklin P. Jones

“I love kids, but they are a tough audience.” -Robin Williams

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” -Walt Streightiff

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful.” -Charles Osgood

I think the idea of going from one child to two was more overwhelming for me than the idea of the first child. I knew how to take care of a baby, I knew what to expect for the delivery, I knew that I would be exhausted, and I was prepared for the breastfeeding this time around. We had our schedule. We had our way of doing things. We knew what worked, for one child. How was I going to change my schedule to make it more productive and make room for another child? My emotions were also all over the place. The rational part of my brain knew that I would have enough love for both of my boys, but I worried that Nikola wouldn’t feel as loved or as special has he had felt for the last 2 years. Keep On Reading!



Pearls of Wisdom.

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According to Merriam-Webster, a pearl of wisdom is defined as “a wise word or statement; often humorous.” Recently I came across some handwritten words of wisdom from my MaMaw Nina, who passed away in 2012. It inspired me to reach out to family and friends to make a collection of “pearls of wisdom.” The times have changed and the world we live in today is so much more fast-paced and materialistic than it was before when my grandparents and great-grandparents were growing up. I asked my family and friends to share their pearls of wisdom, anything that they think needs to be passed down to the next generation. This is an inspiring post for me and I plan on referring back to it many times, but I really want to be able to pass this along to my boys when they get older. I hope you find some of these pearls, inspiring, uplifting, helpful, and maybe even funny. Life was slower and so much more simple, even just 10 years ago. My hope is these little gems will help you slow down a bit and take a moment to learn something new or be inspired. Keep On Reading!


Good for the Soul…

“Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.” -Laurie Buchanan, PhD

“You’re the boss of clutter, not the other way around.” –Monika Kristofferson

“Having too much of anything results in chaos, confusion, and clutter.” –Geralin Thomas

Today, I woke up feeling like I needed to let go. I wasn’t sure of what. I just felt this urgency to let go. With everything going on in my life this year, I have felt so weighed down. I feel like I have had no control over anything. I was sitting on my couch, watching Hoarders (which might have had something to do with it. HA!), and I decided I was going to go through our storage building, throw away or donate, reorganize the boxes, and make sure they were all labeled. Keep On Reading!