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Hello world-

What have you been up to? It sure is a beautiful day out isn’t it?  Is it the “momtitude” on me that makes everything look so splendid that happens around me. I have heard about how being a mom changes your whole perspective on how you see things around you but did not believe too much of it but i am realizing the world around me is changing. Most things are changing for the better, but some of course are not. I may not have this positive attitude all the time due  to sheer exhaustion of raising two toddlers but I sure get this wave of appreciation for things around me every once in a while. So read on 🙂 .

Being a mom means you now have a whole lot of responsibility period! You also don’t know what self less love feels like until you have become a mom. You now have this tiny little person that you need to care for. Days become longer but years become shorter. It is just fun being a parent.

Of course, I don’t have a minute to myself. I don’t have a Pinterest perfect home. I don’t cook culinary delights anymore. My days/months are spent planning for their birthdays, their outfits for their school photos , heck their everyday outfits. I run around the house like a headless chicken trying to feed everyone and myself.  All I can say is it has been one heck of a ride (being a mom that is) and I wouldn’t change this for anything in the world.

I know it has been over a few months that I wrote a blog post. I just have had too many things going on. We just recently moved into a new house so talk about packing,unpacking, decorating, purging hit all at once and top it off with two toddlers and a dog (don’t forget my full time traveling husband). A has started to go to a Montessori school. I am especially excited about this as I wanted to see her prosper and thrive into a Montessori environment (hopefully). M has started to babble and talk up a storm and her favorite word? You guessed it- its NO!

Kids are doing great, Bella is still very much a puppy and growing healthy . Life has gotten a whole lot sweeter.

This post didn’t really have a solid weight behind this but I wanted to just fire off something at you all wonderful people since you haven’t heard from me in a while. So with one more promise to be frequent I am going to stop typing. Feel free to send me feedback and messages regarding anything you would like to read or see on my blog. For now, enjoy my insta feed- it sure is colorful there @pjmomblog 🙂 .

See you there!

XoXo

PJ

 

 

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Birthday, Work and Instagram!

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Birthday, Work and Instagram!

Hello my Dear Friends,

I am SO over the winter blues and very ready for the nice and warm sunny rays. Aren’t we all though? Luckily, this week I will be able to enjoy some 60 degrees weather (close to 70s actually) and I am not complaining.

So what is new with me? We recently celebrated baby M’s first birthday. I know we all say it but seriously where did the year go? Just with a blink of an eye miss M is ONE year old and big sis A is now THREE! My girls are getting big and I cannot believe I actually did survive the first year of the second baby while going through the terrible twos of Miss A. I guess that would be my super power lol. What is yours?12322768_1302166389809983_769838979543513551_o

My work has gotten super busy. I worked from home 100% for the past 3.5 years (yep, super lucky there) and now I have just started to go to work 3 days a week and that has been a BIG adjustment for me and my family. I know I am still lucky enough to be able to work from home two days a week and when needed but I almost forgot how much work it is to actually get up at 6 am, take shower, style my hair (styling means blow drying and flat ironing ), to put on makeup, to pick professional clothes, pack some snacks for the road and so on. Phew. Oh the snack packing brings me to my most interesting point, my commute! From zero commute to now one way 50 miles commute is not fun, at all! Yep 50 miles each way. That is a whole lot of gas and mileage on my car and if you know the Capital Beltway, it is not the fun-nest road to drive on 😉 . Anyways- I have been trying to make that commute as my “me” time. I snack on some dry fruits and Kind bars, listen to the Kane show and gather my thoughts. I make ALL my big plans while I drive these days lol. It’s funny you actually start to enjoy the long drive some days (some days).

The other new thing that I have is I have started to use Instagram a LOT lately lol. I mean at least one post a day , which is a BIG deal in my books. I am trying to stay active on social media by putting more pics on IG that way I am still keeping in touch with you all. What? You haven’t followed me on IG yet? You have got to! My IG name is pjmomblog , simple 🙂 . Please follow me as I capture my cuties behind the iphone lenses. I have been trying to use a lot of hash tags to for the sake of visibility in the world of IG as well. So if you are up for keeping up with my babies’ shenanigans follow me right now.

Rest all is well, I will post Miss M’s birthday pics soon. Until then see you on IG.

XoXo

PJ

 

So……….

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So……….

Is the blog still active? Is she still around? What the heck happened to her? I’m sure some of you are wondering this about me and my blog. Well, for me I am still here and around. And my blog (surprisingly) still here as well! Maybe not as active these days but definitely still here 🙂 .

So let’s jump right in to see what’s new. Hmm honestly nothing major. Hubby and I are still trying to figure things out on how to balance life with two kids. Some days are good and some days are seriously brutal. We are trying to see past the struggle of balancing our lives to a sunny bright home with happy kids running around while the parents (ahem, us) can just sit and watch them play. Someone please, tell me that is possible, someone, anyone? We are having hard time getting time to ourselves obviously with two kids being super young (2.5 year old and a 7 month old )BUT we know one day they will grow up and things will get much easier , at least that’s what we are hoping for.

Raising two kids is not easy! I can tell you that. Especially, since they are so young. They both need and want our constant attention and we full-time working parents are beat by the end of the day to give much attention to them and add to that we are a co-sleeping family which means no break day and/or night. So lord help us get through the terrible twos all while taking care of an infant in the same house at the same time.

Okay enough of this rant. As hard as it has been it also has been super rewarding. Nothing makes a parent proud than to see their babies happy and healthy and smiling and sometimes seriously trying to kill each other 🙂 .

So what is new? Miss A is a happy as a clam when it comes down to going to school. She LOVES her friends and her teachers. Also looks like her appetite is coming back. She is now back to eating her normal amount of food, thank god! Miss M has recently started solids and doing wonderful with them. She is still nursing on demand but also enjoys her solids. She is severely teething though so looking out for those chompers pretty soon. I  am still making her homemade food in my handy-dandy Cuisinart Baby Food Maker, so yep I did not treat my second child as a second class citizen and fed her Gerber food jars (which obviously I did not feed my first baby either, nothing against Gerber but I am biased to Ella’s and Plum Organics). As tired and as busy I am I might as well feed her store-bought food at all times but I am still trying to make all if not most of her food at home except of course when we are traveling.

A now talks in full sentences and quite frankly talks a LOT! I love how my baby is growing into a beautiful “big” girl. M has started to babble and crawls everywhere. She is now trying to stand up on her own. Oh how Time DOES fly!

Okay enough for today’s update. Keep an eye out for some more fun posts or rather lengthy vent posts. Either way I ain’t going nowhere so bear with me. And while you are at it wish me luck.

Hugs to you all!

XoXo

PJ

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