Thursday, May 5, 2011

Since the baby is sleeping on her daddy and I have the opportunity to shower, I'll be brief

Baby is sleeping not in my arms for more than 20 minutes. I thought it was time for a quick update:

-Some cutie got baptized this week. A family friend made her gown out of my wedding dress. She looked like a princess.

-Our herb garden is absolutely exploding. I can make enough pesto for a year with our enormous basil plant. And I can make enough of something else for a year with whatever you make out of cilantro and fennel.

-Celebrity Apprentice is phenomenal.

-Can someone please teach me how to have a clean house, healthy home-cooked meals, a hobby of my own, folded laundry and maybe work from home while taking care of a baby who only wants to snuggle, eat and issue heart-melting smiles? Or maybe just to have two hands so I can sweep my kitchen and write long overdue thank you cards...

Not that I'm complaining about the great job I have. I just want to know how to do it better. How do you strike balance as a mom? Comment away!


  1. I don't know if you'll manage absolutely all of those things, but I do think wearing your little one helps them be snuggled up while leaving your hands free :). If she really likes being tightly snuggled, moby wraps (or similar) are lovely as you can tuck their little feet in.

    I'm still learning to strike a balance between mommy, wife and photographer. It doesn't always work, but there are days where the house is clean and dinner is on the table at a reasonable time. It definitely got easier as my little one got older (she's nearly a year) and I adjusted (although the swing was a beautiful thing for awhile, she loved to sleep in it).

    Okay, so I probably just babbled on a little too much, but there's my half-cent... lots of prayers to you!

  2. Definitely not babbling :) I love blog comments and perspective from other moms!

    She doesn't like the moby (too hot) but she LOVES the ring sling. I think I have a hard time striking balance with everything. Like although I don't need to constantly be doing chores and running myself ragged, I can't go to the other extreme and do nothing all day. Prayers are always appreciated!