I’ve been working on enjoying little moments – my goal for this year, 2019, was to live more in the moment and to put being a Mom first. Obviously I have to work and that’s an important aspect of my life too, but I really wanted to focus more on Motherhood. And I’m not going to lie, it’s been a really hard balance, in fact it has since I became a Mom, since I’ve always worked. It’s something I strive to work on everyday and to attempt to get better at day by day. However, I’ve also learned to give myself a little grace, to be okay with answering emails a few hours later than usual and to remind myself that things can wait – that things will still work out, even if I don’t do them that second.
This past weekend, I had a LOT of work to catch up on and honestly, as much as I try not to and don’t love working on the weekends, during the school year it just kind of has to happen. Mainly because that’s the time that Marcus is home and the main hours I can really buckle down and work while Blake is still being taken care of and having fun. Anyways, so I woke up on Sunday and was freaking tired. Pregnancy is kickin’ my butt this round and I had been up until like 1AM the night before catching up on things and still had more I needed to get done that morning so I could spend the afternoon as strictly family time. Blake rolled into my room, with our favorite (FAGE yogurt) in hand and said “can I snuggle with you and baby brother and we can eat yogurt in bed together?”. It’s moments like this that literally make me stop in my track, it brings me back down to earth and just centers me. It’s like she knew I needed her to be like, Mom, chill out and let’s just focus on us. It’s exactly what my heart needed.
Those are the moments I’m talking about – the things I’ve strived to do better at this year. Stopping and being just a Mom, making that my number one priority. The reality is, sometimes I have to say no and sometimes (more often than I’d like) the words “in just a few minutes baby” come out of my mouth because I just can’t do what she wants to do that second. BUT, there are moments when I CAN, it’s just a choice, so those are the moments I’m working on more of saying “Yes” and more of focusing on just that. Turning my brain off of work and living in the moment of just Motherhood.
I’ll tell you what too – it’s been so good for my heart. SO good. And honestly – nothing has changed, work still works out, in it’s own time and things fall into place eventually, but I’m happier and well, that’s what matters the most.
Also – huge shout out to FAGE for making this tiny (but big) moment happen this past weekend. It was exactly what my heart needed and it might sound silly, but these yogurts are a lot more to me because it’s kind of our “morning thing” we do. We eat yogurt together, talk and just bond together. Sometimes snuggled up in bed 😉 But we are learning self love and we are growing together and if it’s FAGE makin’ that happen during our mornings, then you’re the real MVP.
We LOVE the Split cups + I really love the plain with granola and fruit in it. Though, lately we’ve been hooked on these Split cups because of the convenience and ease of them. They have a ton of flavors to choose from and they’re pretty dang good for you. They have 30% less sugar, no artificial sweeteners, they’re rich and creamy, non-GMO Project Verified and available in three different fat categories for your choosing ( 5% whole milk, 2% low fat or 0% nonfat). Moral of the story, grab them at the store next time you’re there. Find a store near you, here.