The Truth of Having Two Under 2

I am now a mom of two under 2. I've joined the club of the very tired, pulled every which way, always on the move moms.

Hudson will be 1 month old on Sunday and since he was born I get asked the loaded question at least 5 times a week. "How is it?"

I normally reply with, amazing! The kind of amazing that makes you feel overwhelmed and you aren't quite sure you're going to make it through the day amazing, but never happier.

But the truth is, it's hard. 

Having a toddler and a baby who both need your undivided attention is HARD! 

Getting out of the house takes hours. HOURS I tell you! We are never anywhere on time and if we are, it's normally because I didn't even have a chance to get myself ready. And while we are out I'm just praying we make it through without anyone having a melt down.

It's hard to feed Raegan lunch when Hudson is screaming. So I strap him into his ring sling and pray my way through lunch as the break of nap time is lingering right after.

It's hard to nurse Hudson as Raegan is digging through the trash and eating the lunch I just offered her, but she didn't want at lunch time, but NEEDS it now like a fat kid needs cake.

It's hard! Like seriously hard.

But I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

We prayed for this. We prayed for this exact crazy. A crazy that I am so thankful I'm able to experience.

And right now I am in a season of grace. The grace that everyone is giving me, I need to give to myself. This is a short season in life that is absolutely crazy, but also pretty fantastic.

So for now, I will buy stock in Chick-fila Dr. Pepper and take a deep breath, because the days are long, but the years are short, and being a mom is the only place I want to be.
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Powder Bath Reveal

We have been in the house for about 2 months now. I know so many of you have been dying to see all of the renovations, but I just don't feel like I can do it justice until each room has been decorated the way it's supposed to be.

Fortunately the powder bath didn't take much to get it the way I wanted it. This really is my favorite room of the house because I got to have a little fun with it.

So without further ado, here she is in all her glory!













It started off with a labor of love with my Dad. He and I spent 2 days shiplapping the entire room. It took some time to get into a rhythm, but once we did, those boards were going up one after another. I'll save how we did the shiplap for another blog post, but honestly, it's super easy. Just a little time consuming.


Once that was done the contractors painted the walls white and installed our tile. Another LOVE item!
I chose cement tile from Riad Tile in Dallas. We chose the Estrella pattern and I couldn't love it more. All of their tile is $9/square foot. The only advice I can give is make sure to find a tile installer who KNOWS cement tile. It's so important as the installing has lots of steps that must be followed.

Then my favorite part. I know I have a lot of favorite parts. The vanity. The sewing table is my great grandmother's. I've used it since I was little. It was a desk for awhile and then we moved into our first house and it was an entry way table. Then I came up with this amazing idea to use it as a powder bath vanity and it's love!
The plumber had strict instructions to not mess it up since it was an antique and he did good! So good. I probably would have cried if he ruined while installing the sink.

I'm just so excited for it to be done and the tiny touches I added to the room that make it perfect are my favorite.

The doorknob is another favorite!


It just adds that touch of elegance that brings the feel of the room all together! It is from the Nostalgic Collection from Wayfair. This doorknob is the Crystal Glass Privacy Door Knob with Classic Rosette. It brings the rustic, antique feel of the powder bath as soon as you turn the knob.

We originally just had the door knob that our contractor put in, but it didn't give the look I was going for. I wanted something more elegant and this doorknob fit the bill!

I'm hoping to reveal our master bath and bedroom next and then Raegan's new big girl room. Now to get her out of the crib since it's going to be baby brother's in August.

If you have any tips on transitioning to a big girl bed, send them my way. I'm absolutely dreading it and if this little guy wasn't on his way, I'd keep her in her crib until she goes to kindergarten.

Details
doorknob // Wayfair
ladder // made by the hubs
towels // Target and Wayfair
baskets // Wayfair (I spray painted them gold)
sink // build.com
mirror // Target
toilet paper holder // build.com
towel ring // build.com
green topiary // Wayfair
faucet // build.com (champagne bronze)
tile // Riad Tile (Estrella)

Wayfair has sponsored this post and provided the beautiful doorknob for this post. All opinions are my own.
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Ways to Be A Better Mom Today

 
Some days are hard. There is spilled milk on the counter, crushed up cheerios all over the floor, and a toddler running circles around you without a diaper on. All before 8am. You've decided that today you aren't a good mom. You have failed at being a mom. We've all been there. It comes with the territory.

Now you have a choice. You can let it all get to you and tell yourself the day cannot be redeemed. Or you can pick yourself up off the floor, decide to turn the day around, and be a better mom. How do you be a better mom you might ask? It's easy! Stand up, take a deep breath, and grab today by the horns!

Sometimes we feel that to be a good mom we have to be the best mom all the time. The mom who always has it together. The mom who plans amazingly creative crafts or we have to take them on multiple play dates a week, but honestly, you can be a better mom by just doing 1 of these quick fixes. The day is not lost. It can be turned around!

1. Give high fives
2. Race from one end of the house to the other
3. Give eskimo kisses
4. Cuddle up and read a book
5. Do jumping jacks
6. Make silly faces
7. Blow bubbles in a glass of chocolate milk
8. Hold their hand while you watch a TV show
9. Jump on the bed
10. Tell them how proud of them you are
11. Sing their favorite song
12. Share their favorite snack
13. Play in the dirt
14. Run through the sprinklers
15. Head to the neighborhood pool
16. Go for a walk around the block
17. Build a tower out of legos
18. Take silly pictures
19. Play dress up with mommy and daddy's clothes
20. Choose joy. 

Choose to make today a better day! And if all else fails, say a prayer that tomorrow is a better day.

If your day didn't start off on the right foot, don't let the rest of the day follow suit! Take a few minutes to enjoy your babies. It only takes a few seconds and it can change your day and attitude right around. 

Take a chance! What do you have to lose? I promise you won't be disappointed. 
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