Monday, May 30, 2011

These are a few of my Favorite Things......Baby Edition!

Happy Memorial Day!  Before I start rambling on and on about my love of all things baby :) I wanted to give a big THANKS to all of the hard-working men and women who put their lives on the line so that we can live ours the way we want.  What would we do without these outstanding people?  This became especially true this last week for our four-state area.  After Joplin was hit with the tornado, men and women from the National Guard flew into action, as did others in the medical field.  What a horrible week it was to watch the news and hear the death toll rise, but it was heartwarming to see thousands of people helping those with nothing but the shirts on their back.  I feel extremely lucky and proud to live in America!

Now, back to baby stuff...

Babies always cheer me up!  Daughter #2 is like my own bottle of Prozac. :)  Here are my personal top five things I love most about babies!!!

5. They think you are beautiful, even with no make-up and dried chunks of banana in your hair.
4. A baby's huge smile!  This is the only age where toothless is sooo sweet!
3. A simple game of Pat-a-Cake will entertain them forever!  Well, maybe just a few minutes, but it's still easy!
2. Their soft skin smells wonderful, even without the baby lotion.
1. You can't help but love them unconditionally.  Even after a bad day, you can look into your baby's eyes and everything is instantly better.  Oh yeah, and according to my husband, you can always blame your flatulence on them as well. :)

Sweet baby dreams,
xoxo Meg

Friday, May 20, 2011

Someone to catch you when you fall...

Everything you do in life requires a support system.  When things go wrong or even when things go right, you always need someone to be there for you.  A mother, sister, friend, daughter, cat, or even a blog! :)
I started to write here and there at the end of 2009.  I came up with a crazy idea for a book while putting Daughter #1 to bed one night.  A year and a half later, my book is nothing like the idea I began with, which is a good thing!  And I have my friends and family to thank for that.  Although I was incredibly embarrassed to admit my secret hobby, not one person thought it was silly or a waste of time.  My family was my much-needed support system and took every word seriously. 
After a year and a half of writing, editing, rewriting, and having a baby :), my support system has grown and I have grown as well.   Maybe not a better writer, but a braver Mommy for sure.  Even an old friend has helped me out and sent readers over here to my youngster of a blog.  Thank you Linda!!  And thank you to my huge family that can give a mommy huge dreams.   xoxo Meg

P.S.  Drop by Linda's blog if you have a chance

Friday, May 13, 2011

Life is but a Dream

After a loooong afternoon with uncooperative Daughter #1, Daughter #2 decides she too wants to be unhappy with me.  So on the car ride home from Grandma's house, D#2 starts to scream her head off.  You parents out there know that a screaming child is pretty distracting, unless you can block out the noise which I cannot.  Singing at the top of our lungs, D#1 and I calm her down with 'Row, row, row your boat.'  By the third round of the song, I am struck with a great idea.  The title to my first book will now be, "Life is but a Dream." Yay! :)  It has taken me months to think of a decent title.  I couldn't believe that an old nursery rhyme song could give me that much clarity on a title for my story.  Thank you D#2 for your endless crying.  I couldn't have done it without you.   xoxo Meg

Monday, May 9, 2011

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this crazy circus of my life squeezed onto the pages of a BLOG.  My life as a stay-at-home mom, trying to write/edit/create my first novel during the few minutes of nap time.  Sure, some days I may feel like I'm in the middle of a circus, juggling five things at once.  But most days I am content and happy to be raising my lovely daughters at home.
Happy late Mother's Day to all you lucky women out there.  I felt it would be fitting to launch my blog around this holiday.  I've been celebrating this holiday for three years now and each year I anxiously await a day filled with relaxation.  Daddy Baker brings me breakfast in bed.  Daughter #1 rubs my sore feet while Daughter #2 brushes my birds-nest hair.  What a vision that would be!
A normal Mother's Day is anything but relaxing.  Dishes will be done, floors will be swept, and of course, children will be children.  Instead of foot rubs, I get the usual splattering of pureed carrots across the cheek and don't forget about the dried spit-up on my shoulder. 
Whether it be relaxing or not, my girls will light up Mother's Day, as they do every single day of my life.  They are the honey that holds this family together.  Kinda sticky, but always sweet.  I love you all dearly.  Yes, even you Daddy!  You can bring me breakfast in bed tomorrow.
I hope you've enjoyed my first blog post.  Expect more gems of knowledge on Mommyhood and even some sneak peeks from my series, The Gifted Girls.        xoxo Meg