Hope you guys had a awesome weekend.
Stu has been traveling non-stop all month long. Every week he’s had to be away Wed-Sun. I don’t know what is going on with me, but lately I’ve missed him more than I’ve ever missed him in the past. I was up at 4:30am yesterday morning because I couldn’t sleep. Just so excited for him to be coming home. This insane amount of travel for him occurs every 4 years around election time, so it’s not like I didn’t know it was coming. Thankfully this week he’s home and next weekend we’re going- away just us. It’s much needed and I seriously cannot wait <3
Before we had Zach, if Stu had to travel, it was no big deal. Sure I missed having him around, but I would keep myself busy, go out with friends, hit the gym, etc and the time he was out of town flew by. Times have changed a bit since then. We have a 13 month old, I don’t work full time, we moved to a new city and state, and we’re expecting our second child in February. It’s a lot, and I guess I’ve been more emotional lately (hmm, hormones?) Since having Zach, sometimes I feel like Stu’s life changed a little, and my life changed a lot. Granted it was my choice to step away from the mic to stay home with the baby. I’m not complaining or regret any of it. With that said, I’ve LOVED being home with Zach this past year, and wouldn’t change it for the world. However, I’m definitely ready to get back on the air in some capacity. I need that “me time”.
Hubs being away so much + my mom friends going back to work + no family + me not working = Bored Momma. Need stimulation asap.
I miss playing my favorite music, interviewing artists, taking phone calls, doing local events and most of all, meeting the listeners. I MISS IT SO MUCH. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love Texas. We are so blessed to live in such an amazing state. I never want to leave. After only 9 short months down here, I consider Dallas our home. This has a lot to do with why I’m craving local radio. I’ve embraced this city with my whole heart and all I want to do it be a part of it. When I decided to stay home with Zach, my intention was to never leave my radio career behind for good. Hopefully, later this week I will have some exciting news to share with you on that front.
Sorry to lay all of this on ya first thing on a Monday, but it’s been weighing on me.
Are you a mom and feeling in a little rut? How did you get over it?
Saturday morning I ran my first 5K with Zach. Pushing a 24 lb. baby in a jogging stroller while 19 weeks pregnant was certainly a challenge. Wow. I kept telling myself that if I felt like walking, I would, and I did a few times. But for the most part I felt really good about this race and ended up crossing the finish line in 29:06. Seeing that I haven’t run more than 3 miles since May and haven’t trained, I was proud of myself for accomplishing this. I guess all of my treadmill interval workouts paid off! In two weeks I’m running another local 5K but this time Zach will be on the sidelines with Stu cheering me on. I’m curious to see how I do without the stroller…and almost 23 months pregnant.
After the race, Zach and I walked around the little town festival going on. He tried to eat a banana peal and then observed the pretty flowers.
Friday night I went to Barnes & Noble and bought Sh*tty Mom
Caution: DO NOT read this book unless you are wearing waterproof mascara. It’s that funny.
The book Sh*tty Mom is the must have parenting book for all the moms out there who are tired of feeling inadequate.
There are millions of parenting books out there, with all of them focusing on how you can improve and be a better mother. Finally, a book that tells it like it is and allows all the mothers out there to breathe a sigh of relief. A book that gives you permission to give 50% of you rather than all of you. A book that lets you know you aren’t alone when you “sometimes” do things – just to get through the day, or just get 5 more minutes of sleep.
Sh*tty Mom presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With sections like ”Your Children Want to Ruin You,” to “But Sometimes They Are Awesome,” to “Stop Not Taking the Easy Way Out,” the authors, Alicia Yearbo, Mary Ann Zoellner, Laurie Kilmartin and Karen Moline make you laugh until you are crying.
I highly recommend the book. Although, it should come with a warning not to read in public because the stares you get while laughing will definitely leave others wondering what you are reading.
Seriously, get this book today!