Yay! First Post!

Thanks for checking out my blog and my first post! I am so excited to share this blog with you, as it will follow my experiences as a new mom, and hopefully it will help fellow new moms and give some humor to moms that have already been there and done that.

First off, this blog is not going to be about eating healthy, exercising, or using all organic products. I may mention some of that occasionally, but I just downed 6 cookies in one sitting, so at least the eating healthy part is out of the question. However, this blog WILL be about surviving parenthood any way that I can, and staying positive about it! I also like to dip into some crafts at times, when the baby is sleeping and I’m well rested and showered(maybe once a week) and I also like to read, travel, and hang out with my fur-children, so I’ll be throwing in a little of those every now and then.

So far, in only 7 weeks and 2 days of parenthood, I have learned A TON. I had read a lot of blogs and pinned a thousand pins on Pinterest before I had my daughter, in hopes that I would be a parenting professional before I even became one. Well, I can tell you that I am definitely NOT a professional, and they really don’t give you a manual. We were handed a baby with no instruction and we’ve kept it alive for 7 weeks so far, so I’d say we’re making it! I have learned that not everyone does it the same way and you know your baby best. What works for me may not work for another mom, and vice versa.

My main goal in this blog is to spread positivity. Being a mom is not easy. I see SO many women on social media that have just had babies and their makeup is on, their hair is done, they look skinny (this one bothers me the most) and they appear to be wide awake. I realize that people use social media most of the time only to show their very best moments, but it gets to me, and I’m sure it gets to a lot of moms out there. I’m over here with no makeup, dried milk in my hair, and 15 extra pounds that just don’t want to leave. To top that off, I’m SUPER grumpy because my sleep is always interrupted(my poor husband has to suffer). So it makes me feel like I’m not doing something right, and makes me question why I can’t keep it together.

Well, I am here to tell you that you’ll make it, mama! We’re in this together. Even though we’re tired, smelly, fat, and grumpy(and it’s ok!) we are going to make it. cropped-img_8037.jpg