Life with two kids under 11

My life has definitely changed now that I have two little ones. Since we had my daughter summer of 2015, I have been at home. My days usually start with Disney Junior on our television and making sure my son gets all his stuff prepared for school. I get breakfast handled and start my first load of laundry.By 8:15 I am dropping my son off to school and me and my munchkin  are heading to get mom her morning coffee. Then its back home take the dog for a walk or sit out back with him and let my daughter play. I am planning our dinner and making my checklist of what to get done for the day. I do the household chores around my daughters nap schedules usually get my shower in while she’s down for her morning nap. By lunch time I am already planning for after school activities. I get my daughter to eat a nice lunch play with her and let her watch a Disney film. I bake cookies or a nice banana nut bread so my kids and husband have a nice treat as an afternoon pick me up. Mom enjoys them too sometimes even more than they do. When  my daughter goes down for her afternoon nap. I get rest of my cleaning done and I try to take some time to exercise or a little time to chill with my son if his homework is done. We get him ready for sports and check over his homework. depending on the night we either have an early dinner before sports. Or we have it prepped and eat after. When that is the case I get my baby fed first and bring her snacks. After we get home and have had our meal I clean up spend time with the kids and then get my daughter bathed and off to bed. I then finish dishes from dinner. I fold the last bit of laundry and clean up our living room which is usually a disaster from my babies nightly energy exertion. By 9:00pm I can finally have sometime to unwind take a bath, watch some tv, or read a book. My husband likes to unwind on his own in the living room and then we try to save energy for quality time together before  turning in for the night. I don’t dress fantastic each day I save that for weekends and date nights with my hubby and time I get with my friends. Sometimes if the kids are sick I can get stuck in the house for days and I am content to keep them cozy and hang in my sweats or pajamas. I’ve certainly found that I have everyone being cautious of waking up my baby when she’s napping. I am working on having her adjust to our life and not just everyone cater to her schedule now that she is getting older its easier on all of us. I find that I need to make time for my husband because my energy is depleted a lot easier taking care of my two beautiful kids our house and my hubby. I want to make sure he sees me taking pride in our home and myself and our kids our life is great. I do think its funny when people who don’t have the same chaos have no concept of time. I must have a plan to get us through are day and make sure we don’t miss a beat. I am lucky to have such a helpful son. He is the best when my husband is out-of-town, he is always offering to help me with his baby sister. He loves her so much and sometimes just him keeping her busy playing helps me get our dinner  going more efficiently. I have become better at carving out time to spend with my friends even if just one day a week for morning coffee or a girls lunch. I have made a point to make weekly date night for my husband and I to enjoy each other outside the home. This time to reconnect is much-needed. He works really hard and sometimes is out of town for work. I am occupied from sun up until kids bedtime with the kids and the household duties. So when we can just slow down and enjoy each other its blissful. when my son is at school I miss him everyday. I also miss my daughter the few days she goes to daycare. But I am refreshed and by the time I get them the house looks fabulous and I have got a lot done errands and housework and I feel great. Our house is not full of fine art and collectables and it’s not a show place. But what I love is that it’s a place everyone feels at home and welcome. It’s a warm and real environment that has traces of life and the love we share all over it. I have kids pictures and artwork and excellent grades posted up on fridge and we have toys  in the living room. As young as my kids are I know how fast the time flies by and I absolutely treasure these moments. I have been so blessed to be a mother of two wonderful children. There is no greater gift or privilege than to be a parent and watch your kids learn and grow and experience all life has to offer. My life is rich beyond words because I am a parent. I ponder how different it is now from how it was when my parents were  raising me the world is changing so much and I want to do the best job I can to raise loving, hardworking, kind, intelligent well-rounded humans. I’ve definitely noticed that I get overwhelmed  when I am under the weather. I feel like I am not doing enough and feel our whole schedule gets out of whack. But I am working to be less critical of myself, I am lucky. I have a wonderful husband  who when he’s able to be home is very helpful. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband and amazing father for our children. Every day is something new and I look forward to each day with my family raising my children is a happiness and its stress too but it’s oh so worth it. To all the wonderful parents out there bless you all and enjoy all the moments with your kids as they all grow up and so fast. We all have different  parenting styles and different  schedules but we are all united in the love  and responsibility  we have nurturing and teaching our young ones to be wonderful humans.

Published by 40fitmom

My Name is Jennifer .I was born and raised in California.I am the proud mother of two incredible children Brandon and Savannah.I enjoy trying new things,Outdoor adventures,new recipes, and travel, just to name a few.I hope to encourage others to try new things! I strive to learn as much as possible. I am on a journey to be my best self. Working out more drinking half my body weight in water. Meditating and journaling to find inner peace. I am working on my self esteem and have lots of goals I’m working towards. I cherish my family and friends and never take a single moment for granted.

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