Yes, I am skinnier than I was two kids ago (but please don’t judge me for it)

Ok, so some of you might hate me for this post, but as I’ve said before, this is my blog, so I get to say whatever I want. 🙂

So…I am so incredibly tired of hearing about how people are in shock, disbelief, disgust, etc towards women who look thin after giving birth.

From Princess Kate to model Sarah Stage, it’s all about how unbelievable it is that they look so great after or even before giving birth! I know there are so many women that gain weight in places they never even thought possible, but realistically, there are so many women that feel just as uncomfortable at the fact that their bodies barely change at all while pregnant. Continue reading

Sometimes You Just Need to Call it Quits

When I was in my third year of college and my first quarter at Houston Baptist University I remember calling my mom begging to quit HBU and come back to San Antonio and she told me, “Julie, you think the grass is always greener on the other side.” This is, in fact, a very true statement.

I am very much a person who always wants to do the next thing or if I just was here or doing this instead I would be happier. Don’t get me wrong, I’m generally a very happy person and I’m not talking big things, just kind of everyday things. Continue reading

Savoring the “Last Time”

Since I’ve had Elliot, it’s made me think back on when Emery was a baby (not like she’s not now, but you know what I mean), and all her “last times.” It’s started out as something small. I was feeding Elliot and I thought to myself, “When was the last time Emery used the boppy?” I didn’t know it at the time, but I’m sure it just happened. We went from using it constantly to probably just a few times here and there to eventually picking it up and storing it in the closet for two years, until Elliot arrived. We didn’t know that day or night when we used it that it would be our last, but it was.

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The Sweetest Season

Last Monday was a day I had been looking forward to for a long time. I was finally going to get back into the swing of working out. My work out choice for the past few years has been hot yoga. If you haven’t tried it, it’s pretty amazing what it can do to your body. After having two kids I was ready!

I signed up for a two week, two hours, everyday hot yoga boot camp. I was excited to jump start my body again and honestly, to get some “me” time in. While it’s been amazing and I have seen some results, what it really made me realize was that I REALLY missed my evenings with my babies.

Being a full-time working mom and then coming home to take care of two babies is tiring. I thought a little bit of yoga would help to relax me, but every night for two weeks, is not what I thought it would be. Continue reading

The Weight Stops Here

When I say I have had a weight issue for as long as I can remember, that is not an exaggeration. And I don’t mean with actual weight gain/loss just with how I see myself. I can remember standing in front of a mirror and obsessing over how “fat” my stomach was when I was maybe ten! That is not healthy!

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Someday You’ll Be Me

Like many other mothers out there, I wanted to share my words of wisdom with my daughters. While the saying goes “We all turn into our mothers” I can’t say I fully agree. I honestly think the majority of every generation becomes a little better at the parenting thing. Maybe it’s because some of us tell ourselves we would never do what our parents did or some people might have had a really great example and really honed in on how to be even better. Maybe this is true, maybe it’s not, it’s not like I did any real research on the matter, it’s just my opinion. However, someday, despite what you think, if you have kids you will become me and do the following… Continue reading

I’m Still a Mom, Even Though I had a C-Section

I have reached the age, where everyone, everywhere around me is having a baby. You can’t scroll through Facebook without seeing at least two new posts about someone announcing they’re pregnant or just had their baby. And the amount of babies and kids posted on there are countless! I’m perfectly fine with that, I post multiple pics of my girls as long as I can capture a half way decent photo of them!

However, with all these new births, everyone has an opinion, from bottles to baby monitors, people literally start giving you their thoughts the second you even mention wanting to have a baby, hey i’m guilty of it too! One such opinion that really affected me personally though was the great c-section debate. Continue reading