1 Year Old and Ready to EAT
Jack Douglas Cortes is now a toddler. Just that sentence makes me want to cry. And to-be-honest, I’ve been crying a lot lately. He’s growing up faster than I could possibly imagine and we’re crossing one milestone after another. Two weeks ago, we reached the end of our nursing phase and I’m taking it a lot harder than I thought I would.
But also I just established that I cry a lot, so maybe it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me that stopping our nursing routine would HURT. A lot.
The largest hurricane I’ve ever seen just hit my home, Hurricane Irma. To say we got lucky this time would be an understatement. Seeing the damage to our apartment complex and our neighboring area, realizing that it all could have been so much worse if the hurricane had stayed on its original path… As a mother and provider for my family, it was horrifying to know everything we held dear could have been stripped away from us like the victims of last month’s Hurricane Harvey.
With a lot to do and little time to do it, I’m taking a break to share a quick blog post on 5 principles and beliefs that inspire me without fail. Because honestly, we all need that every now and again.
That’s an eye catching title! But really, these past few months as a mother have broken down so many privacy barriers. You have no idea! Talking about my boobs is just a non-issue and plenty of people have seen them too, which is a little weird to type out… But you get the point!
Before Jack was born breastfeeding was this big mysterious thing that I didn’t read up on at all. It was like checking a box on a questionnaire without knowing what it truly meant.
Would you like to give your baby a nutritious meal every two hours that will help him grow and give him immunities to all of the illnesses you’ve contracted? Check! Sounds like an awesome plan.
But boy is it harder than it looks.
Hi there Kind Friends,
It has been a crazy few months so I wanted to put together a little update. Some things have been a bit tough emotionally, so I’m not going to go into everything, but I at least wanted to share a few creative things. Share with me how you are doing in the comments, I’d love to catch up.
Yes I just said AF on my blog. Never thought I’d do that, but hey it gets the point across. Also, makes me feel like I’m trying to be trendy. Trust me, I’m not trendy.
I’ve always been a dreamer. Every year my dreams get bigger and I always believe they will come true. I love that about myself. I don’t doubt that things are going to work out how I want them too. The only problem is, in recent years I’ve spent a lot less time executing those dreams. It’s like Katherine Paterson says, a dream without a plan is just a wish. I’m committed to wishing less and doing more in 2017.
One way I’m switching things up from my usual SMART goals system is by having a word of the year focus. While I do still have some specific goals, they are guided by this one word.