As I look back on 2014, I have to say, it was spectacular. Work has been super busy, we traveled to some amazing vacation destinations, and the kids have each matured significantly. Ryder is really working hard and excelling in school, despite continued therapy sessions. Siella’s love for learning has evolved, and it’s a joy to watch her blossom from a toddler to little girl. And, Gemma’s progress has been the most apparent. She is no longer this little baby- she talks, has opinions, and has become quite the daredevil.
As much as I would like to say I wouldn’t change any of it, there is one thing, and it’s Jason’s travel. It’s been my biggest struggle this year and I sometimes feel like a single wife. At times, it can be pretty taxiing on all of us, especially me, because I bare the brunt of managing it all. Looking back, I can remember the four week stretch when Jason was away, and I thought I was never going to get through it. The days were long, and the nights were usually sleepless, leaving me paddling, juggling, and struggling just to stay afloat.
But just when I thought I’d reach my boiling point, my mom friends were there for me to bend an ear when bedtime didn’t go as planned, or to lend a hand with the kids, if I was stuck without a sitter. I’ve realized that had it not been for my circle of mom friends helping me out with their tips, tricks and words of encouragement, I wouldn’t have made it through each week.
What I’ve discovered in this world of motherhood is that we are all like sisters to one another. It’s about helping each other out, sharing helpful information, and never judging. I truly believe that with the help and knowledge of our friends, we’ve all got this mommy thing in the bag.
I am really excited to be part of the Unstoppable Moms Campaign with the makers of Children’s MOTRIN®. The past few months Moms have been posting their tips and tricks to the MOTRIN® Facebook page. The response has just been incredible and helpful! Please join me in the Upstoppable Moms twitter party this Thursday December 4th at 1pm EST and RSVP HERE.Thank you The Motherhood for sponsoring this post.