Not just surviving…but…


So..if you read my previous post…you will see that our family has been blessed with baby no. 3 (he’s almost 9 weeks)…so over the past 9 weeks…hubby went from 2nd shift to first shift…we are homeschooling and I’m at home (for the last year, I was working full time, while the hubby was going to school and homeschooling the kids)…

I’ve never been one to live on a schedule (I’m pretty laid back and to be honest, I’m a procrastinator)…I need to get better at that, but I’m not good at it to be totally honest…and meal planning (we won’t go there…)

Over the past 9 weeks I feel like I am barely treading water…now, kids are fed sometimes it is frozen pizza, chicken nuggets, or tuna packets (my boy LOVES the lemon pepper), the house isn’t dirty (definitely cluttered), but definitely don’t want anyone just stopping by…

I just finished reading The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines and I’ve realized that I haven’t taken time for me (I’ve gone days without a shower or I’ve been in the same pjs for days….like this week…I only seem to get ready when I HAVE to go to an appointment…this book has spoken volumes to me (like I was almost in tears)…realizing a few things:

  1. my home is the best home for my family (dirt and all)
  2. I am the best for the family and to give myself grace
  3. learn to not just SURVIVE, but THRIVE (however that might be for me and my family)

Don’t forget to give yourself some grace (thank you to my close friend for reminding me of this tonight) and just like the picture above is of a magnolia before it blooms….you will bloom and burst open to be a beautiful fragrant flower..(reminding myself of this daily)

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