I'm a firm believer that vacations are a time for regrouping.
A time to refresh your soul.
A time for serenity.
So you can image how excited I was when we got to my in-laws new home in Iowa this week and THIS was the gorgeous view from their driveway.
Crops for days.
It was perfect. Our first true family vacation and I couldn't have asked for a better one.
Vacations are a great bonding time for families, trust me. Traveling with THREE kids 6 and under is ROUGH. You learn how to bond quick on that airplane to keep everyone happy.
Stay tuned in July for my Tips for Traveling with three and a recap of all the amazing fun that happened on our Iowa adventure!
Until then.. tell me about YOUR first family vacation on our comments.
National Selfie Day!
We could look at today as a day that didn't exist before. Selfies have become the popular go to picture in this modern social media word.
Some look at selfies people post and get annoyed. Why does someone have to post so many pictures of themselves?
I personally LOVE seeing selfies. I love that people feel good enough about themselves to share. I love seeing the smiles of my friends and the silly Snapchat faces.
Why are we so quick to judge these days? Why cant we just be excited for our friends? For their accomplishments. For their joys.
I say Celebrate today. Celebrate your friends. Celebrate yourself.
Lets see those selfies!
A few months ago I asked what that word meant to you.
Some answered via comment. Some by pm.
Some were moms and some weren’t.
It’s not meant to be an ugly word. Yet it is isn’t it?
When I asked what it meant hardly anyone said “the time period after having a baby” which by the way is almost the exact definition. Instead I got answers like:
Is that really the answers we want moms to think of when they think about bringing their baby home? I know it’s not what I want for my friends.
Postpartum is a time period. It shouldn’t be met with this stigma of negative thoughts and tears...but it is.
Why? In my opinion it’s because we as new moms are afraid to talk about it.
We’re afraid to say that we need help or need a nap or that we are overwhelmed for fear someone thinks we can’t do it or are mentally unstable or have depression. You know what though?
We SHOULD be able to talk about it. We should be able to talk about the bad and IF we do have depression we shouldn’t be scared to tell someone because new moms shouldn’t have to do it alone. Our country rushes moms back to work so quickly.
Why is it that as a new mom who just had an emergency C - Section I felt obligated to be back to work within six weeks and to work from home before that.
For fear of losing my job
For fear of not being able to provide for my family
For fear of not pulling my weight.
We should never have to feel that way. One day I hope that when I ask a collective group what comes to mind when they hear the word postpartum that I get answers like:
Time with my new baby
Because THOSE words. THOSE thoughts and feelings are what we should be feeling as new moms. Not worrying about rushing back to work. Not being scared to admit we need help. Not being scared that losing chunks of hair will make us less desirable. Not feeling like our stretch marks and surgery scars are something to be ashamed of.
We are warriors
We are moms
We are powerful
We should get to feel that way.
2. Indoor Crafts
3. ice Cream
4. Pick a Museum
5. Movie Day
6. Trampoline park
7. Indoor Fun Center
HI! I'm Veronica and I'm the voice behind the blog. I love red wine, tacos and coffee after 5 pm. I'm a local Photographer by day & by night I host monthly Girls Night Out Events and Networking Socials around town. I'm a West Coast girl living in an East Coast world and I couldn't love it any more. Thanks for visiting Pensacola Housewives!