in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

this morning

pic of the day: day 1
"mommy, don't you think it's time for MY breakfast?"

5:00 a.m. alarm goes off. snooze. (thinking: one day i will actually get up at 5am. and i'll have so much more time. i can blog in the morning! or do some reading. or ...)

5:09 a.m. alarm goes off. snooze. (maybe tomorrow ...)

5:18 a.m. alarm goes off. snooze.

5:22 a.m. john's awake. he has no snooze button. guess i better go feed him.

5:37 a.m. usually 15 minutes of milk are enough but he's still eating.

5:45 a.m. he's back asleep. gently into the crib ...

5:46 a.m. he's crying. i'll leave the room and see if he goes to sleep.

6:02 a.m. bottles prepped for school, lunches packed, he's still crying. guess he's really awake!

6:03 a.m. john on the kitchen floor, banging toys together and "singing" loudly. sorry, mom-in-law nana who's visiting this week! did i mention the baby alarm clock does NOT come equipped with a snooze button?

6:05 a.m good morning daddy!

6:18 a.m. good morning, nana!

6:35 a.m. green beans are much tastier when nana gives them to john for breakfast than when mom gives them to john for breakfast.

6:45 a.m. maybe we'll get out the door by 7 today since nana's here to help with john!

6:55 a.m. mom's putting on makeup and doing her hair. john's playing happily with nana in the kitchen.

6:56 a.m. john's screaming with nana in the kitchen. but nana's got it under control.

6:57 a.m. john's playing happily with nana in the kitchen.

7:05 a.m. time to dress john for school.

7:06 a.m. meltdown. meltdown. meltdown. nothing worse than having your diaper changed. meltdown!

7:15 a.m. john's finally changed, dressed, and only marginally sobbing in mommy's arms.

7:20 a.m. load everything into the car: mama sherpa is on the go!

7:25 a.m. finally pull out of the garage.

you know you're a mom when 25 minutes late feels like a victory!

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