Piper: trying to balance it ALL

That’s the main point of this blog…trying to balance being a mom to a 3-year-old and a 7 month old; work full-time when not on maternity leave; keep the house clean (ha ha ha); cook vegan meals for my husband that is away more than he is home because of work; semi single parent; find time to workout and lead a healthy lifestyle; maybe run and share it on this blog.

Life sure has been getting in the way of blogging and I’m okay with that because my little family comes first. We’ve been busy:

Beach with two Aunts and an Uncle

Testing the water

Testing the water

Learning to Swim in a big pool:

New Swimming "pfd"

New Swimming “pfd”

I also hit up the emergency department at the hospital last week with both girls in tow on my own…at 10:30 at night. Thank goodness for Grandparents that can drive an hour to help us out. Four hours later we thought Lilly had an allergic reaction to something but turns out our family Doctor confirmed it was just a virus after going to the clinic the following day. That was a fun 36 hours for us, said no one ever! Benadryl, rest, hugs and cuddles to the rescue (and Daddy coming home early).

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………..

We’ve been struggling with nap time with Lilly who is just 3-year-old. She is  so grumpy and exhausted by the time it’s bedtime we know she’s not ready to give up her naps. What’s a parent to do?

We’ve also had many birthday parties, making baby food, tested out Sprout Foods (yum) and I’ve barely worked out in 2 weeks. Yes folks, it’s been at least 2 weeks since I did a decent workout.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

That’s life.

Blogging has been the bare minimum lately because I’m just trying to get by and balance it ALL. This week, we have friends visiting, a small family gathering from my Dad’s side that I’m super excited about and another 3-year-old birthday party. Fun yet busy time ahead!

I’m hoping to knock out a few post this week if I have the time. I will have something going up on TOTS Family later in the week, so keep an eye out there for Piper’s Run.

How do you balance it ALL? 

Kids, work, running, dogs, family?

What do you give up/put on hold  when you get busy?

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2 thoughts on “Piper: trying to balance it ALL

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