I’ve been sharing my life here for almost four years. It’s been a fun and rewarding journey. I’m NOT stopping! I’ve loved getting to know all of you and following your stories too. I have expanded though. I’ve mentioned before that I had stared another site. It’s my namesake and it’s totally devoted to inspiring mamas to find + follow our passions. It’s been received really well. In case you haven’t been over, be sure to check it out!

As mamas we have a lot on our plate at all times. There are a ton of huge changes that come our way once our name changes to mama. One change I wasn’t ready for is the the placement of my dreams on the back burner. Soon after having my first child, people made it clear to me that my life was changing and my dreams needed to take a backseat –  indefinitely. They weren’t trying to be Debbie Downer’s. They meant it in the best way possible.  I’m all about my life changing.  I want to be a hands-on, engaging, snuggle party-having mom. I good with making the sacrifices that come with that. I embrace it. So much so, that I had another baby. may 26 dump 036I also more fully embraced my dreams.  My thinking is that my dreams are still valid post-baby. They don’t suddenly expire because I have a little person on my hip. What does change is the time I have to pursue those dreams. My priority  is making sure my babies are getting all they need even while I make sure I’m following my heart and pursuing things that I love. It’s not easy, for sure. It can be done though.

I should say here that I’m a “prove you wrong” type of girl. If you tell me I can’t do something, I’ll make it my mission to find a way to do it. I took this same attitude when it came to following some of my dreams after my babies made their way into the world. I’ve accomplished a few things and I have a long list of things I want to do still. The way that I see it, my kids will benefit from seeing me make my dreams a reality. I bet they’ll also be inspired to do the same. I call that WINNING!

Since becoming a mom, I have more friends who are moms as well. A hot topic seems to be all of the things we want to do – one day. Write a book, start a business, launch a blog, etc. From all of our conversations, this guide was born. Meet Get it, Mama! It’s a guide I’ve been working on for what seems like forever. I’m talking practical tips for us to do more of what makes us happy all while rocking our number ONE gig!

I’d love for you to check out my new baby! It is a labor of love and it’s FREE! Just click the image below. 🙂

Get it, Mama!(2)

Tell me, what do you struggle with when it comes to balancing babies and pursuing your passions/dreams?

36 comments on “I’ve got a new baby…”

  1. I struggle with this as well. I put my blog on the back burner when I had my second child and left it there for a long time. I didn’t think there was any way for me to juggle all of my mom and wife stuff plus blogging. But it is immensely important to have dreams, and that is something I remind myself of frequently.
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  2. I know many people who feel just as fulfilled by birthing “book babies” as they do real babies. Congrats on both the real babies and the project baby! I’m sure it feels great to let it out into the world!

  3. I have a 4 year old son who is full of energy and keeps me very busy! I struggle mostly with the guilt of being on my laptop writing while he is home with me. I know I have to learn to balance my work and passions with Mom life, I feel I am doing a PRETTY good job, but none of us are perfect. I am excited to check out your guide! xxo

  4. I think that what I struggle with the most is organization. If I were more organized I think I could set aside more time to focus on my personal goals.

  5. I love your new baby. I had my first son very young and let go of some of my dreams. It took years to get back to them and now I’m on a completely different and way more awesome journey. I think that things happen for a reason and they always work out how they are supposed to.
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  6. Great post and good luck with the new site. I know what you mean about people thinking you’re dreams have to end when you have a little one, I’m about to start a whole new degree with a 1 year old and everyone seems so shocked that I want to but I totally believe you have to follow your own dreams 🙂
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