1. Who are you?
Stay at home mom to two little babies ages three and two weeks old. I run a blog at themommachronicles.com and I recently started an Etsy store specializing in personalized clothing for women and littles.
I love reading and jamming to The Chainsmokers with my daughter in the car gives me constant joy. I’m a frequent pinner, and YouTube enthusiast, and I’ve always just wanted to be a mom.
2. When is your favorite time of day?
My favorite time of day is probably early morning. When the baby has just woken up to nurse and my daughter is starting to wake up. It’s a nice time for all of us to snuggle and spend time together while their dad is at work.
3. When is your most chaotic time of day?
The most chaotic time in my day is probably during our bedtime routine. We’re still working on getting used to parenting two children. My daughter never wants to get dressed after the bath and her brother screams through his. Not to mention, my daughter fights bedtime like it’s out to get her. She wants to sleep in bed with us and with a new baby my king size bed feels like a twin with that many bodies.
Getting my husband to fall asleep in her bed is easier than getting her sleep in her own- which happens a lot during story time. Poor sleepy husband of mine.
4. What is your mom chaos confession?
I constantly get told by friends or family members what a good mother I am, but I constantly feel like I’m failing.
Whether it’s a judgmental comment that’s made with good intentions, or whatever the reason it affects me. Being a young mom is hard enough, I mean, I’m 22! Becoming confident in my parenting choices is a constant journey for me.
5. What is your best tip for managing the chaos?
Plan everything out a week ahead. I mean, down to the weather. That way you can plan your outfits and your days and maybe feel a little bit less hectic throughout the week. Try to stick to the plan and a routine. I still struggle with this as a stay at home mom.
6. What does a typical day in your chaos look like?
Tuesdays and Thursdays are our most chaotic days.
We are a one car family and so on those mornings we’re all packed in the car to take my husband to work by six.
From there we go to my mom’s house, because it’s closer to my daughter’s preschool, and we get ready for our day. She’s fed and clothed there and then we head to school around nine.
After that it’s just my son and I and he’s still in the eat, sleep, poop phase of life so he’s low maintenance. While he sleeps, I can get some work done either on my blog or my Etsy stuff, which is currently still in the starter phase. We’ll do that until it’s time to pick up his sister from school at two, and from there we’ll go pick up her dad.
Next is the dinner, bath, bedtime routine. Sometimes, if my daughter didn’t nap at school we’ll go to the park for an hour or two before dinner to wear her out.
On the days she doesn’t have school, things are a little more lax around here.
Baby and I wake up around seven and she’ll wake up at eight. We’ll have breakfast and watch some television until about 10 and the we’ll get ready to head to the park with some snacks, maybe some lunch and we’ll play for an hour or two.
Around one is when I typically try to get her down for a nap. She’ll usually nap for an hour or two and I can get some work done on my computer.
After that it’s more chill time until daddy gets home at four and I’ll start dinner.
From there we’ll start our bedtime routine. Typically I can be asleep by 10:30, or 11 at the latest.