Tag: Family

From High Heels to Flip Flops – Taking a Leap of Faith!

Am I the only one who struggles with balancing a career and being a mom? This past year my life has seemed so out of balance that I felt like something needed to change. Yesterday was my last day at my job after 11 years. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made and I still question did I make the right decision. There are so many questions. Will we be able to make it as a one income family? Is this the right thing for my children? Am I crazy for leaving a secure position? Did I just throw 11 years away to have to start all over when I decide to go back to work? Is my husband really okay with this? (more…)

Rocking Motherhood Challenge

I have been invited to join in on the Rocking Motherhood Challenge by a new friend, Kristen on Instagram. She is a fellow mom and you can check her out at CoffeeandKissesforMama.wordpress.com and on Instagram. I cannot tell you enough how wonderful the community is on Instagram. Thank you Kristen for nominating me! 🙂

This Rocking Motherhood Challenge is definitely a challenge for me. If you had said name 10 failures of motherhood, I could write all day. The mommy guilt of a working mom can sometimes be so overwhelming that you forget to stop and think about all the things you are doing right in their little lives. It has been a great exercise for me to reflect on those things….. (more…)

Dreamin Big Blog Hop – Scrapbooking Made Easy!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Dreamin Big Blog Hop! If you came from Danielle Tague DeNise’s blog you are in the right spot! If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants. After you check out my post please hop on over to jd designs for more inspiration!

Scrapbooking has always been one of my favorite hobbies but I just can’t seem to find the time! I probably have 10 years worth of photos that need a home. I have considered just slipping them all into albums and calling it a day. (more…)

Toddler Toy Obsession

Welcome back to Toddler Tuesday! I am assuming if you have a toddler, you probably would love to know of a toy that your toddler will actually play with for more than five minutes. Well, if you have a little girl, I may be able to help you out. (more…)

Toddler Trouble

toddler tuesdayI started this blog about two weeks ago and the main question I get is “how do you find the time to blog?” It is a very relevant question. Since the days are pretty full, I try to get in about an hour a few nights a week. (more…)

Toddler Transitions

This is by no means a parenting blog. I am definitely not here to give advice. I just want to share the struggles and moments in our life with a toddler. That is why I want to do a series call Toddler Tuesday for the next few weeks. This one is called Toddler Transitions. I eluded to sleeping issues in a previous post. If you do not have sleep issues with your baby or toddler, you are very fortunate. (more…)