Motherhood Mondays Back in Session!

It is Monday and it has been a while since I have hopped on and said hello. In fact, in the time that I have been gone, my newborn has now officially turned 7 months and my toddler that is going on 3 is well, a toddler. He challenges me daily and then gives me that sweet smile that makes my heart melt. How can a child do that to us? We get so frustrated by their actions and then they turn to us, tilt their head, flash those eyes and smile. In those moments, I am brought back to the first time I held him in my arms and my mama heart is cured. Then 1.3 seconds later, is a different story. But that is the life with a toddler.

So, for today. I am here and fully present. I am showing up for you and for me.

Writing cures my soul and the fact that it has been out of my life for some time, has made me a bit off balanced. This a place that I can share my thoughts, heart and process out loud without talking my husbands ear off every night.

I have been so busy with our traveling, visiting and getting settled back into some sort of routine here in Kenya that writing was put in a box for a little bit because I simply did not have time or in the little time I did have, I would fall asleep as soon as I opened my computer.

My desire is to always be more consistent for not only me and my love for sharing stories, but also for you. I find that there is actually quite a number of you that take the time to read about my life and the unsolicited advice I like to give. For that, I am grateful.

If this is your first time. Welcome to Motherhood Mondays. Where I talk everything about being a mother. The joys, the messes and the plain ugly truth. My hope is that you feel at home here and you realize quickly that we are all in the same boat and we are not perfect. Let us pledge together to stop comparing ourselves to others and in return, start sharing truth, becoming vulnerable and living in community together.

As mothers, we should come together and support one another because as we all know, motherhood is hard and none of us have the right answers or the perfect method, so lets walk together in it.

Next week, I am talking all about the transition from being a mother of one to two. I will tell you about my absolute joys and also, the ugly truth. Do not get me wrong, I love being a mother and the love I have for my babies is immense, but do I ever wish I had a day (whole 24 hours) alone and to myself? YOU BET I DO! Even just ten more minutes would be nice.

Until next week mamas. Stay strong and love deep today.

– Jenny

My secret

My secret

Most of you have been asking, “how do you do it with kids?”

This is the secret.
Simple.
I tie them to the roof rack.

Then I can drive in peace and quiet and catch up on all the podcasts I have been meaning to listen to. Along with having my own time, I also have intimate conversations with my husband while looking deeply in one another’s eyes.

Reality check.

Kids are kids and even though I think my kiddos are pretty awesome,
what did I say? Oh yeah, they are kids.

Today we drove from Denver Colorado to Mott, North Dakota. Jadon had several breakdowns and my sweet baby girl wanted to remind me many times that she wanted to stretch out instead of being in her car seat.

The reality is I am a mother of two beautiful children who are the ages, two and a half and six weeks. As any mother knows, there is no perfect kid. In fact, none of us are perfect and if you think you are, well…  then you need to take a better look in the mirror.

Sean and I just absolutely love to travel and we love to build into relationships. We promised each other that when we had kids that we would still explore, adventure and allow them to experience an authentic life. We want the best for our kids and for our family that means getting out and exploring!

Will they remember these trips? The probability of that is very unlikely, but they will grow up knowing how to wander, adventure and love people. We want to instill a purpose driven life deep in their hearts.

This life is about connecting and living our best lives with one another.

Is traveling always blissful? No
Is it always easy? No
Is it always sunshine and rainbows? No

We have breakdowns (including me) because we are human and sometimes moments are hard, but when we look back on this trip a year from now, we will remember the moments that made us laugh. We will remember the people we broke bread with. We will remember the snapshots in time that made us better versions of ourselves.

Let me answer your question. How do I do this traveling thing with kids?

FOOD.

Feed the monsters and then everyone will be just a little bit happier.

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