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Mommy Diaries: Me

And, that's a wrap.  Thanks to everyone who sent in their updated Mommy Diaries- I loved seeing how much and how little lives can change in 5 short years.  Come back Monday to your regularly scheduled programming with my July review in numbers and I'm back to blogging.  It has been a nice break to not think about composing anything, so again, thank you to all my lovely friends who filled up my blog with such wonderful words.

So for our last Mommy Diaries, 5 years later, let's see what I said :

1. Highlight of motherhood:
Although I am tempted to answer ‘everything’ to this, I think if it came down to it, the best part of my day is when my children are safely and peacefully asleep in bed. I could lay next to them for hours, watching them (in a non-creepy way) sleep. Serenity.
2. Hardest part of being a mom:
How it is so subjective. Sometimes I wish that everything is clearly laid out. This gets even more difficult when you have kids with different temperaments.
3. Best piece of advice:
Have confidence in your abilities. Trust yourself.
4. Best product:
Sleepy wear wrap. So comfortable for carrying la Lucia!
5. Meal that works:
Tomato soup and carrots for Willis, Hard boiled eggs for Lucia.

and now....

1. Highlight of motherhood: the cuddles, the hand holding, the kisses before bed. The warm hugs in the morning and little secrets they tell me.  The excitement in their eyes when they learn something new and the pride they have in the hard work they do.  It is all so beautiful.

2. Hardest part of being a mom: the what feels like constant bickering and arguing.  Willis is going through this phase where he knows EVERYTHING.  Lucia has major attitude when she doesn't get her way.  It feels like we're always working on something new.

3. Best piece of advice: Enjoy every moment.  These monkeys grow so fast, I know the days are fleeting that I can cherish all the things I listed in my highlights, so I am making sure I love every second of that.

4. Best product:  no parenting manual or website can replace the value of great friends and a glass of wine.

5. Meal that works: Willis' current go-to is pepperoni pizza and Lucia's is crepes.  Both kids love sushi.  Fresh berries and cucumbers are always a hit too.


  1. Living on Cloud Nine28 July, 2016 22:57

    Oh the ebb and flows of the tudes and I have 2 who are know it alls and the youngest believes them, lol. Missed ya. Less than 10 months til I see your sweet face!!!! Happy weekend love!!

  2. This was fun to read. I love that your kids love sushi! And I think friends and a glass of wine are the best way to survive any stage of life :)

  3. Agreed..can't wait to cheers with you.

  4. Miss being here too. I am SO very excited to meet you and hug you!!!!

  5. You've got such amazing kids - the journey will be so wonderful!

  6. okay, can I borrow your kids so I have someone to eat sushi with?!??!?!?! That would be great!!
    cheers to great friends and wine, I wouldn't have gotten through the last three years without either :)
    oh and you know, i see you in just over a week and get to meet those super cute kiddos of yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT Go Jays Go!

  7. Like everyone else, I am impressed that your babes eat sushi. I can't even get PC to try it. I am like Shaunacey looking for someone to eat it with. Great series, Deena.

  8. LOVE! Holy cow, they have grown up so much. I also think both pieces of advice you gave are solid. Hope your weekend was awesome.

  9. I agree with you that you to have confidence in mothering. "Sometimes I'm like, "oh no!! I failed!" But then I remember that I'm not perfect... and I'm going to make mistakes but know that I am confident in making the best choices for my daughter... that I know how. Also, agree that enjoying moments is crucial. The time really flies! I wish my daughter was a little bitty peanut again, but she's not, so I can only enjoy those fond memories and relish in the present!!

    Finally, great advice and a good glass of wine does good wonders for the soul of a mama, indeed! :o)

    All the Cute 🎀

  10. I'm with you on the mommyhood being so subjective thing. What's up with that?! Ha, I guess that's what makes the world go round! Such a fun post and your husband is cute!! Hahah

    Xox Dana Ivy //


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