Friday, June 26, 2015

Introvert Mom's Summer Struggle

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It is that time in summer with play dates, VBS, and out-of-town guests visiting. I am feeling pulled in many directions. Do I take the kids out for every event possible during the summer or do we take a couple of days and just be lazy at home? I am an introvert that overstimulates very quickly. I panic at the thought of having conversation with strangers. At big parties, I can be found hiding in kitchens or in hallways. We took the kids to Chuck E. Cheese this week and I was more exhausted than the kids were when we left. I passed out in the car after all that stimulation. Loud noises, bright lights, and my kids looking like Vegas gamblers trying to get enough tickets for prizes. Yeesh.

How does an introvert mom parent to an introvert and an extrovert at the same time. This is the struggle. My introvert doesn't mind when I need some downtime. My extrovert doesn't understand if I need just a minute to go to the bathroom by myself. The boys also have different languages - my introvert's love language is gifts and my extrovert's love language is quality time. Did I mention that my husband is an extrovert as well? He is confused on how to parent to our introvert like I am with how to parent our extrovert.

We're only a few weeks into summer and finding a balance is tricky. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Adorable Blog Template

Just sharing the love! I just wanted to take the time to say thanks to BloggerCandy for making free adorable blog templates. The installation was quick and easy. I was surprised that I wasn't left wanting to bang my head against the keyboard. That is the usual end result for me whenever I attempt touching anything with html and customizing.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy National Donut Day

I'll be stuffing my face with these delicious donuts today!

Check your nearest donut shop and see if they are celebrating with a free donut. Make sure to catch the fine print, Krispy Kreme is free per guest, but at Dunkin' Donuts you need to buy a beverage to get a free donut. Check out and see if any of these celebrating places are near you. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Missed you lazy days of summer!

Source: Jay Mantri

Summer!!! I can smell you! It has been far too long. Last year's summer was a mess with never-ending doctor's appointments for myself to figure out a medical condition that was going on with me. I barely got to enjoy the days of summer before my oldest son's school year started back up again. Eventually the doctors figured out the problem, I had surgery to correct the pain at the beginning of my son's school year. We played catch up most of this year between an unexpected surgery and a last minute move while still in my recovery phase last year. We are coming out of survival mode. I look forward to what summer has to bring. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Back at it a second time.

Once upon a time...
I used to have a mom blog. I would say it was about 6 or 7 years back. I enjoyed blogging, meeting other bloggers, and being on social media. My blog had a small group of steady visitors, so it was not a popular blog but it was mine. When I had my second son, I had quit keeping up with my blog on even a semi-regular basis. I had to take some for my family and re-evaluate. It feels like we are more settled in life for me to have this hobby which I have missed dearly. Two rowdy boys, same wonderfully patient husband, 5 moves later, and too many different groups of friends to count, we're finally starting to get a little more normal back in our lives. I am not sure yet which direction I want this blog to go, but right now I will just enjoy it.

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