I have been trying to get back to writing on the blog. Writing for me not for anyone else but with a new baby, I didn’t realize how difficult that task would be. Life with 5 is crazy and chaotic but so amazing. He’s a good baby although he doesn’t like to be put down which is proving difficult to write as much as I would like even with the sleepbelt. My husband has been an awesome help with everything at home as he is taking 12 weeks of parental leave to stay home with us. Lack of sleep is finally catching up with me as little man turns 5 weeks today and it’s funny that today was my due date and yet I already have a 5 week old.
I am trying to get out of the house more with him as well since he is a little older. We walk the older boys to the bus stop every morning which has been fun since getting everyone ready to get out the door on time has been a task for sure. I can’t even believe that I am a mother of 5. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel everyday knowing how hard having one can be for some. I knew that I wanted a large family but when I had my third and my marriage started to crumble, I felt like it wasn’t in the cards for me.
Fast forward 6 years and I now have 5 beautiful children. I have a daughter who is about to officially be a teenager at the end of the year and 4 boys. I don’t even know how we are going to feed them all once they hit the teenage years. I may have to buy some milking cows and start raising chickens. We don’t have a lot of money, we don’t own our home but there is something to be said for the things we do have. We have love and lots of it, we work together as a family to get things done and we eat dinner together at our table every single night. My kids have everything they need and even some things they want but overall we aren’t big on material possessions and at the end of the day, those don’t matter anyway. We spend our evenings talking to one another, asking about each other’s day and truly being a family unit. I am not saying that if you have money and own a house that you don’t have these things, I am just saying that I don’t need them.
I am grateful each and every day for all of the things we are able to have and writing my blog has given me an outlet to talk about my life and also give things to my family that we normally wouldn’t have. Today I wanted to take a second and say thank you to you all as well because without you, this little blog where I put it all out there wouldn’t be what is has become without you.
I have a new series starting in October for all my baby must-haves and I can’t wait to share all those great things with you all and since it’s only 12 weeks until Christmas, I am trying really hard to get my 2016 gift guide up and running again this year. Stick around and let’s have some fun!