The Best Gift That I Can Give To My Husband and Son in 2017

But as I went down the list of my different ideas and goals as to how I could be a better mom and wife, I realized that while they were decent goals… the most important one wasn’t on my list. I was thinking of all these things I could do to better love and serve my family… but I was missing the most obvious way.

Cooking with Hello Fresh

As a mom, I feel like the one thing I never have enough of is time. The past seven months have seriously flown by! The days go by so quickly and I feel like I never get everything done on my to-do list. One of the tasks I enjoy the very least is grocery shopping… yet, I find myself walking down the aisles of my nearest grocery store every few days. It seems like I always forget something while I’m at the store. Admittedly, there are times that grocery shopping seems like such a daunting task that I just opt for a fast food run. As a wife and mother, I really want to choose healthy foods for my family; if you’re anything like me, you may feel like you need to choose between healthy and convenience. Thankfully with Hello Fresh I get to have both.

New Mama Feels and the Loneliness We Don't Want To Admit

I admit all of this to say… I get it.

I get the sense of mama guilt that you feel when you find yourself thinking about what life was like before you had the responsibilities of motherhood.  I get being the young mom who feels like no one else in her age group understands the sacrifices (or exhaustion) of motherhood. I get wanting to be invited or included and feeling as if motherhood is the nail in the coffin of your once exciting social life. I get feeling as if your identity has become completely wrapped up in being a mom and the ongoing struggle to still be yourself.

I get it.

Small Shop Feature: Carissa Miss

While infertility isn’t a personal struggle I’ve walked through… my heart is hopeful for future mommies who are walking through this trying time. Please take a look at Carissa Miss and consider supporting this small business that truly gives back!