Food for thought

It’s hard being a mom. I don’t mean the hectic schedule, constant neediness, and exhaustion that comes with caring for little ones. Of course, that, too, but I mean after all that. When the kids are a little more self sufficient and you are left alone. Something you have been aching for these past years, by the way. Now what? My friends and sisters that work full time battle with the guilt of feeling like they are not spending enough time with their kids. As a stay at home mom I worry about spending TOO MUCH time on my kids. There’s a little spot in my brain warning me about becoming that crazy cheerleader mom from Texas that mowed down her daughter’s competition. Remember her? Yikes!

So, here I am, pouring my thoughts and feelings out online, hoping it will spark some inspiration. In the meantime, I take solace in the little things that make my life more about Jen and less about Avery and Luke’s mom. Fashion, food, travel and the music that plays behind it all.

For now, though, I’ve got this on my to do list. ¬†Anyone want to help clean up legos?