Heyyyyy ya'll!!! Ok, Ok...I can feel your side eyes through the computer screen. I know I have been "slippin' on my pimpin'" lately by not posting any new blogs, but your girl has been in the process of trying to "get her life" for the past few months *inserts face palm, crying face and if they had one an "I'm tired boss" emoji*...but anywho, let me catch you guys up on what's been going on with me.
#IAMLEAH Pt. 1 -#Iam a part of a blended family- "how god took my broken pieces and blended them into a beautiful family"
For those that don't know, I am in the process of planning a relaunch event for my non-profit organization The LEAH Project. After a recent conversation with some close friends about ideas that we had for the event, one of my friends came up with the hashtag #IAMLEAH. As soon as she said it, the wheels in my head began turning as I thought of the many ways that Leah is like myself and so many women today. So I decided to write some posts dedicated specifically to #IAMLEAH and the ways that her life has often paralleled mine along with the lessons that I have learned.
So this weekend my husband and I will be celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. To celebrate, he is treating me to a trip to Las Vegas. While I definitely am enjoying this fun and much needed get away, I can't help but feel a tinge of "mommy guilt". This is a feeling that I am very familiar with. Whenever I am required to be away from my boys, be it for work, a getaway with my husband or an outing with friends, I always have this tiny sense of guilt for leaving them. I know that even moms deserve a break every now and again, but I can't help but feeling like I need to be with them 24/7.
Now I know that most people don't associate Las Vegas aka "Sin City" with kids (unless you think of all the kids that were probably conceived here), so bringing my boys really wasn't an option, but that doesn't mean that I don't wish they were here. Even though they may pluck my last nerve and make me want to pull out my bundles, they are still my boys. My head will tell my that I deserve some "me" time but my heart will still say that I need to be super mom at all times. Can any of my fellow moms relate? If so, how are some of the ways that you deal with this feeling? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Anywho, I am going to try to enjoy my little getaway and post plenty of stories and pics while I am here. Check back throughout the week to hear all about my trip!!!