Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The "girly" need

I live in a small house with my husband and 3 boys (ages 5, 2 ½ and 1) To say that I am outnumbered is really an understatement- but to say that I am blessed is also a great understatement!  My husband works and I am thankful to be able to spend my days with my little loves.  Being that they are boys, they are naturally drawn to gross and disgusting things… burps could make them laugh forever, finding a worm outside is the thrill of the afternoon.  Being the only girl in my house I long for girly things- that’s where my hobby has come in.  I love  crocheting the head wraps that I sell on my Etsy site. 

Sewing helps me find balance

It is a connection with my inner girl that is sometimes rather smothered by my little guys.  I wouldn’t trade them for anything, but I also love having a way to do the things that define who I am as a woman.  I love painting my toes, decorating our home, sewing throw blankets, visiting over coffee, and wearing jewelry.

 What are your ways you keep your identity when surrounded with the responsibilities of life?  What helps you feel like YOU?  They are blessed to have a mom! To be the best at that role that I can be, I need to make sure I am true to myself, the woman that I am! 

Me with some of my most favorite girls in my life


  1. Its really hard to find the right balance. And cliche as it may sound, its really hard just trying to be "me" some days. But ultimately, I just have to remember how awesome I am and that makes it a little easier ;) LOL.

    Oh and BTW - girls are gross, too! Brooklyn talks about burps and poop ALL DAY LONG! =)

  2. I love this post, Stef. It really touched me.

    I think even with another girl in the house, at times, I lose touch with ME. Melissa and her quirky ways. It's hard to be quirky signing school logs and filling out field trip forms. Here's how I keep balance:
    - Take time alone. I never realized how much I crave solitude, which is when I can hear my own thoughts the best. I steal little bits throughout the day, either when the kids are at school or I take a walk by myself when Mr. Right comes home.
    - Play piano. This is something I did as a girl and I love doing it now. Hey, I'll play you guys a few songs this weekend. :-)

    Love ya,