Category Archives: Life As A Mama

Life as A Mama #14

I felt so accomplished, but it was abruptly dismissed.

I really do hate alarms. But at least it’s going off at 8:30am and not like in my younger years at 4:30am.
She has her own bed, but occasionally she “snuggles”
Clothes picked out. Breakfast prepared!
Muffins, check
Tea, check
Alarm, check
#1 Baby dressed #
2 Baby fed
#3 Jacket on
Ready to….
hahahaha…now ready…
Original
emily2jane
1-27-21

Probably a mom has experienced this many times. My feeling of accomplishment was taken by surprise snow. I despise surprise snow when I have to go somewhere. Well it was a crisp 18 degrees this morning; so the snow keeps on giving. Enjoy your Wednesday.

Life As A Mama #13

All moms will understand…all husbands be grateful to your wife…go give her a hug or kiss. Us moms are always super moms…😎

1. On my phone
2. Watch a movie with family
3. Shower w/o baby
4. Played w/ baby
5. Off page but etc…
Imagine all the dishes dirty…and all the laundry…
ALL!
Close to collapsing…

The dishes were done also the entire kitchen…3 hrs later mama was exhausted. I did the laundry the next day…9 loads later…all done!!😓

So again…husbands give your wives a kiss and hug. They deserve both!! Mama’s are awesome!

I learned it from mine, thanks mama for teaching me the tools to be a mama ❤️ Have a fresh start to your week.

The original…(usually I draw these at night while my daughter is distracted…so like 15min)

Life As A Mama #12

Another comic of my life. It keeps me drawing even if it’s simple drawings.

Mental lists…moms understand…
Exhaustion…
Imagine this happening as your eyes are closed and you just hear baby feet and chairs moving. 6 times.
In our living room
She understands completely, but she is at the age of not forming word phrases well…
Just try and feel my lack of energy…

All moms in the world may understand this…

But my daughter loves to clean. She got a set of toy cleaning tools for Christmas from her grandma, and Elizabeth uses them constantly. It’s nice usually, she likes to clean up her own messes and gets upset when she cannot get it clean.

However when you want to relax and your toddler decides it’s cleaning time you cannot say no, because you want to continue her love of cleaning; so that you will have a helper in the future.

So I mustered up the energy and I mopped. The floor is clean but I was exhausted.

1/16/21
Drawn by: emily2jane

Life as A Mama #11

My experience today…

I decided to slow things down today and do a yoga exercise video. Just to stretch and strengthen my core. It sounded relaxing.

Going along it was great. Got to the cool down part of the video…this happened.

I had it casted on the TV so the voice said “now close your eyes and relax you entire body”
I felt like I died.

I died. So only close your eyes if you do not have a toddler around. She was so well behaved as I did the video, so I let my guard down…

It was funny that after she emptied my lunges the lady talking said, “Control your breathing, and let out all your air in your lunges,” Elizabeth was just a little bit ahead of the video…😜

Enjoy your weekend 😎

Life As A Mama #9

Something I just discovered because of my husband. He went in for a snuggle and then realized, “Agh…you have snot on your shoulder…”

And I replied, “Not surprised…”

Because I have come to discover that my entire person is a personal tissue for my baby.

She’ll be walking around with a funny look on her face and I’ll ask, “you okay, sweet thing?”

“No…,” a soft voice. A little baby no. (Her new favorite word.)

“Okay come here. Mama will try and help.”

A sudden sprint for me and my piece of clean clothing gets a nice smear of snot.

And it’s not like I can leave out a box of tissues for her…no no no that’s like toilet paper to her…it will be torn apart into tiny pieces throughout the house…

So instead my person is usually the tissue.

So I guess this post is for both: all the moms who understand, but also for all the husbands, “yes that is snot on my shoulder, put there by our offspring.”

Have a laughable Friday Evening 🤓

Life as a Mama #4

I have been blessed in the past. I have always gotten sick before or after the baby got sick. I didn’t think much of it it, but now I realize it was a blessing. Because now we are both sick with a terrible cold. I wish my mama was up here to take care of me and my baby. Because sometimes I just want to crawl into a hole and hide, but I can’t do that; especially since while she is sick she wants mommy all the time.

So I guess this sickness is making me miss my mama more than usual. Love you mama ❤️

Life As A Mama #3

Bedtime is still a challenge. What entails for getting in bed: clean up the place area, do a little bit of dancing to get our wiggles out, shower, brush our teeth, and then go upstairs. By that time Mama is tired and is ready to go to sleep; however, baby is wide awake and full of energy. So the pre-bedtime consist of playing with toys until she is ready for the bedtime ‘food’.

So I sit here waiting for my baby to get tired enough for bedtime. So all those moms whose days are long and hard; just think I’m still awake with a happy baby and I probably won’t be going to bed for another hour or two. Be happy hour child has a set bedtime. 😊

But I will say I get 8 to 10 hours of sleep. So I am doing better than those moms with the babies who don’t sleep through the night.

Unless she is sick she has been sleeping through the night since she was two months old. Occasionally I don’t get all those hours of sleep, but a majority of the time I still get a decent eight hours straight sleep.

I guess this post is for all the moms out there. We are all vary but we all have the wonderful job of raising our little ones. They’re so sweet! And my baby knows it!

Life As a Mama #2

I made a dumb deal with my husband when the baby was born…I would change all the diapers but he has to deal with any dead animals, spiders, etc. I thought it was a great deal in the beginning but now my life is forever diaper based. 😓

He occasionally does it…begrudgingly, but he does.

I tried to make this task not so dreary; I put the trash can away from my changing station. Mostly I did that to keep the trash can away from my smart cookie, but I try and make the diapers in with a toss. However I’m realizing that if I miss I need to walk over and throw it away quickly, because I’ve caught my sneaky thing trying to grab them through the gate.🤢 Not something a baby should play with.

It used to be basketball…swish, swish. Now it’s diapers…smelly, smelly.