I quite often sit across my beautiful five year old daughter while we are having a meal together and stare in admiration.
When hubby and I began to consider having children we quickly began to realize that it may not be a simple process for us. After many doctors visits and finally being informed that we may have to undergo fertility treatments to conceive we decided to lay off of the matter at that point. We were young, focusing on our careers and it was OK!
However, you absolutely know what happened next. Out of sight out of mind and under a year (actually a matter of months) did we find out we were expecting our first child.
So I admire her. Often. She is my beautiful little gift. The day she was born I had no idea how my life was going to change. Suddenly driving became a reckless act in my mind. I could not protect this baby enough. She was my life now.
When Hubby and I decided we wanted more kids… [Hey, why not!?] We did in fact have to undergo fertility treatments. Just over a year later there it was. A little fleck in the ultrasound. Although, it wasn’t just one fleck. It was two. Yes. Two. Identical twin babies in bloom.
“Are you not happy about this?” asked the ultrasound technician. Give me a minute lady! A girls gotta register… these tears are tears of well, to be quite honest… they were “what the “#*#!?” do I do now?” tears. Of course, all with the underlying emotion of pure happiness… That’s the story and I’m sticking to it. At the end of the day, pushing fear aside, we were ecstatic.
Everyday brings the most amazing of emotions. Happiness, stress, excitement, laughter, adventure. There is the good, the bad and the ugly. Just the other day I found a gray hair! I’m pissed!!
Some days my heart feels so full I think it’s going to pop out of my chest and some days these kids push my patience to the limit where I want to reach into my chest and pull my own heart out! Just kidding. I never loose my patience. Cool as a cucumber. [OK, that is a full out lie.]
Although, I promise I won’t lie to you through shared stories of family life, keeping sane, raising humans and trying to do it all as guilt free and painless, as possible. Which, if you are in the same boat, know that is a near impossible challenge. At the end of the day I hope to raise good people. I hope to raise them so they have the confidence to face the world. And I will be with them. Mind, body and soul. I will support them through their journey’s. And that’s the best I can do. That’s the best we can do as parents.
While I share stories about my family I will also be including shared stories that encompass my other passions. Because, yeah, I had kids but I also had passions before them! Life is about balance friends.
We are a foodie family but I focus a lot on health and fitness so I always challenge my hubby and I to create some of our favorite comfort foods in a healthier manner. I am a Food Network fanatic but I have a really difficult time in the kitchen. [thank goodness for my hubby’s passion to cook!]
I am obsessed with spinning, running, drinking wine, mmm wine, coffee, any outdoor activity with my family, blue cheese olive martinis, the beach, cold snowy days cozy by the fire, and long walks on the beach. I had to say it, I began to feel like I was writing an ad for a dating site.
So in true dating profile form…, Hello. My Name is Jessica. I am a thirty-something year old mom, blogger, graphic designer, wine lover, coffee drinking, laundry hater who loves to fill every crevice of my life with good laughs, adventure, family and friends. Wink wink… call me.
My motto here at Breaking The Momma Mold is to make everyday your personal adventure, challenge yourself, never take no for an answer, push out of your comfort zone regularly and never stop.
Oh and visit me here.. Often! Grab a glass of wine and join in on our adventures, mishaps, successes and conversation.
Together let’s break every mold. Never let the edges form! Let’s create no boundaries. At every corner there is an open door. Open one. Open them all and run back and forth! You call the shots. There is no mold that makes you who you are. And if edges begin to form, just rip them apart. Immediately.
Now, enough about me! Meet the people who make me who I am today.
[photo credit Hello Love Photography]
Aren’t they all adorable!?
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