Hooray for the Little Man!

And hooray for this very haggard Mom!

The Little Man is a month old today. I cannot believe I survived a whole month taking care of an infant, a toddler and the house (well, the house needs a bit- maybe a lot- of organizing here and there).

I am a second-time Mommy, but I am still learning a lot of new things about being a Mom. Here are some of my realizations from the past month:

  • Sometimes, you have to let go. One child is already a lot to handle, but two little ones can be a handful! That’s why I learned to let go of the less important things so I can focus on my kids. I’ve learned to accept that the house cannot be squeaky clean all the time and that I have to stop being so OC. I learned to let the dishes pile up while I tend to the little ones. I learned to let the laundry wait.
  • Ask for help. Even superheroes need help, so moms shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help too! When it’s a bad day- the infant is fussy or my toddler is throwing tantrums- I call for help from my cousin who lives nearby. She has a 3-year old so I sometimes bring Kelly there for a play date. Of course, when Daddy A is around, I ask for help from him. We are partners, anyway. 😉
  • Get some rest! Everyone needs to rest. Last week, I was like a Mom on steroids. I was hands on with the kids, cleaned up our place, did the laundry and worked online in my spare time – which left me about 2 hours of sleep per day! The result? I got a really bad skin allergy attack. I don’t have food allergies so my dermatologist thinks it’s due to stress. Now I am really on steroids for a week (plus a strict diet).

Happy one month, baby boy! Mommy is very tired, but I will never exchange my time with you and Ate Kelly for anything else.

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

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