Category: Encouragement

LIVING BIGGER IN MY DAD’S HONOR

As most of you know, I lost my dad in an accident 8 years ago, in 2008. I still, to this day, have never shared the details of what happened to anyone out loud– maybe someday I will get the strength for that, & maybe how it happened doesn’t matter– but regardless, that’s not what this […]

CO-SLEEPING VS. CRIB-TRAINING + OUR CURRENT SLEEP SITUATION

Co-sleeping Since the day Gio was born (& for the first year of life) he slept within arm’s reach of me at night. When he was tiny, he was in a pack & play next to the bed. When he got older, he ended up just sleeping in bed with me. It was so convenient to […]

CELEBRATING FATHER’S DAY WITH A DAD IN HEAVEN

I lost my dad in a sudden accident 7 years ago,  in July of 2008. It’s still so hard to think about. I always get anxiety as holidays approach, knowing that I’ll celebrate without him here. Father’s Day is one of the hardest simply because it’s his day. I don’t think it’s something I’ll ever get used to […]

HOW I CRIB TRAINED MY SON IN 3 DAYS: NAPTIME EDITION

Sleep has always been a struggle for us… Getting Gio to sleep, keeping him asleep, etc. Even when he was a newborn he didn’t sleep much & I remember people commenting on how alert he was all the time. He’d take quick 10-20 minute cat naps throughout the day & that was about it. We […]

I HAVE MELTDOWNS, TOO…

So last night I had a tiny meltdown (& by tiny I mean not tiny). Like.. a “lying face-down on the living room floor & crying it out for a while” type of meltdown. Lol. If we would’ve had any chocolate in the house I promise you it would definitely be gone. I had a […]

GETTING LOST IN MOTHERHOOD

Getting lost in motherhood is a beautiful thing. Suddenly I have a new purpose. He is my purpose. I have a tiny little person that depends on me for everything. Never have I ever felt so needed or loved. He changed me. He changed the way I think, the way I view the world, the […]

YOU ARE ENOUGH.

 Sometimes I think I have everything figured out. Sometimes I feel certain that I have everything under control. Sometimes I’m confident that I’m doing what’s best for Gio, That I know exactly what his needs & wants are, & I can fulfill them.  & other times…  I feel like I have no idea what I’m […]

30 BEFORE 30

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. I’ll be turning 27 in November & I can’t help but think how close I’m getting to 30… 30!! I know 30 is so young. But it’s still THIRTY!! It makes me wonder… have I done/accomplished everything I wanted to by now? Am I where I thought […]

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