Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Big Girl Steps

So I am just getting started here. I want to do some research and find good advice for getting organized and staying that way, without much work, because I am lazy. 
I will start with a little about myself. I am twenty four and have a two year old, I am also three months pregnant. That is two unexpected and unplanned pregnancies in three years. Besides the mistakes that got me here; I love my daughter and being a mom and am very excited about the next one. So now its time to get my life more organized so that I can handle the full time mom, full time job, and maybe some personality of my own thing. 
My two year old, Sophia, is the busiest, smartest, prettiest, most wonderful handful you can imagine. (BTW: I love that mom's all think their kids are better than everyone else's.) So I try to keep her busy, and I try to keep up with her, and now I am battling morning sickness all day everyday too. Isn't she beautiful? So we are working on our big girl steps together. I am working on keeping the house clean when all I want to do is sleep and she is practicing using the big potty and trying to remember to tell her teachers at school when she needs to go. (We're almost there!) and everymorning we do our hair together and brush our teeth and take our vitamins. So next its time to make the nursery a two child room and get her into being a big girl all the time so she can help with her baby brother or sister without getting jealous.
We're very excited!


Rochelle said...

Ha! I hate to break it to you -- but it doesnt get easier. I have two boys (8 and 10) and a dog. I own my own company and my DH works full time. The best tip I can give you is "LESS IS MORE!" dont buy things you dont need - go through your childs toys at least 4 times a year and discard things they dont use or want anymore. Have things of good quality rather than lots of poor quality things -- it will save you money and time.

Hope this helps!

Disordered Mom said...

Thanks for the ideas.

Surfin Grandma said...

I agree with Rochelle. If kids have too many toys they become scattered and the kids don't know what to play with - it's overwhelming to them. A few good quality toys that they really enjoy will keep them busy, and will be easier for them to keep track of and learn to put away. Believe me, I learned that lesson the hard way when my kids were small. Good luck to you!

Surfin Grandma said...

By the way, your little girl is beautiful! Good luck to you and your little family.