Lindsay Gill: (New) Blogger Confession

Friday, January 10, 2014

(New) Blogger Confession

As I looked around the condo tonight, I felt compelled to share the mess that we call home.  Let's take a break from the Organization 2014 challenge, and get real.  

There was an article that my mom shared with me, correlating the time one spends on Facebook with their level of sadness...and I just saw a Pin talking about looking at Pinterest and feeling depressed afterwards.  Are we looking at the lives of others through the small focus of a camera?  Through the lens that captures the good but blocks out the bad and the ugly?

My friend who was expecting her first child was asking me questions about what to expect.  She mentioned that she couldn't believe I was blogging during nap time...she assumed that would be the time to cook and clean.  Ideally, maybe she's right.  But my confession today is that my blogging is fairly selfish.  I found myself walking around with Luke saying, "Mama needs to go pee-pee....Mama needs to eat something....Mama needs to...."   Because the truth is:

Mushed up butternut squash etc.

Graham crackers, drum sticks, and...towels.

Misc.

Rice cake crumbs

We don't always remember our bib.
Dishes from...Monday?



You need the sleep deprivation stamina of a MD resident.
You need the instincts of a Mama bear.
You need the patience of a bird-watcher.
You need the compassion of a Kindergarten teacher.
You need the medical knowledge of a Pediatrician.
You need to multitask, learn quickly on your feet, and adapt, and nothing can prepare for it.

Being a new mom can be lonely!   It can be overwhelming.  I've thought to myself many times that I'm fairly smart...why can't I be better at this?  Why?  Because this is a whole new ball-game.  Your SAT score doesn't mean a thing.  Your interview skills don't matter.  And this little angel needs you.  

I can't get over how vulnerable these little babies are.  They are so precious, and God trusts us so much with them.  But He sprinkles in some inspiration every once in a while.  Like when Luke chews his yogurt, or takes 16 steps in a row!  We couldn't be prouder.  

One of my other friends lost her baby.  She had asked a few questions about Luke and I gave some sort of rambling answer.  She replied that "all he needs is love."  From the voice of someone who only wanted to give love, she's right.  Love your babies.  The dishes (crumbs, trash, and just total mess) can wait.  Have fun, be silly, cuddle.  

I did see a blogger "resign" from her blog yesterday because it was taking away from her children.  I want to make it a point to only work on my posts during nap time or bed time, because choosing the computer over Luke would certainly defeat the purpose.  

I write this to you, but mostly to myself.  I blog for myself.  To keep my thoughts straight.  To "talk" to someone other than myself.  To share with others who share the title of "mommy," and with those who don't.  I would hate to ever give the impression that I've got things under control.  I don't...and may never.  But I blog to share what helps me, so that together, we can raise our angels better than we can alone.






26 comments:

  1. thank you so much for this! and amen. <3 you and little Luke!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Sarah! Love watching our boys grow together! Love you both too xo

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  2. AMEN!!!! My house is super duper clean today though.... and that's because I sent the kids to Nana's! ;-) Thanks for linking up with us at our Weekend Wind-Down Party!

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  3. Nanas can be life savers! Thanks for having me!

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  4. Thanks for being so honest. I know I have plenty of days when the laundry needs to be done and dishes are still in the sink. Parenting is a balancing act. We're all just trying to do our best.

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    1. Thanks for reading! I'm impressed that you can balance twins, and now a third :)

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  5. Sounds like you have a great perspective! Kudos to you for keeping your priorities straight. Dirty dishes will be there forever, but your baby won't.

    Thanks for linking up with our Weekend Wind-Down party! =)

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  6. Remember - "this too shall pass" - don't beat yourself up too badly. Thank you for linking up at the #WWDParty, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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    1. Thanks Antoinette! I know I'll miss it all when it does pass. Enjoying everything while I can.

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  7. Aww, Luke is very lucky to have a mama as devoted as you :)

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  8. Oh yes it can be hard to do everything you "need" to do! And I blog during naptime too! I should be doing dishes, cleaning etc but naptime is the best time for some "me" time! Great post and thanks for linking up with the Weekend Block Party!

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  9. sometimes we should be napping too! I always had trouble "sleeping when the baby sleeps" though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I HAD these same lovly cupboards in my kitchen. I was so glad when we tore them out!

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    1. We're just renting so there will be no tearing out! Glad you got some that you like!

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  11. Love this! I try to wake up pretty early in the morning to get my blogging done so I can be with my family the rest of the time so I totally understand. I have not done a great job of this the last couple of days and it has been hard to get my blogging done and be everyones #1. Infact as I type this it is becasue I have a sensory bin my daughter is playing in on the floor beside me! Thanks for linking up with us this week for MMM link up party!

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  12. Waking up seems to be a good time for mommy time!

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  13. It is a good time until your toddler decide that sleeping is for losers and she is a winner! Then the waking up early is pretty hard!lol! My little one doesn't nap anymore but when she did that is when I got my blogging done. The good thing about the dishes and the laundry is no one is going to take it and it will be just where I left it so when I get to it, I get to it! Plus my grandmother always told me - no one is going to die from dirty dishes. Kids are only little once.Enjoy them , not a super clean home.That was some of the best wisdom I ever got!

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    1. and sometimes I feel like I don't want to move if I'm up early in fear that he'll hear me and wake up! but grandma is right! thanks so much for reading :)

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  14. This is a precious post. You are so right to blog when your sweet baby is asleep. You'll catch on to how to be a momma by the time you have gone through all the stages of childhood...by the time you are a gramma, lol :-) and you'll have it just right. So enjoy and love on your baby for me since missing your baby like your friend brings an emptiness that only God can fill.

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    1. thanks for stopping by! and yes I'm already learning so much!

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  15. As the mama of a 12 year old and 14 year old....so very true!! Wonderful read!

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