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Healthy Choices = Healthy You

So 2015 has started off quiet, but I have been on a focused and determined state of mind. I am so grateful to walk into 2015 in my right frame of my mind and for the most part I am in great physical condition too! Although I did gain 8lbs. over the holidays 😦 , I don’t have any new chronic diseases or injuries. I have so many SIGNIFICANT milestones coming up this year and the last thing that I am is lucky, instead I am tremendously BLESSED!

In 2014, I resolved to be pregnancy free, lol, but seriously, my body and mind, along with our budget needed a break from having babies..Yep, that is what having almost Irish twins gets ya, teehee..But seriously that is the first time that I have ever kept a New Year’s Resolution, but for 2015 I have decided to do something different. I have challenged myself to base my year around a single word that would represent an ongoing theme. This challenge was encouraged by a dear friend and I am so glad she thought of sharing it.

My word for 2015 is #new! In 2015 I am speaking newness (<—that’s not a word, lol) into every area of my life. My relationship with God, my husband, my children, my loved ones and even strangers will be new. My finances, my career, my health, my attitude and basically all of me will be new. New in a good way, in a great way! But, the only way that any of this can come to be with God before me I also have to make a conscious decision and choose to walk in my “newness”. I am grateful that God gives us free will to choose, so that we aren’t his little robots, but even if you don’t walk on that journey close to Him, if you want to live a life of greatness the only logical way there, is to choose your perspective/your reactions to events and people, especially those unfavorable ones.

We can’t control or change the views or actions of others. Trust me sometimes I wish I had a magic wand to do so, lol, but once I accepeted that I only have control over my thoughts and actions my stress levels decreased and I started taking better care of myself.

Your mentality affects your physicality as does your physicality to your mentality, SO HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CHOOSE IN 2015?!?!?? I hope and pray you choose well because as long as you are still breathing you have the opportunity to live a purposeful life even in the midst of a hectic schedule, juggling parenthood and your career, or simply going through significant changes..SO as you LIVE ON PURPOSE, CHOOSE ON PURPOSE!

“Those Mommas” (Misconception)

2 under 2 is exactly what it states 2 children under 2yo. Which means a momma who has 2 kids that can be as little as 11 months apart to 23 months apart.

I had compassion for “those mommas”, believing that despite the joys of children, it is anything but a walk in the park to have two so close in age. I knew motherhood wasn’t easy, but I just couldn’t imagine raising two healthy and grounded children so close in age and keep my sanity. So, I had it all planned out and vowed that it would not happen to me. And then…

In the fall of 2012 I saw an acquaintance at a friend’s baby shower who was 6 months pregnant with her 2nd child. My compassion for “those mommas” went out to her because in less than 4 months she would be a momma with 2 under 2. I remember telling her how strong she is and just expressing that I could not imagine being able to handle 2 under 2 because my hands are full enough raising my 1 under 1. Which is why I ended that conversation along the lines of a second child was nowhere near my mind nor my husband’s. We were more than content with our prayed for bouncing baby boy. And then….

God has an interesting sense of humor because my second half of my 2 under 2, my miracle blessing, was conceived that very month. I MAY HAVE EVEN ALREADY BEEN PREGNANT or atleast the bun began roasting, while giving my lovely acquaintance kudos for being a supermom, not realizing I would have to soon speak life into myself for this unique journey!