One hell of a year…and possibly returning to blogging?

It has been one hell of a year… I think for everyone. Oi.

My blog has sat here dead for so long and I am thinking about resurrecting it. With so much going on I think it would be a great outlet. I used to blog regularly yeaaaars ago (mostly on a different domain altogether) and then life got in the way.

Things haven’t slowed down by any means – if anything things have gotten nuttier now that I have 4 girls (10, 8, 5 and 2) with one on the way! Add in the pandemic, remote schooling, running my own business(es) from home while also maintaining the house and trying to be a good wifey…. BUT I am thinking having a place to share the crazies/vents of the day would be great.. So maybe, just maybe… I will be updating again regularly. (Or it could go dead again for another 5 years /shrug/ )

I am thinking if I do I am going to do it without the pressure of needing to publish uber pinterest worthy content and not force myself into some kind of schedule or timeline… it takes the fun out of it. Sometimes I may just want to post about day to day nonsense.

For instance – my 2 year old was born a raging lunatic. I do not know what it is but I swear each child I have seems to be rougher than the last. (So I should probably be pretty afraid expecting baby #5 in August 2021.) She is extremely stubborn with a temper and just makes me want to lock myself in the bathroom with snacks for a good cry almost daily. She won’t let Ry or I change her 95% of the time without a violent battle. It is often a two person job and it is insanity. Her new fun thing is grabbing her ass cheeks mid change so I have to switch between wiping her butt and her hands. Today was one of those days and I had the joy of the plastic bag holding her dipes and nasty wipes having a hole that I didn’t notice was there until yucky dipes and wipes began tumbling out mid poop change. All while fighting to get her hands and bum clean. Yuck. Double triple yuck. All day is moments like this sandwiched between adorable moments. But momma is tired… and I think returning to blog will be a fun escape. Maybe though. We shall see. I tend to be blog flaky. 😀

Where oh where did I go?

Well I got the site up and going and then disappeared! Long story short – life got in the way.

A year and a half later and I now am the proud mom of -3- beautiful little girls – Lelia Noelle, Aerilyn Grace and newbie Elora Violet. Elora was born April 19th and just turned 5 months old. Finally getting into a schedule now as a work at home mom of 3 and hoping I will have the ability to update here more often than once per calendar year. My girls and home business keep me super busy but sometimes a momma needs somewhere to talk about her day, vent, share new ideas and recipes..and this is my place for that! Crossing my fingers I can stop neglecting this little place I carved out for myself on the interwebs.

This is just a short update! I have a lot to blog about since it has been so long. Including a diastasis recti update! (Since having 3 girls it is now worse/bigger BUT I invested in a new program a couple months ago and hope to see results. Details to come!)

Thanks for sticking with me – I am excited to (hopefully) be (mostly) back! 😀

Some humor in the day to day life of being a mom…

Before you have children most of your experience is the occasional sitting job or over night for nieces or nephews. Everything seems to be rainbows and unicorns (with the occasional poop). Than you have kids of your own (especially when you have more than one!) and things pretty much become chaos. (Had to stop blogging just now after just a couple sentences because the girls just headbutted eachother fighting over a comforter and burst into a chorus of crying. Craziness. Every minute. Every day!)

I came across a video from youtube user JaeTracie and had to share because it made me laugh after a long day with work and the girls and thought all of you moms could relate and would love it as well.

I love how she mixed the chaos and craziness we experience as moms with the adorable precious moments we also have the pleasure of having with our kiddos. I know I am guilty of the “No yelling in the house!” and “Why am I sooo tired..” (plus about 90% of the rest of the video clip). What are you guilty of??

Life as a mom (or dad!) is definitely one of the hardest, craziest, most chaotic jobs on this planet. Luckily it is also one of the most rewarding jobs as well. I am so blessed with my little family. I am sure you feel the same! (Most days..heehee!)


Egg and Cheese Mini Muffins – Breakfast With My Girls

Egg and Cheese Mini Muffins Perfect for Toddler or Infant Breakfast Finger Foods

When I have some free time I can’t help but do a little pinterest browsing and one of my favorite things to pin are edibles to make for my girls. While pinning recently I came across a recipe for egg and cheese mini muffins from The Seasoned Mom and decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did because it was a HUGE hit with both of them and it was super quick and easy. If you have a toddler or an infant starting to eat finger foods and need toddler or infant meal ideas these egg and cheese mini muffins would be perfect for your breakfast rotation!

You will need –

  • 6 Eggs
  • 3 TBSP. Milk (I used 1% – It’s what we had!)
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • One slice of American Cheese (My little add-on/tweak!)

Let’s get cooking!

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your mini muffin pan with some non – stick spray. If you don’t have a mini muffin pan you can use a regular muffin/cupcake pan too, they will just be bigger!
  • In a large bowl or measuring cup whisk together your eggs, milk, salt and pepper. (I started in a bowl and transferred to a measuring cup for pouring once Lelia finished whisking. Lelia loved helping with this part – stir, stir, stir!)
  • Pour egg mixture into your prepared pan filling cups about 2/3 full.
  • I then took a slice of american cheese and cut it up into small pieces. (I had about 19 filled mini cups so I sliced down 4 times and across 3 times to get 20 tiny pieces). Drop a small piece of american cheese into each cup filled with egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly on top of your egg filled mini muffin cups. Bake 8-10 minutes or until eggs have set. (Increase cooking time if baking in regular size muffin tins!
  • Allow the egg muffins to cool in the pan a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  • If you are eating the muffins immediately allow to cool until they aren’t too hot for little mouths to eat and serve! If you are freezing allow to cool completely, spread on a baking sheet and freeze and then dump them into a freezer bag for easy access for a delicious breakfast for you or your babies! When heating from frozen just stick them in the microwave for 15-30 seconds or until heated through.

I can’t say enough how easy these little egg muffins were and they were so delicious! Lelia asked for seconds (and thirds!) and little Aerilyn gobbled them right up too. I ate a bunch myself and knew the recipe was a keeper. I especially loved my little add on of american cheese because the cheese melted in the center and was ooey gooey delish when you bit into it. Scrumdiddlyumptious.

Lelia sprinkling cheddar cheese on egg mini muffins

Lelia eating cheesy egg mini muffins yum

Aerilyn eating her egg and cheese mini muffins