Category Archives: Family

Time Management with a Newborn

Time Management With A Newborn | Ten at the Table

So you just gave birth to this little miracle and you put all you time and love into the precious angel. Then you look up and see your house is a mess, your fridge is almost empty, and you haven’t showered in a week or two. ( FYI My first week of having my daughter I constantly had to be reminded to shower and eat so no shame here momma!) Managing your time with a newborn feels nearly impossible. They aren’t on a set schedule ( Oh how I do not miss those sleepless nights) and I know from experience when they sleep you just want to cuddle up right next to them and take the longest nap possible. I promise you that you will sleep soundly knowing that everything is done.

Now from personal experience I bet you’re asking yourself where do I start? Do I choose getting groceries first or taking a shower? Is it even worth be putting pants on? The answer to all of those questions is they all are so worth it. I always was offended and confused as to why when an airplane is crashing they wanted the parents to put their masks on first. Why would I want my baby to be suffering while I could breathe? Then when I had my daughter I realized if moms don’t tend to themselves by taking showers, eating, cleaning, and getting a break even if it’s short one. They can not be the best mommy that they can be! So without a further a do here is some tips on time managing with a newborn!

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10 Ways to Make Being a Mom Easier

10ways2 When you’re a mom, you witness the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good being the fact that your little ones are the cutest darn things ever, and there is no way you could possibly love them any more than you already do. The bad being the inevitable tantrums, insanely large messes left behind by your munchkins, and teaching them things like right from wrong, and respect which they will not always like you for. And then there’s just the straight up ugly. Which is the reality that you will be doing A LOT by yourself.

 

The cooking, the cleaning, grocery shopping, watching the kids, attempting to master the balance between keeping your little ones in line while staying somewhat likable, and attempting to look like a perfectly happy and sane mama while doing it all?

 

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Ummmmm…..no.

 

I have pretty much said screw you to the last one. We are all going to eventually have to break down and cry in the closet so the kids don’t see and assume somebody died. Keep a secret chocolate and wine stash in the closet just for these times. Trust me. You’re welcome.

 

Don’t get me wrong! Being a mama is literally the best and most beautiful thing that could happen to a person! But all the stress that comes with it??? It really sucks.

 

So here are 10 of the ways I try to cut a little bit of that stress out, and make being a mom easier!

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Introducing Baby Bernadette… {the REASON for my Blogging Hiatus}

Yes, yes….I know it’s been a while, but hear me out guys! I promise I wasn’t relaxing on a beach somewhere this whole time, or give up blogging. I was simply a bit preoccupied getting ready for a baby to come into this world. There is A LOT to do without my normal functioning body to get it done with. At least two days out of the week were taken up completely with appointments. About a third of each day was spent cleaning, another third researching, and the rest of the time I was catching some major zzz’s.

On my due date, there was no signs of labor. I didn’t have my baby, and I cried probably four times. I was still in great physical condition, and it frustrated me.  Every time she kicked in the last two weeks, I really really wished I could hold that hand or foot that was poking out. Needless to say, I was dying to hold my baby.

Four days after my due date I had a doctors appointment. They asked me if I wanted to be induced or if I wanted to wait. I requested to be induced and was scheduled for 7:30 the next morning. After my appointment I did a lot of errands with my mother which took several hours.

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Homemade Nacho Cheese

Homemade Nacho Cheese

The other day the kids were asking for nachos, not just chips and salsa, for their snack. I try to make a little bit more elaborate snacks during the weekends since I have a little more time to work with.

It was one of those lazy Saturdays where everyone got up late and we were eating breakfast at 11 am.  We don’t often get to sleep in like that so it totally throws off our usual schedule. Since breakfast was so late,  I decided to have a heavier snack than usual.

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A Whole Bunch of Random #1

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You know what I love? Texting my mom. It’s a great time. Even if she says nothing back. I still end up crying because I was laughing so dang hard. SO maybe what I really enjoy is talking to myself and laughing at my own jokes…

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