On this first day of the year, we tend to reflect on our past, present and future. Well, past, present and future, I am a wife of almost ten years, mom of three, and nurse. I love my husband and children, but I love my job too! Some say you can’t have it all, but i say you Can. Long ago are the days where woman have to stay are home,keep the house clean and tend to the children while the husbands work. I am finding that lately the women are becoming the bread winners and the husbands are sharing the household duties. maybe that is in part to me working in a profession that is predominately woman. not to say that their aren’t male nurses, just less of them. I am a nurse leader where I work, and I work…. usually 45 – 70 hours a week! Oh and did I mention I am in school! yes, you read that right, I am taking classes online to further my career. People ask me how I do it, and I just simply reply ” I don’t stop to think about it.” Which brings me to the reason for starting my blog. We have such busy lifestyles, with two girls in ballet, and a very curious one year old little boy. I have realized in my New years reflection, that there is rarely a moment for me to just breath and take it all in. As selfish as it sounds, this blog is for me. For me to share my stories of life as a wife, mom and nurse with other people. For me to take a breath and use a creative outlet. Some posts will be about mommy hood, some will be about wife hood, and some will be about the struggles of balancing family and work. I do believe that we can have it all, but finding that balance in between is key. So this year i resolve to find the balance of work, family, and time to myself. after all Happy wife equals happy life right? let’s spend this new year finding our inner peace and serenity. who is with me?
I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site. View All Posts