Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Some days...

Some days are better than others. Today, was a good day. I actually got to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. I showered. I did some laundry and even made it to the grocery store. These tasks may sound easy, but with a baby and a puppy... easier said than done. Yesterday, was awful. My son had a fever and stuffy nose, screamed and cried what felt like ALL DAMN DAY. The day before that, even worse. I mean, as a whole, it was an alright day. I finished a project - refinishing a desk to use as a hair/makeup station. I was unhappy with the results, I decided to use mod podge and wrapping paper on the top and sides after seeing it done on pinterest... bad idea. It's a lot harder than it looks to smooth out and not rip. I just wasnt feeling 100% mentally though. Just an over all bad mental day. I was upset about a few things I would rather not get into, and ended up having a minor meltdown, cried, but got a few things off of my chest talking to hubby. Sometimes I just have to fall apart to put myself back together, it also helps put things in perspective for my hubby sometimes. He doesn't realize that I'm a little extra sensitive emotionally since having the baby. Hormones are all over the place, I have a completely new body to adjust to, new responsibilities and high expectations to meet. Life as a new mom is chaos. Complete and utter chaos. However, the chaos IS worth it. I promise. I have never felt a love like I have for my son. So much love my heart could explode. It makes me sad when I see moms judging each other. Especially about things that don't matter. We are all just trying to make it out of this parenting thing alive... Can we not just be positive and uplift each other? Why judge over things like cloth diapers or disposables? Baby wearing or not? Or what brand someone is using? We do what we can within the budgets we have, and make choices that are right for our own families. Just a thought. Melanie Just a Northern Mom

Monday, February 8, 2016

Well... I guess I should start things off by introducing myself. My name is Melanie, I am 26 years old. I am a wife to a husband who works in the oil field in Northern British Columbia. I am a mom to one adorable adorable little boy. We also have 2 cats, and a 3 month old puppy that keeps things really interesting. My husband and I were both raised in the Lower Mainland and relocated here together. I made the ultimate sacrifice and uprooted my life there so that he could chase a new career opportunity. There has been a lot of change, big things, in my life since I turned 25. Moving a 12+ hour drive away from friends and family, finding out we were expecting our son 6 months before our intended wedding date, moving up our wedding by 3 months, getting married, purchasing our first home, giving birth to our son, getting a puppy, and my latest adventure - becoming an Usborne Books At Home Independent Consultant. As if things weren't crazy and stressful enough with a 3 month old baby and a 3 month old puppy, let's throw a home business in there just to really overwhelm me. What am I doing? I don't even know. I breastfeed. I babywear. I'm a part-time cosleeper. I like to refinish furniture. I have a habit of starting projects that I never finish (crocheted scarf that's only about the size of a dish cloth that I started almost a year ago, I'm looking at you...). I don't really know where I'm going with this, or what will come of this, but a friend suggested I start a blog about the craziness that is my life in the North with my little one and our crazy menace of a puppy... so I figured I would give it a shot. I think it will be nice to have somewhere to share my daily life... somewhere to vent my feelings, share my projects and home improvements... let's see where this takes us! Melanie, A Northern Mom/Wife.