Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On Living Away From HOME

Being a stay at home mom. Overall it's pretty awesome but sometimes? It's kinda rough. It's not the idea of staying with my baby every day because that's the part that makes it worth it. It's the BEING AT HOME all the time part. I was raised in a family that was always go go go. Road trips, shopping, parties, theme parks, vacations, new restaurants, more shopping you name it and we were there. So it's kind of against my grain to be the homely type. Don't get me wrong, I love being at home too but ALL DAY? Not so much.

The problem is that I'm so far away from everyone I know. The town I live in.... let's just say the 70's called and they want their fashion, buildings, sense of humor and mall back. You catch my drift? It's just not me. At all. I want to be around people who put more than two seconds thought into what they look like. People who talk about things besides the weather. I want diversity and ENERGY which I'm not getting much of at the moment. And what I want the most is to make memories that my family will cherish for years to come. There are only so many memories that can be made in your living room ESPECIALLY when it's the same scene day after day. Can I get a AMEN.

I know I can leave the house. And I do. But it's not the same as what I'm used to. And of course the constant dilemma is, go where? And with who? Other than two other mama's, I don't click with anyone here. I've tried. I know a ton of nice people but laughing at the same episode of 30 ROCK all flipping day long GETS OLD. Let's talk about something that actually MAKES YOU THINK for once. How cute your crocs are?? I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT. And now I sound like a complete brat. Maybe I just needed to vent??

So in case you didn't catch it from my above rant, being away from "home" can be hard at times. Although, being with my husband and baby boy is the greatest joy I have ever known, felt and breathed. It's amazing and for the millionth time, SO WORTH IT. It's a crazy journey but it's OURS and I know that with time we will find the place we belong and live in the energy that comes along with it.

Speaking of OUR journey, here a few pics that are making me a complete mushy mess today.

First Days:

First Weeks:

My heart is bursting right now.


  1. Gosh you are gorg mama!!

    I completely understand how you feel! The town we live in is small, conservative and much different from where I grew up as well! All of my family & best friends live at least 2.5-3 hours away, some even in diff states! It is hard to meet other moms with kids that are around my age as well. We tried joining play groups and the library but we really haven't met anyone.

    1. Thanks!! Yeah, It's a tough one. I'm 2.5-3 hrs away from my family too. We drive up there but it's not the same.

  2. Oh I love this. I am (not so) anxiously awaiting my 6-8 week leave from work for maternity leave and although I am over the moon excited about being home with our baby girl, I am nervous about being home ALL DAY EVERY DAY. I work from home too which makes me feel a lot like you in the sense that I get bored. A lot. I am living in a new town. A small town where my husband grew up so I have about the same number of (good) friends too. Loving the blog, lady!! New follower : )

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following back ;)

  3. Ah AMEN! I am in the exact same boat. We moved and bought a house in a town with the population of like 6k people; there are no malls, or much of a selection at all. My husband is from a town 20minutes over, but I am from a fairly large city (Cincinnati) and we are 4hours away. We are 2 hours to Lexington, which is where we used to live before his job came calling here. IT SUCKS. I know very few people here; and to be honest, I don't think I'd "mesh" well with 95% of "these people" anyway lol. I feel your pain!!

    Btw how adorable is that little Cruz ;)
    I am about to be a first time mama myself. 4 more weeks!
    new follower!


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