Being First Time Mom/New Mom is Overwhelming

So about a week ago, I heard myself utter these words to a friend, “Oh being a mom of two is not as hard as I thought.” Boy did I eat the words today.

Now, its true we all have our good days and bad, but sometimes you just feel stuck in a rut. The truth is nothing particularly bad happened today. It is just everything seems a bit harder when you add not one but two kids to the equation.

Honestly it’s amazing that I even have a second for reflection. Thanks to a husband a couple of  nappers, I had a chance to  share these thoughts.

When you are a new mom it can be overwhelming to figure it all out.

Then you realize, you don’t. You just take it day by day, and as a Christian woman, I pray my way through it.

Getting out of the house seems to be an undertaking. I know ya’ll mamas out there feel me on this. I saw my mom struggle through it, and I thought “no it won’t be that hard for me.” Boy was I wrong. I now know exactly how my mom felt.

Babies are more than a blessing, they are a miracle, and I thank God for mine, but boy having a newborn and a toddler is some work! Shout out to all my mamas out there!

Can anyone relate? What do you do to get through those rough days?

By the way, as I finish this post, nap time is over. LOL. Hubby just called me and told me they are both awake and ready for mommy.

So, time to get back at it again. If you are experiencing a day like today, just know you are not alone.

Confessions of a Mommy Blogger,

Chauntel

Spring Maternity Outfits – Maternity Date Night Outfit

In this video I share a few spring maternity outfits that you can wear while you are pregnant. While sharing the outfits I give some fashion tips for how to beef up your mom style. These items and tips that I share will help you create a stylish maternity date night outfit. Style the bump with these three outfits. If you are look for Christian Fashion or Modest Fashion you will also love these outfits! If you would like to purchase the items listed in the video please see the attached affiliate links below on my blog for each of the three links. You can go for the entire outfit or specific items that you enjoy! Love you much and hope you enjoy!

Mint Kimono Paired With Lace White Dress and Maternity Shorts Outfit https://askchauntel.com/2017/04/06/pregnancy-date-night-outfits-spring-maternity-outfit-ideas/

Black and White Stripped Maxi Dress Outfit with Black Blazer
https://askchauntel.com/2017/04/04/pregnancy-date-night-outfits-maternity-dress-outfit-ideas/

Pink Dress with Nude Gladiator Sandals Outfit
https://askchauntel.com/2017/04/03/style-the-bump-pregnancy-date-outfits/

Mommy Monday – How I Found My College Major- Confessions of a Mommy Blogger

Hello My Beautiful Jewels and Gems!

So trying to figure out what you are going to do with the rest of your life when you are 18, is quite daunting.

Let’s be realistic, in our current world, at 18, most of us haven’t had the life experience to know what we want to do for the rest of our lives. I sure didn’t.

So it all began with a thought that became a dream for me. My plan was to become an actress and a high fashion model from the time I was about four years old. I literally saw Mary Kate and Ashely on “Full House” and I thought, I could do that! And there the dream was born!

However, my mom and dad made sure that I knew that college had to come first before any other career choices. So, I did what I had to do. I went to college.
I tried to find a school that I thought was not too far away from LA, because my plan was to go to auditions throughout the week as they came.

The college I selected to attend was California State University Fullerton. It was in Orange County, not to far from LA, and I liked that they had a diverse population on campus. Being from the Inland Empire, I was accustomed to having friends from all different backgrounds! I absolutely loved it! So this was a characteristic that I looked for in a college.

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Downtown Disney shopping with roommates in college!

I decided that if acting and modeling didn’t work out that I would have a “back-up” plan. My back-up plan was to became a Counseling Psychologist. I decided on this for a couple of reasons.

  1. I love to Talk
  2. I love to Help People

I later found out, neither of these reasons would quite get me to the right career. In fact, they were quite broad, and left me in the middle of a huge field of choices with countless decisions.

Here was the problem, I didn’t know which one I wanted to take. However, that story is for another day.

I entered Cal State Fullerton as a psychology major. Little did I know that my perception of what it was like to be a psychologist was skewed by what I saw on TV. Working in the field is nothing like what the shrink on TV makes it look like. I tried it so I know!

Ironically, during the 5 years that I was at Cal State Fullerton I did not go to a single audition.

In theory it sounded good, but in actuality I didn’t have the interest or time between work, school, and extra curricular activities. I had a full plate. To be honest, I really didn’t miss it, but I didn’t know that until later….

Until Next Week Loves!

xoxo

Chauntel