Hey loves! Since Josephine is turning 16 months this month I thought I would answer some of my mommy questions I get a lot. One of the biggest questions I seem to be getting lately is what her schedule looks like. So below is what our day looks like. Now let me say a few things here to preface our schedule.
1) Every sweet babe is different in their own way.
2) We follow the taking Cara babies plan and have since she was born.
AND a big AND 3). schedules are a general foundation some days we are right on time and some days she is all over the place running around. I used to be so incredibly scared of “breaking” our routine or schedule. I thought if we are off our nap schedule by 10 minutes it will throw our entire day and her night off… this is not true! It took me an entire month to think about even going to music class because it “broke” our routine and I was for certain it would mess everything up. Guess what, it didn’t! So know this momma, routines are wonderful and kids thrive on structure but don’t let the routine trap you into a regimented life. Use it as a foundation for your day and if you deviate from the plan that is OKAY!
If you follow me on Instagram, Christinejaxx, you saw that I got the Young Living Essential oils starter kit! I got the kit from Amanda Joy who is the sweetest oil guru EVER. Her oil Instagram is Beau & Bumble. If you are not following her you need to! She has the greatest ideas and tips for using your oils. When I was sick she was messaging me every day with ways to use my oils to feel better! She is seriously so kind and knowledgeable! Ps. At the end of this blog post she has a treat for you!
Now that I have had my kit for a few weeks, I had to share my all time favorite ways to clean with it. You all know me, anything related to cleaning, I have tried it! I mean your girl loves to clean! I have tried so many different products, but oils are my favorite so far. Mainly because I know they are effective and leave my house smelling heavenly! Below are my top 5 favorite ways I use my oils when cleaning!
I recently hit Nordstrom rack and found the cutest 14th an Union loafers! They are so comfortable and fashionable. I literally live in a loafer because as a mom they are easy to slide in and out of while holding your little babe. I love a good practical fashion trend and these bad boys are both. I rounded up my fave affordable loafers for you to shop below!
We love a good Amazon find! These cute overalls and her bow is also from Amazon! These are the bows we wear with every outfit! They are such a good price for an entire set and the quality is great! I would size up one in the overalls as they run small. This super cute outfit for only $12! Yes girl yes!
Ever have those days where you just want to grab your phone swipe up on your home screen, switch that little airplane button on and simply shut the world off?
That was me yesterday.
You know one of those days where sadness just overwhelmingly crashes over you like a wave and you’re too tired to fight it off. You just want to wallow in it and drift off into it. You feel like you’re floating in that deep sea of despair and anxiety.
That was me yesterday.
If you know me well you know I’m all about a good SALE. Seriously I’m one of those people that can’t walk pass a sale, my husband really loves this!
Anyhow, I found the GREATEST sale on this adorable lavender sweater at Express! Y’all it was $50 dollars and I paid $11.99!!! YES! You read that correctly. It is on sale for $29 and another 40% off on top of that in checkout. It comes in three colors as well. Lavender is a major color this season so I of course had to get it in lavender.
Welcome to my site! I am beyond excited to share my imperfectly perfect motherhood journey with you all. I wanted to create a space that encouraged women and mothers on their journey. Being a woman and a mom is one of the hardest jobs I have ever had, yet the most rewarding and incredible job I am so proud to have. Each day is a new experience and learning venture. I am beyond grateful for the amount of love and encouragement my mom friends have poured into me during this time. Those late night texts and calls have covered everything from sharing stories, laughter, love, and talking each other off the edge. In my experience, the mom community has been overwhelmingly incredible and I hope to share a piece of that love and encouragement with you in my blog.
Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Christine and I am a wife to the most humble and kind man, Bradley. We met in college at Oklahoma State University when I was working on my undergrad in English Education and he was finishing his undergrad in Geology and moving onto his Masters. Can you imagine this Illinois city girl falling in love with a tall handsome cowboy? You should have seen the looks we got when I brought him home for the first time, cowboy hat, roping dummy and all. Or the fact that I am a chronic OCD, germophobe, clean freak and he was a red dirt, rough hands, blue jean man who somehow swept me off my feet. God knew what he was doing putting him in my life, Bradley has been my rock and constant place of refuge for the past 6 years. I wouldn’t want to go through life holding anyone else’s hand. I love that on those rough hands of his each scar and bump tell a story and I get to hold each story in my perfectly lotioned palms. It’s humbling. I would be lying to you if I said it’s been all rainbows and butterflies. Because it hasn’t. Trying to create a life together when we come from COMPLETE opposite worlds has been good, bad, ugly, inspiring, humbling, arduous, but overwhelmingly filled with love. I grew up in a suburb outside of Chicago up north. Bradley grew up in a tiny town in Oklahoma. To say we came from other sides of the world is an understatement. BUT the biggest similarity we have is the immense amount of love within our families.