I am often blocked when writing posts about my family, I mean there is so much to tell yet it can be hard to put into words. A few weeks ago we got back from Disney World, which I was there for a blogger conference and then we made it a family vacation. The one thing though that sticks in my head was one of the speakers saying “You only have 18 summers.” Then I started thinking though is how while on vacation I spend pretty much uninterrupted time with them, but then as soon as we get home life happens. My husband goes back to work, kids go to school and I tackle the house, my blog and our 10-month-old baby girl.
Since we got back I have slowly started incorporating more quality family time. I cuddle more with the kids, we are reading more books (not just at bed time), sitting down at the table for dinner and playing outside. I admit it is easy to get sucked into “life” but I don’t want those “18 summers” to go by and realize I spent most of them on the computer.
Brica is a company who makes products for families and their motto is “Making Together Better.” It is all about hugs, steps, journeys, laughter and being a family! I love that motto as it embodies so much about growing up and sharing memories. As a reminder, I wrote that motto on a post-it by my computer to remind me to get off my butt and seize the day with my kids. My oldest is 5 years old already and will be starting kindergarten this August, and soon he will be busy with school, friends, and sports. I feel too that sometimes I take my kids for granted and forgot how fragile they are. My 5 year old had open heart surgery as a baby and will need another one and my 3 year old has severe asthma attacks. My baby girl is my angel and as happy and healthy as I could have hoped.
I grew up in a family of five kids and while we were close, we never really had family time at home. I am trying so hard to change my ways and keep my work separate from family. I think though being a mom means you make decisions that are hard all the time and put your family first. I want to not just be my kids mom, but I want to be a great mom that they can look up to.
As far as conferences go, I only go to about two conferences a year. One conference I have never been to is Type-A-Parent. I have heard so many amazing things about it but something always seems to come up (yes life again…) and I miss it. I think too I feel like I may not be good enough as it seems as if the people that attend are all amazing women (and some men I’m sure) that I could really learn so much from. I would love to meet some of those amazing bloggers and companies, like Brica. I feel like there is always something to learn from experiences and Type-A would be an amazing one for me!
Mom and More Disclosure: I wrote this as a method of entry into Brica’s Type-A Sponsorship contest. My opinions remain my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy.