Momming & Blogging

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I try to give myself grace, and deadlines. But lately I’ve thrown all my deadlines along with the grace out the window…

Between momming, wifing, blogging, and being preggo. I’ve fallen behind on so much. It’s ridiculous.

It’s like no matter how much I sleep, I’m always tired. 😫

Thankfully my husband hasn’t been working as many 12 hour shifts, so instead of leaving at 9 am to get to work by 10, or getting to work by 2 pm and not getting home until 3 am (and then needing to sleep in until he has to get up and leave again). He’s been able to help with Luca during the morning a little bit more.

I’ve been dealing with a lot of back/hip pain due to pregnancy, and it seems like my whole life has slowly unraveled. The laundry mountain has grown, the dishes have piled, and instead of tackling it all. I just want to roll over and go back to sleep. 🙈

Thankfully this Sunday we’re having a big Chili Cook Off / House Warming get together, which will be enough motivation for me to get the house in order. (It’s really hard to motivate myself, when it’ll get destroyed in 5 seconds by a mini version of my husband.)

So with all my wifely/motherly duties falling behind, I’ve pretty much been failing at blogging.

The main reason I’m writing the blog post right now, is because I decided to come over to my mom’s house to get some work done… But then I realized I forgot my Camera battery, and my SD card is just broken enough that the reader in my computer can’t read it. Figures. 😂

I feel like whenever I read other mom’s blogs, they seem so well put together (even their blog posts do!!) and I’m over here with my house, and blog falling apart. 😂

But… I did a poll, and a lot of people voted for more lifestyle posts (I think they meant more on Instagram 😏). So here’s a bit of a real glimpse into my life. It’s not glamours by far, and it has a lot of its downs. But it also has so many ups.

Like the fact that we’re about to be having another baby, and the fact that my husband works so hard so I can stay home with our little guy. And the fact that I have a husband who supports my blogging, and genuinely loves me to death.

I’m coming up on my year anniversary of blogging, and I’ll admit I was hoping I’d be further with it than I am. But at the same time, I’m proud of how far I’ve come, and I’ve met so many people along the way!

Thanks for reading my mindless rants, and for those of you who really support me.

It all means so much. xx

 

Cassie Lelis

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Child Safety Strap

 

This post is a little off topic, but might be helpful to some fellow parents!


I was sent a child safety strap for reviewing purposes, you can purchase it HERE from Amazon. So far it’s pretty awesome! I saw that one other person had reviewed the strap and said their child had figured out how to open the cabinet within minutes of the strap being installed. But that hasn’t been the case for us. Mostly just because my kiddo isn’t that persistent, we literally had a hair hand wrapped around the cabinet knobs for months and he never tried to take it off. 😂🙈


The clip was super easy to install and doesn’t require drilling or any other tools. It just sticks on with a sticky adhesive on the back of the clip. Which I really appreciate because I absolutely can’t stand those other child safety locks that usually end up broken from people forcing the cabinet open. 😏


It clips to lock and has a button you push to unclip it. So far I’m super happy with this product and feel like it’s a little more secure than a hair band. 😁


I would let it sit for a little bit after sticking the adhesive to the cabinet just to give it some time to set. It felt a little loose when we first installed it, but after a little while we tested pulling on the cabinet door and it held fast.