Happy me, happy them, happy us

I’ve been busy. It’s a poor excuse for teasing you with blog posts and then just as abruptly stopping again.

Here’s the thing, I’m working on life balance. And life happiness. I’m working on less time with electronics and more time doing other things. I’m turning the tv off, putting my phone on the counter, and doing things for me. Well, most of the time they benefit my family but it’s all wrapped up in the same. What I’ve learned is happy mom, happy family, happy life. It’s inner-laced.

I’m spending at least 30 minutes exercising or doing yoga each night. I’m picking up the house in under 30 minutes and focusing on the items that take me less than one minute to complete. I’m doing small loads of laundry throughout the week. I’m spending at least 30 minutes a day reading. And I’m making sure I get 8-9 hours of sleep at least 5 days a week. And those things basically mean that I start when Maximus goes to bed and once I’m done with them, I go to bed.

I miss the Internet and my online friends, but I need to get myself into a happy, healthy routine. Most of these things already feel like second nature to me. I hope that once I do them automatically, then I’ll become more efficient and will be able to squeeze more things in. After all, writing brings me happiness too. But so does sleep, so I’m having a hard time justifying early mornings or late nights spent writing. Even if my husband keeps giving me gentle reminders that I could get an hour of writing in each morning if I got up at 5:30. That suggestion basically ranks as lowest on my list of life at this point.

Also, I’m still working on this next baby. We find out TODAY whether Baby Leger version 2.0 is a boy or a girl! With my lack of Interneting I’ve been bad about baby updates. Welcome to #2 kid, you’ll love it or hate it! I’m doing well and growing every day practically. We’re very excited to find out what the sex is and start some solid planning! Once that starts happening Maximus will surely realize something is up at our house. (And Wrigley will definitely ask to go live somewhere else, until he remembers that another baby means another toddler to throw him food.) Until then, Maximus is adjusting to people touching my stomach and wonders why everyone keeps doing it. He’s got a good block move though, climb up and sit on the tummy. No one can touch it then! Earlier this week he could have felt the baby moving but his diaper was probably absorbing it. Soon enough he’s going to know what this little sibling really thinks of him banging on it’s safe shelter.

Stayed tuned for the big gender reveal! I’m not sure what Maximus has up his sleeve yet, but I’m sure it’ll be good! 😉

4 thoughts on “Happy me, happy them, happy us

  1. Good for you. As newlyweds, new parents, and new homeowners we’re also struggling fitting everything…and being happy. Washing bottles, doing laundry, working full time (both of us!), fitting in sleep, play time with Avery, exercise, a social life??, and blogging… there just aren’t enough hours in the day. But like you, I just keep plugging away little by little… and try to enjoy life. I love to multi-task. While doing dishes, I chat on the phone with my mom, and Avery plays with pots and pans at my feet. Every night after work I take Avery for a walk in his stroller, sometimes with a neighbor who has a kiddo too = exercise, time with Avery, fresh air, and social time with another mommy. But I still have looming piles of laundry and some dishes in the sink at times…. how do you pick everything up in just 30 minutes!?

    P.S. Do you think it’s a girl or boy?!

    1. Life. It is by no means easy! Tonight I’m exhausted. I didn’t get home until 7:30 and I just don’t have the energy to do much of anything. I made myself get up and turn on my laptop instead of typing a post out on my phone. But, there will be little to no picking up tonight! I should clarify that I’m doing whatever can be done in 30 minutes. Around our house the kitchen becomes the pile place. We have a lot of counter space so it holds random crap. I’m trying to be deliberate and put things away instead of putting them on a counter. Or pick up my bathroom counter instead of leaving all the hair things that Maximus was playing with. I used to think clutter or things out was no big deal, but I’ve realized that if I can quickly put it away then I am being lazy if I don’t. In no way does this house even look picked up, but it feels better than it has!

      We had an inclination on the gender. We were wrong! We are 0-2 in the guessing game! You’ll know shortly!

      1. like your kitchen counter, our dining room table is the clutter catcher. I try to put away a couple things while Avery is playing or eating in his highchair on a week night. We’ve been away on weekends so it just keeps piling up but just picking away at it a few minutes a night or grabbing something as I pass by and putting it away helps.

        I’m excited to hear about the gender… yay!

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