TweetShare1Pin3+11Share So guess who decided to arrive at the end of July. I’m sorry I haven’t posted sooner but I’ve been super busy being a new “again” mom. Plus, my decision to breastfeed exclusively this time around has been keeping me pretty busy with on demand feeding times and her day/night sleep patterns being switched. Needless to say, I’ve been tired, some days exhausted, frustrated and consumed with baby. I have managed to get some blogging time in and attend a major beauty event since her birth, which has been nothing short of “how’d I accomplish that?” I spent my first 2 weeks of again motherhood beating myself up because I was feeling like I had to put everything on hold and focus completely on the baby. It wasn’t until I had a talk with my mom that I realized, I have to make sure I’m taking care of myself as well. For me, in addition to eating well and making sure I get a break from being a human milk machine, my work is also something that keeps me sane and feeling accomplished. Being a mom again doesn’t mean I have to put my passions on hold. It’ just means that I now have to prioritize and find ways to help me manage my time. I’m super grateful to have my hubby for support. He has been so good with helping with feedings and diaper changes, even more so than he did with our son. I think he saw how hard of a time I was having and he really stepped up his game. I mean this man does housework, grocery runs, brings me plates of food, puts our son on the bus in the morning and gets him off at the end of the school day. He has been beyond awesome and I’m so glad to have that kind of love and support. It’s not something I ever take for granted because I understand that everybody doesn’t have it like I do, so I should thank God every chance I get. So now I have surrendered to the reality that I may not be able to be on top of my game for a little while and that’s ok. I will not beat myself up if I can’t get a post out when I want to or if I am not present on social media 24×7. I’m a mom first and that’s just the way it is. So with all of that said. Meet Saige Imari…my newest love. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Candice S. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Writer and Content Creator | I left corporate life 7+ years ago, to pursue my goal of becoming a writer. Boom!! I did that! Now I'm an accomplished writer and boss babe running a successful blog business. You should hire me! #RockStarMoms Latest posts by Candice S. (see all) 6 Helpful Things To Do Right After Your First Massage - July 15, 2018 Drop-In Childcare – What To Expect + 6 Nashville Area Centers - June 29, 2018 6 Indoor Water Park Resorts Worth A Road Trip - June 25, 2018 TweetShare1Pin3+11Share 6 Responses Kaywanda Lamb October 19, 2015 Congrats and no beating yourself up. Everything should wait. Live babies!!! Reply Candice S. October 19, 2015 Thank you!! 🙂 Reply Alisha (@Coily_Locks) September 4, 2015 I remember those first 6 weeks were always the hardest! I can’t wait to meet her and know that I’m here if you need to talk. <3 Reply Candice S. September 8, 2015 Yes ma’am you know I will. Thanks. Reply Mionna September 3, 2015 Congratulations and welcome Saige!! Reply Candice S. September 8, 2015 Thank You! Reply Hey Rock Star! Drop Your Two Cents Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.