Time Off

It is hard to believe that it has been almost two years since my last original Plaid, Pearls and Toddler stains’ blog. Why the long hiatus you ask? Seriously, there is no great reason except I was a bit consumed with daily life.

I started 2018 off with being pregnant with our third kiddo. Unlike my first two pregnancies, I was SICK with this one. “Morning Sickness” controlled most of my day for the first two trimesters. Managing my stomach and two little ones running around the house was all I could handle.

Along with a new baby growing inside of me, I had taken on two new side jobs. One job was great for growing my writing skills. As you might have guessed, I love writing. The other allowed me to lead kids in learning and growing in the midst of the outdoors. I was passionate about both jobs.

Another passion I continued last year was volunteering at my church, Elevation Church. Being a leader in the 1st – 5th grade school aged group was a blessing. I truly believe in raising-up the next generation to the best of our abilities. I loved teaching them about kindness, empathy, teamwork, emotional and mental strength, and of course about Jesus’ love.

As if I didn’t have enough on my plate, I was homeschooling my 5 year old.

Baby number three came on September 20th, along with a whole new set of daily responsibilities.

I am not telling you all this to complain, vent, seek sympathy or pity. I am sharing this to show you that you are not alone. Everyone has years, months or days like this. Regular daily life just gets consuming and you need one thing. Grace. Continue reading