Wow, it’s been six years that I made the choice to leave the world of the corporate work life and become a MasterMom lol. YES, My Journey or being a stay at home mom has been filled with its share of ups and downs and pros and cons. I could imagine that it looks very similar to the journey of many moms who make the choice to stay home with their children and not continue in the traditional way that our society points you in as a means of success.
My journey started 6 years ago when our Prince Dywane Jr.
was born. When I came home from the hospital and prepared myself for many parts of motherhood I held him and cried from being so overwhelmed by the feeling of instant love. I remember keeping the reality of returning to work in the back of my mind and realizing that I had a job to do in the world. I had a conversation shortly after that pouring out to my husband in great passion the fact that I could not bring myself to leaving my little bean in the arms of a babysitter since we had no family in our state that could be of assistance. We both made the greatest decision ever and that was for me to stay home with our 1st born, 2 years later we tried for our second son Daryn aka MR. Fatts and the real work begin having too little’s under 3 years old. While I always must admit my love, hate relationship with mothering I can say I love every bit of mother more than hating it!
From the left Mom and Daryn and Daddy and DJ
Two short years following the birth of our second son with great joy we found out we were pregnant with yet another prince,
Dathyn and Mom
Mr. Dathyn Declyn aka Big Fat. My heart had been blessed immensely by 3 beautiful sons one after the other. In 2015 I thought long and hard about homeschooling and gracefully walked right into it with dedication and assurance! Each day is filled with a beautiful perspective of seeing our boys grown and thrive. Some days I want to cry, but I know that there is always a bigger purpose in life than what you can initially see and experience. I must say that I am truly grateful to God for His choice to make me a mom, I have thrived in my womanhood the more because of our princes. Day in and out they continue to stretch me and they keep me going to God for direction and patience.
To all the stay at home moms and caregivers of small children, homeschooling moms, and, dads I want to send you lots of love and a shoutout of encouragement to keep you going. Our dedication to forsaking what we know in our traditional ways of life is going to cause Our children to be so much better in life! If you are a SAHM or Dad I love to read your story share below!
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The youngest star of our team Dathyn (the baby) Declyn has decided to emerge and take on the true meaning of what most like to call the (terrible two’s) way before his 2-year milestone arrives in November.
He manages to run through the house on a regular basis like a mini tornado seeking to turn over, up, and out anything in his path. As a mom of three, I honestly had to have sit back recently and try to remind myself of my past experiences with my other two children to see if I could remember them becoming a mini raging (I want things my way) little person.
Our pediatrician best described our Dathyn’s (craze)stage as a cry out for independence. She reminded my husband and me of what it would be like to be picked up and taken from one location to another every day, consistently against your will. She says, Imagine being in your state now having people telling you what to eat, wear etc. It would cause you to become a bit feisty right….. Well.. I agreed.
I think as parents we have to be mindful of being empathetic about the different seasons that our children go through in their growth stages of life. It’s easy to shrug them off and deem their emotions and inability to fully communicate the way we do as nothing.
It’s important that as the mature examples that we are to our children that we do the extra work to give them much patience and understanding. When we find ourself defensive of our children’s natural process of frustrations let us take a few steps back before moving forward.
Here are a few tipz that I learned to help with counteracting frustration on both parts.Read them and feel to comment to let me know if they worked into your system of parenting. I hope these tips are helpful! I want us all to succeed and enjoy our mothering experience!
The journey of becoming and certainly maintaining being a nursing mom has many great ups and downs from what i’ve discovered. I’ve been breastfeeding and pumping for almost four months now and am just feeling the ground under my feet. The hardest part of the journey was by far the beginning, but it’s certainly becoming more enjoyable now. When you realize that your body was made by God to do this great thing your consistently motivated to keep pushing! My little “Big Fat” is currently 16 pounds and is thriving well on the breast feeding journey!
My encouragement to any mom that is wanting to start and commit to the breastfeeding journey is to have the following things:
So many people who have not experienced pregnancy, or are simply just beginning the journey more than likely will not be able to fully conceive that having a baby can turn in to the ‘Baby Belly Blues.’ I haven’t been consistent or truth be told had an ounce of energy to document my recent pregnancy journey. Every time I have found out that I was pregnant, I have promised myself that I would journal and document my wonderful 9 month experience. Well this is my 3rd full term pregnancy, and I have failed again. Pregnancy can be so much more different from you may daydream it to be before you actually experience it. Currently in my 8th month counting down the days till I meet my sweet prince I am at one of the hardest stages of pregnancy. You feel stuck mentally at times. I am totally bounced around in my emotions towards the pregnancy feeling frustrated by the pain in my body and excited by the kick all at the same time. It’s a hard and long journey, but in life what is easy? Many woman really become surprised at how unhappy you really can be during pregnancy, not in the sense of being ungrateful but mainly feeling blue because of the process of pregnancy, and the hard toll it can take on your body and mind. I honestly feel terrible for elephants, they are pregnant for about 2 years! Wow I couldn’t imagine that, but I understand their struggle somewhat seeing as though, I managed to get pregnant every 2 years in the past 4 years lol. One of the biggest things that I’ve learned about my pregnancy experience is to effortlessly clear my surrounding of all unnecessary aggravation. You have to be sure to control all negativity that has the potential to impact you during such a precious time. I’ve found myself not to be as social as usual, but those that a closest to me totally understand the circumstance and do not take it personal. But they support me through this short season of helping my baby to grow and develop. So mammaz enjoy your pregnancy experience! In spite of it being rough and down right stressful at times embrace the short, but long season and ‘make that baby.’ All other things can be put aside until the little precious soul arrives. Below here are a few tipz to help you through what may be the ‘Baby Belly Blues.’
Lots of Mommy Love!
Founder of MasterMomz Tamia.
“Baby Belly Blues MasterMomz Tipz”
1.Keep what’s important first: Be sure to make up your mind to stay focused on what matters most. Your primary concern should be your unborn child.
2. Take breaks: If you have to turn the phone off because your feeling overwhelmed, then do it and don’t feel guilty. Just communicate clearly with those that you love.
3. Understand that you won’t be pregnant forever: Everything in life is seasonal. Nothing last forever, when you understand this principle you’ll be able to handle your blue days better. Be grateful for your pregnancy experience in spite of what your feeling.