I’ve got a new baby…

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I’ve been sharing my life here for almost four years. It’s been a fun and rewarding journey. I’m NOT stopping! I’ve loved getting to know all of you and following your stories too. I have expanded though. I’ve mentioned before that I had stared another site. It’s my namesake and it’s totally devoted to inspiring mamas to find + follow our passions. It’s been received really well. In case you haven’t been over, be sure to check it out!

As mamas we have a lot on our plate at all times. There are a ton of huge changes that come our way once our name changes to mama. One change I wasn’t ready for is the the placement of my dreams on the back burner. Soon after having my first child, people made it clear to me that my life was changing and my dreams needed to take a backseat –  indefinitely. They weren’t trying to be Debbie Downer’s. They meant it in the best way possible.  I’m all about my life changing.  I want to be a hands-on, engaging, snuggle party-having mom. I good with making the sacrifices that come with that. I embrace it. So much so, that I had another baby. may 26 dump 036I also more fully embraced my dreams.  My thinking is that my dreams are still valid post-baby. They don’t suddenly expire because I have a little person on my hip. What does change is the time I have to pursue those dreams. My priority  is making sure my babies are getting all they need even while I make sure I’m following my heart and pursuing things that I love. It’s not easy, for sure. It can be done though.

I should say here that I’m a “prove you wrong” type of girl. If you tell me I can’t do something, I’ll make it my mission to find a way to do it. I took this same attitude when it came to following some of my dreams after my babies made their way into the world. I’ve accomplished a few things and I have a long list of things I want to do still. The way that I see it, my kids will benefit from seeing me make my dreams a reality. I bet they’ll also be inspired to do the same. I call that WINNING!

Since becoming a mom, I have more friends who are moms as well. A hot topic seems to be all of the things we want to do – one day. Write a book, start a business, launch a blog, etc. From all of our conversations, this guide was born. Meet Get it, Mama! It’s a guide I’ve been working on for what seems like forever. I’m talking practical tips for us to do more of what makes us happy all while rocking our number ONE gig!

I’d love for you to check out my new baby! It is a labor of love and it’s FREE! Just click the image below. 🙂

Get it, Mama!(2)

Tell me, what do you struggle with when it comes to balancing babies and pursuing your passions/dreams?

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36 Responses to I’ve got a new baby…
  1. Lindsay
    August 5, 2014 | 10:23 am

    You’re kids are SO adorable! This is a very inspiring post and even though I don’t have kids at the moments, I will remember this advice for when I do get blessed with them 🙂

  2. Jordan
    August 5, 2014 | 10:24 am

    What a fun new project, It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

  3. stephanie
    August 5, 2014 | 10:25 am

    congrats on the new site! it sounds like it’s going to be great!

  4. Alisha Hodges
    August 5, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Good luck with your guide! I struggle with finding time to do the things I need and want to do and being able to spend a lot of time with my daughter and teach her. Of course she comes first though.

  5. Camille
    August 5, 2014 | 10:42 am

    I agree- your dreams are still there. It’s important to go after them at the right time of life!

  6. Melissa
    August 5, 2014 | 11:04 am

    This is so great. There is no reason for moms to give up their dreams when they have children!

  7. mandy @ a sorta fairytale
    August 5, 2014 | 11:29 am

    Congratulations on this new adventure!! I am a strong believer that you can still follow your dreams while being a Mommy! 🙂

  8. ashley
    August 5, 2014 | 11:30 am

    I struggle with this as well. I put my blog on the back burner when I had my second child and left it there for a long time. I didn’t think there was any way for me to juggle all of my mom and wife stuff plus blogging. But it is immensely important to have dreams, and that is something I remind myself of frequently.

  9. Joelle
    August 5, 2014 | 11:48 am

    What an awesome idea! I have such a hard time motivating myself WITHOUT kids, so I can only imagine what it’s like to juggle everything at once. Good for you for starting this new project, and good luck!

  10. Katie
    August 5, 2014 | 12:41 pm

    I know many people who feel just as fulfilled by birthing “book babies” as they do real babies. Congrats on both the real babies and the project baby! I’m sure it feels great to let it out into the world!

  11. Selbe
    August 5, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    Congrats on the new site!

  12. Myrabev
    August 5, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    Really such an inspiring post, glad to know just because you have kids don’t mean you stop dreaming and pursing those dreams. Good luck with the book

  13. Britt
    August 5, 2014 | 1:29 pm

    I have a 4 year old son who is full of energy and keeps me very busy! I struggle mostly with the guilt of being on my laptop writing while he is home with me. I know I have to learn to balance my work and passions with Mom life, I feel I am doing a PRETTY good job, but none of us are perfect. I am excited to check out your guide! xxo

  14. Gillian
    August 5, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    I think that what I struggle with the most is organization. If I were more organized I think I could set aside more time to focus on my personal goals.

  15. Chelsea
    August 5, 2014 | 5:33 pm

    Yay for your new adventure! The guide sounds awesome!

  16. Shipra
    August 5, 2014 | 5:41 pm

    Congratulations! How super exciting that you have this guide out! As a fellow published author, I know how much time and effort goes into getting your thoughts into written words and then getting it to the public, so I really wanna say BRAVO! <3

  17. Nancy
    August 5, 2014 | 7:20 pm

    Aw this is a great post, I love the advice you gave. I currently don’t have children (yet), but hope to some day… sooner than later!

  18. Chriseten
    August 5, 2014 | 9:28 pm

    What a wonderful new blog you started. I love the idea. I am definitely going to check it out. I literally wrote a similar thing last night about how my perfectionism is what holds me back.

  19. Deidre
    August 6, 2014 | 7:48 am

    Seriously. You have the most darling kids!

  20. Rebekah
    August 6, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Congrats on the new blog! Will definitely give it, and your article, a read 😀

  21. Betsy
    August 6, 2014 | 10:34 am

    well, i’m not a mom, but I definitely struggle to find the balance between the blog world and real life! work, family, friends…they all require attention and relationships, but so does the blogging world!

  22. LaToya
    August 6, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    Congratulations!!!!

    My struggle is that I really don’t know what those dreams are. I’m so flighty.

    • Cam
      August 6, 2014 | 3:10 pm

      Totally been there! There’s a worksheet in the guide to help figure out what you may be passionate about. Check it out, mama!:)

  23. Natalie
    August 6, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    You go girl! I can’t wait to check it all out!

  24. Neely
    August 6, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    I have not experienced this yet but reading all of these comments really makes me think ill be able to handle it. You are a rockstar!

  25. Dina Farmer
    August 6, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    Finding time to do everything. I think it doesn’t matter how long the nap time is. It feels like I never have enough time during the day.

  26. LaShawn
    August 6, 2014 | 4:43 pm

    I’ve been checking out your other space! Good job! Can’t wait to download this!

    • Cam
      August 6, 2014 | 8:23 pm

      You already know, I appreciate you girl! 🙂

  27. Cailin @ Mommy Dove
    August 6, 2014 | 6:40 pm

    This is a great post. I would say don’t discount the role your kids can play in you reaching your dreams…I was surprised how involved kids want to get in topics you otherwise might not think would interest them.

  28. Jessica Doll
    August 6, 2014 | 10:46 pm

    I love your new baby. I had my first son very young and let go of some of my dreams. It took years to get back to them and now I’m on a completely different and way more awesome journey. I think that things happen for a reason and they always work out how they are supposed to.

  29. Jenn @ hellorigby!
    August 7, 2014 | 1:13 am

    congrats on your new venture! sounds super inspiring!

  30. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    August 7, 2014 | 6:59 am

    This is something that is going to be a reality for me in a few weeks time when my baby boy arrives. I think it’s going to be hard to juggle chasing my dreams and a baby, but we will see how we go.

  31. Raewyn
    August 7, 2014 | 10:09 am

    This is so awesome! I am definitely hoping that I still follow my dreams once I’m a mama!

  32. Karissa
    August 7, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    What a great new site you started. I’m excited for you!

  33. Carly Anderson
    August 7, 2014 | 8:01 pm

    It most definitely is possible to follow your dreams, even when you become a mom. And I think it’s a good idea to follow them because your children will be able to be along for the journey.

  34. Sarah
    August 8, 2014 | 2:51 am

    Great post and good luck with the new site. I know what you mean about people thinking you’re dreams have to end when you have a little one, I’m about to start a whole new degree with a 1 year old and everyone seems so shocked that I want to but I totally believe you have to follow your own dreams 🙂

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