Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look around my website, Blogging Through Life. My name is CaitieJ and if you can’t tell I am new to the blogging world. I have always tossed around the idea of starting a blog, but until recently I spoke it out loud (not even to my husband). I felt really embarrassed about the idea and never thought of myself as a writer, even though I do enjoy writing. So this August 2019 I decided to take the leap and become a blogger.
A little about me:
I am married to my rock and love of my life AJ. Our first date was on March 14, 2012 (Pie Day) and every day is better than the last. Sorry if this gets a little mushy. We have been together for over seven years and I still can’t get enough of this guy. We met while we were both working towards our geology degree at college. Who knew rocks could bring people together.
We have two little monsters under two, Charles and Arthur, but we call them Charlie and Ari. I’m sure all you mom’s feel this way, but I can’t believe how lucky I am to have such amazing little boys. Being a mom is an exhausting and never ending job (as all you mom’s know), but it is the best!
We live in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada and are loving life. For my second job (because being a mom is the full-time gig), I am an environmental consultant. I love to work, but truth be told I am currently thinking of changing career paths. The problem is that I don’t know exactly what I want to do yet, but luckily I have plenty of time. Now as a family we love to get outside either by going for a walk, playing at the park, or hiking in the mountains. I think Charlie would go crazy if he didn’t get outside at least once a day. Come rain or sun, we are outside at some point.
Why start a blog?
Well I decided to start a blog because I felt like for the first time in my life I had something I could write about and that I wanted to share with everyone. I love being a mom, even on those intense tantrum days, and I want to share my experiences with you all. Personally I have always felt like I have a perspective that doesn’t always line up with the general population.
For example: I hated being pregnant. Both times. Even though I love the end result and neither of my pregnancies had complications, it was not my cup of tea. Of course there were moments I enjoyed, like when I felt my baby’s first kick. Almost all the other mother’s I knew loved being pregnant. They truly seemed to glow. They would tell me about all the food they ate and there I was having a hard time eating a simple meal. If you are one of those moms who loves being pregnant…Yay! I’m so happy for you. I would never wish my experience on anyone. If you tend to be like me, here’s a hug and remember there is an end point.
There are so many aspects to motherhood that I want to pass on with you all and I want my blog to be a place where you can find some great tips and tricks to figuring it out. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting your journey or are on kid number three. This blog will have something for you. Whether it’s my tricks of keeping my home looking tidy (if even in reality it is still a mess) or finding a way to survive that first month with your baby.
Mom is a great title, but for us women it isn’t our only title.
They can include woman, wife, friend, CEO of our home, working woman, and so much more. So while motherhood is a huge part of what I write about, I will also include post about the other aspects that coincide with being a mom.
Thanks for stopping by and joining me on this blogging journey. If there is a topic you want me to write about or you have a comment on one of my blog posts feel free to send me an email or comment on the page directly. I would love to hear from you.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out some of my popular posts.
- A Beginner’s Guide for Working Moms
- The Best Products to Help Keep a Tidy Home with Kids
- 10 Best Tips to Surviving Baby’s First Month