Clothed with Grace: Sigh....

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


I know I've been talking A LOT of mom life lately, but I feel like I'm deep in the trenches. I feel like our house constantly looks like a tornado, I have a mounting list of things to do, both kids want me constantly, and the only hour or so I get to myself is when Hannah takes her afternoon nap and I send Grant to his room.  Usually I'm too tired to do anything more than watch an episode of Hart of Dixie and maybe take a thirty minute snooze. If feel like the afternoon is a mad rush to clean up the house and get dinner ready before Brian get's home. I don't care what anyone says, staying at home is harder than working outside the home. At the end of each day I am exhausted. 

Brian has been having to work a number of nights, so he's home for about an hour, then back at it. In fact when I tried to type up this post, I did it last week while Grant interrupted me to ask about a million questions about the Batman movie he wanted to watch, the dog was all up in business, and I thought Hannah was asleep until she started wailing. It's in those moments I feel like being a mom is such a thankless job and oh my gosh, can I just have a moment for me! 

Then, once Hannah was asleep Grant told me, probably for the hundredth time that day, that he loves me, got me a glass of water without me asking, and said "today was a great day." That is what I need to hold onto. In our lives we go through seasons. Sometimes the season is a time in which it is NOT about us, and for me it this is one of those seasons. One day the kids will be grown and not need me like they do now and I know I'll wish for days like this once again. 

I just recently got this tassel top from SheIn. It's fun and the quality is good but it is way too big as far as mediums go, and I definitely should have sized down. It doesn't look terribly huge in these pictures, but trust me, I could pretty much fit another person inside of it with me. I washed it and was hoping it would shirk a bit, but it didn't. I was curious how the tassel would wash, and they washed up just fine when I hung it To dry.  I think I'll try to wear it with a cardigan to help minimize the bulk.

top: SheIn c/o same / shorts: LC similar / necklace: Stella and Dot same / earrings: Nickel & Suede same shoes: DV (Target) same


  1. This top is adorable!! I love the tassel trim! Thanks for the heads up to size down :)

  2. Cute outfit! I'm on my way over to Shein right now to get one for myself!

  3. It can be stressful at times, but those times are in passing. Motherhood is really such a rewarding job overall!

  4. Hang in there, Mama! You will NOT always be this tired. Things won't always feel this crazy. You are doing awesome!

  5. That top is adorable. I'm totally with you on being exhausted....

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  7. Do you need to wear a cami under this top?

    1. I've worn it with and without a cami, I don't feel like it's see though.

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