First things first

So hey. I’m Greta. This is the beginning of something new for me. So let me start off by introducing myself and get all the boring stuff out-of-the-way.

I’m a married, stay at home mom. And this momming thing ain’t no joke. Wifing isn’t easy either. I have three boys. The oldest is Tucker who is four years old. And then there are my twins. Levi and Winston who are 13 months old.  I thought I had it figured out after I had one kid, but I was so wrong. Being a mother of three in the snap of the fingers changed me in many ways, but has taught me more than I ever imagined. All of which I will share with you on the way in this blog adventure. So that’s all about my boys…

So let’s talk about the barn. The barn in other words is my husband. He runs his family dairy farm with his father. It’s an everyday, all day job that does not pay enough. It takes passion, time, patience and care all of which my husband somehow musters up everyday on top of our busy family. It’s our livelihood which shapes our lives and how we raise our kids and how we function as a family. It’s not just a job you can “leave at work” when you come home at night. So here’s to the barn and all the cow shit that comes along with it.

And lastly…beauty. Beauty became important to me when I lost myself after I had my first son. I kind of let myself go. I hated all the pictures of myself postpartum. I feel like I gave up and I forgot what it felt like to be pretty. My husband would disagree with all of this, but as a woman and new mom this is how I felt. So one day I just decided to make time for myself. Make myself presentable again. And making time for myself, taking care of myself and making myself feel pretty again has made me a happier person…which sounds so vain. But with inner beauty comes confidence and with confidence comes beauty. I’ve learned it’s a harmonious relationship that has helped me mold into a functioning, over-tired, presentable mother of three. It keeps me going when people ask me how I do it…and my answer to that is that “I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it very very well.”

So in a nutshell I have no idea what I’m doing…I just act like I do. That’s my secret. And I guess it’s convincing because it’s gotten me through mom battles, wife obstacles and life in general. I don’t know if it will always work, but it’s working for now.

And on that note I’m ending my very first blog post. Where it goes from here, I’m not sure, but its likely about boys, barn or beauty.

 

Talk soon!

 

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