Hug it out

No one said it was going to be easy.

Keeping communication open in a relationship sounds like an obvious statement. It’s so important and it’s something that Candice and I feel so strongly about.

Yet we slipped. And you know what? I’m sure we will slip again on this long and exhausting parenting road.

It’s just so easy to snap at each other when you are tired. Easy to think that the other could be doing more. Easy to be blind to what the other is sacrificing. Forgetting to pause and appreciate them.

The truth is, you have to work extra hard to keep your relationship healthy when you have a child. Lack of sleep, lack of personal space and lack of time will eventually take its toll.

You need to take a step back and talk calmly to your partner about what you need and how you feel. Find out how they feel.

Do that and things will get better, real quick.

Listen. Appreciate. Compliment. Kiss.

Two years of blogging

Two years ago, I joined the land of blogging.

I love having this outlet. I love being a part of this blogging community. But most of all, I love being able to look back through the archives of ladyladybaby and experience the rush of emotions and memory triggers, that come with reading my own words.

I’m not the sort of writer that can sit down and churn out a post in a few minutes. Words don’t come easily for me and I will often stare at a blank screen for an hour before I start typing. I could have stopped and told myself that I was too busy, too tired, too out of ideas to continue blogging. I’m so grateful that I didn’t. A lot of the time I worry that the things I write about are boring or my photos aren’t worthy of their own post. The thing is though, I’ve come to realise that this blog isn’t actually for anyone else. It’s for Candice, it’s for Oscar and it’s for me. I’m simply writing for us.

There is a blog I love, called Life With Roozle and 3 years ago the author committed to blog daily. She has recently decided to call an end to the challenge. That doesn’t mean she will stop posting regularly. At least I hope not! Anyway, It has me thinking. Perhaps I might set myself a challenge of blogging daily for a month. If that goes well, maybe two months or even longer. This will be a plan for the new year if I decide to commit.

To conclude, I don’t see an end to ladyladybaby anytime soon. In fact I hope to continue for as long as I can. Why not? The way I see it, there’s nothing to lose but plenty to gain! 😀


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