Where has (insert amount of months or years here) gone? For me, it’s 7 months, but I hear this all the time with moms and dads; you’ve truly never felt time fly faster than when you have kids. Thank God I at least have documented some of it with little photo books and instagram because it feels like a blur (except for birth, jesus lord, that is burned into my memory).
I had every intentions of keeping the blog going strong, but as life with a baby has taught me, making concrete plans is actually a joke. After 7 quick months, I feel like I’m getting to a place where I could actually start up the blog again, but with a slight perspective change. Obviously my life has shifted gears dramatically, so I kind of felt the blog, to truly be able to keep it authentic, would need to shift a bit too. It will obviously be a little more mommy focused, a little less fashion focused (because, let’s be real, I’m rocking the whole unshowered, stale milk, lululemon 90% of the time look and no one needs a reminder of that everyday), but I hope to keep the humor and realness of life a central theme (and obviously Madeline will basically be a part of your household, so just brace yourselves).
Being a mom has definitely altered my perspective on life in many ways; made me really enjoy the small things (and also cry over some small things too haha). It has changed my marriage, my relationship with friends, family, my patience with my dog, and my desire to turn every conversation into a sing-along. But I will say, one of my favorite things it has done for me, is opened my heart to less judgment and more patience. I have almost constantly eaten my words of everything “I would never do when I…”, and I find myself giving people a lot more grace, especially mommas. I’m excited to kind of share some of this more in depth, along with the adventures of our family, our daily struggle over me never wanting to put her down (insert face palm emoji here), and our everyday, North Carolina life. If you’re an original reader, thanks for hanging in there with me and if you’re new, welcome to the new and improved, paperyrain (sorry, the old Ramie can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Because she’s a mom.)