Welcome to our little journey on the web. My name is Allison, and together with my husband Blake, we are busy trying to raise our son Kaleb, chase after the dog, deal with the demands of military life, and still like each other at the end of the day. It’s a crazy life, but one we absolutely love and wouldn’t trade for anything! Now for why we blog: As a first time mother living almost 11 hours away from any family whatsoever, there are obviously some things I’ve had to learn or figure out for myself (since I’m sure by the 582nd phone call my mother would just start “misplacing” her phone anyway haha). There are some things I wish I would have started doing earlier in my son’s life, things I bought that ended up never making it out of the package, and just some general wisdom that came in light-bulb-suddenly-turns-on-over-head moments that I learned while my son puked on my favorite shirt. I want to share those moments with you, so that maybe some other first-time mom out there will get a new idea or learn from my mistakes (trust me, I won’t be offended).
Luckily I have been blessed to live in a military community, where I have had more help than most women could ever dream of. I have great neighbors/friends. There are amazing women all over the country that I love dearly who text with me throughout the night sometimes, either imparting some knowledge or listening to me vent over how I have NO IDEA how I’m supposed to know if this color poop is normal or not. Or how to put the velcro so my cloth diapers don’t rip themselves apart. Or why he JUST.WON’T.SLEEP. I hope every mother out there has at least a few friends like mine! So, this blog is not to imply that I have figured all of this out myself and am a Baby Genie (that title actually goes to a neighbor’s husband, who got my son to sleep for four hours straight for the first time EVER). I just hope that my obstacles and everyday fiascoes can offer a ray of hope that we’re all in this together, and we will make it out alive!
Happy exploring 🙂
Love, Allison and Kaleb