A bit about me:
Hi! I’m Whitney and I blog over at Work It Mommy. I’m married to my best friend, Brian and we have two beautiful daughters, Kinsey (4 years) and Brielana (10 months). Our family is complete with a cocker spaniel- dachshund mix named Stella and a crazy cat named Sawyer. I’m a Preschool teacher turned temporary Stay At Home Mom and I blog about a little bit of everything but especially about being a Mommy.
Describe your mommy uniform:
What is your strategy when getting dressed for the day?
I’m all about comfort. Since I spend most of my time on my feet playing with two active girls, I like no-fuss pieces that can stand repeat washing and still look good. I’m also pretty frugal and won’t spend a ton of money on my clothes so I’m pretty loyal to Old Navy and Gap and, of course, Target. If I want to fancify an outfit I’ll throw on a scarf.
Describe your cleaning/organizing routine:
I like to be organized but I can definitely be better at cleaning! I’m methodical and always put things back in its place, but with that said, my favorite way to organize is to “pile” things and that doesn’t always look the neatest. I like to stick to a schedule so I do laundry on Friday and Saturday and vacuum on Monday. But I can’t stand to dust (#lazy) and I loathe dishes. The sad thing is, I hate seeing a sink full of dirty dishes so I (try) to wash twice a day (morning and night) to avoid looking at it, ha!
What is the one household chore that you wish you were better about?
I love doing laundry but wish I was better at stain treatment. Of course when you have helpers as cute as these girls, any chore can be made more pleasant.
What give you the most “mommy guilt”?
Mommy guilt is all too real and instantly begins as soon as you birth your baby, I swear! So where to begin? I feel bad that my 10 month old eats better than my 4 year old and wish I had known about Baby Led Weaning 4 years ago. I wish I had equal time to spend one-on-one with both my daughters and it breaks my heart that that isn’t feasible. I feel guilty that our homeschooling isn’t going better since I’ve taught dozens of children Preschool over the past 8 years but my own daughter seems less than thrilled to have mommy as teacher. But I know these are small things and some days they all get done beautifully and other days, not so much. I’m thankful to be able stay home with my girls in this season.
What gives you the most “mommy pride”?
On the flip side, I get to raise two girls who are mad about each other and seeing their attachment and relationship grow is awesome! Instilling an appreciation of books and literature is a big priority and both Kinsey and Brielana enjoy books; we go to our local library regularly and read stories every night as part of our bedtime routine. Just knowing I was chosen to be their Mommy is my biggest pride.
Thank you Jaclyn for letting me share my Motherhood From Every Angle!