Mommylogues Guest Post

This post first appeared on Work It Mommy as part of her ‘The Mommylogues Series. I thought it would be fun to share over here since it has been several months and some of you may have missed it.

Happy Monday!

My name is Beth and I blog over at Our Pretty Little Girls. Over there you will find a variety of posts from recipes & home school, to the random events that we call life. I am so excited to be sharing on Whitney’s site today. I am fairly positive that Whitney just might be my long lost little sister and I hope and pray that one sweet day we will be reunited. Until then I will remain happy following her every move through the world of blogging. That didn’t sound creepy at all, did it ;)?


There they are.Β 
My family, my heart

I have been proudly married to Russ for heading on 9 years now, but as awesome as he is we won’t be talking about him today. Today for ‘The Mommylogues Series’ we will be talking about those two blonde girls who have stolen my heart.

Marissa came into this world on June 17th of 2008.

She is a blonde haired, blue eyed, dimpled version of myself. It is so eye opening (aka humbling) to see a miniature version of yourself walking around.

Fast forward 2 Years and 8 months later to February 21st, 2011 when Emily made her big arrival.

She is our curly haired blonde with a free spirit and a passion for life.
So much like her older sister, but completely different too.

We were blessed beyond measure with two pretty little girls.

And time passed by…

Yesterday my baby turned 5, F-I-V-E!
Please insert all the broken heart emojis here!

I’ve talked about it before,Β we are completely content with our family just the way it is (and we still are). But, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel weird sometimes. Our family dynamics just keep moving on, growing, maturing. We out grow clothes and we sell them, our house is completely baby toy free and I haven’t seen an episode of Elmo’s World in over two years. Like it or not, they are growing up and perhaps that is the hardest part for this mama’s heart to deal with.

I don’t want another baby.
But sometimes I’m not so sure how I feel about my babies growing up either.

Babies don’t keep.

The baby years were great. Hard work, but great. Sometimes I find myself wishing I could go back to those times just for one day. But these older years have brought something even more amazing than watching those little girls grow in size. Now I get to watch them grow as a person. The relationships that I have with the girls now mean more than I ever imagine they would when I was holding those precious little babies.

Maybe its because they are reasonable human beings now? Have you ever attempted to reason with a three-nager?! Good luck with that. Or maybe I’ve just learned to be the mother that they need, how to parent them better. Our relationship comes full circle now. I still give a lot but things aren’t so one sided now days.

Whatever it is, it is beautiful.
And as long as they still want to hold my hand in public, play Barbies with me and snuggle in the dark talking about everything and nothing, we will do just that.

Because soon enough this stage will be a thing of the past.
Just like the baby years are now…

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  • Jessica

    I loved this post then and I love it now! It’s so true that babies don’t keep, which is not a bad thing, but also very bittersweet because it means they are growing up. Time moves so quickly.

    • SO bittersweet. If only we could slow it down even just a little bit.

  • I agree, I loved the baby years but there is something magical about watching their personalities develop and the relationships become more enriched. Great post.

  • I loved this post! And yes, I agree, that it is crazy awesome and definitely humbling to see a tiny version of yourself walking around. Sometimes I look at Olivia and it’s completely surreal to see her because I feel like I’m watching myself as a little girl. It’s crazy and so amazing at the same time!

    • Exactly. You want to teach them from all your mistakes too, especially as they grow older. If onlt they’d listen.

  • I find things to appreciate during each age my kids have been, but then there are the things I wish they’d grow past!

  • You are so right. Babies don’t keep. And while I love the stage that Mason is at right now, I do miss some of those baby things. Or at least feel like I want to relive them for like a day or so. Haha. For the most part though, I think we are done with one. Thankfully I know tons of people having babies so I get the fix in and then give them back πŸ™‚

    • Yes! A day or so is all I could handle πŸ˜‚.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    I have been thinking alot of about all of this lately! Like it or not, my kids are growing and I need to either go with them or be left behind. I am embracing this next season of our life (no babies) but it still makes me incredibly sad at the same time.

    • It can be so bittersweet. But definitely go with them 😁.

  • chall1018

    I love that you shared this here on your own space too because it was such a great post! You have such a beautiful post and I just adore your sweet family! You are right in that babies don’t keep. Time is not a friend of ours.

  • Ashley

    I love this!!!!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    This is so true and so sweet. And, no, babies sure don’t keep. Maybe that’s why I want another. HAHA!! (Scott is not at all on board with this, don’t be expecting an announcement anytime soon.)

    • Lol! I went back and forth for quite some time with Russ not at all on board too, then things finally felt right for me too. Eventually you two will bend in the same direction one way or another 😊.

  • Oh my gosh, I am living the threenager life right now! It’s killing me smalls! I just love your family and your blog. Keep bringing the good lady πŸ™‚

    • It is motherhood in the trenches for sure. Thank you friend!

  • Oh this is such a sweet post. Though we presently have 2 boys and I’m in the throes of a 3.5 and 10mo, I can definitely see the beauty in the boys growing up. Even now, sometimes I really want for time to stand still, just for and bit, so I can relish just a bit longer. T sweetness our 3yo exhibits can really melt my heart, even if playing cars and trucks isn’t my thing. πŸ™‚

    • Yes!!! Every stage has its moments to treasure. Live them to the fullest!

  • This is a great reminder to always treasure both the good and bad moments of motherhood. Babies don’t keep and while some days are rough, they are special in their own rite.

    • Every season we goes through has its ups and downs for sure. I am LOVING life with older kiddos. I just wish I could stop time.

  • Whitney Jordan

    I LOVE seeing these tiny pictures of your girls. It’s crazy how fast they grow up!!