Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mommy Diary

When you have a baby, does the hospital/birth center send a mass message to all baby-related companies saying: "THIS WOMAN JUST HAD A BABY!!!" "ADVERTISE TO HER!! SHE'S YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE NOW AND NEEDS ALL THE COUPONS SHE CAN GET!!" When you have a baby, are you automatically signed up to receive emails from Because only days after having Reaghan my first email showed up in my inbox. Does anyone know how this happens? When I was pregnant it was formula. I got so much formula. Why? How did the formula companies get my name? It's one of life's biggest mysteries.  

Anyway, a few weeks after Reaghan was born I received an email looking for submissions to DFW Child Magazine's Mommy Diary. I emailed back and forth with the woman in charge but I never submitted a diary because at that time my "day in the life of a new mom" would have looked a lot like this: 

Nurse, take a nap, nurse, do some laundry, nurse, watch Call the Midwife for the 18th time today, get the picture. 

Didn't seem interesting enough to send to a magazine, so I held off. But maybe I'll submit one now? 

Since my blog is new, I thought it would be fun to share my "sidebar questions" here so you can get to know me a little bit! Enjoy!

What she's reading:

"Glimpses of Grace" by Gloria Furman. Such good truths for any mama.

Favorite Indulgence:

Dark chocolate with hazelnuts…it’s like a vacation in your mouth.

Yearly Destination:

We usually make a trip to Georgetown to visit my husbands grandparents at least once a year. I love our road trips with the siblings-in-law and their huge fun family!

Nicknames for her kids:
Nana, nana-boo, nana-bear, Rae Rae, boo boo bear....

What's on her DVR: 
"Downton Abbey" or "Call The Midwife"

Store we might catch you browsing in:
Shop the Barn, my favorite local antique and restored furniture dealer.

Signature Meal: 
Chicken Marinara Risotto (coming to the blog soon!) with a fresh salad and homemade dressing.

Favorite Movie: 

Favorite date night spot: 

Coffee or Tea:

English Breakfast tea with foamed milk and a dash of honey, please.

Her Hidden Talent:

My voice

Prized Possession:

My wedding ring

Your Biggest Challenge:

Letting go of control and taking the pressure off myself.

Inspirational Words to Live by:
"I will hold myself to a standard of grace not perfection”

What's on her iPod:

My church’s latest worship album.

Favorite Family Board Game:

Beauty Product she can't live without:

Burt's Bees lip balm

Workout she manages to squeeze in:

A walk around the neighborhood! Ha!

Her go-to Uniform:

Skinny jeans, v-neck, loose cardigan and dangle earrings.

My Last Big Purchase:

My Simplified Planner -- definitely the most I’ve ever spent on a planner but money well invested to keep my life and family organized.

By her Bed:
My water bottle, baby monitor, the latest book I’m reading, my phone, and usually an essential oil of two. 

“Mommy Diary
 is part of a blog relaunch series entitled 
"31 Days of Responding to Him" 
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  1. I enjoyed reading this and getting to know you better Natasha! I also love the game of Scattergories, the move Serendipity, and my wedding ring. I often find a walk around the neighborhood helps me get fresh air and feel like I did something active for the day. I have basically all the same things by my bed, minus the baby monitor! :)

    1. Thanks, Tiffany! It sounds like we have a lot in common :)