All parents use tactics to help keep their kids from fussing or having a fit. Ours is Baby Shark, and during the last weekend of my year long maternity leave, the only thing going through my head was “it’s the end do do do do do do.” Side note – if you don’t understand that reference, you’re one of the lucky ones… Although I know it’s not the end of motherhood for me, it’s definitely the end of an incredible period in my life, which has me reflecting back on the wild ride I just had.
On September 3rd we celebrated Mia’s first birthday. As most parents are, I was filled with mixed emotions. Incredibly happy that she is a growing, healthy, happy little girl, but a little sad about the fact that time is passing so quickly, and I was already rounding the finish line of my maternity leave. The last year has been full of ups and downs, changes for myself and our family, and a lot tears both happy and sad for all of us. It easily has been the both the most amazing and the most difficult year of my life in ways I never would have expected (…but I’ll save that for another day).
It has been quite a while since I’ve posted on the blog. Nearly a year to be honest… and a lot has happened in that time! This time last year, Mike and I were knee deep in our home renovation, and had just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. It was an exciting time for us, and little did we know it was about to get even more exciting.
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I'm Jessie, and welcome to Cool, Calm & Cozy!
This space is an outlet for me to connect with my creative side and keep long lasting memories with my family. Writing and making videos of our adventures together is a passion of mine, which I hope brings joy to my whole family presently and in the future!
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