Well I guess I have some news to share. If you haven't already picked up the latest issue of On the Minds of Moms you should! Why you ask?
Well here are a few reasons in no particular order:
~You get to read a fabulous article by Melissa S. who helped me organize/redecorate my living room. I will have her back when I get the money...tax refund?!
~Another wonderful article by Holly M. who co-owns Pout. She wrote about cloth diapers, and how absolutely cute they can be.
~Another fascinating read by the one and only Kathleen Wrigley. I know first hand that she is an amazing lady. Her story continues to be inspiring.
~An ad for Healthpros, the place I work out. Really girls, if you are looking for motivation, how about a buy one get one free session?
~Continued awe-inspiring photography by my friend Ria. She is the primary photographer for OTMOM.
~Oh, and one more thing....Thad (as in my husband Thad) is featured as this issue's "Rad Dad!!!!!!!!!!!" That's right. Thad was selected to be featured.
I must add here that I was thrilled mainly because that got us a photo shoot with Ria. Ria has been beyond accommodating with me. Bless her heart, she can take excellent pictures of our family in under thirty minutes flat. Not only did she take pictures of Thad and the kids, but she was also kind enough to get some one year photos of Brady, our entire family, and enable me to send out a WAY better Christmas picture than last year.
Most of us don't really know what kind of parent we will be when we have children. The same goes for our spouses. Sure we all plan to love and hug a baby, but as us mothers know, much of the real work begins later on: tantrums, sleep issues, behavior issues, tantrums, discipline, peer issues, school, activities, and whatever else comes up.
Thad is a wonderful father. Do I nag on him more than I should for certain things? Well, yes I do. I reality though, he is a much deserved 'rad dad' in my opinion. All of us have wonderful husbands/fathers. In no way am I taking away from anyone else's experience. I am just very thankful that Thad shares the duties with me (for the most part) forty nine percent of the time.
We have always been in it together, so the successes and failures we experience as parents are ours to share. I didn't sign up to do this alone, so here is a big thank you to Thad!