Never Not a Mom


Everyday I am so thankful that what I do for work allows me to be at home so I could manage my own schedule, all the while taking care of Erisy. I get to experience every new milestone – from her first rolling over to her first crawl. I have many more “firsts” to experience like her first tooth coming in, her first step, her first word (although I almost feel like she already said dada???)… I get to be front and center to see it all. While there are so many joys that come along with being a work from home / stay at home mom, it’s definitely a balancing act. Even when I’m working – especially filming, every little cry that she makes requires a pause to see what she needs. I’m never not a mom and to be honest, I’m happy that this new role comes first. 


Erisy has gotten into the phase where she’s clingy and demands to be carried All. The. Time. Luckily, Grandma is here once a month for a few weeks at a time so that Nate and I could get filming done for our channel. But when we’re on our own, I rely on our Boppy® ComfyFit® baby carrier to help me multi task. The baby carrier has been a life saver because she’s able to comfortably snuggle close to me and the soft material conforms to our bodies, not bothersome or constricting for us either (Its made of yoga wear material – nice and stretchy!) I like to use it when I’m testing recipes, styling food for shoots, when I’m getting ready to film, you get the drill. Baby girl is starting to get heavy and I could only hold her for so long until my arms feel like they’re going to fall off; I’m able to be hands free this way. It’s also been great to use when we’re out and about too! No big or bulky strollers to worry about when we just need to take a quick stroll and walk the dog. Like I said, life saver!


Salad Recipe:

Arugula Salad with Beets and Orange

4 cups Arugula leaves
1 blood oranges, sliced
1 large beet, cut into chunks
parmesan cheese, shaved
Avocado (optional)

Place a bed of arugula on a large platter. Layer with beets, orange, and shaved parmesan cheese.

1 tsp shallots, minced
1 tsp basil, chopped
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsps olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

In a bowl, mix all the above ingredients together and whisk until combined. Lightly drizzle dressing on salad. Enjoy!

Of course I know many of you are #NeverNotAMom too. Share your #NeverNotAMom moment on my Instagram page (Honeysucklebeez) for a chance to win a Boppy® ComfyFit® Baby Carrier (shipped out by Boppy)! You can also find Boppy® ComfyFit® Baby Carrier here or here.