My name is Meghan and I have been married to my husband J for 8 years. We have 2 beautiful boys and a very sweet loyal Labrador Retriever named Homer. I am a stay at home mom. This was a decision my husband and I came to together. I was working at a salon doing hair for 10 years. I drove an hour to and from work every day and I spent so much of my paycheck on gas alone. As much as it was a difficult decision to leave the salon (and the income), I would never go back. I miss my awesome clients and coworkers but my babies are totally worth it!
Our first son, L is my soft spoken little helper. Any time I ask him for help, he is always there. He makes sure everyone is happy all the time. If he sees someone crying, he usually starts too. This boy has a heart of gold! He has a speech delay and sensory issues. He goes to school 5 days a week and has come a long way from where we started. I am grateful for his teachers and therapists every single day. Before therapy and school, I just thought I was a terrible mom who couldn’t talk to her child. Now I like to reach out to other parents who are in the place I was almost 3 years ago just to let them know they aren’t alone. L is making huge strides all the time!
Our second son, D is my curious child. He is very sweet and has a smile that lights up the room. Being a 2 year old is very serious business. He is a human tornado and can rip apart a room faster than anything. He is starting to actually play with L and not rely on me to entertain him so much. This is bittersweet since he is the baby and we don’t plan to have more kids but it also gives me a break to sit for 30 seconds or pee or pour a hot delicious cup of coffee. Something I didn’t get when he was younger. At the end of the day when I sit with my boys before bed, D will always put his hand on my cheek and softly say, “I love you, mama.” At that moment, the rest of the day fades away and he is my perfect little 2 year old.
When I am not keeping track of diapers, bus schedules, birthday parties and laundry, I try to do something that I like. I make soap. Not the stuff that you melt and pour into little molds but the soap that takes weeks to make. The soap that needs time to cure and perfect into a bar of soap that makes you feel like you spent a day at the spa. After starting with the bars of soaps, I branched out to scrubs and masks and many other products for people like me! I started this just over a year ago and I am so happy I did. I will never use store bought soap again! I will be posting some awesome recipes I have soon. I hope I can inspire more people to get their hands dirty in the kitchen and then get them clean with the soap they make.
Because I don’t have enough going on these days, I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This kept us from getting pregnant for years. It also causes me quite a bit of pain sometimes. PCOS can make it very difficult to lose weight so I am the heaviest I have ever been, slowly gaining weight over the past 10 years or so. I have been avoiding going to the doctor for a physical exam because of this darn disease. I know they will tell me to lose weight. I know they will put me on a strict diet. It is the information I am not ready for that scares me more. Am I pre-diabetic? We will see. What else is there. This appointment is on May 10th and I am scared. More to come when I see the doc!
So this is a little about me and my life right now. Yes, It is hard. Yes, I am tired. But to tell you the truth, there is not place I would rather be.