Coffee Talk

Hi guys! Sorry, it has been quite a while since my last post! Each day seems to fly by so quickly and I keep losing track of time. I really do want to be consistent with updating my blog, but in all honesty, it has been difficult for me to juggle everything. My little guy just turned 6 months and he’s keeping me pretty busy these days! I really admire those who are able to blog (whether full time or part time), raise a family, and balance everything else in between! Please tell me your secrets on how you do it! lol


Gabriel hanging out at Starbucks.

I find it easier to write when I candidly speak instead of worrying so much about how my post looks or sounds. I think I will create a series and call it Coffee Talk where I just freely write about my thoughts and what’s on my mind. Does that sound like a good idea? I’m not sure how often I’ll have a Coffee Talk post but I guess we’ll see how things go.

lake chelan

This past weekend was Gabriel’s first time spending the night away from home. Our family drove to the other side of Washington and visited Lake Chelan for the 4th of July weekend. Chelan is a very popular place to visit. The weather is incredibly warm and there are so many outdoor activities. We had a really great time and Gabriel was so well behaved! It was his first time “swimming” but he didn’t enjoy it very much since the water was too cold for him. I wish I took pictures of him in his adorable swim outfit and floatie! Oh well, I’m sure there will be more opportunities for swimming pictures in the future.

It was so nice to get away and just relax. Ever since I became a mom, I rarely get to relax and sometimes forget what it even means. I left my corporate job to become a stay at home and it has been quite a transition. You never know how difficult it is until you experience it on your own. I know some people think lowly of people who stay at home to raise their children because it’s not a “real job”, but let me tell you, becoming a mom and being responsible for another human being’s life is as real as it gets! I also have lots of respect for mamas that work outside the home. We all have challenges and the best thing is to be positive and supportive for each other.

The one thing that I’m really tired of is the mom bullying or mom judging. I never realized how rude or judgmental some moms are towards one another until I became a mom myself. They are all over the internet and in real life. Motherhood is challenging in so many ways and we all experience it differently. Instead of shaming others or kicking them when they’re down, I wish more moms would offer help to other moms in a sincere way. I can go on and on about this but what I want at the end of the day is to be happy and know that I am doing my best. I am often exhausted and can’t always balance everything but I know that I’m trying my best to be a great mom and that’s all that matters.

family photo

My family. 🙂

If you have any thoughts or tips about motherhood, please let me know! As a new mom, I would appreciate any advice about knowing how to handle challenges and balance everything.

Thanks for joining me in my first Coffee Talk! Although I don’t update my blog daily, you can follow me on snapchat to see what I’m up to! My username is gemsandjoy. Have a wonderful day!


    • Polly
      July 18, 2016 / 10:47 PM

      I agree!

    • Polly
      July 18, 2016 / 10:47 PM

      Thanks for visiting!

    • Polly
      July 18, 2016 / 10:48 PM

      Thank you, Lesley!

    • Polly
      July 18, 2016 / 10:50 PM

      Thanks, Daniel!

    • Polly
      July 18, 2016 / 10:51 PM

      Thank you, Carmen! Yes, time does fly by quickly!

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