Being a stay at home mama is one of the best and hardest things I’ve ever done. Our days are as equally as beautiful and wonderful as they are immensely challenging. Finding that balance between giving Jude everything he needs and trying to find a minute to give back to myself is probably been the biggest challenge, especially since moving away from our friends and family. For myself, nap times are sometimes the only time I get to really recharge and so I try and take every advantage during this precious time to do just that. And while I do often have to use this time to get on top of laundry or the pilled up dishes, or that pile of dust I’ve ignored too many times, I try and always incorporate something that will help me feel uplifted and refreshed.