Have you met Tasha from Cookie Crumbs yet? I love, love, love Tasha’s blog. As she says herself, her blog is the musings of a wife, mother and ever evolving creative soul. Beautiful! Her About page is worth a read alone as herself and her husband toiled with the idea of moving home, all with the best intentions for their daughter. The move was not just down the road but from New York to Iowa and that, I believe, takes a huge amount of strength and courage. Tasha writes absolutely beautifully about her family and includes some hard hitting subjects like infertility and whether to be a Working Mom or SAHM. The first post I ever read from Tasha was The Day My Daughter Said “Mommy I Miss You” I won’t tell you what it’s about, all I’ll say is, read it. Find out about Tasha’s hopes and dreams for her daughter and her fears as a Mum in our conversation.
How many children do you have?
One daughter, Addison who is four. She is my rambunctious little pixie. She is definitely a big personality in a little body and as much as she makes my days crazy sometimes I love how full of life she is.
People gravitate to her already and her energy is infectious.
Are you a Stay-at-Home Mum, Working Mum, or Work-from-Home Mum?
I’m a SAHM
How do you manage your career/blog life around your family life?
I’m new at blogging so I’m still trying to find that balance. I try to limit the time I’m working on my blog early in the morning, while my husband is still home, during my daughter’s nap time and again after dinner, when my husband handles bedtime. My daughter starts preschool in a couple of weeks so I will take advantage of the time she is at school to work.
Do you think its easier being a parent now than when you were being raised?
I think there was a lot less pressure because our parents didn’t have the worry of social media, the internet and all the pressure that puts on a parent, especially a mom, to have everything together all of the time.
What is your biggest fear as a Mum?
My biggest fear is not being able to teach my daughter the importance of standing up for herself when she is being mistreated. More than that, I fear that I won’t be able to teach her the importance of kindness, even in the face of mistreatment. It’s easy to forget that often times people lash out and mistreat others because of their own struggles and insecurities. I want her to know that she is strong enough to stand up for herself and her beliefs but without returning unkindness.
What is the one thing you would have done differently as a new Mum?
Asked for help more. I thought I had to do it all and make people think I had it all under control.
What advice would you give other women about pregnancy and parenting?
Don’t take the gift of being pregnant or having a child for granted, especially when speaking to others. I know that gets said a lot but as a woman who has struggled and still struggles with getting pregnant I really understand those words. Pregnancy and Parenting are not always easy but don’t let that make you forget what a miracle it is that you have been given.
What are your hopes and dreams for your children?
I hope my daughter never stops dreaming because she has big dreams already and I want her to know that it’s always okay to go for those dreams, even in the face of fear, especially in the face of fear.
What is your favourite way to relax when the kids are in bed and sound asleep?
I crave silence and just being. I’ll go for a walk along the water where I live and just enjoy my surroundings. I also love curling up and binge watching reruns of my favorite old shows.
Tasha can be found at her Blog Cookie Crumbs and on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Why not subscribe and follow her on twitter to see what she and her family are up to! I loved Tasha’s recent post 5 Reasons I Meditate and Why I Suck At It. I used to meditate a lot but of course life takes over and I havent in a long long time. Since reading Tasha’s post on meditation I’ve started setting aside those ten minutes and refocuing and I have to say, I feel all the better for it. Thanks Tasha 🙂
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