May 15, 2014

Blessings in disguise :)

Sometimes it's hard being a stay-at-home-mom! 
Yesterday was a scary day for me. My son was uncharacteristically sick. He was lethargic, tired, burning up with a fever and he wouldn't let me do anything or go anywhere. He snuggled my leg while I went to the bathroom. He was gagging before each and every barking cough and I didn't know what to do. After talking with my husband I took him to the doctor. After a tortured throat and nose swab, some Tylenol and a nebulizer treatment my little boy was starting to act a little more normal. I felt so relieved that we made the decision to take him in.

I received a call from the doctor this morning and he has RSV!! After listening to him breathing last night and this morning I wasn't surprised. I knew all the signs and it breaks my heart. 
Everyone always says that everything happens for a reason. 

I was talking to one of my SIL's this morning and she said she would be freaking out. And then I realized something...
Yes... Normally I would be freaking out BUT, 17 years ago I had RSV. I KNOW EXACTLY what my little boy is going through and I know how to comfort him and talk to him. It was a blessing in disguise! It helped this first time momma know what to do and how to comfort her son and know when it was time to go in.  

May 1, 2014

A Long Time Coming!!

I have thought about this blog so much over the last almost year!!! I just went and saw my last post about priorities and obviously this blog had to take it's place on the back burner for a while. 

I am home!!!! I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom now! I have been since September 6, 2013!! 

For the first month at home I sat on the floor all day long and played with my then 10 month old. It was awesome!! I did the bare minimum around the house. I showered feed myself and my son and we played and I had shows playing in the back ground and I just enjoyed the free time!! About a month into being home though I got bored. So I put together a cleaning schedule to take care of my house and started taking better care of myself and started a Direct Sales Business that I'm so proud of and really care about!

Over the last month or so, I have realized that if I did start blogging again I would want cooking to continue to be fun! Not that blogging about cooking wasn't fun before... But cooking dinner now is my ME TIME at the end of the day. Some days my son whines at my feet, some days he is content to watch a movie and other days my hubby will play with him so I'm completely left alone. It's my little bit of heaven!

I think that I have decided that I want this blog to be more of a place for me to share about anything and everything... Share about cooking, crafts, networking, thoughts I've had. After all this blog is called The Stoker Kitchen and I have been known to do all of that in the kitchen. In fact, I think I spend 80% of my day in the Kitchen :) My lap top is usually at the table unless I'm snuggling on the couch with my son watching a movie (more often then not Frozen) and I'm working. As I sit here typing this I'm sitting on the couch with my son watching Frozen!! :)

So with that being said, I'm not going to push myself back into the routine that I had before. I'm going to post whenever and just have fun! If you don't want to follow anymore I completely understand :) But  otherwise.....