What’s Going On?


I think it’s easy to say that I’ve made a fast transition into a full mommy blogger. Sorry for all you childless readers – but this is my life now. As it’s been awhile since I posted on anything not completely about Wyatt I thought I’d drop in and give a little life update.

The Big Stuff:

  • I quit my job! It was time for a change and I was missing Wyatt terribly during the day. If you follow me on Instagram you saw my announcement last week. I have started a new part-time work from home job. Happiness and family time is much more important to me than money. So, after much thought, I decided it best to leave my job and pursue this new opportunity. I started working last week for the PA Philharmonic, a regional orchestra whose main mission is education. Music education is very close to my heart and I feel energized working for a company I believe in. No job is perfect, and I know there will be some challenges, but I’m so excited about this new chapter of my life and how much more time it will allow me to spend with Wyatt. 
  • Ryan’s current position as a Law Clerk ends at the end of the summer so he has been job searching as well. We are in the state of limbo again – waiting to see where he will get a job. We truly hope it will be here in Lancaster and that it will be a long time position. It’s time to build some roots. 
  • Today, my dad is having major surgery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I’m on standby with my mom and Pop-Pop in the hospital and are all rooting for him. 

The Little Stuff:

  • I finally started running again. I’m up to one mile at a time with out wanting to pass out….that’s far away from the 4-5 miles I used to be able to do, but it’s a start!
  • I got a Fit Bit Zip for my birthday and I”m obsessed with counting my steps! You can often find me walking in place or dancing like a fool in front of Wyatt to get my extra steps. 
  • I’m also started reading again. Other mamas – how do you read with a newborn? I was lucky to squeeze in a page or two. I think I’ve read three books since Wyatt was born. “Bringing up Bebe” “The Nightingale” and “The Martian”. I’m currently reading “Secrets of a Charmed Life”. Once again, it’s a far cry from the one book every week or two, but it’s a start!
  • We’ve been catching up on the Oscar movies (something else I’m very far behind on) Lately we’ve watched The Martian, Spotlight, Brooklyn, and The Big Short. 
  • Those are just two examples how I feel like we are settling into a routine. It feel like we’ve finally got a few things figured out. Wyatt is sleeping a little bit more allowing us to stay up together at night more and do things like watch movies and read books. 
  • As much as we are in a routine, things are always changing! We feel like we are on the edge of our seats waiting to see where Ryan will find a job and where we may be living in the near future. I have major house fever (kind of like baby fever, but with wanting to buy a house!)

That’s basically what’s going on! It’s been a busy/stressful early Spring of transitions. We are ready for whatever comes next! What is new with you?

  • Congrats on that part time gig! That sounds awesome!!!! I am sure Wyatt loves getting to see his mommy more. And look at you fitting in some time for running and reading! You gotta take care of yourself too!!! I haven’t seen The Martian yet but I loved the book! Best wishes to Ryan on his job search. I am sure that something amazing will come along soon. I will be sending you all the hugs and good vibes for you and your family today!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! It’s been a learning curve, working from home, but I’m loving the new work and of course the extra time with Wy guy! We are still patiently waiting on Ryan’s job…the days seem to go on forever!!! And thank you for the good vibes. My dad is home now and recovering.

  • Congrats again on switching jobs! I’ll always read your posts, with or without kids! This IVF junk has put my normal fitness routine on the back burner as well so I feel ya!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks, the new job is going well. I’m continuing to try to be more active – if it would stop raining it would be a lot easier. Sometimes big parts of our lives have to be put on the back burner to make room for even bigger parts. Thinking of you!

  • CONGRATULATIONS on the job! So happy you’ll be getting to spend more time with your little babe!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! It’s been such a great change. I feel like a new woman.

  • So glad you got out of that toxic work situation, and you’ll get to be spending more time with that cutie butt! Good luck to Ryan on his job search!~

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you, it’s been such a blessing, I feel like a new woman. And thanks for the well wishes, we are patiently waiting….