Tiffany Hampton: Life in Logansport
It's been a few weeks since I've taken the time to sit down and write my article. I have always said that we make time for what we want to make time for...so for those of you that's asked me where I've been, here is a little bit of that answer.
We are now approaching 5 weeks away from having our new baby boy. I have been trying to enjoy some quality time with my 3 year old son. Seems that although I'm super excited to be a mommy for the second time, I'm also feeling a bit overwhelmed at the same time. Becoming a mother the first time seemed to just fall into place, so being mommy to a 3 year old and a newborn will too...right?
Other days have been spent cleaning, doing baby preparations around the house, finding honey do's for my honey, and so on. All this is otherwise known as nesting I guess. Any woman that's ever had this "nesting" thing, knows just what I'm talking about. Chances are it overwhelmed their husbands too. I feel like my to do list is forever long, and there doesn't seem to be enough time to complete it. In my mind, everything on the list is urgent...my husband usually has a different opinion. But, he is good about just humoring me and getting the job done.
Lastly, when I'm not hanging out with my son, or nesting, or working in my beauty shop, I'm just being lazy. That's just the long and short of it. If I ever do get a chance to kick back and possibly even take a short nap, then I do. Staying inside these days has been a big priority. And contrary to belief, whether your pregnant or not, a size 1 or a size 20, it's just plain hot outside. Considering the sleepless night stage of this pregnancy has set in, being lazy when I get the chance usually feels pretty good. I have a family of pillows that try to comfort me during the night...as much as I toss and turn, the pillows aren't sleeping to well either.
I just keep reminding myself that I only have 5 more weeks at the most. All humor aside, know that we all have seasons that we go through. We just have to remind ourselves that whatever the season of our life at the moment, it will pass.
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Contributor Bio: Tiffany Hampton grew up in the Huntsville community but she now calls the Logansport community her home. Tiffany is married to Mark Hampton and they have two sons, Tucker and Macauley. She's been a licensed cosmetologist for 12 years. Tiffany worked in the salon for nine years, until her son was born in 2008. The following year she put a beauty shop in her home. Now, Tiffany is a work-at-home-mommy and she loves it! Her life can still be a busy one. Says Tiffany, "In the midst of it all, if I can put a smile on someones face, learn something daily as well as teach someone daily, then life feels good."