Hi! I’m Mallaury. Welcome to my blog Life Of A Babe.
I love Jesus (He saved me!), and I love to indulge in chocolate, cakes, and pastries. If my diet could consist of just those 3 things every day I’d be a happy gal. I have a thing for pretty shoes and I love getting dolled up. I read the entire Shopaholic series a couple of times over and my favorite shows are Game of Thrones, Suits, and Empire.
I’m a 25 year old Christian, millennial wife to a loving man named Jason, and a mama to 2 amazing babies: a Princess named Samaiya “Sam” and a Prince named Xavier “X”. Sam just recently turned 2, and X is about to be 9 months old. We live in the beautiful city of Toronto.
I married my best friend at the tender age of 22 (exactly 27 days after my birthday). 5 months into our marriage we found out that we were going to be parents and 9 months later we welcomed baby Sam.
When she turned 6 months old we found out that we were expecting baby number 2. My entire world was shaken to its core. I was just getting the hang of being a mama to 1 baby, and a new one was about to be added to the mix?!
Needless to say, I was excited, terrified, and anxious all at the same time. Fast forward 9 months, we welcomed baby X and it’s been a wild ride ever since.
What about me?
The “mom” part of my life evolved very quickly and although I knew I was blessed, it wasn’t long before I felt like I was losing myself. I went from rapidly climbing the corporate ladder at one of Canada’s major 5 banks, to being a stay at home mom. I was breastfeeding around the clock, analyzing and comparing poop diapers, and singing and dancing to the Wiggles with my toddler all day.
My life as I knew it had changed, I just had a hard time accepting it. All I kept thinking was what about me?
I put myself on the back burner and poured so much into my family. I grew weary and miserable! My heart became hard and heavy with resentment of my husband who seemed to adapt to fatherhood quite easily. I felt guilty for not fully embracing my new responsibilities. So much for being the perfect mom and wife. I was failing miserably!
Anybody know what I’m talking about?
After the rain comes the sun.
Many prayers, adjustments, changes of perspectives, and pep talks late the dark cloud that seemed to hover over me began to lift. I finally started to see the light. Today, I’m grateful for those trials. They push me to turn things around for myself and for my family.
I really began paying special attention to myself and my needs. Just writing this actually reminded me of the night where the Lord whispered Jeremiah 29:11 into my spirit. I will never forget that night and I will never forget that particular scripture. I lean on it everyday especially on those days when I feel like everything is falling apart (mommin’ ain’t easy!).
It was also then that I felt it in my heart to start a blog. A blog that would help me rediscover the things that I’ve always loved and always been good at. I also wanted to share what I’ve learned along the way through my trials and triumphs. For months I went back and forth with the idea and it’s actually my husband who encouraged me to start. I also do want to take the time to thank a blogger by the name of Suze, whose blog I have followed for quite some time now.
She is a busy mom and a wife who has managed to build a very successful blog helping other women fulfill their dreams of working from home. She has really inspired me! I also recently came across another amazing mama by the name of Katie. Her blog is everything and I just love her love for Christ, her honesty, and positivity!
Last but certainly not least, another blogger whose blog I’ve relied on a lot while in the process of creating my own: Elna from Twins Mommy. This woman really knows her stuff!! I told my husband the other day that I’m a simple woman! When Elna posts, I click, and I read! This boss mama’s posts are always jam-packed with super useful tips and advice on everything blogging related. I can’t even count how many things I’ve pinned from her site. Her website is every newbie bloggers DREAM!
Thank you Suze, Katie, and Elna!
Yes, you matter.
I know there are many other young women out there who have talents, dreams, and passions that they’ve had to push to the side for their families. But I think it’s so very important not to lose yourself and to always remember that you matter. I believe that God has blessed each of us with talents, dreams, and passions that we should use to bring Him glory and to help and encourage others. Your talents, dreams, and passions matter, and it’s crucial that you nurture them.
This is my part of the web where I’ll be sharing with you what I’ve learned throughout my pregnancy, the births of my babies, and my motherhood journey (the good, the bad, & the fugly), along with some helpful advice and tips. Of course I’ll also share with you my passions which include: fashion and beauty.♥
I have a heart for young moms and wives because I too am one, but this blog is for all mamas. You are all welcome!
So, now that you know a little bit about me, I would absolutely love to get to know you so please feel free to drop me a line at lifeofababe@….com or via Instagram. Fill out the form below to join my EXCLUSIVE email list. By signing up, you’ll receive helpful tips, and get notified every time a new blog post goes up. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out!
If you’ve made it this far, thank you so much for your time and readership. I really do appreciate you!
.Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ♥