When I decided to become a stay-at-home mom, a friend gave me a word of advice, “don’t lose yourself”. I didn’t understand them then but those words have stuck with me. My son is now 1 and I understand them more than ever. For a year now my life has revolved around my son, my home, and my husband. We live on a farm, have a dog, a cat….it is nearly impossible to keep things together around here, esp w a 1 year old and a farmin’ husband…but honey I’m tryin’! In all of this, I see now what my dear friend meant. Not only do I feel as if I’m losing myself…. this Mama needs a smoke break…aka blog break. Here goes nothing….