This week my oldest turned SIX.I can't believe I officially have a first grader who is SIX. For some reason, five didn't hit me as hard.Maybe because she will be learning about money in first grade so it FEELS real? Who knows.We had a simple day for her birthday.They day before, we had a playdate … Continue reading This is Six.
While I do miss work dearly, I am trying to embrace a more "simpler" lifestyle.We've been doing more outdoor activities with the kids such as going to different state parks for swimming and hiking.Now that they are a bit older, they can manage walking longer distances.On one hike, my two "oldest" lasted over an hour.It … Continue reading Exploring Nature.
We've been spending a lot of time at that local "field." I honestly don't know we haven't before.It's only a two minute drive away. There's a pond, a soccer area and picnic benches. We've had meals there, played with kites and even just thrown rocks into the pond.They have a small "beach" area, that is … Continue reading Enjoying Simple Things.
If you missed part one of this post, click HERE. It has been one week of me taking the kid's toys away. My oldest is still playing with her dress up box and hasn't asked for anything else. My youngest plays mostly with her "bedtime" stuffed animals and my son is still playing with his … Continue reading I Took My Kids’ Toys Away [And Gave Some Back]: Part II
A few weeks ago it seemed as if the "stay at home" order in my state was going to be extended. But then all of a sudden, New Hampshire was [pretty much] going to reopen on June 15th. That's just how it's been; things can turn a complete 180 the next week or even the … Continue reading NH Reopens.
I have to admit while I was finding my groove before with being at home, for some reason I have fallen off this weekend [and the past few days]. I just haven't had the motivation at night to work on my [entire] night routine. Instead, I've been focusing on making to-do lists first thing in … Continue reading Weekend Recap.
I can't believe my kiddos haven't been "anywhere" since March 13th. I'm not sure how I survived this long to be honest. The first week was the hardest, but as time goes on, it gets a bit "easier.' Today I am sharing with y'all seven things I've been doing to stay sane during these unknown … Continue reading Seven Things I’m Doing To Stay Sane.
This is rough for me, not going to lie. I am used to only having four full days with the kids, not six. Usually if they start to get stir crazy, that's when I get out of the house with them. Clearly that is not an option.I'll be honest, I was worried how this would … Continue reading How We Are Doing On Our “Staycation.”
There are many posts, YouTube videos and such on what families have been doing to stock up for our nation's COVID-19 outbreak and state of "social distancing." I wanted to share what our family decided to stock up on. I already had a 72-Hour Emergency Kit prepped in case of a power outage. I followed … Continue reading Stocking Up.
I recently finished my first book of 2020, 'Stillness Is The Key.' Really good, but definitely not a light read [to me]. There were many pages that I had to reread but all in all, it was a fantastic book about becoming more "still." It takes ideologies from Stoicism and Buddhism and put it into … Continue reading Getting It Together.