School officially starts today for my oldest. I can't believe I have a first grader. Not sure why Kindergarten didn't hit me (probably because of Covid), but first grade is giving me all the sad feels. We did a bit of back to school shopping and I did some major labeling this past weekend as … Continue reading So It Begins.
When I was about to have my first, the thought of being a stay at home mom was awful. But the thought of being a full-time working mom was awful too. I knew both "full-time" roles weren't for me - I wanted to do both part-time. With my first, I went back to work at … Continue reading Life As A Stay At Home Mom.
I recently took a trip to New York; just me and my oldest.To be honest, I just needed a break from the norm. It's hard to believe that the fall is almost here, but I am highly excited for sweater weather.I surprised my mom with a stay at Bear Mountain. It was kind of a … Continue reading R&R.
I feel like a broken record, but I fell off my night time routine, yet again. Mainly because the kiddos have been going to bed after 8, but now that it's getting darker earlier, it has made a difference. They are typically now in bed by 7:45pm the latest. In the past few days, I … Continue reading August Favorites.
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.
Last Friday was a rough day. The kids were misbehaving and just bugging each other as per sibling usual. There were toys everywhere. I had asked them to clean up and they did. An hour later the house was a wreck again and they started misbehaving... again. Most parents threaten to take their kids favorite … Continue reading I Took My Kids’ Toys Away [And Gave Some Back].
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 decided to bring a kids edition of "things I currently can't lived without" for y'all. For those newer readers I have an almost five year old girl (August) and two and a half year old boy/ girl twins.For this post, I am sharing five things "I currently can't live without" for my kids. KiwiCo … Continue reading Things I Currently Can’t Live Without; Kids Edition.
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.
Thursday was a rough day. I went to a particular grocery store for the first time in three weeks and I just felt massive anxiety come over me. People were being rude, watching your every move. It just felt so odd. Walmart is the only place I can go in "peace." I go once a … Continue reading Anxiety.