In these trying times we feel helpless- we see the world crumbling. We feel unsure for the future, we don’t know what it will hold. We are trying to make life as normal as we can for our kids but we feel like we fall short every day. We can’t control anything right now- we don’t even know if there will be school for our kids next week. We are all trying our best as parents right now.
We can’t control much right now as parents, however what we can control is how we react to this uncertainty. We can show our kids to choose faith over fear! We can show them how we bond together, to help each other, in these scary times. We can lead by example.
Doing something to help others can give us purpose right now, it can help us make a difference, it can give us hope.
There are countless baby registry list on Pinterest- pages of baby mittens, best bottles for newborns, and pictures of soft pajamas! You walk the aisle of Target, one hand on your growing belly and one on a scanner- you are feeling overwhelmed by the choices and the amount of stuff you will need. There are so many items that you will need for your little one- however these are some of my favorite items I still use to this day, that were never on ANY of those lists.
It’s that magical time of year- the snow is falling, the carols are playing in the background and the kids are hopped up on sugar cookies. The list is hanging on the fridge (all three pages) of toys that are hopping to find under the tree Christmas morning.It’s the time of year were there never enough money in the budget and not enough hours in the day.
Like any great Nicholas Sparks novel, this story starts out with two strangers. Running into each other miles away from home. This will become the greatest love story ever told. So, grab the rocky road ice cream, a box of tissues, and join us in a good cry as the romance unfolds.
I was standing in my kitchen yesterday morning, taking in my normal dishwasher steam facial as I was unloading yet another load of the day. The kids were noisily playing in the family room, battling over a big red fire truck tent. Per my norm I had my best friend Alexa playing some country music, so I could get my cardo in as I danced around the kitchen.
I kiss my daughter on the forehead, she is still busy chatting about something that has happened earlier today. Something I am not sure that really happened, just part of her overly active toddler imagination. I whisper “good night, I love you.”
She is still busy chatting when I hit the doorway, looking back at her one more time. I am unsure if she is talking to me or the small animal shelter of plush pets on her bed.
I recently was checking out at Costco. The woman in front of me was buying the normal mom items. Whole milk, yogurt by the gallon, pounds of apples and sugar-coated cereal. The items you would normally find in most moms’ Costco carts.
My husband and I knew we had to getaway for a while, regroup and reconnect. When you have two young kids it can be hard on a marriage. However, living on one income can be hard too. As a stay at home mom, I knew that if we were going to be able to afford to getaway together we would have to get creative with our budget. Here are few ways you can set a little money aside every week for a special couple’s getaway with your main squeeze.
It’s that time of year! We are packing it up and traveling to warmer weather. We all know when you travel with kids it’s not a vacation, it’s a trip. However, I have a few travel tips that will make this year’s travel experience a little easier for you! These will save your sanity and help you when you are in a pinch.