I remember the instant we found out we were pregnant; I couldn’t wait to get going on shopping for all the wonderful items that I thought I needed before our daughter arrived. Nine months spent preparing for the little bundle of joy that would later join us; picking out items for her, which turned out to be even more fun than I had expected it to be! I was spending money on all the cute things that caught my eye for her and it didn’t take long to quickly fill up her closet and dresser with all the stuff that I thought she needed.
I’m finally sharing all the pictures and details from my daughter’s nursery turned ‘big girl room’! It actually turns out that I snapped these pics late last August with plans to post them last fall on the blog, but with the whirlwind of life (going back to work, celebrating my son’s first birthday, going away on vacation, etc. which you can read about here) I completely forgot about sharing them… whoops! Continue reading
I spent time thinking about the things I wanted to change in early January and after some time with my own thoughts (usually in the shower because it’s quiet there and I don’t have children near me when I get ready in the mornings haha), I decided to create what I call a ‘monthly meeting’ with my husband. If you read my last post: Goals For 2019!, you’ll know that things weren’t going the way I had wanted them to during fall, and I knew I needed to make some changes. So on every 1st-ish of the month, my husband and I have now decided to carve out time in our calendars to sit down together, have a monthly meeting and create a plan for that upcoming month. Continue reading
I had shared a post on my IG account right when the new year started, about making 2019 the year of self-care for me. After sharing that post, I felt strongly about wanting to elaborate on that topic, to make sure I was clear on what I had meant. I put it on the back burner for a couple weeks, talking myself out of writing it many times. But, on January 20, 2019, I had the privilege of attending the Mad About Style ambassador brunch, where the topic being presented by the guest speaker, Jessica Janzen, was all about “goals for 2019”! Coincidence? I KNOW not! I am a big believer that we have nudges on our heart to do things and Jessica appears to share a very similar mindset. I also believe that connections in life between people occur in various forms to help form our paths. Hearing her speak was the kick in the pants I needed to commit to my original thought: write out my goals for 2019 in more detail; something I had clearly been putting off. I had been feeling compelled to not only share my goals in more detail, but also the WHY behind them, as I believe that if I/my husband are dealing with these things, that other couples are likely going through the same thing.
I had A LOT of questions DM’d to me on Instagram while we were away on our winter vacation to Hawaii this year. The majority of them were associated with travelling with children so I figured instead of just sharing some pictures of our trip on the blog I would open this post up on Instagram to a Q&A from you guys. I’ve rounded up the 10 most common questions that I was asked and combined some of the similar ones together to make things a bit easier.
One of the not-so-great things we experienced last time when we went to Hawaii with our daughter who was 19 months old at the time, is that we spent a lot of our afternoons stuck in our hotel room. During her naps, we felt confined to our hotel room’s balcony, trapped and unable to move about freely while she was sleeping. Continue reading