Parenting

Life Changing Cleanup Hack: Clean it in four minutes or less

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This one, four-minute daily activity has saved my sanity. I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly the most naturally tidy person, and now that I have tiny humans living with me, things easily spiral out of control. A mom friend of mine told me about something she does with her family, and it took me months before trying it out for myself. And then I could’ve kicked myself for waiting so long because this is a seriously life changing cleanup hack. LIFE. CHANGING. (more…)

First Day of First Grade!

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Well, it’s official. I have a first grader.

For some reason this is hitting me harder than when he went off to kindergarten. He’s just getting so big! He was so excited this morning he could barely contain himself. He’s so excited that he gets to sit at the same table as his friend Samantha from his kindergarten class. I have a feeling his teacher may decide to separate them sooner than later. πŸ˜‰

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Little Man’s First Day

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You guys. Something big happened yesterday. Like, really, really big. My Little Man, who is getting less little by the second, had his very first day of kindergarten.

If you can’t tell, he was pretty darn excited.

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All set with his Cars backpack and, most importantly, his Paw Patrol water bottle. Any other adults out there who have seen every episode of the Paw Patrol? Solidarity.

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Obviously I took a picture of his very first lunch, too, because I’m a dork. I made him a pasta salad with these fancy rainbow noodles he suckered me into buying. I’m a big fan of this lunch container, though. It fits perfectly into his little fire engine lunch box. Find them here, if you’re interested. I’ve also gone crazy pinning lunchbox ideas to a new Pinterest board. Feel free to give me a follow! I’m officially a school mom now. It’s weird.

I’m thinking of doing some posts on quick weeknight meals. Anyone interested?

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And as for Little Man? He had an amazing time at school, and seemed to love every minute. Even though the kid next to him at his table was wearing the same shirt. Yay, Target! Haha.

(Total side-note to this post: Not sure if you noticed, but my profile picture got a serious upgrade, thanks to my friend Laura. She’s an amazing photographer based out of Tucson who has been featured in different magazines and even an episode of Major Crimes. She’s a big deal! And she was up here in Minnesota over the summer photographing a wedding and took some time to get some shots of me and my family. She’s seriously amazing. If you live anywhere near her, you should check her out! She travels, too! For real, just look at her fantastic website! http://www.laurakmoore.com)

Baby Girl Is Here!

Hi Friends!

If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been conspicuously absent for a while. That’s because on May 8, my perfect little girl was born.

 

And life hasn’t been the same again.

Anyhow, I thought I’d write a quick update to let you know I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth. I do hope to get back to regular blogging at some point, but I’m guessing the next few months my posts will be few and far between seeing as this little girl basically insists on being held 24/7.

I do have a couple of posts in the works, but I’m not sure when I’ll be allowed to get them up. πŸ˜‰

Meanwhile I’ll just be staring at (and smooching!) this beautiful face.

Blessings!

 

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