Honestly I started the post almost 4 days ago and never got around to finishing it. Between being there with my kids, cooking, laundry, getting back into fitness/fitbit, running errands, trying my very hardest to spend time with my hubby (while trying my hardest not to pass out on the couch at 8:30) my 5am scheduled posts have taken a back seat. I let one slide (ok Monday’s post also didn’t almost happen on time) but definitely going to put in the work to get Friday’s post in on time. Why the pressure on myself? Well first off its not pressuring myself, writing, taking beautiful photos, editing, thinking, setting deadlines, dressing up for an OOTD – makes me feel good about myself. Plus I LOVE the feeling of accomplishment and staying motivated is a huge goal for me over the next year. Okay now that THATS out of the way…. :)
Mother’s Day 2017 was ahhh-mazzzing! I got the sweetest potted seedling from Miss S (c/o her preschool class) and a gorgeous pendent necklace (similar to what I posted here). Plus I got treated to alone time in the bathroom (I know such a luxury), Breakfast in bed with the cutest homemade gift from the Mister and Miss S (and of course Miss El).
I listened to the most refreshing podcast episode this morning about parenting your little ones at typical summer events (such as weddings and grad ceremonies – both of which we will be attending in the coming months). I would love if my kids could take every nap in the own bed/crib and don’t have to nag them to eat their meal – but having friends/family and the related events doesn’t always lend itself to the perfect parenting situations :) Plus the mister and I are on the go ourselves (between corporate careers, working out, schooling, night outs etc) so I am glad that I stumbled upon the episode to remind me to keep perspective and plan!
The 3 important things to remember:
- know you child’s tolerance level (a kid will only act in a way she is programmed for their age and it’s on me as a parent to adjust to that thinking)
- come prepared with loose parts that allow for quiet yet active place (lol sounds scary but each parent knows their child’s safety level so some items that were suggested are feathers, scarves etc)
- don’t apologize for your kids behaviour (somewhat related to 1 above)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!