We are big fans of snow days over here! They usually only come once or twice a year, so we don't usually have time to get sick of them. Our city also doesn't have enough salt trucks or plows to handle all of the icy roads, so we get to completely shut down for a day or two.
It's even better when no ice has weighed down power lines, and we are still cozy with all the comforts of home (internet, heat and all) like today.
Rowan wanted to sled like the big kids for the first time, so we had to improvise with a plastic storage box. It was a pretty good solution thanks to Zack's ingenuity, and he didn't topple out even once! I'm also proud of myself that I didn't take any pregnant-falls on the ice, even though everything is pretty much like ice skating.
I don't really have anything monumental to share other than our funny storage box idea.. hahaha! But I just wanted to remember this day, because it's been really fun. I also have a recent obsession with Enneagram tri-types and instincts this week, and I just really want ALL my friends to take Enneagram tests so I can know what everyone's dominant type (and wing) is. In between building snowmen, taking naps and playing board games, you should get on that right now and tell me what you are. If you don't, then I'll feel like a big piece of my friendships are missing -- like the type 4 wing 3 that I am. Ha!
When you say the words "cloth diapering" you most likely get only one of these two types of responses: the "why yes, of course! Help save God's green earth" or the "WHY?! Whyyyy on God's green earth?!" I am completely sold on the idea of cloth diapering, yet when real life gets in the way it can truly seem like the dumbest idea. Therefore, I have invented what I'm calling the lazy parent's guide to cloth diapering. Someone surely has already come up with something similar, but I'm just gonna pretend like I'm unique for one second!
The first part of this idea I credit to myself (haha!), because I have been known to be somewhat of an obsessive recycler/waste-hater. The second part I credit to my mom, because she is all about doing what you need to do to keep things clean and organized (even if it means using some paper plates so your party clean-up is more efficient -- or something like that.) Then the third part I credit to Zack, because he has helped me to become more of a "baby steps" type of person rather than the all-or-nothing perfectionist that I used to be. OKAY OKAY, I'll get to the point already...
Today I feel like I need to write an apology. Even though no one was hurt by my thoughts or feelings, I've had some misconceptions that others may need to read. This is a formal apology to the stay-at-home mom (SAHM). Maybe seeing someone else having their eyes opened will either validate and encourage you as a SAHM, or open your eyes as well if you are not one.
And now I'm back writing this a day later... because being a SAHM means that basically everything you do will most likely be interrupted.
So I saw a mom with a double jogging stroller, in her typical nike shorts and baseball cap, running her heart out. And I stopped for a second as I had a paradigm shift. "Wow, look at her! Way to go! " Why on earth would I have viewed her so very differently a few years ago? Why would deep down in the messy -- but honest -- part of me would I have thought, "Oh look, a Homewood-mom. Just having a day with nothing to do but take the kids to the park and have a workout in her coordinated workout outfit."
WAS I EVEN SERIOUS ABOUT LIFE? GAH. I want to clock my past-self in the head.
Probably she was too tired to workout but decided to do it anyway. Probably getting both of those kids strapped in that stroller was harder than wrangling two squirrels into doll's dresses. Probably she has nice workout clothes because 1. that's what makes sense when you're going to WORK OUT, duh. and 2. It's nice to not have to look like a complete hobo when you probably haven't showered or brushed your hair (hence the cap).
And then I picked up my son, and he pulled the ponytail holder off my attempt-at-having-fixed-hair braid. Maybe a hat is a good decision for me today, too. *sigh*
I would like to give a fist-bump to the double-stroller running mom, an ode to the yoga pants, and put a spotlight on some DIY masters.
Well, hello there! Welcome to my new blog!
After taking nearly a 2-year hiatus from blogging, I am now jumping back in the game -- despite second-guessing my decision no less than 72 times. Ha! Here are some of the thoughts that bounced around my crazy new-mom head that brought me here. Hopefully some of you can relate, and the rest of you... well, don't judge me for being so self-critical and maybe just be happy that my Instagram posts won't have 3-paragraph-long captions.
To accompany this post are my "Welcome to Mom-Life" photos taken by the fabulous Morgan Trinker.