My children are growing up right before my eyes. I’m enjoying that this has made the day to day struggle of keeping them fed, clothed, and alive (let’s be honest) easier. I don’t think anyone would argue that taking care of a newborn, or keeping your house or toddler intact, is no easy feat. But, as these precious babies grow into older school age children, the weight of motherhood responsibility can, at times, also seem really daunting.
It was a true Christmas miracle – we had a FREE WEEKEND DAY and were offered an opportunity to spend the afternoon together at the theatre. (I knew my self-imposed holiday prep deadline would pay off.) We had yet to experience a performance at the Allendale Theatre, and all four of us were looking forward to checking it out. Parking is a tad tricky, but arriving 45 minutes before show time rewarded us a convenient spot across the street.
I’ve been frequenting the Boots or Hearts Salon lately thanks to my newfound ambition during the Barre Studio‘s fall challenge (I’ll do anything for a crisp new planner, apparently) and I’ve followed Studio84 on the main floor of the building on Instagram for a while now, so when they invited us for a pedicure, I couldn’t wait to check it out!
I never thought much about kids with allergies until my daughter was diagnosed with hers (peanuts, tree nuts, and bananas – of all things). Her first official Halloween, we took her door-to-door trick or treating only to discover a sad little cow who couldn’t eat any of her loot when we got home. From that point on, my husband and I made a promise to ourselves that we would always remember to bring a “back up” treat bag on Halloween.