The Missing Wallet on Richmondmom

I have been a mess lately.

Not in any sort of good way.

In the I’m-sick-my-husband’s-out-of-town-I-don’t-even-have-clean-pants way. You would die if you saw my laundry pile.

And then, I lost my wallet.

Please join me at Richmondmom.com where I let you in on the behind-the-scenes of my current life and make you smile with a story of a good deed.

See you there! 

Do You Live in the North or South?

I am turning 30 tomorrow.

Thirty.

Tomorrow.

While I silently freak out, please head over to Richmondmom.com where I’ve got an article up I must hear your thoughts on.

How do you distinguish the North from the South? Does it depend on where you live? Where you grew up? I grew up in Georgia and now that we are living in Richmond, VA I have to say….Richmond is NOT the South. Come weigh in on the conversation!

See you there! 

 

 

The First Week of School That Wasn’t

After a busy trip to the beach to celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday, followed by a week to Georgia to visit family, followed by an epic 4th birthday party for my son, it was inevitable that life would catch up with us.

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Excited at pre-k orientation!

My son made it to his first day of school orientation where we both fell in love with his teachers and his cute classroom.

And then sickness hit.

I had woken up hours early and made muffins and painted a chalkboard sign for my son’s first day of school. I was so looking forward to some downtime from all of the craziness and quiet solitude as my husband returned to work and my son started his first day of pre-kindergarten. (Also? How is he old enough for pre-k??)

Our first day of school was instead spent in bed after my son threw up all over the couch. Thank goodness for removable and washable cushion covers.

His four year old check up was that afternoon but by then he seemed fine, just a bit tired. Everything checked out well with the doctor and my son came in at a healthy 37.5 pounds and 3.5 feet.

I was hoping for a recovery the next day but instead he woke up with a 102.2 degree fever. My poor little guy and I spent the whole day cuddling on the couch.

By the last day of his four day school week he felt good enough to go and was actually ready to get out of the house. And probably ready for a break from Mommy.

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Cutest First Day of Pre-K picture ever.

He did have a great first day at school and how adorable is his first day of school picture??

His teacher is incredibly organized and communicative and has some adorable ideas for the school year. I think this is going to be his best year yet and I am so relieved to know we made the right choice despite all of my insecurities about school this spring.

To continue our crazy pace I had auditions for a Christmas production this weekend and worked my very first event for Richmondmom.com. This week was a bit more normal but after summer and all of our traveling I still have not caught up on laundry! (Or sleep. I’m never caught up on sleep.)

We ended this week of my son’s school with a very special treat; Disney on Ice! You can see my review on Richmondmom.com.

I think things are going to slow down…for a few days anyway, before all of the excitement of fall kicks in. :)

How has your fall gotten started?

 

How Do You Get Your Little One Talking?

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks (16 days if anyone’s counting) it will be time for school to start again.

I’ve enjoyed the summer, but truthfully my heart races at back to school time. Maybe it’s the former teacher in me, or the exciting new possibilities that come with the start of a new year, or the joy of getting back on a schedule.

I love back to school and this year my little guy is starting Pre-K. I am so excited for this new milestone for him and hope he has an amazing experience.

Now that I’m a parent, though, I know that finding out about his experience is not always easy.

Join me over at Richmondmom.com today where I’ve got tips on how to learn about what really went on in your child’s school day.

I would love to learn your favorite ways to get your little one talking!

I’ll see you there! xo

My Breastfeeding Story on RichmondMom

I didn’t start this blog until my son was two, and I so very often wish I had started earlier. There are so many things I wish I had written about when my son was little, and I definitely wish I had the support of the blogging community in those difficult times when my son was a baby.

Because this blog started when my son was a toddler, it’s mostly just been a toddler blog. I still (!) have not found words to tell my birth story and don’t have all of the small moments of his babyhood chronicled in this space like I do his toddler years.

Today, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I’m breaking a bit of that silence and telling some of my breastfeeding story.

Join me on Richmondmom.com in an honest post where I tell you all about how my breastfeeding relationship with my son got started.

Can you relate? I would LOVE to hear your breastfeeding stories.

See you there! xoxo

How to Survive the Summer on RichmondMom

I am over-the-moon excited to have my debut post live on Richmondmom.com today.

This summer in Richmond has been wet, rainy, and scary humid. (The scary part being the big-ness of my hair.)

Join me at Richmondmom where I talk about how to survive the summer with a toddler.

See you there! xo