Throwing back to this past #weekend when this #guy thwarted the same old same old and took to the open #seas for #sailing lessons. Why is this relevant, you ask? Because if you're anything like us, keeping the #romance alive since having #babies is WORK! By the time an evening #date rolls around, we're both #exhausted. Enter: the #daydate - our latest obsession. So, my #dailydoulatip on this is to reimagine the time you spend with your #parenting partner so you find that time without it feeling like an obligation. PS. This #date was so #fun! Talk about reigniting #trust into your #relationship. I let him drive! Eeeek!
Today I'm #loving #cottoncandygrapes. You guys, seriously. Go out and find them. In my opinon, they taste better than the real thing (if we can even call #cottoncandy real). Even my grape-hating 2 year old can't get enough of these puppies. For a limited time only - I actually have a #bribe that I feel good about giving my #kiddos!!
One year ago today we were getting really #crafty to celebrate the very special #dad and #grandpas we have in our life. Man, how the mighty have fallen!! While our #fathersday won't be #pinterest perfect this year, we do have some fun things planned to give some extra love to #dad including an oyster farm tour with @hummockisland. Shhh! It's a surprise but SO excited - (mostly for me)! What's your #dadday plan?
But seriously...and also why are there so many colors in a box!? If I hear one more time that she wants a pink band-aid not a purple or a blue or a black or a yellow...I literally need to add at least three minutes onto our getting out of the house routine.
Another double whammy from yours truly! Exactly two years ago today, this #newborn pip was ten days old. As I #tbt to that day, looking at this picture now - I see something I completely missed then - that crooked little mouth! It's super common for a #baby to be mushed and smushed after delivery - and those muscles need to be massaged and released! Had I known then, what I know now, I would have realized that she needed some facial massage and then maybe I wouldn't have completely and totally gashed my nipple while #breastfeeding. Ooooooops! Even a lactation consultant can have #nursing challenges! #thirstythursday
Have truer words ever been spoken? Your #baby had a #diaper explosion! Get the wipes! Your #toddler dropped a pacifier in a puddle in the middle of the street? Get the wipes! You went out late night for the first time in about a year and thought you were so cool so you went to that hot new bar and were the youngest person by ten years (easily) and you drank so much water before you went out because - well - you know hydration is clutch because your #kids are waking up at 6am no matter what time you stay out until and you finally get to the top of the bathroom line and realize there's no TP so you frantically reach into your purse and after sorting through the hand sanitizer, left over apple sauce pouch, and dirty pacifier you find that one little pack of travel wipes??? Eureka!
Are your #kids #happy? Good. Then it doesn't matter what you feed them, how you feed them, where you feed them, how they go to sleep, where they go to sleep, when they go to sleep. All that judgy/should stuff that comes along with being a #mother....it just doesn't matter. It just matters that you and your kids are happy.
Today I'm #loving an incredibly small thing that feels huge: the phrase "see you later, #mommy." If you've had to deal with any real #separationanxiety stuff with your #kids - you know why I #love this. You see, #toddler 1 has notoriously bad separation issues. He cried every day for seven months when we would part ways at morning school drop off. So, now, when he just basically looks at me and says "#peaceout, #mom," - you guys - all the feels. 😭😊😀