It’s officially Friday, normally this means nothing to me as I had two tots to care for and look after and work from home so I continued to do this both during the week and weekends until now. It’s my first Friday where it feels like there is a weekend ahead, a change in our normal weekly routines as we have a new school kid in the house. If you have been joining in with us new school parents on twitter you will see I am not alone with the #newschoolkids. There must have been a blogger baby boom for my son’s year. It’s great supporting each other and having others to share such a big milestone with.
This weekend I have big plans to celebrate the amazing Morgana’s birthday. She is the funnest person I know and I am in need of a girlie time so I can’t wait. Let’s hope the weather stays nice for us like this week.
This week we are loving…
I have been reading everyone’s experience back to school. It’s been a pleasure seeing how many toddlers braved their first days with smiles and independence. Also the brave new school moms that have taken on new roles and had to let their babies spread their wings and fly. Katie from MummyDaddyMe’s post, THE DAY YOU START SCHOOL, made me cry and is so beautifully written.
I have started Pretty Little Liars and saved on my Netflix list about ten new shows that I can’t wait to dive into this winter. I am almost caught up on Nashville and current. I totally missed MIC so there needs to be some major 4od watching here soon. What shows are you loving at the minute? Have you seen any good movies? B and I had a mother/son day and went and saw Inside Out. I cried so hard and I know it was because he was starting school and it was all about growing up. B kept saying to me, “it’s almost over, it will be ok?”
My daughter repeating this a trillion times a day for the past week, “Go get B at school, go get B at school, go get B at school”. Today, she opened her eyes from her nap and immediately said it. I hope it wears off soon. She doesn’t stop until I tell her what time because she has no concept of time, she says it a second later. It’s going to be long days until term break in October. Bless her she lost her playmate during the week.
I have been back in my “old” wardrobe and the scarves are pulled out of the back of the closet for Fall. It’s been fun sharing my outfits on instagram and trying new things with what I wear. I am completely stepping out of my comfort zone with my fashion lately. Going for trends I never thought I would pull off but loving it. Sometimes it’s so refreshing to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. My nails have been darker shades than normal too. I have been wearing midi skirts which I always thought made me look like I have funny ankles but now it’s my go to outfit. Maybe it’s with age we finally find our own individual “mom” style. What do you think of mine?
Since this summer and my two months of healthy eating I really have change the way I cook completely for the whole family. This is one of the family favorites we have been lapping up minus the pasta for me. I have been noticing lately if I don’t eat gluten my stomach likes me a whole lot more so I am testing out and seeing how I go without it. But the rest of the family loves a good spicy pasta bowl and lots of vegetables here.This is packed full of zucchini, carrots, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, chicken, mushrooms and more. All goodness. When I get a moment I will be sharing all my summer diet recipes and my process through my 30 day challenge.
This week has been an emotional one for so many with new school kids starting reception. Our normal daily routines are changed forever. School runs and after school activities have already filled my entire calendar. It’s crazy how fast something that used to be a normal day is changed completely so fast. We are now settling into our new routine and feeling better about the changes. B loved his first day of school so much, we were so very proud of him. He is so eager to learn new things and do his studies. Every day he is buzzing about his awesome teacher. I hope he long continues to love school and learning. It’s such an important part of our lives both childhood and adulthood. I would love to go back to school even now and learn new subjects. This infographic from Oxford Open Learning is so intriguing to me and how much it really affects us at all stages of life. Would you go back to school now?
Don’t forget this week is my 2nd blog birthday and I am hosting amazing prize giveaways every day. There is something to win for everyone or make great Christmas presents. Whether you love home decor, kitchen gadgets, receiving flowers, baking, or a new bag come enter today. I can’t thank you enough for all your continual blog support.
Best of luck.