Saturday Six.

So, this was supposed to be a “Friday Five” post that I intended to write last night after the kiddos went to bed, but, Bobby woke up 45 minutes after he went down and proceeded to party for THREE HOURS. So obviously, no writing occurred. The good news is because of my insistence on alliteration in blog post titles, I get to share SIX things on my mind instead of a measly five 🙂 1.Speaking of sleep: After last night’s rough patch (and 2 previous nights of Bobby waking up after a solid couple of weeks…

Yumble Kids: Meal Delivery Review + Discount Code

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. However, I was sent the product to facilitate a review. As with every review you’ll find on this blog, all thoughts and opinions are honest, unbiased, and completely my own. Like any parent of a toddler, I’ve developed some pretty major anticipatory dread associated with dinner time. Ryland went from a 1-year-old who would eat pretty much everything to a 2-year-old whose only consistent food preferences are yogurt, cheese, and fruit pouches. I’m not a big fan of meal planning to begin with…

End-of-the-Year Teacher Gift Ideas!

Well, friends, it’s fast approaching the end of the school year. This was Ryland’s first “school” year (if one, 3-hour block a week can really count as school 😉 ), and I am SO happy that we enrolled her last fall. She was only 18 months when we started, and I worried it might be too young, but after some initial tearful drop-offs, she has absolutely fallen in love with the whole school thing. I already posted this on Instagram, but I have to share her “first day” and “last day…

Weekending

After two weekends in a row spent recuperating from a nasty sinus infection, I was actually able to enjoy this weekend, and enjoy it we did! On Saturday morning, Bobby was kind enough to be my 5:30 am alarm and we both lost our collective cools over the Royal Wedding. I know a lot of people think it’s silly or stupid and mock those who got really into it. But I don’t care. There is not a cynical bone in my body when it comes to this wedding. I got really into it. I was…

10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Breastfeeding

So, my breastfeeding time with Bobby is starting to wind down. I plan on keeping a few nursing feeds a day for a while (mostly because it is a SUPER handy backup plan for if the shit really hits the fan and nothing else will soothe him). But I got to the point where  I just felt super ready to introduce formula and have that as an option for 1-2 feeds a day. Now that he’s taking bottles easily, there’s been a huge mental burden lifted. And I can actually enjoy and savor breastfeeding a…

Monday Musings

Hey friends. I hope you all had marvelous weekends and survivable Mondays. I am still batting this godforsaken sinus infection, and today marked like literally day 15 of this thing (technically the first 5-7 days were a cold virus, then the sinus infection kicked in, but honestly it all just blurs together into a glob of ickiness). I spent Saturday almost entirely in bed with Bobby (thanks to my saint of a mother who watched Ryland at her house all day long), and I’ve spent a lot of time on and off in bed the last 2…