Every day, we have our routine of waking up and preparing for the day. Brushing teeth, breakfast, making beds, finding a missing shoe; every day it’s the same thing. I do what I can to get the girls ready for their day at school, then send them on their way. Once they’re out the door, a new routine begins with my two little ones. Breakfast clean up, changing their clothes, and a quick tidy up of the house before I plop down on the couch to nurse Amani. All morning it’s “go, go, go” to get everything and everyone ready for the day.
But there’s one daily routine that reminds me to stop and savor the bond growing between my daughters.
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!”
- Mary Poppins
I know that Mary Poppins was teaching Jane and Michael Banks the importance of cleaning up their nursery when she bestowed this nugget of wisdom, but I like to think the advice is extra pertinent to parenting. Lately I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed as a mom. With a 2-year-old and a 5-month-old, things get a little crazy from time to time, and there are definitely days where this feels like the hardest job in the world…actually, I think it really just might be. But, lately I’ve been working on reframing things and changing my perspective and looking for the elements of fun to be found in parenting.
Yesterday, we decided to take our son Andres to get a haircut in time for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. The hairstylist that usually cuts his hair was not available, so we decided to try someone new. We went in for a little trim, but he ended up with a whole new hairstyle all together. It was super short! He still looks handsome, but part of me misses his adorable locks.
Here are a few tips to getting the perfect toddler haircut in time for the holidays:
When I was pregnant with my first child, I don’t think I realized that gender reveal parties were a thing. I thought people just went to the ultrasound place, found out the sex of the baby, and then called everyone to inform them. So that’s exactly what we did.
We were so excited when the technician finally said the words, “It’s a boy!” We had a name picked out and were ready to go. We called our parents as soon as we left the office and, of course, posted about it on the internet.
I feel very blessed to have such a big following on social media. It has given me the opportunity to make friends that I never would have been able to make before. On Instagram, there is a large community of mommy bloggers that I have actually become quite close with. It’s amazing the instant connection that is formed when you share similar interests and daily stories.
I follow so many people with adorable kiddos and was recently thinking of all of the cute names they have given their children, so I put together a list of my 20 favorite baby names from Instagram. Read on to find out what they are!