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*Beep Beep Beep*

The alarm on my phone sounds at least once a day–Usually more like three, reminding me of the appointments on our to-do list.

Homeschool co-op and tumbling on Mondays, piano on Tuesdays, art and cheer on Wednesdays, and a nature/hiking club on Thursdays. Friday remains my one day of semi-sanity and I hope to keep it that way.

I signed my daughter up for her first activity when I was still on maternity leave. We did mommy and me yoga together once a week. I like to think she looked forward to it. But really she was just happy to be anywhere my boobs were. I probably could have saved the monthly premium of that but I was eager to do something together.

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Did I do yoga with my son? No.

Next was mommy and me tumbling when she was 2. And soccer when she was 2.5. By this time I was pregnant so running and moving around wasn’t exactly my idea of a good time.

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Fast forward to now and she’s been in a dozen activities from ballet and girl scouts to swim and hip hop. My son has done one.—Gymnastics (because it’s included at his twice a week preschool.)

I’m not sure why I felt my first child deserved to be introduced to a variety of activities as a toddler and my second would be fine just hanging out until he’s 4 or 5. Maybe it’s a little unfair that I’ve skipped out on most mommy and me activities with my little guy, but I don’t think it’s anything he’ll take me to therapy over. There’s plenty of time ahead for him to fill up my phone with his own activities.

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My daughter enjoys her busy schedule. It’s not like I have to drag her to any of her activities. She loves her art class, she practices for piano at home. She’s forever flipping around in hopes to be a cheerleader some day. And hiking gets us all out and active together.

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I always wanted to be involved in a lot as a kid but I often found myself strung between two parents who had different views on how much I should be doing. One said as many as I wanted and the other said one at the most.

I want my children to have the opportunity to participate in as much as they have the time, energy and dedication for. I don’t know how much is too much for a 6-year-old but when my reminder alerts make me want to throw my iPhone out the window, I’ll know mama has reached her limit.

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How many activities do your kids participate in?

 


I didn’t realize this but busy mornings, stress and changes in routine may disrupt your kids’ natural balance of good bacteria. I’ve been reading more about probiotics and a great idea is to offer our kids a daily probiotic like Align Jr. which can help support their digestive health.*

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Align partnered with bloggers, such as me, to get the word out about its great product benefits. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. Align believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Align’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.


Cherish 365: The days are long but the years are short. A project to making moments last and cherish every day.

I’ve partnered with the Vaseline team to share a few ideas I have about me time. How is your start to the year going so far? Keeping those new year goals? Admittedly I haven’t been 100% with mine. I am drinking a lot more water but I’d still like to drink more. *Takes a quick… read the rest.


Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with kids.

Growing up my parents didn’t spend a lot of time educating us on Black history. What we did learn, we learned in school… Which wasn’t much. And was often uncomfortable. When you’re the only black kid in class and topics like slavery and civil rights are being discussed things get weird. I don’t want that… read the rest.


I just finished Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes and she has a chapter where she goes on about women not being able to take a compliment, and how we should own our talents, and not shy away from them for fear of being seen as arrogant. Every day I tell my children how amazing they… read the rest.


At first I was going to list the top 7 Disney movies I can’t wait for in 2017, because I love alliteration and that reminds me of alliteration. But there are only 8 movies coming out this year, and then I’d feel bad leaving that one movie off… So I’m narrowing it down to 5…. read the rest.


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So we’re a week into the new year and I’m just now narrowing down my goals. Usually I have them set and ready to go day one, but this year I really spent some time thinking about these and what I want out of 2017. Do you set goals for the new year? Or resolutions?… read the rest.


Tiny gymnast 6-years-old. It's crazy watching your child become a person. Tiny gymnast 6-years-old. It's crazy watching your child become a person.

It’s something else isn’t it? Watching something you made–Or at least grew and gave birth to, grow into a person with a personality, thoughts and opinions of their own. Of course this is gradual. I mean it starts when they’re babies and shove away the peas on a spoon. Then it evolves into requests for… read the rest.


I sheepishly have to admit as I sat down to work on goals for 2017 I needed a refresher on what they were last year. I wrote them down but on what and where? I’m not sure. Luckily I had them saved on my blog. I hit many but not all of them: 2016 goals… read the rest.


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