Things are uncertain and scary right now. There's no way to know when life will return to normal — when we'll all look back on this time and say "remember when." But there are certainly some silver linings to it all. We're slowing down and really focusing on family time. We're doing everything we can to make sure things are relatively calm as we set new routines for our kids. If you're anything like me, you're also using this time for yourself as best as you can. It's easy to get wrapped up in what our kids need most, but we can't forget to take care of ourselves right now. Because, as we all know, you can't pour from an empty cup. So here are a few suggestions for how to take care of yourself amidst the craziness.
In addition to packing many bodies and all their STUFF into a room, traveling for sports comes with a whole lot of hurdles. Having enough space for everyone, feeding the team, stinky uniforms, finding space for team meetings, and making sure everyone is happy are just a few things that come to mind. I've been a fan of the All Suites brand by Hilton hotels for a long time because they are perfect for a big group.
Look, sometimes bribery works. And I'm not above using a toy or two to get my kids to behave. At the dollar store, I don't mind getting them something — knowing it may break or get lost — if it ensures I get well-behaved children at the supermarket. It's a win for everyone!
What did I think? My skin felt soft and looked so much brighter. I also found it wasn't drinking up moisturizer like before. When I put on makeup a few days later for an event, it went on smoother than normal and stayed put! Other people noticed, too. My husband commented that I was looking so bright the next day. When I replied that I was wearing all black, he said I almost seemed to be glowing. It was the HydraFacial!
As a mom of three who works from home, finding people who can take care of my children in a way that makes us all feel safe and secure is crucial. As parents, we all want to find a place with people who love and support our children and encourage them to be their best in a nurturing environment. I've always believed a childcare facility that encourages children to learn the best way they can is the way to go.
Not all pre-K athletics are the same, but with more and more programs being offered across a variety of sports, how do you choose the class that’s right for your child? It’s probably safe to assume most parents aren’t setting their sights on raising a future professional athlete; rather, they're looking for ways to keep their little ones active, social, and engaged. For parents who want to get their children moving and set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, look no further than Super Soccer Stars!
I've found that as a mom, I desperately need my alone time to decompress. Time completely and totally by myself to come back to me, to feel refreshed, and to be a better mom, wife, and person. So about once a year I go to a local hotel and spend a night all by myself — a solo staycation. Just me, a king size bed, a TV all to myself, and room service.
It's not a secret I'm a big Disney fan. I've written about my love for The Happiest Place on Earth more than once. It simply makes me really happy, even as an adult. Now...
Our whole family had an amazing time and would cruise again in a heartbeat. I'm worried the Disney Cruise has officially ruined us for any other cruise!