Im so happy its Friday. Ever since school started, and having a first grader now, I’ve been extra grateful for a weekend break. For the kids sake and for mine. Is anyone else having a rough time with their little ones adjusting to a full day of school? Its breaking my heart. The natural me wants to pull him out, wrap him up in my arms and whisk him back home early everyday. But, against my will, I’m letting him stick it out. He comes home pretty overwhelmed. He’s in a Spanish Immersion program, and IT IS INTENSE. My sweet little boy is handling it better than I am. Really. Has anyone enrolled their first graders in an immersion program? I would LOVE to hear your tips and ways you’ve been able to support them in it sans tears.
Life right now is just, a little overwhelming in general. Im preparing for a move, overcoming a hard breakup. (Anyone single out there? Do you feel like with each break up it hurts deeper an deeper?) I feel like I get closer and closer to finding the man to join Dash, Sunny and I’s world, and each time it fails, my heart sinks deeper and deeper. This one had me feeling like I had really done it. Like heartaches were over. It kills me that im back at square one.
The kids and I just finished our evening prayers. We prayed longer than usual. We thanked our Father in Heaven for SO MANY THINGS. We have so many blessings. SO, so many. Sometimes I feel like I get on top of things in my life, and then I’m knocked down in order to recognize all the blessings I do have. I am not yet, but will soon be, grateful for another trial to put things into perspective for me again.
I haven’t been doing much shopping, reading, cooking or anything but survival mode. So have nothing new to share. But, here are some shots that have been on snapchat lately, its really the only social media I’m any good at updating.
We’ve got an awesome giveaway for you all today! Our Ergo family is spoiling one lucky winner today with our favorite Ergo gear! Here’s what you can win:
The Adapt Carrier – in gray retails for $145. This carrier is amazing, does forward facing, chest to chest, and hip carry! Has multiple ways to harness in the back and we use them religiously as long as our babies will allow it. Read up on it here!
The Ergo Nursing Pillow – we reviewed it here, but this retails for $70 and will keep your posture in check for all those new baby feedings, a lifesaver when you’re bleary eyed and too tired to keep your head up.
The Lightweight Swaddler – we reviewed this one here, this is a must for keeping baby secure and comfortable for sleep. It doesn’t pin their arms to their side just lightly across their chest/stomach. It honestly looks heavenly and even the most tough swaddle critic (Raleigh) loves it!
So that is over $250 in awesome Ergo products and now that you know what you’re winning, enter below! Good luck! (Winners in US or Canada only, allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, any out of stock items will be substituted for equal value) a Rafflecopter giveaway
Our creativity was so empowered with today’s post! Is there anything better than a bowl of cereal before bed? It’s sort of a ritualistic event that we remember doing all growing up and our kids have taken over. What about when you want to make your bowl of cereal a little more hearty? The milk has carried the weight for too long! 😉 Time to spice it up!I thought it would be fun to make a play on Mangoes and Sticky Rice — if you’ve eaten at a Thai Restaurant before you know this is a favorite dessert! There’s something so comforting about it, so why not make it part of our night time comfort food: a big bowl of cereal?Here’s how you’ll do it:
Sprinkle salt and honey on coconut and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.Add cereal to bowl:Pour over the milk:Top with sliced fresh mango and candied walnuts and enjoy! Recipe below.