October Wrap Up

Life has been so crazy but I just wanted to share a few things…

October was a whirlwind! I can’t even believe it’s over.

We had some wonderful things happen in October and not in any order.

I completed my first month as a consultant for Usborne Books & More. It’s truly been a wonderful experience. Not only am I making some really good money (I was so skeptical at first but I was oh so wrong) but I have met some amazing people and am working on stocking up L’s library for the future! :D Plus the fact that I only “work” (is it work when it’s fun?) a couple hours a week AND I get to hang out with L all day long is pretty much amazing.

We also celebrated L’s first Halloween. He was adorable as The Boy Who Lived. If you don’t know this reference…go away. Just kidding, go ready Harry Potter and get educated.


We also got to celebrate my grandfather’s birthday with him. L got to meet his great grandparents which was awesome for everyone involved plus see my parents, aunt and uncle!

It was truly a wonderful month, also including big milestones of sitting up without my help and rolling over everywhere like a champ.

November holds many great occasions for us as well. L will be six months (WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?). We’ll travel to see W’s family and L will get to meet his aunt for the first time.

Plus L and I will be starting on some holiday crafts and holiday recipes.

Effective tomorrow, clean eating and training for my half marathon commences! Wish me luck and send me tips!

Happy November everyone!


Conversations with my mini-me Pt 1

(After almost no sleep….up playing for about 30 minutes and roughly around 5am this morning)

Me: Go to sleep!

L: *giggles*

Me: Did you just laugh? Go to sleep!

L: *giggles*

Me: No…sleep!

L: *giggles*

Me: Wha…? Why are you laughing at me?!

L: *small giggle*

Me: Go to sleep!

L: *big giggle*

Me: Whimper….go. to. sleep.

L: *huge belly laugh*

Me: Are you kidding me right now?

L: *giant smile with huge laugh*

Me: Whimper

This went on for another three minutes until I decided I could no longer handle being mocked by 5.5 month old.

Wish me luck today – and cross your fingers we both nap!

Happy Friday loves.


It’s the little things…

I had a mom win today. Finally!

Parenthood is so much harder than I thought it would be. I’ve been a good multi-tasker, but when it comes to doing basic things while keeping a tiny human alive, I’m not so great.

So now that L is a little older we’ve been putting him in this doorway jumper for the last few weeks and he loves it.

W got home from work early last night (gasp) so we had dinner, played with the boy, caught up on some Shield and by the time I got L down for bed I was exhausted….so my usual night shower didn’t happen.

This morning I told myself I was going to just give a shot because I really needed to get in a shower before we went out for the day.

So I plopped the cutie into the jumper where I could see him the whole time and it was AMAZING. I got to shower, he got to play safely and all was well in the world.


W called me at lunch to ask me something and when I told him how excited I was he laughed and asked why I hadn’t been doing this for the last few weeks. Apparently this idea had already occurred to him.

Oh well, I got to shower on a weekday when it was light out for the first time in months.



I’m so busy I can’t keep up with my blog….

So what do I go and do?

Start my own business.

Haha. Oops.

I’m now working as an independent consultant for Usborne Books & More and I love it!

I’m having a blast, I’m earning income while staying home with L and I’m getting to share books and spread literacy.

No complaints here!

One of these days I’ll post more about it but I’m loving being able to contribute to my home life and spend time with my favorite little man. Plus I have something that’s all mine and it’s a really nice feeling!

Hope everyone is having an awesome week!