So I mentioned that I have been having some pregnancy related sleep issues when I began my It's Complicated with: Sleep series (posts 1 and 2, and Crafting a Nighttime Routine for Adults). I'm now 28 weeks pregnant and FINALLY sleeping well. With this momentous occasion, I thought I would update you and fill you in on some tricks … Continue reading Sleep Better While Pregnant
One year ago I wouldn’t have considered going on a kid-free vacation; mostly because all our family is far away and I felt too guilty asking for childcare from any of them when I already see them so infrequently. And my list of reasons went on for a mile. Then one day, while talking with … Continue reading How to Take a Kid-Free Vacation
Your guide to planning a holiday without your kids is up next week, but in the meantime, some brief thoughts on fighting the post-vacation slump. It’s natural to feel a little bummed after six months of anticipation and a week of bliss is over, right? Maybe so, but it bothers me anyway because one thing I … Continue reading How I Fight the Post-Vacation Slump
“What we’ve long known anecdotally, we’re now proving through authoritative research: travel has a positive effect on relationships.” –Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association I’m back from Italy and finally resurfacing from the prep, the travel itself, the jet lag, and post-travel loving on my babies. Totally worth it. Because some parents have really good reasons … Continue reading Why We Went on a Sans-Children Holiday
Today I'm focused on how crafting a nighttime routine (meaning you do it darn near every night) can help you improve your relationship with Sleep. And if you're like Brityn, who sleeps like a baby no matter what, this is still for you! Nighttime routine is vital to her for entirely different reasons she says-- mostly for recovering after a long day of frustration with two wild boys to better prepare for tomorrow.
For Sam's birthday, I wanted to make him something fancy tasty and looking--something special. Sam is not from a household that ate many grits in his childhood, but he has come to the right side and now loves them! They were an obvious choice for his Monday night birthday dinner. Classic Southern Shrimp and Grits. In my … Continue reading Fast & Fancy: Shrimp & Grits
Why is sleep important? Besides helping you avoid yawning through all of your conversations...
Spoiler alert... Every day we wake up. I'm guessing no one is actually surprised by this, but how often are you surprised when the clock strikes 11 pm or 12 am, or worse (not that I'm judging!) and you're like totally shocked that you should be getting into bed? It may have happened at my house once or twice...again, no judgement … Continue reading It’s Complicated with: Sleep. Part 1.
I had my 20 week checkup and anatomical scan for my baby this past Thursday. We're having a boy and overall, he's looking healthy! Naturally, our family's weekend plans now include looking at mini-vans. (!!!!I'm excited!!!!) Remy already has opinions about the color and how many we should look test drive. She's requesting light blue or red, if you're … Continue reading In Real Time: Manners + Minivans
One of my biggest passions in life is convincing people to wash their hair less. I'm not kidding. I can really get on a soap box about it and luckily this blog is my unresisting platform. Muwhaha! If you are tired of washing your hair every day and the time it takes to style it, or the resulting frustration when you … Continue reading How to Wash Your Hair Less (Days 1-6 PICS!)