Friday Favourites: Wedded Bliss
Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but this has been a LONG week in our house. We’ve been preparing for a birthday and recovering from a wedding, and also threw in a root canal and fighting off back-to-school germs for good measure.
My baby brother’s wedding was last weekend, and you may recall that my kids were in the wedding party and I was pretty nervous about how it was going to go. I’m very proud (and shocked!) to say that they rocked it! All three of them made it down the aisle with no issues, and even sat relatively quietly through the ceremony and reception. I don’t know what caused the stars to align like that, but I’m so glad that they did! My brother and sister-in-law had an incredible day, and we were so happy to be a part of it. My kids are also very excited to officially have a new Auntie!
I took my very first blogging break while we were away, and extended it for few days once we got back. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m wrestling with finding the right balance for blogging in my life. I enjoy it and want to keep up with it, but also want to make sure that it’s not all-consuming – which is harder than you might think! Fellow bloggers, if you have any advice on how to blog without it taking over your life, I’d love to hear it!
What I’m Loving This Week
I’m all about simple ideas that make my life easier, and Clare at Simple Measures at Home has plenty of them! I loved her post about 20 ways to use the Notes app in your phone to get organized. I’m going to start using it to track car maintenance – not only will it be useful to keep track of routine maintenance, I’m hoping it will help me feel like I have some idea what they’re talking about when I take my car to the mechanic!
Tresa from The Mom Blog WI has challenged me to a 30 Day Self-Care Challenge. Like every Mom I know, I’m very bad at letting my self-care fall to the bottom of the to-do list, so this is a very timely reminder! I’m going to be putting together my own self-care challenge shortly (and then the hard part – actually following through with doing it!).
If you’re a new blogger – or really a blogger at any stage – Andrea’s post on being true to yourself in blogging and on social media is a must-read. Andrea is one of the most supportive bloggers that I’ve been fortunate enough to “meet” since starting this blog, and has built an incredible blog and social media following by building genuine connections with people. She’s an excellent example of how to build a blog the right way.
If you’re a working mom, and you struggle with feeling like you’re not enough, you need to check out this post and video on Working Mother. Warning: it’s a tear-jerker, but the message is important.
Parents of Twitter
Finally, some hilarious tweets from the parents of Twitter:
Carting the kids around in the minivan when a fancy convertible zips by.
7 year old: I’m so glad our car has a roof. Some people’s cars don’t even have roofs!
Me: Yes, we are very lucky.
— Raising Wildflower Kids (@KidWildflowers) September 10, 2018
Sorry, kids, I don’t make the rules!
-me, responding to my children’s complaints about rules I 100% made up.
— Momarazzi. (@Mirimade) September 12, 2018
Every night after the kids are finally asleep, I log onto Facebook and mark myself safe.
— Dad Bits (@DadBits) September 17, 2018
My son started school today. I’m excited to meet all the new illnesses he’ll be bringing home this fall.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) September 5, 2018
You’ll know parents by the way they are compelled to point out any and all cows to anyone who happens to be in the car with them.
— Walking Outside (@WalkingOutside) September 17, 2018
I’m off to figure out how to make Minions cupcakes – have a great weekend!