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Twas The Week Before School Starts

In my last post ( Where Has The Time Gone ) I'm sure you could gather that sending Lil Man off to kindergarten isn't an easy thing for me to do. This week was orientation. He met his teacher ( which he really liked - I did too ), along with his principal ( Nice guy. He knows how to command the room ). Possibly his bus driver ( not sure on that one ) but he did get to ride the bus for the very first time, see his room, and find his seat. Overall, it was a positive experience for both of us. And he is excited for the first day of school. In fact, he asked yesterday why we had to wait so long for the first day of school to get here ;) I plan to keep my tears in check until he's on the bus, then I'm sure they will flow ( for awhile ). It's not easy.. this letting go... trusting someone else to take care of my child in the way that I would take care of him......

Where Has The Time Gone?

As he kisses me on the cheek, and gives me a hug, Lil Man says "Momma, I love you so much. Love you more than school."  I know that's his way of saying he's going to miss me when he goes to kindergarten this year. Kindergarten, how did that happen? I remember when Hubby and I were trying to conceive. I honestly never thought I would be able to have children. I had tried my best to prepare myself for that scenario. We talked of fertility options. We even went and got 'checked out', but I just couldn't do it. I knew that emotionally, I just wasn't at a place to take that route. The fertility Dr had suggested

I Love You Just Because Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  We began reading to Lil Man when he was just a baby. He's always enjoyed reading, and we enjoy reading to him. It's hard to believe that he's starting kindergarten soon. And I know he's going to be reading to us before long! But I had the opportunity to read and review I Love You Just Because   ( affiliate link ) which is the 3rd book in a series. I felt that this book had several messages.

Find Your Passion

For awhile, especially after I became a stay-at-home mom, I got so consumed with taking care of Lil Man, the house, Hubby, and keeping the household running ( so to speak ) that I put some of the things that I was passionate about on the back burner. And that worked for awhile. But then the reality set in... I need those things. The things that I am passionate about help make me who I am. And I found that it's good to be passionate about something that is mine ! I know that some of you may not agree with this, but it's how I feel. And when I gave up my passion for awhile, not only did I miss it, but I missed having something that was my own. And I came to realize that I need that. I need a piece of my life that I own and that's for me. Yes, I'm into running and fitness. I have tried to hold onto that - for my mental health and my physical health. But one of my passions is this...

As Summer Winds Down

As Summer winds down, I find myself torn between trying to 'fit it all in', and just savoring the time that I have left with Lil Man before he goes off to school. We've been doing a little bit of both. Between the pool, the amusement park, movies, and just hanging out at home, we are enjoying the last of our summer. Lil Man and I are often 'on the go'. I'm just not one to stay home every day. I tend to get a little stir crazy, but I do try to schedule at least one day a week where we stay home. And I've thoroughly enjoyed our leisure days at home as well as our busy days out and about. But we are also in Kindergarten preparation mode, and I'm trying to make it as fun as possible.

Your Moment Is Now

I'm not sure how you came across this post, maybe you subscribe, maybe you saw it on social media, maybe you found it in a Google search. ( If you found it by googling shoot me an email I'm really curious how you found me. :)  But regardless of how you wound up here-you are here. And I would like to take this moment to encourage you to take a moment to breathe. I find that sometimes life gets so hectic and so rushed and so hurried that I literally forget to just stop and take a moment to breathe.  Your moment is now.