Monday, January 5, 2015

And Mother of the Year Goes To...

Anyone but me.

Seriously, no one mentions how quickly motherhood can make you feel like a failure. Having nurtured my own worst critic for years, I'm trying to make sure I am a cheerleader for myself instead by finding the positive side of things. For example: Cleaning Jr's nose, which is always a battle, ended with a booger landing in his mouth. And he promptly swallowed before I could grab it. On the positive side, his nose is clean and he found my gagging/dry heaves hilarious.

Obsession of the Week:
I found THE most amazing app last week! It's called Our Groceries and it is a game changer. No more phone calls back and forth to make sure that everything is on the grocery list and no more forgetting the list at home. More efficiency, better communication, more time! The app is easily linked to smartphones and tablets, so everyone has access to the same list.

December Snapshots
1) View
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The Christmas decor I've been enjoying all month!

2) Happy
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Most days this kid is the happiest person I know.
(He's laughing because he found the cat behind him.)

3) Balance
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Taking on a whole new meaning around here...

4) Wear
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I didn't buy a single thing for myself this month, can you believe it?
So here is Jr in a TMNT hat.

5) Love
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My sister, the Queen of Random Nice Gestures.

6) Everyday
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Into everything all day, every day.

7) Eat
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I've discovered squash "noodles" and they are amazing!

8) Project
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The annual spice drawer purge and label.

9) Habit
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Sneaking in for "just one more" look.

10) Favorite
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This little face, even if it is 4am.

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."
Ellen Goodman

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