I love seeing all of the kid’s back to school pictures all over social media. Everyone is so bight-eyed and excited rocking their new school clothes. Cami started Pre-K two weeks ago and just like all the other parents, I was trying to get her to stand still for one good picture to post with anticipation of doing a side-by-side at the end of the year. These first two weeks have allowed us to fully get out of the summer haze and into a good school routine. With Kindergarten on the horizon I am making sure that we start getting in a rhythm now to create good habits for a successful year. Here are 3 ways we are making sure Cami starts off strong for the new school year that have helped her first few weeks go smoothly.
In my 35 years I have been to many-a baby shower. I have had 2 for my own babies, and I have hosted a handful myself. I have seen every theme under the sun and I have “ooo-ed” and “aww-ed” over the teeniest tiniest baby clothes out there! What I can tell you, as a former expectant mother, is that people don’t really get excited about getting the actual mother-to-be the gifts. Everyone focuses on the gadgets and gizmos, and wardrobe for the bundle of joy but forgets about the less glamorous things like, nipple cream. August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and I thought it would be a great opportunity to round up a few must-haves that would be the perfect gift for an expectant mother!
I am so grateful to have a husband that is super hands-on with our kids and our household! Cameron and I have a pretty good system of splitting the workload 50/50. While he engages in tickle fights with Cami and Hendrix, I wash and fold laundry. While I build peg towers with the kids, Cameron washes dishes. That being said, even in a home where both parents take an active role with the kids and the chores, there is just something about mamas that make us the ultimate “command center” for the goings on of the household. As I prepare both kids to get back into the swing of things for the new school year, I am relying on a few hacks I have learned that make #momlife so much easier.
For the past two years my former college roommates and I have planned a girl’s trip. It is a standing appointment we make for the the end of July and I have to say that it’s one of my most anticipated events each year. Throughout the year we make plans and communicate via our “girls trip (bikini emoji)” group text. After arrangements have been made and tickets from our respective cities have been booked, we meet up, catch up, and relax. Now that we have a few girl’s trips under our belts, I wanted to share some secrets to how we keep the girl’s trip tradition alive. It is my hope that you will feel inspired and plan your own annual girl’s trip with your favorite gal pals because it’s just good for the soul! Here are 4 keys to planning the perfect girl’s trip to help you get the ball rolling.
Camilla is beginning her last year in Pre-K this year and then it’s off to big school (which I can’t even wrap my mind around how I am going to just drop her off at somebody’s elementary school!). For now Cami is rockin’ the hallway of her preparatory academy Pre-K wing and she is doing it in style! Just because most days she has to wear a uniform to school, doesn’t mean she has to be boring! Check out how we are styling her back to school clothes, uniform and all, and not breaking the bank by shopping Walmart Kid’s Fashion on Walmart.com