As we're approaching our 2nd wedding anniversary, I was going through our album and thinking about the small details of the day that I loved the most. Um, hello perfect blog post. I get to share some of our gorgeous photos from Anna Michalska, talk about one of the best day of my life, and hopefully inspire another bride to include some of these elements into her special day.
Last night, while I was organizing a training for our team, Olivia covered her entire face and hair in my husband's hair gel. I washed her hair twice and it still looks wet. This morning, when I watched a 3 minute video celebrating our team's incredible success, she covered the living room floor with water and bubbles. Later, as I made a cup of coffee, she put pink chapstick all over 2 white stuffed animals.
I'm not going to lie; I lost my cool with that sweet 3-year-old who can cause the most destruction in the smallest moments of time. Lately, it feels like this moments are more common than not. I don't know if it's my own exhaustion + stress or her determination to be independent (or a combination of these things) that has led to me exploding.
I hate it. I feel guilty immediately after. But, I'm learning how to make amends; hopefully, she is learning that even mama makes mistakes and that I am modelling behaviours for after you screw up. So, let's talk what to do after you lose your temper with your kids.
Being a work-from-home mama with kids definitely isn't easy ... especially during summer break. Meeting deadlines + keeping the kids entertained can equal a crazy amount of stress; so, here are some productivity tips to help you get the most done while making sure your kids aren't destroying your house or watching TV for 12 hours a day.
If you could go back in time, what would you say to 14-year-old you? Would you offer warnings or advice or hope for days past teen angst?
I have always been a naturally anxious person; I can remember being extremely stressed and concerned, even as a child. My husband is the fun one and I'm the worrier. However, after my daughter was born 3 years ago, I struggled with pretty serious postpartum anxiety, which took things to a whole other level. I've come a far way from then; however, even now, there are days where I feel the crushing weight of pressure on my chest, which paralyzes me from doing anything productive (which, conveniently enough, gives me even more anxiety about all the things I need to do). Thankfully, I have found some useful tools, strategies, and coping mechanisms, for the Bad Anxiety Days.
I used to be on the ball about sharing my meal plans and I decided to get back into it. I have linked the recipes below so that you can try some (or all) of these meals too!
What’s a light, refreshing meal that’s not a salad? No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen over a hot stove, and there are only so many greens you can eat before your taste buds start demanding more action. The answer: marinated veggies with chicken sausage.
In this flavour-rich dish, colourful summer veggies like zucchini, squash, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and green beans soak in a tart marinade; chicken sausage adds a boost of protein.