My child turned 4 years old just a few short months ago, yet we’ve already gone through 4 daycare transitions. And no, we haven’t moved. I’ve lived at the same residence with my husband for the past 13 years.
Searching for affordable and reliable childcare in the area is a challenge many of us face as new parents. I mean, how do you find someone you can trust with your most precious child? A stranger at that.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. We dropped the kiddo off with his grandparents up north and then hit the road to Door County. The two of us spent Saturday and Sunday in Door County and went back to his folks house Sunday night.
Both my husband and I took the day off on Monday, our official anniversary. We planned to spend that day with our son. Since it was such a beautiful day, we decided to hit Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay on our way home.
I feel like everywhere I look, I see these highly styled, polished and professional photos that make it look like moms everywhere are absolutely crushing it. And I’m over here like “how in the world…?”
Social media paints an unrealistic picture of what life as a mom is really like, in my opinion. Just like print media, TV and movies, it creates incredibly high standards that we think we need to meet in order to look like we’ve got it together.
I’ve never been a fan of road trips. At least I don’t think I have. In my mind, I make up stories about how crazy long and boring the drive will be. Envisioning the sheer horror of a road trip until I convince myself that flying is for sure the better option, regardless of price. Continue reading “Road Trip! Your Madison to Nashville Travel Guide”
Unfortunately, my child has already been exposed to death several times in his young life. I have no idea how to talk to a child about death. But that hasn’t stopped me from trying. Read more about my experience with this heavy topic in my monthly post for Madison Moms Blog.
As someone who loves a good deal and is not partial to any one grocery store, I gave Aldi a try a few years ago, per my husband’s suggestion. To say I was underwhelmed would be an understatement. I just didn’t get it.
In addition to there being zero aesthetic appeal, I also didn’t understand the layout. Add that to the fact that almost everything they carry is brands exclusive to Aldi. So I also wasn’t really familiar with any of their products.
I didn’t love how everything was displayed in the bulk shipment boxes that they came in. And every aisle seemed like a random hodge podge of items I’d never tried before.