All it takes is one of the kids to have the sniffles, and then we all get it. I know the pattern well and I’m always the last one to get to the illness. I’m not a doctor, but I do know my needs during cold and flu season.
Fall lovers rejoice! It is our favorite time of year and we can now scream it from the rooftops. The crafts I picked this year are easy enough for preschoolers, but younger school-aged children would enjoy them, too. They just won’t need as much assistance.
After having four kids I’ve become a pro-packer and it doesn’t take me long to replenish my diaper bags’ contents after a day of use. Of course, what’s inside the bag will vary based on how old your child is. But, I thought I’d share my list of diaper bag essentials.
My youngest guy is almost five months old and he has really stepped up his drooling game. He soaks his shirts or bibs within minutes. Because of this, we change his bodysuit quite often throughout the day. Since he’s only drooling on his shirt, that’s the only thing that needs to be changed.
If you’re from New England, you may have heard of or eaten a dish called American Chop Suey. It’s a simple dish involving ground beef, elbow macaroni, seasonings and sometimes vegetables. I grew up with it and I love that my kids like it, too. Since I don’t want to eat the same things every week, I decided to put a twist on this family staple.
My wardrobe has been a bit of an issue as of late. I’m four months post partum and most of my pants don’t fit the way they used to. And I’ve come to terms with the fact they may never fit the way I want them to again. My body has carried four children and that’s pretty amazing. If I need to dress accordingly, no biggie!
My oldest is in first grade so I didn’t really have a huge school supply list for her. I picked up some #2 pencils, highlighters, glue sticks and boxes of tissues. And even though she didn’t need a lot of actual school stuff, I did want to make sure we were covered in other back to school areas.
I’ve tried to make this summer memorable for my three oldest and I think I’ve succeeded. We’ve been able to go to the beach, enjoy pool days, visit the zoo and multiple playgrounds. It has not been easy. On most of those outings, my mom, sister or husband have been there to help. I’ve also had the help of some really awesome products.