Lately, we’ve been enjoying this wonderful new book called Maverick and Me. It was written by ASPCA Ambassador Katherine Schwarzenegger and emphasizes the importance of dog adoption while empowering kids to advocate for animals in need.
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.
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.
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.
Anytime POPSUGAR sends me a Must Have Box to try it feels like my birthday. But, it turns out this month is actually the 5th birthday of the POPSUGAR Must Have Box! Words like celebrate, gratitude, loyalty, smile and friendship describe this month’s full-size products. Check out some of my favs!
It looks like a game, but your kids will really be learning math. Osmo Numbers has been a great product to help my kids stay away from the Summer Slide. It’s been a fantastic tool because it’s showing my kids there are many ways to solve a math problem.
Fourth of July is over and summer is in full swing. Every day my kids have spent morning till past dinner time outside with the neighborhood kids. They’re running, laughing, riding bikes and using their imagination. It’s exactly the summer I would wish for them. Even though they’re getting plenty of play time in, I want their brains to be active, too.
I started reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo four days ago, and I’m now half way through. I find myself carrying it around to try and sneak in a few pages. Instead of watching TV at night I’ve been diving into this. It’s been a nice change!