What You Should Make Instead of a To Do List

I have this love/hate relationship with creating To-Do lists. I love the idea of goal setting and crossing off completed items. I’m very much a list person! But ever since my baby became a toddler, it’s like a flip switched with my ability to keep up with my To-Do lists. I suddenly had to devote more time and resources in keeping up with her growing ambition to explore and do (which I love!)…but it made me feel discouraged at the end of the day for not completing everything I had made a list “to do.”

In fact, feeling like that at the end of the day is the reason I stopped making To-Do lists altogether. Recently, I heard an amazing talk by Meg Johnson where she said to “STOP making a ‘TO-DO’ list at the beginning of the day. What we really should be doing is at the END of the day, look back and see everything you DID do and call it your “TA-DA” list.’ Mind blown!

As an entrepreneur mama of a young toddler who works from home, I love this idea. There have been so many days where I’ve felt defeated by the chaos of my day and didn’t have a chance or the time (let alone energy or brain power) to complete the To-Do list I made for myself that morning. Heck, I’ve even had To-Do lists go unchecked off for as long as a month.

Most days I’m able to just give myself grace and move on. Other days however Continue reading

Baby Number Two

mom dad and baby at the beach

We already shared our big announcement last week with friends and family, just in time for Halloween  — so in case you missed it on social media, SURPRISE! We’re expecting our second baby, due in May 2019!!! We want to have three kids total, maaaaaybe four depending on what genders we get. John jokingly told me he’s afraid of being outnumbered if we have another girl, but that secretly he really enjoys being a girl dad and wouldn’t mind another daughter. 😉

We’ve had this idea for a long time that we wanted at least two of our kids to be close in age so they could grow up together as best friends and have someone to play with. When our next one is born, they will be 22 months apart! We can’t wait to meet him/her…and to find out if our baby is a him or a her!

The announcement: how we revealed our second pregnancy

I would have done something a bit more elaborate for our pregnancy announcement, but Continue reading

A 6-month late surprise

Many of you already know this but I haven’t made it blog-official yet. So…surprise, we’re pregnant!…and almost due! 😀 I’ve been telling myself to do a post (or several) on a pregnancy announcement, updates and experiences, however I have not had a chance to just sit down and write for months now though I had every intention to do so. But there’s no time like the present! So I’m going to break this announcement up into a couple parts, so you can get the full scoop on how life has been since we found out we are expecting our f i r s t baby, coming to the world early July 2017 ❤

part one: finding out

This was seriously the best feeling. Besides how I felt on our wedding day, and before that, when John asked me to marry him, and before that, him telling me he was going to move down to CA with me so I could go to grad school….ahem, well, we’ve had a lot of “best feeling” moments together 😉 But finding out you’re pregnant introduces a whole new human into your party of two, so I’d have to say that finding out we would be starting that next chapter was pretty intense and exciting. Continue reading