One of the things I always wanted to do with my future kids, when I imagined them in my head before I was a mother, was bake goodies for holidays, special occasions, or just a rainy weekend indoors. I pictured us measuring our ingredients while reinforcing lessons about fractions and addition - so that some education was snuck into the fun like the secret ingredient in a family recipe. Well, that semi-quiet and calm day of baking with my boys may come when they're a bit older. For now, our everyday real life is loud, and rather messy. That's fine. I'm learning to love our beautiful mess.
Friday was an emotional roller coaster. Somehow, several big lessons were packed into one relatively short span of time (see also my motherhood-centered post about this past Friday HERE). I started the morning in the Montrose area. I grabbed breakfast and some coffee since I was out early and waiting for Creative Mornings Houston to [...]
There where so many fun things to see and do. I am glad that I was able to attend the fourth installment of their #GirlsNightOut event series. Graciously, Erin changed the theme at almost the last minute to accommodate and encourage attendees to make donations to those in our area impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Thus, Houston Strong became the theme for this event. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️
Three year olds are unpredictable. To be fair, many three year olds struggle with the reality of beginning to be able to fully feel and identify emotions WITHOUT allowing those emotions to completely take over their entire bodies. To give context, my particular three year old child is a wonderfully intelligent and imaginative, very dramatic human not unlike his mother. ⬆️CLICK TITLE ABOVE TO READ MORE⬆️
Yesterday, after my husband got back home from his bi-weekly Saturday morning haircut, we packed up the kids and went to Sugar Land Town Square for the Children's Wellness Bash hosted by The WOW Project. I'm glad we did! It was an absolutely gorgeous day, as the weather has been near perfect in the Houston area. Perhaps Mother Nature has been taking care to be extra gentle with us as we heal from Hurricane Harvey's havoc. At any rate, the event was fun and informative. The free affair was a mix of fun things to do and see for the kids, and great resources and info for us adults. My three year old loves music, so he was excited to see that the musical performers were kids. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️
I had an absolutely fun day hanging with a dear friend. We visited The Menil Collection, which was one of my frequent destinations when I lived in the Montrose area of Houston during my college years. We talked about being wives and moms, chasing dreams and living on purpose. The struggles of balancing it all, maintaining healthy relationships and continuing to grow as a person can be a lot. It was helpful for both of us to hear we are not alone in that struggle. That's why we could all stand a bit more fun!