Spent the morning kickin' it with this boss babe in the jungle that is @claussens.florist.gh
I'm excited to have gotten my creative mojo back. It's definitely a struggle to maintain that creativity when it's something you gotta keep up all the time. Gorgeous friends and fun little adventures definitely help.
They smiled despite the fact that they didn't get to pick out any toys for themselves. I'll chalk that up as a win for the day - because shortly thereafter the afternoon meltdowns began and my head exploded. A friend suggested trying out "quiet time" where the kids pick a toy and head to their rooms for awhile. Honestly, that's my saving grace these days. Usually 1 kid will fall asleep and the other will give me a solid 30 mins of no interruptions. If I time it right then Mack naps too and I feel like I've hit the jackpot. I just need some time alone to gather my thoughts before tackling the second half of the day!
Today's break: reading some personal development (📖: Flow) while bundled up on the couch w/ all my Christmas lights on. We're going to make it until 7pm. I just know it. •
We took a few weeks off from homeschooling after thanksgiving. Honestly, I just wanted to bake and read books and do Christmas things, and I just didn't feel like doing school. Every day, Addie asked if we were doing #thepeacefulpreschool and whined, complained, and even threw a fit when I said no. One day she pulled out her slate and announced that she was going to practice her writing "BY MYSELF!"
I felt guilty and wondered if I just don't have the discipline to homeschool. I didn't want to do lessons! I wanted to do seasonal things! ...then I found out registration for the next school year is coming up, and all of the anxiety and self-doubt poured in.
It was at this point that I pulled up @thepeacefulpress and saw that they had a Christmas guide. I don't want to be dramatic but this discovery was one of the most affirming experiences for me thus far. It's okay I just want to bake and read xmas books and make snow globes!! And here is a whole homeschool guide that gives me permission to do just that! In one day, I bought the guide, had it spiral-bound at staples, purchased all of the books at our used book store or on amazon, and bought all of the craft supplies for the month.
This afternoon, listening to Adelaide singing "GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN!" at the top of her lungs while sewing her Christmas tree pillow and making snowflakes out of popsicle sticks, I'm pretty sure this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.
It’s the season for happiness, joy, flus and frantic last minute present scavenger hunts for the perfect gift for that special someone.
Apologies for the period of silence as I’ve been attacking an energy draining flu-ish cold...and during this last Dark Moon...coincidence?! Note to self save that for another day, but it sunk in that maybe, just maybe, I need to take a extra bit of care over the next few hectic weeks.
Meaning I’m going to share some tips and tricks BUT the shop is slowly closing it’s doors for holiday orders. For those in the U.K. if you find yourself stuck for last minute gifts the shop is still open until Sunday. For my international friends and those in the U.K. who order after Sunday it may just take a holiday miracle...😐
Do get those orders and excuse me while I schedule early nights paired with a cuppa and book. Heaven!! 🙌
"Pars là où tu te sens le plus vivant"
Pour bien démarrer la semaine quoi de mieux ? Et vous partiriez où d'ailleurs ?
"Go where you feel the most alive"
To get the week off to a good start, what’s the best? And where would you leave?
📷 Credit photo : @rusticbones
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