Today I’m excited to introduce the lovely Super Mom Meredith from The Sun’s Up Somewhere! She’s shared her amazing everyday wisdom with us and has some wonderful insights! It’s been a joy to get to know her, and I’m excited to share her and her family with you!
Having kids changes your life a lot– a WHOLE lot. (Okay, everybody knows that. But it’s still insanely true.) Some of those changes are incredible blessings! Others… well, nothing worthwhile is ever easy. For us, one of the biggest and most challenging adjustments we had to make was the amount of time (and freedom) my husband I had to invest in each other, particularly in date night. We learned the hard way that, even in the midst of child-induced exhaustion, our relationship is still just as important and we still need to make time together for fun, growth, and romance.
Easier said than done, right?
Today I’m excited to introduce you to the lovely Tasha, the blogger behind Cookie Crumbs! She’s shared some wonderful Everyday Wisdom with us and has been a joy to get to know. Check her out!
The winter months can be full of plenty of fun activities, like ice skating, snowball fights, hot chocolate and snow angels! However, sometimes the bitter cold and grey skies can lead to more than a little cabin fever around our house! On days like that, TJ and I really benefit from a fun, involved indoor activity to fight off the winter blues. That’s why I’ve rounded up some of my favorite posts of winter-themed crafts and activities for little ones for you today! Check out the photos and links from these fabulous bloggers below for some fun winter inspiration.
Wake up (to screaming, usually). Change some diapers. Feed Baby. Get Toddler some breakfast. Convince Toddler to eat said breakfast. Play some games. Do some coloring. Collect all the crayons so they don’t end up on the walls or windowsills in an hour. Diffuse a tantrum about putting the crayons away. Appease Toddler with a snack. Sneak upstairs to get dressed. Change more diapers. Pick up some toys. Unload the dishwasher. Diffuse a tantrum about a sock falling off. Get some writing done. Pick up more toys. Sneak in some squats and crunches (acting as a tunnel for Toddler to crawl through in the process). Play some more games. Feed Baby again. Spend 10 minutes looking for one little truck because Toddler has a dozen but can’t handle not having THAT SPECIFIC TRUCK. Find the truck. Resist rolling your eyes when Toddler plays with said truck for two minutes and then abandons it for other toys. Change more diapers.
Start thinking about making lunch for Toddler (and dreaming about the proverbial peace of nap time that comes after lunch). Look at the clock—-
It’s only 10:15.
How is it only 10:15?
Motherhood can somehow stretch a 24-hour day into a 4,000-hour day. Do you ever have long days like that– where it just seems to drag on forever? Especially now, with the grays of winter and cabin fever setting in, days can feel soooo long. Some days, I start counting down the hours until bedtime way too early. Please tell me I’m not alone in this.
When your day seems to never end or your routine seems to bog you and your kiddo(s) down, it helps to mix things up a bit. Sometimes all TJ and I need is a little change of pace to get what could be a bad day headed in the right direction again! Check out this list of some fun, different ways to break up your day with a toddler or preschooler.
Being a mom is wonderful. And it’s TOUGH. In my opinion, it automatically qualifies you to be a superhero. Motherhood is one position where you have to completely “learn on the job,” where the “job” is constantly in a state of flux. One day you might have it figured out, and the next day everything changes. All we can do is learn to adapt, listen to our children, and hopefully glean a bit of valuable wisdom from other Super Moms along the way!
That’s why I’m so, so excited to introduce this new series to you! “Everyday Wisdom of Everyday Super Moms” is about sharing some of that hard-earned wisdom with each other in an act of solidarity, encouragement, and community. Twice a month, I’ll get to share the answers to several interview questions from fellow Super Moms, both on and off the World Wide Interweb.
If you’ve been a reader of Delightfully Frazzled for a while, it’s probably no secret that I am in love with coconut oil. I use it all the time around our house for all kinds of things, from homemade moisturizers to treating diaper rash to soothing sunburn. In case you aren’t well-versed yet in the miracle that is coconut oil, here are 25 amazing ways to use it in your everyday life!