This week I was spooked by a sock! I usually put 6-month-old William in a Halo Sleep Sack for bedtime. This week I put him down for a nap in regular clothes, he was wearing a sweater and seemed warm enough. Twenty minutes later, I heard him scream – I ran (which was the only running I did all week due to rainy, dreary weather) to his room. He was laying there with one of his socks all the way in his mouth! That will never happen again, footie pajamas or sleep sacks will always be used for sleep time.
We had friends, family, and neighbors over for a game night and discovered that Sloppy Joes are a great meal when entertaining. We browned ground beef then tossed it in the crock pot with Sloppy Joe sauce. When it was time to eat, I toasted buns in the oven and put out grated cheese – easy as that. Everyone built their own sandwich and sprinkled cheese on top. It was easy, delicious, and rather cheap considering the number of people we fed. It was so easy I decided to whip up my favorite potato salad recipe, which was also a success:
I started a new bedtime routine, which I just made a post about, where I encourage gratitude from my 4-year-old. And speaking of posts…
- Mums’ List is a blast. I completely enjoyed reading and finding new blogs through #mumslist and in return, my Springing into New Beginnings: Mums’ List post had more views than any other post this week. It’s extremely exciting since blogging is still a new world to me.
- Yes, I’m a newbie and so far I find blogging quite addicting: every view, comment, like, and follow makes me want to write more. Ideas are flooding through my head, and with every spare moment (ha!) I create the images and words needed to make my ideas into posts.
- I successfully met my goal of using at least one image in each post, and of making at least two posts this week (this makes my fourth post this week – like I said, addicting!). Next I want to work on improving the quality of my images.
This week I felt inspired by a daily parenting tip posted by Dr. Mom with Picture Book Parenting. After reading the article and observing myself, I realized I often ask questions when I mean to instruct. (Will you please go brush your teeth?…what do you mean no?…I’m not asking, I’m telling!) Now that I’m aware of this habit, I’m making every effort to stop “asking” when I’m really “telling”. If answering “no” isn’t an option, then it shall not be formed as a question.
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