Who Will You Be #WhoWillYoobi

As I am just trying to resettle myself after a trip to Japan, I wanted to post something else that just came out and was also dear to me. About a month ago, I was approached by a friend to put Evie into a short commercial for the company Yoobi.  If you aren’t familiar, they make bright and fun school supplies, and sold at Target.  Their position is a one for one model; by purchasing their products, they give supplies to schools in need all around America. Growing up, I remember having one set of markers that are to last me the whole year or even trying to use the last bit of crayon with just my fingertips to be able to create what I wanted.  As a mother, I have been fortunate to be able to provide my daughter with things she needs to create, and see that her […]

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What Surviving Summer Break Really Looks Like

Three months ago I wrote my blog post, Realities of Working From Home with a Child.  Summer has come and gone, and it is time to send my little Evie girl back to school.  We had adventures all summer; hikes, vacations, staycations, movies, playdates, and lots of ice cream.  Last week, as she started her new life in Transitional Kindergarten, I gladly sent her off. Mama needs some alone time. As I’m sure a lot of mothers can attest to, sometimes you just need a break.  We had some great times this summer, but I have come to the realization that this year was much harder than last summer.  She’s older and wiser, super active and lost interest in taking a nap in the day.  It’s a tough job, and it’s only going to get harder. For the first time, I find myself feeling that I don’t want her to […]

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The Realities of Working From Home with a Child

Summer is upon me once again and I have been both looking forward and dreading this time with my four year old, Evie.  When I decided to take on freelance work and work-from-home options, it was when she was an infant, so juggling the two jobs made sense to me.  I would feed the baby, then work on something as she slept.  When things got really busy, I would switch off with my husband when he got home from work and have him watch her as I get more done after regular work hours.  Now that she’s a little older, I may have gotten spoiled by having her in school. School keeps her busy, they are always engaging her in new activities and different types of play, that she is never really bored.  I am not about to layout multiple activities for her.  Last summer, I put her in a […]

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