What’s worse that one kid with the flu? Two!

I’ve been a little preoccupied recently. In April, we had exactly ONE week where we were not at the doctor’s office with one of the boys.

It started off with the youngest having pneumonia. The following week the oldest had strep. Finally, we had a week that went smoothly!

This past weekend started with the youngest having a slight fever. I was hoping he was just getting teeth. As his temperature continued to rise, I was hoping for an ear infection!! Yes, that may sound awful, but he was scheduled for ear tubes on Tuesday. An ear infection would be best case at this point.

They checked his lungs first – they were clear! Ears were next. Fingers crossed for that ear infection. Wrong! They were clear. So they decided it was viral and they should swab him for the flu. Sure enough, it was positive!

Ear tube surgery has now been cancelled. I have to wait until his flu clears, and then we can schedule it for 4 weeks out. Four weeks!!!

For good reason, the little guy has been miserable. To add to the chaos, his older brother now has it as well!

Two toddlers with the flu. They are cranky. Extra needy. And there is only one mom. The other cries when I’m not with them.

It’s May! We should be outside enjoying the warm weather! Let’s hope this is the last of the sickness in our house for awhile.

DIY – Wooden Workshop – Mom’s Night Out

Tonight, my girlfriends and I went to a DYI wooden workshop.

The shop has signs and sayings to pick from, and they help you make a wooden sign.

I chose the “Welcome” sign.

We had a lot of fun! I highly recommend everyone searching for a workshop like this in your area!

Unblemished Review – Day 10

I meant to update after a week, but life happens. Corporate life has been taking up too much of my time recently.

Anyway, 10 days ago I started to use Unblemish from Rodan & Fields twice a day. Every morning and night I would wash my face and use the toner. I only used the creams/lotions at night. My face is so oily to begin with, I can risk lotion before makeup.

***I am not a consultant. Just giving my honest feedback***

I have very pleased with the results! My face has cleared up considerably in the last 10 days. By no means will I go makeup free, but there is less to coverup!

The wash and toner leave my face feeling clean. Surprisingly, the lotions at night do not increase the oiliness of my face. I feel like my makeup lays nicer now, and I have more confidence.

Spring in Near!!

I live in the northeast. While it’s technically spring, it has still been cold and snowy. Tonight’s low is only 57! Tomorrow it is supposed to be close to 80 degrees!!

I suffer from anxiety, but my anxiety is always worse in the winter months. The idea of being in the warm air is a welcomed relief. I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

One thing I LOVE about spring time is sleeping with the windows open. It’s just the right temperature to let the fresh air in as we sleep. I like to believe I am “airing the house out.”

Spring also means it’s time to get the boys outside! Let them run their energy off and get away from the screens in their lives.

Can you tell I love the warm weather? I think I’m a southern girl at heart!

I know not to get too excited, because Monday it will be back to 35 degrees. Welcome to the northeast!

Acne in my 30s – Unblemish

I’ve always had skin problems. Growing up, my teenager years were filled with concealer and trips to the dermatologist.

Some of the remedies from the doctor worked, but I felt they weren’t good to use long term.

Tanning beds helped, but now that I’m older I’d rather steer clear of them.

I had a lot of success with Proactiv, but it bleached my towels and pillowcases. After having kids, I didn’t want to risk having the chemicals near their skin.

I have been searching for a skincare line that can help my acne. I have tried Unblemish from Rodan & Fields, but not consistently.

I’m going to give Unblemish one more go before I call it quits. Here is my before picture:

Please note- I do not sell R&F. I am receiving no compensation from this review.

I will follow up soon. Hopefully with a good update.

Feel free to share any products that have helped you!

Day 1 – I modified the modifier

Spoiler alert – I finally worked out today.

I’ve been feeling sluggish recently. I know I’m out of shape. I look it and I feel it. I feel old.

I’ve said more times than I can count that I would start working out and eating healthy. I have have more day 1s than I’m willing to admit.

This time, it will be different. I know I’ve said that before as well, but it will be this time. Why will it be different? I’m allowing myself to mess up. I’ve built “cheat” meals into my plan. What? That’s not allowed? Says who?

I’ve also committed to myself that I will start to work out. Not everyday, but I will workout. I will show up. Even if that means I modify, I will show up.

At the end of the day, the only person I have to impress is myself. The only person I will be letting down is myself. I refuse to stop letting down the one person that I should never let down.

Online Grocery Pickup

Grocery pickup has FINALLY arrived in my hometown. And let me tell you, I cannot be more excited!!

I get it, a lot of people think it’s the lazy way out. I’m here to tell you differently!

Every week, I spend approximately 2 hours grocery shopping. Normally, I don’t have a list and I’m just winging it. I’m not always sure what I want, so I end up going down every aisle. Even when I get there at 7am, there are still crowds to fight.

When I finally think I have everything, I remember I have forgotten something on the other side of the store! Then the dreaded checkout line. I literally spend 20-30 minutes waiting in line every week!!!

With grocery pick up, I now have more time to spend with my children. As a working mom, I value the extra time with them.

It has also helped me cut down on my grocery bill. I now can add items to my cart throughout the week, and keep track of my total as I go. It has eliminated impulse buys.

I’m sure there are some negatives, but the positive far out weigh the negatives for me!