1- Match Day!
It is today. I received the (secret) list of soon-to-be residents that will be finding out they matched with us today — and it was a great list! Hopefully they will be just as excited to join us . . .
I have to create a very last-minute poster so that I can show them all off to our faculty & current residents once the names are announced later this afternoon. It will be a fun day I think.
2- Moving Day.
Nope, we don’t have a date. My almost-neighbor texted me and asked when we were moving in. Apparently another family that closed on a house down the street a month after we did has already moved in! I asked Josh if the Lowes team had gotten started on our floor. He had no idea. We are so bad at this!!! But we really really need to figure out the timeline as our rent is month to month and I just cannot stand that every day that new don’t move, we are bleeding needless $$$. Maybe I will take it upon myself to call Lowes today (but: I HATE MAKING CALLS LIKE THAT SO MUCH).
3- A commenter asked about which “mom blogs” I read!
There are several, though not a ton (and very few of the shiny polished SEO-centric ones that actually have business success).
A few of my favorites:
Lagliv. Her updates are no longer that frequent, but I will rush to read anything she puts up!
Rising*Shining. A blog from Kelsey of the Girl Next Door Podcast.
Not a Wasted Word. An anonymous SF blog that is often raw and honest.
Elisabeth Frost. Elisabeth is a longtime reader here and I really enjoy her (often long!) and insightful posts.
Laura, of course! I read her blog every day and especially enjoying learning from how her complex weekends fit together.
Our New Journey. Coco is a full time working mother who lives abroad. Her lifestyle is fascinating to me (and fine, makes me jealous on the regular)
Grateful Kae has a very positive voice and I love her travel recaps.
The Frugal Girl, “cheerfully living with less” . I love her spirit and seeing her lifestyle which is very different from my own.
A Healthy Slice. A more business-driven blog than many above, but I’ve been following Brittany for years and still enjoy reading. Her lifestyle is also a total 180 from mine (she homeschools) but I find it interesting!
The Hawaii Plan. This is a new read for me, but I picked it up from the Frugal Girl! Sort of a FI/mom blog.
These are all essentially ‘old school blogs’. What can I say . . . I like to read about people who come across as real. It is so much healthier for me than Insta-scrolling image after image of perfection.
4- Screen free month is more than half over!
Annabel did spend some time shopping online yesterday (she wants a giant hardware drawer set for her rainbow loom supplies . . .) but we’ve been quite consistent. I reminded A yesterday that she’s more than halfway through! I really hope we will be able to continue to moderate things better going forward after this mini-cleanse.
5- “Marketplace day” at school.
Omg this felt so normal and 2019! A’s entire class did an entrepreneurship project which culminated in a marketplace day — all the parents and some siblings came and shopped for goods. Thankfully this did not fall on a patient day and I was able to go. It was so cute and Annabel has drawn up further business plans . . . so I guess she was appropriately inspired.
Happy Friday! Feel free to share additional mom/parent blog recs — especially those that feel authentic and from the heart!