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Can I get a Sharpie Please?

17 Oct

I know I am not the only mom out there that drowns themselves in never ending lists so I know there are also moms out there that do a little Jump For Joy when they cross off a few things. You know who you are! Ahhh the feeling of accomplishment! Apparently this weekend has been surrounded by this feeling. I don’t know about you, but it puts me in a fantastic mood! There’s no better feeling than getting things crossed off your list in pen, or better yet Permanent Marker! Maybe it’s because my week was so filled up that I couldn’t accomplish one little pesky thing, or maybe it was because I was on a roll, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is I GOT IT DONE!

This week I plan on doing a lot of N-O-T-H-I-N-G because that is exactly what I had planned for this weekend and nothing got me a half a list empty. Isn’t it weird that when you plan to get so many things done you get one or two and when you plan nothing you knock of five things in an hour or so? I think that is my new motto.

Plan nothing, get everything accomplished.

Along with racing the microwave 🙂 If you have no idea what I am talking about you need to check this out -> https://underestimatedmom.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/racing-the-microwave/ 

Ahh maybe in my week of not planning on getting things accomplished I can check out the crafting books my mother-in-law is letting me borrow (AWESOME!!!). I love her.

Sidenote: You know that feeling when you go to rub your eye, realize you have eyeshadow on, and it gets in your eye and stuck in your contact and burns!!! That’s what I am feeling right now and I am too lazy to get up and wash it out .. OUCH!!!

Love Always,

J

“Naptime Is the New Happy Hour”

17 Oct

For those of you who are raising one year olds this is a wake up call!!! This is where your future is headed and it was an awesome read! I knocked this book out ironically in a few nap times 🙂 It’s an easy, fast, light read and just over 200 pages. My sister bought me this book while she was browsing for books for her and couldn’t resist picking it up for me. I am so glad she did! Although I am not a wine drinker or let alone much of a drinker to begin with, this book was hilarious!! Stefanie did an awesome job keeping me interested. There were actually points where I busted out laughing and B looked at me like I was crazy. Then I read him what I was reading and he laughed!! That tells you it was seriously funny! 

From Amazon:

Motherhood — it’s not for wimps.
 
 Once the zigzagging hormones and endless, bleary-eyed exhaustion of the first year have worn off, you’re left with the startling realization that your tiny, immobile bundle has become a rampaging toddler, complete with his or her very own, very forceful personality.

Just as Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay helped debunk decades of parenting myths to offer honest advice for the first year, Naptime Is the New Happy Hour is a voice of reason for every woman facing questions such as: Will refined sugar make my toddler’s head explode? Is it wrong to have a cocktail at two in the afternoon? And what exactly is a Backyardigan?

With biting wit and boatloads of common sense, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor addresses all these concerns and more. Whether it’s planning easy outings that are fun for both of you (fact: your child will find the local Target just as scintillating as the Guggenheim), dishing the dirt on preschool TV (those mothers who swear their kids don’t watch television? Liars or psychos, every one), or perfecting the art of the play date, readers will find advice, anecdotes, and a reassuring sense of camaraderie to help them survive — and even thrive — during each hilarious, frustrating, and amazing moment.

About the Author

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor has performed on Make Me Laugh, Evening at the Improv, and Comedy Central, and written and produced more than thirty television shows, including Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Blind Date. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and young daughter, Elby.
 
 
I give this book five out of five stars! Although some parts I kind of went .. ehh probably not how I would do it, it was still nice to get another point of view. One of my favorite parts of the book was “Last year we got one of those Advent calendars to help our daughter count down to Christmas. She would open a little door each day in December, eat a piece of chocolate, and run around high on sugar for forty-five minutes jabbering about Santa Claus. It was so cute. It kind of reminded me of how excited I get the month before I am due for a cell phone upgrade.”
(Please note I stole this picture from google)
 
Love Always,
J
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