Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Summer Reading List

The school year is coming to an end. Only three more weeks until summer vacation and I am more than ready for it to start. I can't wait to lazy mornings drinking coffee with a good book, having nowhere to rush off to and spending lots of time at the beach with the kiddos. Bring it on summer.
During the school year I can hardly find the time to read. My goal this summer is to read more and watch tv less. So I made a summer reading list! Here is what I have so far on my to read list

What else should I add to my list? I'm up for any suggestions!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This is how I Roe!

In addition to expanding our family, teaching VPK and being a mom and milspouse I decided to step out of my comfort zone and become a small business owner. I signed on to be a fashion consultant for LuLaRoe. I've always loved clothes and feel prettiest in a cute maxi skirt or dress. And when I'm not looking to dress up my go to outfit is a pair of yoga pants with a baseball tee. Enter LuLaRoe. I was first introduced to this company when a fellow blogger became a consultant and when a student's mom started selling the clothes as well. I hosted my first party in December and was immediately hooked on their soft leggings and cute Randy tee's. After my party the husband and I started talking about me becoming a consultant as well.

If you know me you know this is something way out of my comfort zone. I'm not a sales person at all. I know nothing about running a business let alone how to start one. But I was intrigued. For one, the clothes are super comfortable. After a long day of teaching the first thing I did when I would get home was to throw on my sweatpants. I bought my first pair of leggings before hosting my pop up party and threw them on the minute I tore open the package. My husband came home later that day and could not stop talking about how cute I looked. Score! Two, I love the idea of a mobile shopping party. One that comes to your house. Now let me tell you, I hate lugging my two kids to the store. Especially when I live in a small town and the nearest target and mall is 40 minutes away. So a portable store that carries the type of clothing I would be buying anyway was a huge plus. And third I have a little girl. My princess loves clothes. Especially skirts or dresses that twirl and pattern leggings. It seemed like this company was made for me.

So here I am, anxiously awaiting to onboard and become a consultant with this amazing company. I pray every day this is the right decision for our family. As nervous as I am, I am also excited. This is a new adventure for me. One that could be an amazing opportunity for me. So wish me luck!!
If you are new to hearing about LuLaRoe here is some info

 And feel free to check out my group page on facebook for some fun giveaway's and info on my upcoming launch party!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Adventure Awaits!


 I started blogging back in 2009 as a way to keep a journal of sorts about being a new wife and milspouse. I loved the connections I made through blogging and enjoyed having a "diary" to come to each day to write my daily thoughts and happenings. This blog has seen multiple deployments, two pregnancies, life with one baby, then 2 fifteen months later along with posts about our travels and other fun experiences.

My blogging became sporadic after I had my son. Life with two kids 15 months apart on top of dealing with a deployment was difficult to say the least. I started to feel disconnected to the blogging community that I once felt such a part of. My "life" could not compare to the life of the fellow mom's whose blogs I once hurried to read each morning. I felt frumpy compared to the other mom's who looked so beautifully put together on their blog and instagram pages. I couldn't lose the baby weight as easily as the moms who had babies younger than I did were able to and my outfits were not from Anthropologie or any of the other high end boutiques. My house was not something out of a DIY magazine and I had more Pinterest fails than successes. I also developed a bout of post-partum depression and anxiety which contributed to my feelings of inadequacy.

So I took a bit of a blogging break. I went back to work in the beginning of 2014 teaching VPK and blogging became a thing of the past. I finally grew out of my need to compare myself to other moms and instead adopted the attitude of "To each their own". I grew more confident in my role as a  wife and mother and learned to embrace everything about this season instead of worrying about everything I was doing wrong! My self confidence grew and my anxiety and depression decreased. I felt like my old self again.

Lately I've felt a call back to blogging. I miss documenting everyday life and keeping a record of the fun things we did or the silly things that my kiddos did. And now that we are expecting Baby #3 I decided to get this blog back up and running.

Since I last blogged so many things have changed.
-The hubby is home for the longest span of time in years. We are loving just living life as a "normal" family.
-I love love love teaching. It is so rewarding and the fact that my kids attend the same school that I teach at is awesome. Not to mention my four day weekends are a major plus!
- Instead of having a toddler and baby in the house I have a almost kindergartner and a preschooler.  With two kids close in age I thought I'd never sleep again or get through the terrible 2's. But I made it. Life is never dull but I wouldn't change a single thing about it.
-Last year we decided to try for one more kiddo. And the day after Thanksgiving we found out that God answered our prayers and that another baby would be joining our family in August.
-In February we found out that Baby #3 is a boy!! We can't wait to meet this little guy
-I'm loving being pregnant once again and enjoying every moment of this pregnancy

Stay tuned! I will be getting back into my habit of blogging once again!