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When the radio stations start playing DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime,” you know it’s officially summer. This is the time of year when you’re supposed to spend your long summer days out soaking up the sun. But it’s just so hot, especially for babies. Next to not having her food ready when she wants it, being hot is one of Harper’s least favorite things. Of course, we could just spend the summer in the house with the A/C on, but that’s boring. I also have an active 5-year-old who thinks we should go to the pool daily. I thought I would share my tips on how we beat the summer heat and keep the baby happy.
Summer just started and it feels like it’s flying by. I know I keep talking about juggling two kids at home this summer but it can be rough. I’m trying my best to finish up projects in my house, manage this blog and shuffle Peyton back and forth to her gymnastics practice (did I tell y’all she made the team?). Our family doesn’t have much time to be in the “moment”. What works for us is to cherish each family outing, whether big or small. Something as simple as enjoying frozen drinks on a Sunday afternoon. Packing our insta camera, the family headed to Jittery Joe’s at the Ritz to enjoy some Big Train beverages.
Now that I’m home with my kids full-time, one item high on my priority list was making sure my kids eat healthy.I’ve been making Harper’s baby food since she was 6 months and meals for the family at least 4 nights a week. As a former anti-cooker, I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job. There’s room for improvement but I know that healthy eating habits start young. Not every mom is able to make baby food or cook healthy meals every night. What’s a mom to do? Yummy Spoonfuls founder, Agatha Achindu and co-founder, Camila Alves McConaughey have some great healthy eating tips to keep your kids on the healthy track. I recently participated in a Hangout with Agatha and Camila and here is a summary of some of the tips shared.
We are almost 3 weeks in to summer break and I’m still trying to get my life together. It’s hard to believe Peyton is headed to 1st grade! She did an amazing job in kindergarten so I’m going to brag on her for a bit. Her teacher shared with me that Peyton was one of the strongest readers in the class. She was also in the top math group for kindergarten. She did this all while playing basketball and doing gymnastics throughout the year. I’m so proud of my baby. I don’t want her to lose momentum so I’m making her do a little bit of summer school during the week. I thought I would share our easy summer school plan with you guys.
We love seeing cute pictures of little girls. I’ve come across a few that after further inspection I notice the child may or may not be wearing extensions. If you’re like me, you may go comment creepin’ to only see folks ripping the mother apart for adding hair in this baby’s head. That got me to thinking…how young is too young for extensions?