It’s been awhile since I’ve done a life update. In fact, it’s been awhile since you’ve seen consistent blog posts around here.
I could blame it on the fact that I have a third child now.
I could blame it on the fact we were doing a kitchen renovation and shit was crazy.
I could blame it on the fact that I haven’t had time to shoot any content.
I could blame it on the fact that I had all three kids home this summer.
Or I could blame it on all of the above. Because really, all of that has played a part in the lack of posts around here. Can you believe there was a time when I posted 5 days a week?! I can’t even get 5 posts up a month now. Oh how the times have changed.
You know what else has changed a lot? Blogging. Or Instagramming or whatever you want to say it is I do. I like to think of myself as a content creator and writer, but definitely not an influencer. That term makes me skin crawl. I know that’s what brands call us but I won’t ever call myself that… that’s not for me.
Anyways, I was going somewhere with this. But because I haven’t finished my coffee and I’m thinking of the 900 other things I have to do, I have no point what my point was.
A few weeks ago I threw Piper’s first birthday party and it turned out AMAZING. I had been planning it for months so it was definitely bittersweet when it was over! But you can read the full post on the party here.
The older kids started school last week and it’s been wonderful. I think a structure and routine will not only be good for them but for everyone in the house. We spent WAY too much time together this summer. And yes, there’s a thing as too much time together. Some moms love summer and every waking moment they get with their kids. Not me. They fought from the morning they woke up until the minute they went to bed, and that’s no exaggeration. So as much as I loved making memories and having time together, I was also ready to have some time apart.
More time with them=less time for work which made me STRESSED in all capital letters. So now that they are back in school and even though Piper is still home with me, I can at least get more work done than I could before.
We’ve also started cheerleading and football and soccer starts soon as well. Not 100% sure where and if P is taking gymnastics again this year because 1) I haven’t signed her up and 2) I don’t want to overload her and burn her out. So that’s a decision we’ll have to discuss in the next few days.
We’ve been having a few issues with behavior deeper rooted than sibling fights. And we’ve been seeing someone to try and work through those. We’ve only had one meeting so before I go into details, I’m going to just let it ride. It’s nothing serious but still, not sure I want to bring that into this space yet.
I’m headed to New York Fashion Week in a few weeks and I can’t wait! It’s always a little nerve wracking leaving the kids (especially with Piper still nursing) but I’m going to try my best to not think about what’s going on at home and worry about me for a little. Does that make me selfish? NOPE. Not one bit. I give 110% to my kids so this is mama’s week to shine.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer and in just a few weeks, we’ll finally be able to enjoy FALL! Stay tuned for some fall fashion coming at you soon! XO
Lauren Packer4 years ago
You should take time for yourself!! How can you take care of them if you don’t take care of yourself