Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Second Guessing

Veronica and Adri will both be going to preschool twice a week starting next week. Yesterday, my parents took both of them out and about, leaving Juli and I home alone for most of the day. It was such a strange feeling not having to chase after a toddler, or make lunch, or change a diaper, or do anything really. After a short while alone, I got to thinking and second guessing the decision to start Adri in school.

If Adri is gone all day, what am I going to do? Sure Juli will continue to grow and eventually I'll have to be more hands on. But really, the first year isn't all that difficult. 

Veronica really didn't start going to school until she was three. Adri is only two and a half. Is it good that I'm starting her a little earlier? I feel slightly guilty for not doing things exactly the same way for both of them.. 

Then there's the added financial burden. Not only did tuition go up by $100 a month, but now I have to pay double. We have no problem affording it, but is it really worth it.

I literally spent the seven hours that Juli and I were home either napping or trying to figure out what our Tuesdays and Thursday will consist of for the next year. 

Shopping will definitely be happening while the girls are in school. If I have any important appointments or meetings, I'll try to schedule them for Tuesdays or Thursday. I could open my Etsy shop back up, and use that money to help offset the cost of tuition. Hopefully, the house will be sparkley clean. A twice-a-week workout routine wouldn't be bad either. 

I'd also like to give some structure to the days that the girls are home. I'm thinking that sticking to a schedule similar to what they have at school is probably the best bet. Maybe incorporate some homeschooling into their days. 

It feels like I have so much planning to do and so little time to do it in. What do you other stay at home mommas do with your time?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Jen + A Giveaway!

It's my buddy Jen's birthday today! In honor of her birthday, we have a little giveaway. Enter to win $30 and get yourself a nice gift. Happy birthday, Jen!

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