Wednesday, August 17, 2011


  So after I dropped off my little one at school I took the opportunity to go do some shopping. I'm not someone who enjoys clothes shopping. But I do have a weakness...books! What kind of books you ask? Well today it was all about cookbooks.

  Some of you may know that I love to cook and others may just have learned this. I really do pride myself on having a nice home cooked meal on the table at least 5 nights a week and I do not use icky over processed foods either. I love being able to feed my family healthfully and as close to whole as I can get. However, I am not some crazy health obsessed person. I firmly believe in moderation.

  On my shopping list today were slow cooker cookbooks. Where I live it is pretty warm (high 90's) this time of year. So I wanted to be able to make dinner without turning my house into an oven itself. This is where the slow cooker comes in. I can throw my ingredients inside of it in the morning and have a nice dinner ready by dinnertime. No muss no fuss! What mother doesn't love that? As a bonus it barely puts out any extra heat compared to my oven and stove...woohoo!

  So tonight I will be going over my books to see what treasures I will find. Who knows I could find a recipe my daughter may actually want to eat for I will let you all know if any of these cookbooks is worth its weight.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School

 So today was the first day back to school for my little girl. I can't believe how fast getting to this point has been. She is now a pre-kindergartner and next year...kindergartner! My mind has been trying to wrap itself around this all day.

 I was extremely nervous as I tried to drink my coffee. I was imagining all kinds of scenarios that could happen when my little one walked into her classroom. Would she cry? Find kids and run off to play? I could only hope for the best as I prepared myself for the worst.

 At 8:15am we had arrived at school. We all were nervous about what awaited. When we walked through the door I could feel my daughter tense and become overwhelmed by all the new faces. We did manage to find her cubbie and put her backpack away without a single tear. Minutes later my daughter spotted two girls playing with trains. She calmly sat down unsure if she would be accepted and you know what? One of the girls said "do you want to play with us?"  Yay!!! Suddenly, friends were made and my little one was smiling.

My husband and I took that as an opportunity to say our goodbyes. We felt good leaving knowing our daughter had found something to do and friends to do it with. I was so thankful that there was a wonderful little girl who had shown my daughter friendship and kindness on her first day. This was by far the best back to school we could have imagined for our little one.