Life Update – January 2018

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Hello all!! I have been away from the computer for awhile and wanted to share a quick update! I do have some posts in the works ready to publish here soon I just need to finalize them. Life has just been a bit chaotic and I have not had much time.

Health

Since right before Christmas both of the boys have gotten sick and have basically been “sick” since with a cough, runny nose and all other cold like symptoms. Then BOTH Tom and I have gotten sick multiple times! Between the four of us someone has been sick basically every day….its exhausting! Does anyone have any tips for this cold season? I am about at my wits end with everyone being so sick all the time! I just want my boys and Tom and I to all be healthy at the same time for once HA!

Work

On the 1st of January I started back to work at Starbucks. It has definitely been more bitter than sweet this time. I want so badly to be home with my babies (WHAT me?! I know that was never my intention but this time around it’s how I feel). Luckily I am only working a few days a week but it still just tugs on my heart having to leave in the morning. Especially since little babe is giving his daddy a hard time in the morning. Boy I can’t wait till he’s on some solids and has a little more independence. So far he is following in his brothers footsteps with wanting so badly to be independent but knows that he just can’t accomplish what he wants yet. Being able to move himself around was the best time for Ezekiel, once he started he never stopped!

School

I have officially finished all the required credits needed for my semester! YAY! This has by far been my best semester yet at school. In just 4 months I finished 14 credits, when previous semesters it would take me the full 6 months to finish 12! I am now finally onto my teaching classes as well which makes me so happy because they are so much more interesting. I have the rest of January and February now to work on any other classes to try and pass more before the end of my semester.

Goals

So between being sick, starting back to work and trying to shoot for the stars at school I have been just a tad busy! Even being so busy though life is really good for us at the moment and we are enjoying the start to our new year. I have a few goals for the next coming months:

  • Finish at least one, if not two more classes before my semester ends
  • Continue to work on blog posts – at least one every other week
  • Get taxes done and filed
  • Start the babe on solid foods soon! (YAY!)

 

How’s your New Years Starting? What are your goals for the next few months? I’d love to hear that I am not the only insanely busy one!

Day 7 Blog Challenge – Favorite Children’s Book

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What are your favorite children’s books?

Being a mom and a future teacher I LOVE children’s books! I definitely cycle through favorites though because with a two year old you end up reading the same book every night for weeks on end!

Currently I really like Mr. Pout Pout Fish and the Big Big Dark.Mr Pout Pout Fish

It is just such a fun cute book about this fish who is trying to find a friend’s pearl. It teaches kids to face their fears and that if you need help that is totally fine! Because sometimes doing something scary you need a little help from a friend.

Another favorite of mine is There’s a Wocket in my Pocket.WocketPocket

I mean come on who doesn’t like a good Dr. Seuss book? This is one that just makes me laugh right through till the end.

Lastly I have a book website that I absolutely LOVE. Every year for Christmas I buy my boys and niece a personalized book from Put me in the Story. The quality of the books are always spot on and just what I am looking for!

img_20171217_174353020.jpgThese are the books I got this year! I can’t wait to give them to the kids for Christmas. Seeing that they are apart of the story makes kids happy!

What are your favorite children’s books? I would love to find some new gems to get my boys!

Day 2 Blog Challenge – Dream Job

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What is your dream job and why?

Over the years while taking so many different collage classes I have had a plethora of “dream jobs.” I just did not have a for sure idea of what I wanted to be when I grew up! Honestly I still would not say that I had a precise dream job. All I can say for sure is that my dream of becoming an elementary school teacher is almost in my reach! Now to some this may not seem like the dream but I love kids and have always wanted to help people. In this profession I get to do both how awesome is that?!

It has taken me a long time to get to the point where I almost have a finished degree, but I just love learning about all different kinds of things. I have taken nursing classes to psychology to criminal justice and many different ones in between. If I am being totally honest with myself I would take ALL of the classes and just continue to develop my knowledge about many different things and be a stay at home mom and student (if only I could get paid to do that!).

Another dream I have is being able to work for the college I currently attend. Ever since I started at this school I have had such a love for it and I am so passionate about the program. It is unlike anything I have ever experienced and to be able to share what it is all about to other students would be amazing!

Yes, I have many different dreams but who doesn’t?! But for this moment in time I am beyond excited to become an elementary school teacher.

Tell me, what is it that you are passionate to do in life?