School is back in session and life is getting crazy. I feel like our schedule is packed to the brim with sports practices, homework, school socials, church activities and more. And my son is only in kindergarten! I’m already missing the leisurely days of play dates and preschool.
My son starts kindergarten this week! My biggest goal as a mom is to set him up for success. This first year of “real” school — so much more grown up than preschool! — lays a foundation for all the years of education ahead of him. I hope he is enthusiastic about learning, makes friends, and learns a lot. I know that having a full tummy will help him reach these goals.
My son has super sensitive skin. He suffered from eczema as a baby and has exhibited signs of food sensitivities, but this summer he turned 2 and his diaper rashes have been out of control. We’re trying to figure out if it’s a food allergy or a sensitivity to certain chemicals because he’s just not getting better. In the meantime, we are as careful as possible with his poor, irritated skin.
Packing a school lunch every day can get a bit monotonous, I’ll admit it. But it’s a chance to let your child know you’re thinking about her while she’s away from school. Long after she stops hugging you and saying “I love you” in public, she’ll smile when she opens up her lunchbox to find you’ve made her favorite sandwich.
It’s back to school shopping season here in Seattle. While many of your children have already started the 2015/2016 academic year, we have a few more weeks before that becomes a reality.
Cotton muslin is so soft and comfy and the perfect fabric for lightweight bedding, blankets, and sheets. It gets softer with every washing and muslin swaddle blankets make a great nursing cover because they allow air to flow so you and baby don’t get too warm.