Y’all. I wrote on my Instagram post yesterday all of the feels I had after experiencing my first Family Day with MY family. I just could not have asked for a better day to remind me of all that I have and how blessed I am! I know I should feel that way every day but in truth, this past year has been a blur of sleepless nights, exhausting days, and the learning curves of becoming a new parent. It’s been hard to live in the moment and really soak in all of the emotion.
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to my other half once in a while, and Valentine’s day seemed like a good excuse to do so.
Obviously my most special Valentine this year is my baby boy but I also plan on carving out time with my hubs and it’s not going to require finding a babysitter or even leaving the house. Some of these suggestions can include the little ones but I think it’s still important to get that one on one time with your partner if you can! Here are my suggestions:
Ask any new mother on mat leave what the greatest invention in the last 20 years has been and there will be a resounding cheer for online shopping. Because now that I have a kid and showers are far and few between, I like that I can still engage in some retail therapy without having to pretend that I have it all together on the days when I really don’t.
Did you know that Cottage pie is different than Shepherds pie? I mean, very technically speaking. Shepherds pie is meant to be made with ground lamb and cottage pie is made with ground beef. So actually, this is neither because I’m using turkey. HA!