Isn’t this a great quote … especially considering it’s now Day 3 of “Snowmaggedon 2014″ in Charlotte? I’m so grateful that our power has stayed on, so at least we are warm and toasty on this Valentine’s Day.
At this point, however, I am more than a little stir-crazy. I’ve always done better as a “mom on the go.” So far I have …
… reorganized our first-aid kits and medicine cabinets. It’s a good idea to go through those periodically to make sure that you are fully stocked and nothing has expired. When I was expecting the boys, I created three kits — one for the kitchen, one for the upstairs (stored in a closet next to their nursery) and one for the “main” downstairs. Need a starting point for your kit? Here’s a great list!
… started this journal with the boys. I first spotted it in my Instagram feed … and what a fabulous idea! The premise of the book is that you ask your children a different question each day and record their answer to the same daily question three years in a row. I love this simple and easy way to keep a journal of your children’s whimsical thoughts and feelings … and perhaps some serious ones as well. We started the Q&A a Day for Kids on February 13. In response to “what would you most hate to lose,” Twin A responded “you and Daddy” and Twin B responded “all my Legos.” Harrummmpppph.
… cleaned out the kitchen junk drawer. I use an organizer similar to this one, which means the drawer stays clean, but occasionally wayward items need to be relocated to their proper location. For some reason, typing that reminded me of a flight attendant’s pre-takeoff announcements. “Please return your seatbacks to their full upright and locked position.”
… searched for a whole bunch of Lego pieces. While the rest of the city was stocking up on bread and milk, I secured some emergency no-electricity-required entertainment.
…. snow-tubed with my kiddos down my neighbor’s steep driveway, thanks to overnight delivery of Lucky Bums gear. The best gift for a new mom? Amazon Prime, baby. If they don’t already have it, they’ll want it … because nothing is more convenient than having something arrive at your doorstep in two business days. Or $2.99 if you need it the next day. Hallelujah. Did you know that shopping online is actually greener than “traditional” shopping? Of course, I still love buying local and small!
… and ordered new kitchen linens. The changing seasons remind us to swap out our closets, but the change of a new year is my reminder to “start fresh” in other areas of my home.
I am now officially tired of the snow. So I’m asking you — any other ideas?
Graphic by the super-talented Gina Selesky, otherwise known as Letter Girl. Check out her Etsy shop for custom rubber stamps and much more. I love everything she does! Store More Metal Boxes (First Aid) by Land of Nod; similar ones here and here. Madesmart Junk Drawer Organizer; photo via Neatly Smart. My kids loved The Lego Movie; I bought our movie-themed sets at Target, but they are also available at Amazon (photo is here) and the Lego Shop. Thank you, Amazon, for shipping our Lucky Bums snow tubes (and the above photo). Williams-Sonoma has my favorite kitchen linens, including this oven mitt and these organic waffle-weave towels.