Child Art Savers

With the end of the school year literally just around the corner, my biggest fear isn’t what will I do with the kids all summer to keep them entertained but more of ‘what am I going to do with all artwork and drawings that my kids did from September to June’ kind of thinking.

I want to keep every single last doodle and masterpiece but then I start hyperventilating at the thought of my house turning into a candidate for that hoarding TV show.  You get the picture.

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Reflections on the First Year

My little treasure Mary just turned 1 years old in mid-December.  I don’t know where the time went.  I know everyone says that, but it truly seems to just slip through your fingers while you’re busy kissing your baby, changing diapers and pouring yourself a third coffee to get through the days where you only slept four hours the night before.

The first few weeks were an exhausted blur of feedings, visits to the change-table, social calls, and appointments.  I had my daughter on a Friday night and was running on adrenaline until Tuesday morning.  I just couldn’t sleep and it made it hard to adjust in the weeks that followed.  The fact that she was born just before Christmas didn’t help in the fatigue department.  Luckily I was able to opt out of my usual tradition of hosting family at our house!

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