The forecast shows that San Diego is due to get 6 straight days of rain starting now. While to the rest of the country 6 days of light rain seems like no big deal, for us sun loving – live outdoors San Diegan’s it’s almost terrifying. Other cities are built to account for poor weather; malls are indoors, there are indoor play places and a healthy balance of activities that work well when the weather outside is bad. In San Diego, the weather is rarely bad and almost always sunny. As a result, for a city our size there aren’t a lot of indoor options for places to take your kids when it’s raining and most of us just don’t know what the activities are.
For the past few years I’ve been wanting to fall in love with a clothing subscription company but the reality versus my expectations always fell flat. For a busy working mom the idea of having clothes handpicked and delivered to my door for a reasonable price seemed like the perfect solution. I’m not displeased with my wardrobe but like every woman my age I always want something new for the season or for an event coming up or heck even to lift my spirits on a Tuesday.
Being a good house guest in my parents own home is something I typically never thought twice about until recently. Up until a few years ago, I still considered their home an extension of mine since it is where I lived my whole life. As a 20 year old, that attitude didn’t matter much because I left a small footprint behind and was often running in and our visiting childhood friends. But, with the introduction of first Summer and then Cal both the physical and emotional space that our family takes up in a home grows and grows. Over Thanksgiving I went up and visited my parents in Sonoma County for 10 days, 5 of which was just the kids and I without Ryan. While there, I put a lot of thought into what I could be doing to make our footprint less intrusive and what my personal revolving door of house guests do to make their presence less daunting. Whether you are staying with your parents, sibling or friends definitely put some thought into these suggestions this holiday season.
As a new or even seasoned blogger one of the hardest things to gauge of is where your blog stands relative to your peers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve assumed that someone with a large Instagram following had comparable reach with their blog. An equal amount of times I’ve underestimated just how large some blogs reach actually are. So what is the easiest way to compare your blog performance to your peers? I recorded a video to show you exactly how I asses mine and my competitors key performance indicators.
After spending a 10 days in Sonoma with the kids and then Ryan, I came home to start December feeling like I had a million things to get done. Work is at it’s busiest, life is at it’s busiest. Before December 1st even came we had already put up our Christmas lights, decorated the tree, ordered the holiday cards and started blowing through the checklist of things I wanted to get done. It took me through the end of the week and being so exhausted that I was starting to get sick to realize that although I was plowing my list and we were getting through all the holiday stuff at lightning speed I wasn’t finding the joy in what we were doing. I wasn’t crushing it and I wasn’t present.