Our little ones live in such a different time then we did as children. There are so many new and exciting things I’m looking forward to teaching and experiencing in my parenting journey with Soren. However, I can’t help but remember the fond experiences I had growing up in a world not centered around technology. While I’m excited to teach Soren everything I can about the fascinating world around him I would also love him to be able to experience some of the incredible memories I experienced during my childhood:
Soren has extremely sensitive skin, and we’re always combating some type of flare up — anything from eczema to diaper rashes. After Soren’s surgery in August, he got a horrible diaper rash that took some time to clear up, and ever since then, it sometimes flares up here and there.
Thankfully, we’ve found a couple of extremely helpful methods to help prevent icky rashes before they get out of control.
I find myself constantly in a go-go-go mindset. I also find it difficult to stop and just do ONE thing at a time. Like watch a show, for example. I’m always tempted to pick up my phone and browse my social media. My phone is constantly in my hand or pocket and I hate it. Since I work from home and I’m a full-time mom, I’ve found it more and more difficult to step away from work, especially when I’m connected constantly via my phone.
I’ve felt such a pressure to “be in the loop” and I hated that anxious feeling it was stirring inside of me. I needed a break, so I declared an “un-plug” week. I put up my automatic reply on my email, logged out of all my social media, put my computer away, and took a break. I wanted to slow down and just put everything away. It was such an incredible week, and it really taught me a lot.
Here are a few things that really moved me during this time.