Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
Summer was just a few weeks away when I gave birth to Amani on May 7th. I knew it was going to be a very laid back summer as I took time for my postpartum recovery. I was looking forward to easy-going outings with my daughters that were both fun for them but simple enough for me to handle with my now four children! We took short and manageable trips that included a lot of sweet “firsts” for Amani.
Posted by Savannah Wallace
Here we go! Quickly approaching the year mark. My life changed tremendously only 7 months ago. It’s felt like an eternity and an instant all at the same time. I’m even more in love that the first time I saw him, which felt pretty impossible at the time. Soren has made me love motherhood. :)
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
Once upon a time, just a few months ago, a sweet little girl met her baby sister. It was to be expected that it would be love at first sight, as the little girl had been anticipating the arrival of said new baby sister for a long time. She had heard a baby was coming, though perhaps she didn’t fully understand what that meant. After all, in her world, she was still Mama’s baby.
Posted by Krishann Briscoe
When I returned to work full time earlier this year, I quickly realized how valuable my weekends were. Once again, I found myself longing for them. I knew that I didn’t want them to continue to be filled with errands and pit stops as we tried to squeeze in tons of activities and visit loved ones. I wanted to make the time that I did have with my family more meaningful. Even if it meant we ate at home and seldom left the house. Even if it meant I had to wear the same outfit twice the next week, because I never got around to the laundry.
When I left to resume solely working from home until I start part-time work outside of the home, I had a newfound appreciation for those two days that are often filled with tasks from our to-do lists. This was our time — Daddy was off from work, big sister out of school, and with that came a chance to be together beyond dinnertime.
These days, we are still running errands here and there, but we are also making it a point to slow down. I am making a point to slow down. To catch my breath, to feel and experience some of the things I may have missed as I rushed through the work week. For many of us, weekends are the only days when we have our entire family together for a long period of time.
Here are five ways we try to make the most of our weekends: