This week was LOONG. But now it’s Friday! Time to relax. Here’s my Friday Five-
1. Healthy Mama Link-up
This past Wednesday I hosted the first Healthy Mama Link-up! The next link-up is this coming Wednesday morning. I’ll be sharing some of my experience trying to lose the last of my baby weight as well as giving you a chance to link up your posts as well. Please come and share your stories about your weight loss progress, healthy recipes, and forays into the world of fitness… basically anything about getting healthy! And no, you don’t have to be a mama to link up. The link-up should be live by 8:00 am Wednesday morning.
2. Sarita from It’s My Girls’ World
Sarita was the first to link to the first Healthy Mama Link-up. She shared her tips for making time for your health- something I think we all could use a little help with. She also has some great smoothie recipes. I’m excited to try some of these this week.
3. Fall Dress
Y’all. I have been shopping for some fall dresses and I have come up empty handed. Many of them are just too short for me to feel comfortable wearing while chasing my children around. And then I found this one that I LOVE but it’s pricey. Not even an option though, because they are sold out of my size. I plan to shop more this weekend. Here’s hoping.
4. Pumpkin Patch
We are hoping that the weather cooperates to go to the pumpkin patch soon. The weather does not look good for this weekend, but I’m chomping at the bit to go. Any of my Ohio people have pumpkin patch recommendations? We went to Ramseyer’s last year (which we really enjoyed) but I’m open to trying something new.
5. Letting Go
So yesterday I shared some thoughts about emotionally letting go of my kids but I feel that I’m in a season of letting go in many ways. This picture below is from March 2011, about 8 weeks after I had my first son. This week I am really focusing on losing the baby weight from my second baby, so I’m letting go of that. But I’m also in a season of letting go of things. Last night we passed on the stroller travel system that you see in the picture. I was ready to let go, but I still feel a twinge of something. I brought both my babies home in that infant carrier… pushed them around for walks in that stroller, and now it’s gone. I haven’t used that stroller in some time (I prefer my jogger) so it makes sense to let it go. I’m not feeling weepy or anything, but it does feel significant to let it go, even if it is something that I don’t use any more.