Today we’re sharing a guest post from Rachel Rosenthal, founder of the Washington, DC-based organizing firm, Rachel and Company.
Do you ever get that feeling about mid-afternoon, that dread in the pit of your stomach when you realize you have no idea what you’re making for dinner, there’s no food in the house, and you really don’t want to fork out for takeout again?
Oh yes, that feeling. I know it well.
And while I don’t have the answer to perfect meals every night of the week (or kids who don’t complain about them) I do have some simple ideas for how you can bring a little more zen to the dinner table.
These recipes are featured in my book, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver: The First Time Moms Pregnancy Guide. Available now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
A lot of moms completely lose the desire to have an adult beverage when morning sickness sets in. But when those clouds part in the second trimester, some of us really start to miss our happy hour faves.
Whether you enjoyed cocktails prior to pregnancy or not, mocktails are a fun way to treat yourself while pregnant and after–no special occasion required. Here are a few of my favorite recipes.
Babies make you hungry, but for most new moms, it’s hard to find time to sit down to three hot meals a day. Snacks are going to become life sustaining, and it’s important that you’re able to eat them with one hand! Why? Because you’re not going to want to put your beautiful baby down, or they won’t want you to put them down. Either way, lots of holding is going to happen, and you need at least one arm and hand for that.
When we bought this house, I dreamed that when we were finished with the minor renovations we had planned that I’d share it here… a house tour is what I think the lifestyle bloggers call it.
My life is so bananas right now in so many ways that I can’t even explain just yet. One thing I can tell you is selling our house is twice as much work as it was last time. I think we really underestimated how hard it would be to get to the point we’re at, but we’re here! House is on the market, a few showings and an open house behind us. Fingers crossed, I think things are starting to come together.
I’ve been doing pretty good minimizing our life, letting go of all the junk, not getting too sentimental, embracing less. I haven’t regretted this new Happy Loud Life plan – the one where we sell our house and move into an RV with our 4 kids for a year. UNTIL NOW.
Our summer days are dwindling fast, but there’s still just enough time to pack in one last Summer Bucket List item- a trip to the zoo! We visited our local AZA accredited zoo recently, thanks to Stonyfield YoKids, who is sponsoring this post, and you guys, I felt like such a rockstar parent for pulling it off.
It was an easy and fun trip for all of us, and yours can be, too! Here are some tips:
We are so close to getting this house on the market, but it’s like the last 6 miles of a marathon. Even though the finish line is nearly in sight, it feels like the biggest part is ahead of us.
If you’re new here or missed our major announcement, we’re packing up, selling our house, and moving our family of 6 into an RV to travel the country for a year.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may think Wallace spends his whole life in his baby walker these days. You’d only be partly wrong. He spends probably half his waking hours in it. Not because we neglect him, okay. HE LOVES IT.