I have been working behind the scenes for a few months now to become a travel advisor and I finally made it!
My husband has been on a lot of business trips lately leaving me to care for our two young children all by myself.
My husband is home! If you read my last post about Mother’s Day, then you know my husband has been gone for 3 weeks. He was away on business and finally returned this past weekend. The kids couldn’t be more excited, but we only have him for the next week because he needs to leave again for another 3 weeks this weekend so we are going to enjoy him while we can.
Our family is big on the zoo. We love it, our kids love it and we go as often as possible. We go so often that we decided to purchase the annual membership to Zoo Miami because it just makes sense, and because we support our local zoo and their conservation efforts. So for Earth Day, it was a no-brainer where we would spend it.
Dear Husband, Since you have been gone the past 3 weeks and are going to be gone the next 3 weeks, essentially missing Mother’s Day altogether, I have a couple not so subtle hints as to what I would like for Mother’s Day. Since my previous post about Mother’s Day gifts didn’t pan out and most wouldn’t be possible anyway, I thought it would be easier if I were a little blunter as to what I would like for Mother’s Day.
I have always considered myself to have a black thumb. It always seemed like I couldn’t maintain a plant at all. They always seemed to die under my care. I don’t know if it was my enthusiasm to water them or if I gave them too much or not enough light, but it just never seemed to work outlet with me and my plants. But even knowing all this, I still wanted to start a vegetable garden. I wanted a little plot in my yard where I could grow things that we could eat and to know that I was eating something I cultivated and cared for lovingly for my family to enjoy.
GROCERIES. That word strikes fear in me. It didn’t use to. I used to love walking the aisles of the grocery store with my silly Baby and having all the abuelitas gush over his chunky thighs, his cute giggle, and the curls. Oh, how I loved my son’s golden curls.
Then he learned to walk and throw tantrums…
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a good mother. I think as mothers, we all judge ourselves based on how we react during given circumstances, and oftentimes we are our own worst critics. I know I judge myself pretty harshly when I feel like I react less then perfect with my kids, and lately that seems to be happening a lot lately.
It’s Spring Break here in Miami and I have had a week full of activities with the kids. Spring Break is not over and there is still more fun to be had, but we have been off to a good start. There’s been a lot of time spent outdoors being active and experiencing new things. Here’s a breakdown of the activities we’ve participated in.