There is something to be said about routine. It is in those daily moments that we find beauty (sometimes chaos) but we will also look back and cherish our most fond family memories. Sure, the big vacations and family gatherings will be lovely as well, but the daily habits, milestones and nitty gritty details are often what I miss about each age and stage of my life when I look back. So, I love the idea of documenting those moments in the here and now. Right now, the
5 Things That Make It Into My Routine:
Kisses and Cuddles with these three little ladies…
My girls all love to be loved and I am thankful because kisses and cuddles make my day. Jordan, my oldest holds the nickname “Luv Bug” and it suits her so well , she is the ultimate cuddle bug and the twins are following suit.
They are their mother’s daughters. This is one part of our weekly routine that doesn’t miss a day.
Ignore House Cleaning and Laundry
This is a problem. But when you’re busy, something’s got to give and that would be my laundry and dishes.
I’m actually completely ok with this. Until we all run out of undergarments…then…I have to get back into gear.
OT/PT with the Twins
Twice a week the twins have therapy – they were born at 28 weeks, so we’ve had ongoing Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy. Thankfully they are both on their way to caught up – but we’re still working on individual goals. Our routine includes having therapists that come to the house and we drive to a developmental playgroup on the another day. Usually that drive includes some shades and dancing music….add in some puzzles with triangles (which is Charlotte’s favorite shape of the moment) and the slide at group, which they excitedly chatter about as we pull in and “therapy” is actually kind of fun.
I write here on the blog, for Military Spouse Magazine and for a variety of online websites and it’s been a great creative and professional outlet for me each day. I have had the pleasure of sharing the stories of others, writing informational pieces and just blogging about my life – it’s a great way to work from home and use the ol’ brain each day.
Struggle to Balance It All
Balance is elusive. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Being a mother, wife and career minded gal AND doing it well, is a constant work in progress. Plain and simple. Some days I do well with our routine, and others I fail epically. But each day I try harder to be better than I was the day before – and hopefully my girls see that.
What does your routine look like each week with your kids?