Spring is coming which means more dresses and cropped pants. And with dresses and cropped pants you need fabulous shoes. Even though I am tall I love heels but often those heels come without great comfort and support. Vionic has changed that. I was skeptical before these arrived from Sole Provisions but it’s true, these wedge heels have the orthoheel technology that I have come to love from Vionic.
It can be hard to find shoes for girls as they enter the tween years. They no longer want little kid looking shoes but you still need them to be age appropriate. I had knee surgery in high school so I am very sensitive to things like heels on little girls shoes. My girls go to catholic schools and wear a uniform which means they need a dressier shoe that can handle the playground at school. My mom took my oldest shoes shopping before school and bought her some cute loafers which she promptly outgrew in two months!
Do you ever see a photo of a woman in bright red lipstick and she looks amazing so you think I am going to wear red lipstick. Then you do it and you feel like a clown? Yeah me too. At least that was how I felt with any lipstick for years. For years I seriously only wore nude lip colors, I just felt so awkward with bold color on my lips.
I am not altogether sure what changed, maybe it was just me becoming more comfortable in my own skin but eventually lip stick and I became friends. Even though we are now friends I still reserve lipstick for special occasions (and photo shoots of course) but I still want color everyday.
This week has been a rough one to be a mom. Monday started with a trip to the doctors for an oral steroid for my croupy 7 year old. She has allergy induced asthma and that seemed to be the culprit. Tuesday the 3 year old got her full leg cast off. Like an optimistic fool I thought she would use it, in a limited capacity but still use it. Nope she screamed and cried every time she had to straighten it so walking is not even an option. After several phone calls and a few tears (from me) I have been told it will take about 3 weeks before she is walking and even then probably still with a limp. So we are slowly attempting more and more but having an immobile 3 year old is way harder than you would think.
That brings us to Wednesday when this catholic school mom got the call we all dread… YOUR KID PUKED IN MASS! Oh yes it was the weekly all school mass and my 7 year old had a coughing fit that ended up in projectile vomit. The details are a bit fuzzy on just how bad it was but I am confident there is a custodian and probably several teachers who are not my biggest fan right now (sorry!). We have kept her home ever since as her cough is just not getting better. My poor girl had RVS as a baby which has led to all of her breathing complications, she just can’t ever catch a break in this department.
I know, I know it is only February but summer will be here before you know it and if you don’t plan now you will be caught off guard. You will be that frazzled mom who feels behind all summer and that is the worst feeling. Summer is for fun and sun! Start planning now and you can have a great summer and save money!
- Join A Pool – The prices for pool memberships typically go up the closer you get to summer. Decide now if a pool membership is right for you and look for deals. We don’t have a public pool near us so we belong to a private one, we get a price break if we pay before the end of February. Are water parks more your thing? Look into memberships and see if they are running early bird specials. Our zoo runs a special for members who also join the water park.
- Swim Lessons – Now is the time to start swim lessons, don’t wait until summer when you are already at the pool and feeling overwhelmed. We love Goldfish Swim School not only because my kids have really blossomed in this great environment but the flexible times and levels mean your child can move up at their own pace. I have had 2 kids start at beginner level and one who already swims and is learning more in depth stroke technique. I spend my days poolside all summer and I need my kids to be good swimmers, that is why we do summer swim team. Thanks to Goldfish Swim School my 5 year old will be able to join our COSA swim team this summer, I am so excited for her!