Our home was build in the 50's. About 8 years ago it was in foreclosure and in bad shape. A family bought it and did basic renovations. They did a great job, but some of the house still looked dated and just wasn't our style.
My older kids and husband are on a trip this weekend to visit his family. I am home with the baby. Being an introvert, I treasure this alone time! Yes, I miss my kids and husband, but I also refuel at times like this. I love the quiet of the house and being able to get a few projects done that I just can't do when everyone is home.
At the end of February, we usually get a few warmer days that make us all start to think summer thoughts. I quickly realize that last summer's shoes won't fit the kids anymore, and that always leads to me hopping online trying to find toxic free, eco-friendly summer shoes for everyone.
I hopped off social media for a while. Just too much going on, and it was something I could easily cut out to save time and brain space. So here's a little update on what's been going on at the Dahl farm the past month.
After I had my second child, I had about $900 worth of cavities that needed to be taken care of. My teeth were in bad shape. I didn't eat terrible while I was pregnant, but for some reason, my teeth did not fair well after baby #2. When I had baby #3 about 9 months ago, I knew I needed to get into a dentist immediately to see what damage had been done.
A couple of months ago, all three of my kids came down with whooping cough. It was going around our city. My six-year-old daughter got it first, then my four-year-old son, and my 6 month old son got it last and worst. It was a scary time.
I need to push the pause button and say “no” to something really good in order to focus on saying “yes” to what is absolutely the best in this season of my life.
In general, I end most days very happy. Happy with what I did and happy with who I am. As I was cleaning the house this morning, while the kids were in quiet time, I realized the one thing I am good at on a regular basis is changing.
Here's my favorite ethical shoe and clothing companies!
Ethical and wardrobe aren't two words we often hear together. But I want to buy quality clothes that last, and I want to make sure that the people making them are treated well. I'd rather spend more money on less clothing and know that it was well sourced.