Sunday, July 27, 2014

Changing Directions


I've been thinking a lot lately about revamping the blog and changing directions...

Our name will not change because we are in fact Skis in a Pod. There are 4 of us now, and I'm outnumbered. So I'm going to reach out to the few followers I have and ask what you'd like to read about and see here at Skisinapod.net. 

I'm no longer about baby products, and while an awesome one might come a long that I like to share my boys are growing up. Bebo is now 5 and mostly gets called Buggy or Bug. He is the proud older brother to little Squish or as I refer to him more now Nugget. 

I have my own business that I am successfully running from home while staying home with my boys full time. I'm in the health and wellness industry and love changing the lives of my friends and family in positive ways. 

I've grown found of Minimalism and I'm embracing it in my household. I've just cleaned out all of the baby items and gear as well as clothes for a large state and county wide consignment sale. We are in the process of re-doing Buggy's room to be more of a big boy room and Squish has inherited Bug's old room. I've always re-arranged furniture and rooms growing up - every now and then I get bored and decide a change is in order. We're striving for a simple theme in this house in hopes that next year we will be putting it on the market and starting an adventure somewhere else. 

I've been a stay at home mom for 7 months now...I've never had Buggy home with me for more than 8 days during school breaks and daycare vacations. He's been home since June 6th which has been an adventure itself. Adjusting to a new dynamic however temporary has been fairly easy. Next month Bug will go to Kindergarten and we will be opening our home 3 days a week to two adorable boys who are roughly the ages of my children just a tad bit younger. So for three days I'll have a house full of 4 boys and three days a week Squish and I will be taking care of them. So I've been thinking about Swimming lessons or gymnastics for Squish on one of the two days we have alone together. 

So to my dedicated fan base...leave a comment below on what kinds of things you'd like to read about here. I look forward to sharing our adventures with you and continuing to grow my business and impact community health! 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Finding My Balance & Throwback Thursday.

Life is all about balance. Finding the balance is easier said then done. Granted this is only my second month home with my children, I should say child because my older boy is in school all day. Some days I feel like such a rockstar and other days I'm so worn out by the lack of sleep the night before that I barely make it until bed time.

I can't manage to get up and moving before 7 since both of the boys sleep until 7 most days, which I know is totally lucky. However the 4 year old gets up two to three times a night and the 15 month old gets up 3 to 4. Regardless I still haven't felt like I've found a balance. 

So I cruise the blogosphere on my smart phone while I nurse the little guy down for naps or bed time, and see all these awesome home keeping printables and I'm all like, "That's a fantastic idea..." but it's now Thursday. According to Facebook and Instagram it's 'Throw Back Thursday". According to the awesome Home Keeping Binder I set up with all of my schedules (overload) it's 'Window and Floor Day'....I'm working on finding my balance. The balance that lets me get work done around the house, run my home based business, and play with my kids...until there's a better balance let's go with Throw Back Thursday just so I can get myself back in the habit of blogging. 

June 2006 - Our first ferret, Nelson. :-)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Paperless?

Having a baby can rain down holy havoc on your sleep, daily routine, and finances. It can also be a major blessing. We were blessed twice. But that simply meant I had to be twice as frugal to make our money to further. I turned to couponing like most of America. When I started cloth diapering my first son at the age of 6 months I starting thinking about saving via repurposing and reusing. Why couldn't I repurpose and reuse some of the items in our home to help?! I used my old clothes old towels and bought some really cheap washcloths to replace our paper products. Before you roll your eyes at me think about it. Really think about it. The only paper we kept in our home was toilet paper. I have several different sizes and color patterns for different things. There are kitchen towels, and cleaning tags, we also have wash clothes in the bathrooms for hands and we use them as napkins and small messes. We use a wire waste basket next to the trash can where our four year old throws his used 'napkin' when he's done. He uses it for all of his meals unless its a total disaster then he gets a new one. I wash them separately once a week. When you're already cloth diapering one more load of laundry doesn't phase you. I fondly remember H eating in his highchair at Nana and Poppops house and asking for a "nan-nin" and my parents handed him a paper napkin and he looked at me and asked,"Mommy - ah dis?" We still laugh to this day. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Six. Months.

Six months of chaos and pure love. Six months. It seems like it goes by so much fast with your second child. With H I was just graduating from college, it took me 9 years but I did it. I worked part time when to college part time and was a Mommy 24/7. This time I work full time outside my home and I feel like I have less time than I did 4 years ago. It's a race from the time I get up at 5am until after I get the kids to sleep the dishes washed and the laundry in one of its 4 stages. There's always laundry. Add in 37 cloth diapers and you've got yourself a constant state of laundry. There are lulls in the chaos. Brief periods of quiet where you can hear yourself think and you can observe one of your children before they catch you spying on them and automatically say your name. I wouldn't trade one moment of my life or the whirling dervish that H has turned out to be...I do find myself wondering who W is and where he will fit into our little family. I feel like I waited for him for such a long time when in reality it happened so quickly. R&R came, Mr. Ski and I had the discussion of adding to our family and before we could finish the sentence I was pregnant. Then 7 months later the deployment was behind us and we were preparing for the holidays. I blinked and it was Thanksgiving. My due date. Three days later I was in labor. Three pushes after that I was holding W. It's been 6 months and yet it feels like just yesterday. Time. Is. Fleeting. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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