How was your weekend? Ours was really nice. It was the perfect combination of getting stuff done around the house and spending time together as a family. Even though my daughter is only a toddler, it’s very important for me to teach the meanings behind the holidays we celebrate. I know she cannot understand the meaning behind Memorial Day just yet, but I still explained it to her when she would point to the flags flying in our neighborhood.

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“Push-Ups” (aka my workouts)

I did really well with my workouts this past week and weekend (eating, not so much). I did 3 days of strength training and 3 days of running/walking. I just got back into running recently, so I’m mostly doing interval training. I love that my little “running” buddy has fun on our runs. I did a total of 9.5 miles total. My goal for this week is 10 miles.“

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“Pigtails” (aka family/motherhood happenings)

Last week we went to a really cool park. It has a Wizard of Oz theme and is absolutely adorable. To enter the park, you follow the “yellow brick road”. Little miss loved running around and climbing (her two favorite things).

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Over the weekend, we went for a lot of walks, got frozen yogurt, and played in the water table. It was nice being able to spend so much time outside (we had a lot rain in the beginning of May so we didn’t get outside much earlier in the month).

Sleeping was rough this weekend. I’m not sure if she’s going through a mental learning leap, or her 2-year molars are about to come in. Either way, we were wide awake at 2:30 am. two nights in a row. Normally when she goes through a phase like this, it doesn’t last that long.

Over the weekend I also made some all-natural homemade bug repellant. I have been making so many things lately because I don’t trust a lot of the chemicals in most products. I will be posting these “recipes” under the “Natural Living” tab, so be sure to check them out.

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I hope you had a nice weekend and have a great start to your week!

~K