You probably already know that I’m becoming an expert at what to do when your husband is traveling, so this post is probably not a surprise! And while I’d love to tell you that when the baby’s in bed I pull a book from my collection of classics, what I actually do on most nights is turn on the TV. 🙂
There’s a trick, however, to picking the right shows to watch when you’re home alone. This is not the time to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice. This is the time for no tears, female empowerment, light drama, the supernatural, and scandalous adventure (with of course as much romance as can possibly be squeezed in).
So here you have it – what to watch when you’re home alone (and by the way, these are all available on Netflix and/or Amazon Prime – so cut the cable bill to save yourself the money and you’ll feel even better about watching them): (more…)
When I came across Dan Harris’ book 10% Happier, I couldn’t wait to read it. I had been working on a follow-up post to one of my previous articles (10 Tricks for Staying Happy When Your Spouse is Traveling), so the timing couldn’t have been better. I hastily added myself to the waiting list at the library without reading the full title, so I had no idea what I was actually going to be reading about when my turn finally came. (more…)
My husband and I have been on a documentary kick lately so I’m branding myself as the newest expert on inspirational documentaries. We’ve only watched what’s available on Netflix, so I’m sure there may be some more out there, but these definitely stuck with us well after we were done watching.
We’re not a fan of sad flicks (sorry Blackfish fans), so we chose all of these because they honestly made us feel good after watching. If all goes well, we’ll pay off our mortgage, make a million dollars, give up sugar and meat, save the homeless, and fit all of our clothes into our closets. Maybe you’ll do the same! Good luck. 🙂 (more…)
For my baby shower, my sister had a brilliant idea idea to ask for a baby book instead of a card. So with each gift, I received a children’s book with a note in it for the baby, and I now have an awesome collection of books for my son that will last him years.
I’ve sorted them out by age so some are still a little old for him, but at just under 1 year old, he has clear favorites. In fact, some he loves so much that he’d prefer it over a toy. We joke that his lovey will end up being a book instead of a stuffed animal.
So if you’re looking for some great beginner books for your little one (or an awesome baby shower gift!), these are the winners in my house: (more…)