Help a Mother out! I have seven questions that need advice, so spill it! Linking up with Kelly on this beautiful, sunny, warm Friday morning!
Maggie needs shorts that aren't short, aren't button/zipper, and aren't tight. She's very heard to please, which should bode well for her dating years, but when it comes to clothing it's really hard!
Lucy Doodle Martin pulls on the leash...how do we stop this? She's not always horrible about it, but still too strong for my kids to control her. Also...she scratches herself a lot - what could that be?
Has anyone gone dairy free? Is it worth it? What are some good substitutes for yogurt and cheese (I use almond milk in smoothies)? Or are good cheese substitutes an oxymoron (as my husband believes) and I should just not even try?
I need a new bathing suit because I wore my last one through pregnancy and now it's stretched out. Whoopsie. I want to hide my belly the most, and I also need a skirt or shorts because I won't wear a bikini bottom. Any suggestions? Maybe Maggie gets her difficulty in dressing from this apple tree?
For anyone with a wide family like mine (lots of kids with a big age range)...when can you start leaving a 14 year old with an almost one year old? I don't mind him being in charge of the rest for little pockets of time, but leaving the baby is a big deal, and I'm not sure when a teenager can handle that? Truth be told, I'm overwhelmed when I have all the kids by myself for too long, so I'm not a great judge.
Can anyone recommend any great summer reading? I used to think I liked fiction, but I can't seem to get through anything lately unless it's nonfiction. One day I'll be able to take the kids to the beach and sit and read a book, right?
Last but not least, can anyone give me one great tip for incorporating more prayer time into my day? The getting up early thing isn't an option for me at this time in my life (we are all out the door by 6:45 am as it is) and I can't stay up late either, so I need a practical daytime tip. Future me in the next life thanks you :)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone - we've got a pretty uneventful one coming up besides the big once a year track meet!