You might have noticed that I have a slight picture taking problem. I can definitely accept the title, mamarazzi! I truly enjoy documenting our lives (I mean I AM a blogger and vlogger) from the mundane moments to the big milestones. I’ve pretty much always been this way – ask any of my high school friends. I had a little camera I brought EVERYWHERE. I have a ton of pictures of us and probably too many pictures I shouldn’t have taken! Haha, sorry mom! Once I had kids, my photos went from 0 to 100 REAL QUICK. I needed to get these memories organized and put away in a special place.
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One thing I’ve learned about myself from 2018 is that I’m a goal setter and planner. I thrive when I have a list, my planner and what I want to achieve written down. I lost 22 pounds last year, hit many milestones in my blogging and vlogging career, and really discovered who I was. I believe I owe all that to planning, as crazy as it sounds. I thought of what I wanted and I went after it. It seems like a simple thought but if you’re not willing to put the work in, nothing is going to change. I want to carry this motivation into 2019 but make it even more intentional.
I’m a part of a million mom groups on social media and I’ve noticed a trend on what is talked about within the group. It’s usually other moms giving their medical diagnoses, complaining about husbands who don’t understand and what our little ones are eating. Once you have your own child, you think you’re an expert on parenting, don’t deny it… we all think our way is the right way. Well, not all children are the same. Maybe your 12 month old is a pro at eating solids but someone else’s 12 month old might not be even close to being ready to start solids. This is when its best to seek out expert opinions, rather than trying to see what Betty from the mom group is doing with her child.
I’ve been wanting to do a yearly interview with my kids forever but always forget! So today I complied a list of fun questions and I sat down to interview them. Obviously I’m only doing my oldest daughters because my two year olds can’t answer just yet. Since McKenzie and Kasey are twins, I interviewed them separately to see how different/similar their answers would be. They had quite a few of the same answers!
I made a free printable for all of you (scroll down)! I can’t wait to print ours off every year and save them! How fun will it be for them to look back when they are older and see how their answers change over the years.