August: Life Lately


I was a bit apprehensive about my mother leaving and only having my husband to help with the two kids. Now I am so glad that my husband is home to help, because things haven't gotten any easier. Taking care of my littlest is pretty easy. We have a pretty solid schedule down. It is the toddler that is causing life to be a bit stressful. He has learned pretty quickly that when I am taking care of his brother that he can get into everything. He is also very loud and wakes up my littlest one all the time. I am not exactly sure how I am going to resolve these issues before my husband goes back to work at the end of the month. Any suggestions?


Things with my husband have gotten better. I think this is largely due to the fact that our littlest isn't waking in the middle of the night anymore. It is much easier to be nice to each other when you aren't sleep deprived.

Blog and Social Media

I haven't been able to keep up with the blog as much as I would like. I'm having a hard enough time get everything done. When I do have time, I have been focused on growing my social media following, particularly Instagram. It is going really slowly and I am feeling a bit discouraged. A new blogger that I follow has less than 100 Instagram posts but over 10k followers.


I am going to be focusing more on increasing pageviews for the blog and increasing my Instagram following.  Besides the blog, I have to look into additional forms of income for the family. The bills from the NICU have come in and they are way more than I anticipated.