Today I’m sharing my favorite moments, lessons, posts, funnies, etc. from the past month.

Favorite Moments

It was a quiet month, but we (safely) went to the zoo, went to weekly swim lessons, and socially distantly visited with family. Little moments that seem SO big right now.

We took M camping in a travel trailer last weekend and had a much much much better time than I anticipated. I’m not a pessimist, but I am a realist… and I anticipated camping with a 7 month old to be miserable. Turns out it was a lot of fun and totally do-able for our family!

Favorite Lessons

I am not in control of other people. I can’t control how they think or react. I can’t control what they do or say. And I won’t always like how things shake out. But confidence is key & knowing that I am in control of my own behavior is a big deal on the pathway to happiness.

K is the most loyal partner & person I know. My husband is excellent at letting me fight my own battles and informing me (privately) when I’m wrong in certain situations, but he is a true partner, forever in my corner. He has my back, lends his shoulder, and tags in when I flounder.

Favorite Posts

Stephanie has revamped her blog and it looks so good! Check out Simple by Stephanie!

Other Favorites

One of my all time favorite books, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, is on sale for Kindle on Amazon right now. If you’ve been meaning to read it (or read a Christie novel), this is the one!

COVID-19 is keeping me from Target & limiting accessibility to my favorite restaurants, but it’s not starving my family. The same can’t be said for thousands around the world (including approximately 10,000 children per month). If you have the funds to donate to the food banks and organizations who are responding to this crisis around the world, you can do that HERE.

From My Blog

My favorite post from this month was my letter to new moms. A close tie for second? These conversations with K and my 101 in 1001 list! And of course, all the things more uncomfortable than wearing a mask.

Funnies

That’s all I’ve got- a relatively quiet month with lots of family time. How about you?

18 thoughts on “That’s a Wrap! [July]

  1. I’ve never read an Agatha christie book before so went & got taht Kindle deal! I’m excited to read it.

    AMEN on that – we are all responsible for ourselves – all that matters.

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  2. The oompa lumpa meme has continued to be one of my favorites over the last four months. With everything going on in the world right now, and watching everyone argue and be so divided on literally everything…it hurts my heart. I had to step away from news, and I only check in on my mom group that I am active in on Facebook because I literally cannot.

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    1. I need to work on taking a step back for sure. This year has definitely been a good testament to what’s important and where the limit is on what we can handle.

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  3. Love the Oompa Loompa meme. Ah, so true. I’m glad that camping went well, and it sounds like you were able to do some fun things in July which is awesome. There are a few socially distant events happening in August that I’d really like to do. I feel like I haven’t done hardly anything since this all began. LOL

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Me too; so sadly true. Sigh.
      It’s kind of tough & exhausting doing nothing! We actually bought a camper! We’ve been out once and plan to travel a bit in the fall once it cools down 🙂

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  4. That meme is hilarious. I love that you have gotten to see family and do some fun things safely! The biggest bummer right now is that we are so far from family so we can’t just see them outside for an hour or two. It really is hard. And I love that camping went well! You’re so much braver than me!!

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    1. That would be SO tough. I think seeing family is what’s kept us sane. And having my mom and mother-in-law to watch M one work days has been great. They’ve both been very cautious and careful so that she stays as safe as possible.
      Camping was fun! You guys would/will be great at it! I always underestimate those around me (oops!) and they always surprise me for the better!

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    1. I had had very few camping experiences in a camper. We were tent campers when I was growing up. We actually BOUGHT a camper now, so I guess we’re *those people.* LOL

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