Special Delivery: Bookroo!

We were so fortunate to be offered the opportunity to review a new book subscription service for kiddos called Bookroo.

In our July package - which came wrapped up so pretty, by the way, were 3 great books.

First, A Book of Sleep which we already had - and love (so we will keep this copy with the grandparents.) if you get a book you already have by the way, you can get $5 off your next order if you take a picture of yourself gifting it to someone! How awesome is that.

Next, Little Cub, which we had never read before but I love the story line and my 2-year old keeps requesting it before bedtime. The third book, Little White Rabbit is another gem. We haven't read it as much - because Little Cub is taking up all our time - but I've read through it a few times and both kids really listen.

I've written before about other monthly subscription clubs - mostly for beauty products - but this one is my favorite so far. I am a total book lover and I look forward to instilling that quality in my babies. I think they are heading that way too. They were all good books, and even if we had one of them - it was one we loved so a second is never too bad. The packaging is cute too - each book individually wrapped. Gus opened this month - and I'll let Lucille open next time.

The best part? You can sign up with my link and get a discount of $4. Give it a try. My kids love books and really love opening packages in the mail. So it's a win-win.

They are also running a "buy one, give one" promotion - that you can use in conjunction with my coupon! The details are on their site.

One. Again.

I am so amazed with the last year. It went by so quickly. I watched Gus go from a little baby to an early crawler, then an early walker. I watched Lucille grow up so quickly. I just can't believe that Gus is already one-year old. No more newborns in our house. Its very bittersweet. I thought I was going to cry last night. I've held the tears in so far though. My birth experience with Gus was a breeze. I checked into the hospital around 9 a.m. and had Gus a little after Noon. All natural and only 2 or 3 pushes - similar to Lucille (except this time I had my doctor present.) It is such a happy memory.

I'm feeling pretty proud that I managed to put together a video for him to post on his birthday. Here it is. You can watch my baby grow right before your eyes.

I made the big step of quitting a reliable, full-time job to work from home - digital communications consulting so that we didn't have to put the kids into Daycare. I'm so glad I did that and SO glad that it is working out and that I'm busy with work.

P.S. I'm still finalizing Lucille's video for her 2nd birthday - but if you want to watch her video from her first birthday - here is that post.

Menu Planning - is back!

In a few days - I will have a 1-year old AND a 2-year old. I can't believe Gus is going to be one. I'm really not sure where the last year went. But I can say we have been having fun.

I am going to try to get back in the habit of posting my meal plans on here. I've still been planning - just not sharing. Here are my thoughts for this week.

Tuesday: Grilled Corn Salad and Sausage
Wednesday: Gus' birthday!
Thursday: Last Twilight Thursday at the Zoo
Friday: taquito salad
Saturday: may or may not be out of town
Sunday: in LA

Ok, yay! I did it. I guess I only had to plan three meals... so it was pretty easy. If we are home on Saturday we'll probably have pizza. Easy peasy.

Enjoy your week. Stay tuned for birthday video for Gus. I think I'll get it finished on time.

More menu plans at orgjunkie of course.

Friday Favorites: July 24

We are sleep training. A one year old. Who wakes up every few hours. Just in case you were at all jealous of our lives.

Anyways, late nights and 2 am wake ups have given me some time to browse the internet. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing - but lucky for you, I've found some gems to share so you don't have to go digging.

Every parent knows the feeling when your toddler wants you to stop singing. Even Scott Avett.

6 short sentences your child needs to hear you say.

A new Dr. Seuss? Yes, please.  

Another great Summer to-do list. (P.S. You can check out mine here.)

What compromises do you make at the grocery store?

Some of these I share on Facebook. Plus more. Follow me there if you want more fun stuff.