Back to School on a Budget!

pile of fifth grade school supplies
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Hi guys! Let me just start by saying I cannot believe that I already have a 5th grader! If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I have an 8 year old son, but you did read that right. He is going into the 5th grade and is super excited (and also super smart 🤓). Since he is homeschooled, our school supplies shopping may look a little different than yours, but I still thought it would be fun to share what I focused on purchasing to get him through the next year and beyond. Of course I set a budget before we got started. Let’s dive in!

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6 Things I’ve Learned From Motherhood

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Hi guys! A few weeks ago, my baby celebrated his 8th birthday. I’m still floored that I have an 8 year old, y’all. It’s been crazy to watch him learn and grow. I’d babysat growing up and watched my brother and sister develop but that hasn’t compared to having a child of my own. I didn’t realize how little I understood about motherhood until after I became a mom. I also didn’t realize how little I understood about myself. As cliché as it is, it’s so true – having a baby changes everything. It exposes you. It amplifies you. It challenges you. It makes you learn about you. Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way.

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The Glamour of Motherhood

Hi guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I learned that February 13th is Black Love Day (pretty cool!), so I ended up calling that weekend ‘Love Weekend’. It’s another intentional reminder to show love to family, friends and yourself. I try to take a few self-care moments every week and started Valentine’s Sunday with a face mask per my usual early Sunday morning routine. I’ve made a tradition of giving a valentine to my son every year and really enjoyed watching him open this year’s card and gift. We treated ourselves to Red Lobster later in the day (via curbside pickup, of course), and I even got a good workout in. Then, just when we were settling in for the night, it happened…

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