It is getting easier to find gratitude in the small every day moments. For a few weeks this month I didn't even really think about taking daily pictures but when I looked back tonight I realized that I was still capturing things I was grateful for. There are still days where I rush to find something at the end of the day...like when I went up to bed one night and Woody was sitting casually in the hallway with B's bedroom door open a crack. Woody had been kicked out of bed but he didn't throw him out and shut the door like he did with Buzz the previous month. If you know B you will know why this is hilarious.
There is a point in life where we start to push ourselves to the back of the To-Do list. For me it was shortly after having B. Laundry, cleaning, dishes, the internet, TV, toddler life, husband stuff....all more important than me. Any time I have tried to break out of it and put myself first I have felt guilty. Like for some reason I shouldn't prioritize myself or some other crock of crap like that. It's exhausting not putting myself first.
We spend a lot of time nurturing and shaping our children based on our beliefs and ideals. We create toxin free homes and fill our kids plates with organic GMO free food as often as possible. But what if the unimaginable happened and we were no longer here to guide our children into adulthood. It's a topic we all hate talking about and trust me I am even having a hard time writing about it. However, I think it's an important discussion to have. Who do we pick to fill that role for us? What if they don't have the same beliefs and ideals as us? Is that even something to consider?
Blogging has changed over the last several years. I wouldn't even say that it has changed in a good way. because it isn't about writing any more. Instead it is now about creating content that other people will want to share and the people they share with will also want to share it. BAM you are a quasi internet sensation and now you have to maintain that.
There are a lot of steam cleaners on the market. From basic to over the top, they all do the same thing. They clean your home without having to use chemical cleaners. But not all are created equally. The decision to buy one that comes with no additional tools or one that comes with 15 different attachments is a completely personal decision and one that does not impact that operation of your machine. The single most important factor that you should look for in a steam cleaner is the temperature it is heating the water to.