What in the world kind of title is that? What could all of these things possibly have in common? Read on.
Amanda goes back to school a week from tomorrow. I'm excited for her, but I always feel a bit anxious about all of my summer plans that went undone, in addition to the fact that back to school also means back to Bible study and other planned activities for the year, so I feel like I need to have my act together (which is what causes the anxiety since I do not have my act together).
This year, Kyle will be joining her. He is going to a three-year-old preschool program two afternoons a week. I am envisioning enjoying a Panera experience all by myself at least one day a week. I am not one of those moms who gets excited about having child-free time so that I can clean out a closet or do a deep house-cleaning (see above about not having my act together). Kyle and I have enjoyed reading Jane Yolen's newest book How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? to remind him of how a young boy is supposed to behave at school. It hasn't hurt Amanda any to hear it either. You can find my full review along with two other Jane Yolen picture books here.
Women are hormonal. I know that mine are always in flux, and as I get--ahem--older, new issues continue to crop up. There's nothing like having wrinkles, acne, and hormone-induced monthly headaches to deal with all at once. Check out my reviews of two books: Lean Mommy as well as Hormone, Health, and Happiness if you are looking to get a handle on some of your Mommy health issues.
I was also able to try out a really handy product, called the SportLOOP to help keep track of my sunglasses. I am a cheapie sunglasses wearer, and that suits me fine. At first I was unconvinced that this was necessary, but you can read my review to see how it turned out. You can also enter to win one for yourself.
Did you find the common denominator? You can head over to 5 Minutes for Mom to read my reviews and enter giveaways for all those products! Do you have any gut reactions to back to school, hormones, or sunglasses?