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IN LIKE A LION{ESS}: A MARCH ROUNDUP & REFLECTION

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So Kristin you are due in a month, how are you feeling!?

Elated! I get to meet a new baby soon!
Scared shitless! We’re having another baby!
So tired I can’t get out of bed in the morning!
So amp’ed up I can’t sit down during the day!
So happy to soon be a family of 5!
So sad to say goodbye to our little family of 4!

How do I feel? Crazy.  I feel crazy.

I realized something about myself this month.  I’m not a very good pregnant person.  I’m not good at sharing my body.  I’m not good at bonding with someone I haven’t officially met.  I need to be able to touch, see, cultivate, and help in order to feel good.  I need to be hands on.  I need control.  I need to be an active participant, not stand by and wait…and feel.  But when you have a month to go that’s really all you can do, right? Give up control, and wait.  March came in roaring hot for me.  How does the saying go….”In Like A Lion?”  This pregnancy was the only one that flew by up until now. Mostly because I was busy being a parent to two other small children…some days I even had to remind myself I was pregnant.  People keep asking me when I’m going to slow down and somewhere along the line I think I forgot I had to?  When you work for yourself and you’re a Mom to 2 other kids, how do you stop? I’m not sure I even know how.  So for now, I’m trying to focus on the present, and take this Lion{ess} day by day.

Tomorrow night I’ll be featured at the Improv Boston.  My husband has been so nervous for me up until last night when I told him I didn’t actually have to do Improv.  (Clearly he’s got no love for my ex-acting career that consisted of high school plays and the occasional back-up dancer in college musicals. Have you seen my jazz hands?)  The {professional!} actors will ask me questions and then do scenes based off my answers.  I think this will be a ton of fun and if you are in the area I’d love for you to come have a laugh with us.  I’ll make sure to post snippets on my social media channels after.  The following Thursday I’ll be hosting a table at The Ultimate Moms Night Out in Somerville selling “Like A Mother” bags and my book while doling out free smiles.  This is a great event for local Moms, make sure to get $5 off tickets with code MIM17.  Here I am speaking about our village at the event last year…
On the 19th I’m taking the kids to see Paw Patrol Live.  We had an EPIC giveaway on my Facebook page with over 50,000 people participating.  Tickets are still available!  On the 23rd I’m hoping to get to the Drool, Baby Expo and meet with some great companies (more on that soon.) We decided to celebrate Paigely’s birthday a month early so that I wouldn’t miss it (fingers crossed.)  Baby #3 is due a week before her actual birthday and then it’s Easter and Spring Break!  I love Springtime.  I love the smells and the colors and the promise of Summer.  I found a super cute new fashion line out of Canada for kids that just came out with a Spring 2017 collection and now sells everywhere in the US.  It’s called The Noruk Collection and we are obsessing over the stretchy, comfortable fabric with cute prints.  It’s all very affordable too! Paigely & Decker will soon be rockin’ pieces from the Sweetheart and Nautical Club collections, look for it over on Instagram once the weather gets warmer.

Are you currently as pregnant as I am or have young children? Then you know going shopping is next to impossible.  Check out Baby Cubby.  They sell everything and anything you could possibly need PLUS they have resource guides and trend tips I’ve been enjoying.  You can pick from essentials, nursery, feeding, clothing, and sale items.  It’s a great one-stop shop with free shipping over $49 (you know you can’t walk out of Target with spending less than $49, dare you to try it here.)

It’s International Women’s Day today, check out this stellar list of women-run businesses (cultivated by my fellow blogger, Boston Mama’s Christine Koh) – and thanks for the shout-out, girlfriend.  I’ll leave you with this sentiment from my 5 year old daughter in honor of this special day.  Here’s hoping March goes out like a lamb (although I have a feeling it won’t!)

Me: “Hey hon, it’s International Women’s Day! How do you think you contribute to making the world a better place?”
Her: “Well…I draw pretty pictures. And I hug people when they are sad. I smile a lot. I go to school and learn things. And I travel to other countries. What about you?”
Me, floored: “Well…I write to make people laugh, feel better, and hopefully bring them together.  But my most important job is raising you so that you can keep on answering that question in the same exact way.”

-MIM- 

 

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