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It’s a new school year and I have 2 attending!

by Stefany on August 15, 2014

Wednesday was the first day of school here. We had all of our supplies ready to go and uniforms washed. It was just a matter of getting up and out the door. But, it was so much more this year. I now have 2 kids in school.

kids first day school

Johnny started third grade this year and it was just like any other day of school. He got dressed and was ready to go. This is old business to him now. Joley, though, started Kindergarten. While I was an emotional wreck when Johnny started (which I blame in part to the pregnancy hormones pumping at the time), I was much calmer with Joley’s first day out of my house. I know her teacher because she was Johnny’s as well and she is an amazing one. I know that Joley will do great this year.

Johnny third grade

It is still so hard to see my baby so big. I mean she literally went from being home with me every day to being in school… in just a matter of a day. Joley didn’t get to preschool (we didn’t have the money) and the only time she has ever been away from me for an extended amount of time is when Jemma was in the hospital. She went to Vacation Bible School but has no real school experience. It seems she grew up almost overnight.

Joley Kindergarten

She looks absolutely adorable in her uniform. I grew up in private school so seeing her in uniform brings me back. I remember waking up every day and having uniforms to wear. It was part of my childhood and something I am glad Joley will experience as well. She loves her jumpers too and that makes me smile.

Joley backpack

Jemma and I walked Joley to her classroom and listened to a story from her teacher. We gave her kisses and left her to go about her day. Thankfully, she said she loves school already. As for me and Jemma, well, we are going to spend this year getting to know each other better. We have never had any time alone (again, except when she was hospitalized) and it is about time that my baby girl had some mommy time. I am looking forward to a year of seeing all of my babies grow up… Johnny in third grade, Joley in Kindergarten, and Jemma at home with me.

girls first day of school

Are your kids in school yet? If not, when do they go back?

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Looking through the gas mask… what I believe is happening in Ferguson

August 14, 2014
#ferguson tear gas

I have refrained from talking about what is happening in Ferguson, MO on my blog. Why? Well because I try to keep things light and friendly here. That said, I am going to try not to incite any anger but I feel the need to state what I am seeing. For those that aren’t aware, Ferguson is a suburb in St Louis County. It is where I worked as a teenager and spent a large amount of my time as my best friend lived there. I currently live about 25 minutes from Ferguson but St Louis is a community and I still feel a connection to a place I spent so much of my teen years at.  What has happened in Ferguson is so disheartening […]

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Quick and Simple Chicken Enchiladas

August 13, 2014
quick and easy chicken enchiladas

We love our cats and I am always happy to give them the very best cat food. I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. One thing I always look for when choosing a healthy cat food is that they don’t have fillers. I want something that has meat or fish as the #1 ingredient. Each has essential vitamins and minerals, not the grains that are often found in other foods. I am sure my cats love chicken and salmon more than corn, so this makes perfect sense to me! This is why we love Nutrish food so much! And by […]

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Meet at DSW for some Fun and Charity!

August 12, 2014
dsw simple event graphic

I am so excited! This event is right in my neighborhood and it is going to be so much fun. I LOVE shoes so this is even more exciting for me. I love that charity is involved too. Check out what is going to happen: Megan & Erin have teamed up with DSW in St. Peters (St. Louis area) to host a back-to-school event and shoe drive to collect new & gently-used shoes for a local charity on Saturday August, 16th from 10am to Noon.  The first 50 attendees get a bonus gift card, plus there will be giveaways, crafts, story time, a dress-up photo booth and more to celebrate the addition of a kids department (baby on up!) at DSW!  Please RSVP here and bring the whole family!    

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Saving money with #WalgreensPaperless Coupons #shop

August 11, 2014
#WalgreensPaperless #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Thanks to #CollectiveBias for this fun opportunity.    Who doesn’t love savings? I know I do! What I love even more is not having to cut and save coupons. Thanks to #WalgreensPaperless coupons, I no longer have to worry about cutting and carrying those coupons I want to use. I can do it all simply from my smartphone! So, how do you clip coupons on your smartphone? Let me tell you! If you have the app on your phone, you can sync up your card right there. Our card was under my husband’s email as he is the one that originally set it up (hence the name Mike). […]

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