I've been searching for the ultimate playlist these days and like many of you, some stations come up pretty short with music variety. I subscribed to Amazon Prime a few years ago and they've made a cool addition called Amazon Music. The Best Part is that It's FREE, if you're a Prime Subscriber or Amazon Mom subscriber. BTW diapers are super cheap and ship for free... not plugging Amazon and nor do I work for them, but to all the mom's and dad's with little one's in diapers, this site has the cheapest brand versions! Sorry I digress easy. So if you subscribe you are able to get the package for streaming music. It's pretty cool! I really liked that you can stream today's hit and save them to a playlist without buying them. I was totally hooked. They also have a great way to stream stations and playlist's that customers have created.
My taste in music is a wide range from classical, swing, 40's & 50's music, good ole' fashion rock-n-roll to heavy metal, rap, and today's pop. Some music I enjoy more than others, but here is a great playlist for those of you who drive a bit. It's a great easy commute playlist that I've fallen in love with and enjoy. If you venture under Playlists, go under the "Relaxed and Laid Back" dropdown - the list is called "Evening Commute".... just a nice selection and really great music! Enjoy~
Vance Joy - Riptide
Hozier - From Eden
Mumford & Sons - Believe
George Ezra - Benjamin Ezra
Ray LaMontagne - Let It Be Me
Meghan Trainor/John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
Ella Henderson - Hard Work
Broken Bells - The High Road
Sia - Elastic Heart
Magic! - Let your hair down
Oh Land - Perfection
Passanger - Let her go
Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter
MS MR - Hurricane - LOVE this!
Cults - You Know What I Mean
Phantogram - Don't Move
Florrie - What you doing this for?
Washed Out - Feel it All Around
London Grammar - Srong - My New FAVE!
Mndr - I Go Away
Haim - Falling - GREAT Girl Group!
Just recently my husband and I decided to take the kids to see the circus. It was a great experience for my kids and as adults, we had a pretty good time too!
Here are just a few things I learned from watching the circus:
As a two-year old or an 85 year old: Clowns can be pretty scary. Period.
My Yoga Poses aren't as cool as I thought....
My well-trained/well behaved dogs, aren't well trained and well behaved...
Popcorn, Cotton Candy & light-up swords are way cooler than the caged animals playing patty cake with the ring masters.
And, no-one and I mean no-one looks good in metallic spandex unless you're a circus acrobat!
Just a few more items to think about: Shows after 6pm aren't for a two-year old. The four-year old was just fine with that time slot. Go for the V.I.P section tickets, you get to see a better view of the show! The extra few bucks is well worth the cost of the tickets. Eat well before you go, cost of food is crazy expensive. Popcorn and funnel cakes aren't a food group. And yes, buy the light up toys for the kids to enjoy throughout the show!
Have a great weekend!
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
I’ve been a working mom for about 5 years now and I know that the whole work-life balance notion is silly when you want to do it all by yourself. I know this to be true as I've tried the whole superwoman routine for a bit, and after a while it does start to affect your well-being and health when you're trying to keep up with the pace of everything. With a busy schedule, I guess you learn rather quickly to have realistic expectations.
So the "Million Dollar Question": If you know you can’t do it all, what do you give up? I've asked random mom's and the following answers are the most common:
- Time with friends
- Time with spouse
- Keeping the house clean and organized
Everything other than “Keeping the house clean” are all of the things that are really important in life and are things that make us happy, fulfilled and healthy. The answer to not being able to do it all can’t be not doing things that make you happy... or do you just find ways to work everything in when you can? It's a struggle for sure. Personally, when you have two toddlers, and house work slides, well let's just say my house will never be on the cover of "Better Homes and Gardens" anytime soon! ha ha. One tip I have learned is I enlist my children in clean-up time, which not only helps mommy and daddy out but teaches them to be responsible for messes they've created.
So with that said, I have tried all the above and it is a real inner battle between my “perfectionist self” and my “realistic self”, talk about a tough decision? Right? My quest today is: I’m looking for suggestions, and hoping you can share some of your ideas with all the working mom's and dad's out there!
What are the things you let slide to keep your sanity as a working mom or dad?
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