Most anyone reading this knows that we recently became parents. Well, I guess we’re still considered recent, right? The girls are almost a year old – does that count us as “new” parents still? Golly, it sure does feel like it some days!
As sweet and cute and wonderful as our 11-month-old twin girls are – I mean, seriously – aren’t they the cutest?!
(Let me explain the expressions here: Bug (left) was OVER the photo shoot. She was tired of being made to jump through hoops. That’s about it. Boo (right) was hot. And a little tired. But mostly just hot. Lots of sighing coming from her. Don’t worry. This was the last picture we took before I took off their headbands and popped them into their shady stroller with bottles of water. They lived to laugh at this photo. As they laugh at all photos of themselves.)
Anyhow…slight rabbit trail…
As sweet and cute and wonderful as they are, I’m still constantly looking for answers about them. Answers about what makes them tick. Answers about what foods are best for them right now. Answers about their behavior. Answers about their milestones. Maybe some kind of positive parenting course. SOMETHING!
And I happen to be pretty picky as to who I take my advice from. I’m just sayin’! There are a LOT of answers out there, but are they the RIGHT answers?!
In the end, there’s one thing I already know.
Just under a week until Thanksgiving, my FAVORITE holiday! Are you ready?!
I’m hitting the “excited” stretch now. I’ve been looking down the barrel of “I have WAY too much to get done before Thanksgiving” for a few weeks now, but at this point, I think I’m fairly set! And I’m here to share a few helps with you so you can be fairly set, too!
My parents are in town for a week and a half, so of course, I needed to make sure my house was ready for them!
Here’s how to make sure YOU are ready for house guests, too!
Well, here we are at the beginning of another month. The month of DECEMBER, no less! I’m still having a hard time swallowing THAT one!
Nevertheless, it’s time to look back and see what the top five posts here on The Road to Domestication were last month!
5. Free Christmas Printables You NEED! – This was a brand new set of Christmas printables that I created just for this season! They’re still totally free, if you haven’t gotten the chance to download them!
I added more things to my calendar for December last night…and almost had a panic attack. A mild one. Just teesy weensy, you know. But still. The feeling started to rise up where I started thinking, “How on earth am I gonna get all of this done…” So I closed my planner and took a HOT shower – all better!
I know the panic will probably return, so when it does, I will be prepared – with plenty of planning tools! 15 FREE PRINTABLES, to be exact! And I wanted to share them with all of you!
So let’s get started! If you’d like to have any of these for yourself, simply click on the text below the image for the download! (They have each been created by ME, and I give you permission to take them!)
Can I just start with this one? I call it a “Christmas” prayer, but it’s really for all of the holidays! It’s the perfect way to kick things off!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!
This next one is great if you find you’ll have houseguests during the holidays!
Right now, here on the blog (and on about 25 other blogs, too!) there’s a huge event happening: The Ultimate Cookie & Goodies Virtual Party & Giveaway!
You can join in the party by CLICKING HERE! Link up your holiday goodies recipes, holiday printables and even enter to win $350!
It’s a celebration of all the best parts of the holidays, so it’s the perfect time to share some awesome Christmas Printables! I created them to help myself, by getting organized in a “pretty” way! (Because I will write things down and stay more organized much better if I can do it “pretty”!) I know, I know. I’m such a girl! But see if you don’t agree with me!
The Pantry Supply List
I tend to have a hard time keeping straight what I have for holiday baking and what I need if I don’t have a list like this. Then I end up with three bags too many of pecans and not enough white chocolate chips…or vice versa.