Here are 4 questions you asked…and my answers.
Jo-Lynne asks: How do you juggle everything that you do and still stay sane?
Who said anything about sanity? (Just Kidding).
I think my answer would have to be my husband Tim. He is my best friend – my friend above all other friends. I tell him everything. We laugh and dream and work together. And speaking of work, he works hard. He’s a hands-on dad. He willingly scrubs bathrooms, mops floors, gives baths, makes dinners, and plays with the girls…daily.
Also – I say “no, thank you” – A LOT. No to Mary Kay parties. No to nightly commitments. No to volunteer positions and new money-paying gigs that aren’t aligned with my goals. No to product review offers that don’t fit who I am. I’m not one to feel guilty about saying no. If it isn’t good and healthy for me and my family and our goals, then…no, thank you.
Naomi asks: I want to know what your favorite red lipstick is.
Of the ones I’ve tried, it would have to be CoverGirl Cabernet Satin 855. It’s a dark, knock-out red…and it’s long-lasting – perfect for a mom who gives kisses to her baby all day long since it doesn’t rub off.
Jenn asks: Does your 3-year old sleep in a crib or in a toddler bed or in a regular bed or what?
She sleeps on a full size mattress on the floor. We’ve never actually used a crib. She slept in our room until about 9/10 months. At that point, we transitioned her (seamlessly, I might add) to a mattress on the floor in her room.
It’s a wonderful arrangement because it gives her freedom (she can get up to go to the bathroom, etc.), but it’s also quite safe. And the biggest bonus is that if she is sick or wakes up and wants one of us, we can just lay right down beside her and get some sleep ourselves. It’s awesome.
Kari asks: How do you keep your 3 year old from talking in a VERY loud voice ALL DAY LONG? mine does this:)
The assumption is that my 3-year-old does not talk in a VERY loud voice ALL DAY LONG. That is an erroneous assumption. Much to Tim’s dismay (he has been known to complain of premature hearing loss because of it…), she actually screams [in high-pitched, soprano tones] and talks loudly…daily. Working on that.
You know what though? It’s a very.very.very small flaw so I only worry about it a very little bit. I’d much rather her be happily loud than be lying, selfish, defiant, etc. All in all, she is a sweet, caring, gentle little girl with a compassionate heart…and a big voice.
YOUR TURN: What is YOUR favorite red lipstick? Where does YOUR preschooler sleep? How do YOU keep your preschooler from screaming/talking loudly?