Here is my latest on Huffington Post! I hope you enjoy it. Teachers deserve recognition of a job well done. Don’t you think?
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Mrs. Z is a stay at home mommy to two wonderful boys and wife to an amazing husband. Spending time with her family, writing, and enjoying life are some of Mrs. Z’s favorite pastimes. You can check her out at The Mrs. Z Files. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.
Can you believe summer vacation is almost here!? Where does the time go? If you are like me, I am excited to get some of our adventures started. I know that all moms (and dads too!) will be exhausted by September, but this is what memories are made of. (more…)
Laundry. A part of life that you cannot escape. My oldest started helping me “fold” laundry when he was about 11 months. I use the word “fold” very lightly since he usually just threw the clothes out of the laundry basket. We always had fun, though. He now helps me fold, and, for a kid his age, he doesn’t fold that badly. (I sometimes refold the stuff when he isn’t looking, but that is just for my peace of mind.) My little one is now at the stage where he takes everything out of the basket. He has started to put articles of clothing into the drawers, which lets me know he is understanding the process. (I usually take them out and fold them nicely. Again, for my peace of mind.) (more…)
Earth day is such an important concept for our kids. And not just the one day but all year round. Every little thing we do helps to protect our mother Earth. We have one planet and we need to be careful with it .
Today I want to share with you a project I did with my boys that uses materials you already have, which goes with the whole reduce, reuse, recycle mantra! (more…)
Potty training. Hmmm…what can I say. This, so far, has been the only nuisance I have encountered on this parenting journey. Don’t worry. He won’t go to college in diapers they said. (Insert laughter here because it felt like that for awhile.) In all honesty, it could be worse and if potty training is the hardest thing we will face in our life, then I’m all for it. (more…)
I am sooo excited to share this with all of you! I have been trying for a long to get this published and just received the email today. Here is the first paragragh:
This is an exciting day for you! We bought you your first pair of shoes. Your chubby little feet haven’t taken that first step on your own yet, but you are almost there.
This day is the first of many for you as far as getting shoes is concerned. For me, this will probably be the last time I get a child of my own their first pair of shoes. It is very bittersweet for Mommy. You are my baby, my littlest one. Most likely, you are our last. (I am not saying that we are done, but I don’t see another one in the cards for our family in the near future. We will see what God has in store for us.) My heartstrings were tugged slightly today when I realized I would most likely never have a tiny one’s feet that need to be measured for the first time again.
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Good Morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Spring started this past Sunday (even though we had snow!). Here are to warmer days!
The written word has always been a world I could escape to for as long as I could remember. From the moment I learned how to read, I was always lost in a book. There is something about the way words fit together to tell a story that amazes me. Have you ever wondered where a word came from? Or have you ever seen a street name and think ,”Why is it called that?”. Yup, that’s me. (more…)
Exercise. A love-hate relationship for so many. Before kids, I loved working out. I loved the way I felt. I loved thinking about when I would work out to de-stress from the day. It was a release for me. I definitely still love to work out (especially a good run on the treadmill!). However, it comes with a different set of baggage. So, here are Mrs. Z’s five reasons as to why exercise is so very different after having kids. (more…)
I did the laundry the other day and folded little clothes. This time, however, I took a long time to fold them. I had decided it was finally time to clean out my little one’s drawers. Newborn, 3 months, 6 months sized clothing. He will never fit into them again.
As I sat there and folded teeny, tiny clothes, I reminisced. Where has this past year gone? I remember when he wore his first Valentine’s Day shirt. He was only five weeks old. At the time, the shirt was way too big for him. His first set of footie pajamas. His first t-shirt that wasn’t a onesie. His first Easter shirt. His first Fourth of July shirt. I smelled each one as I folded them and placed them into a bag. (more…)