Happy Friday / Mother’s Day Weekend! This weeks Five Friday Favorites post comes from the questions I asked you guys to drop for me recently on IG stories. I always love getting to know more about those that I follow here on the internet, so I hope you enjoy this post! Thanks to those that replied to my question on stories too.
What High School did you go to?
Best advice for going from 1 kid to 2 kids?
Wine! Haha, just kidding, kind of. I think the biggest adjustment for me was time management. With one child, you start to really get the hang of things and for the most part it’s fairly easy going / smooth sailing. Then the second one enters the picture and you sort of feel like any free moment you did have before is completely gone. Because (in our case) Layla dropped her nap on weekends basically right as Henry was born. So even when he would be napping, she wouldn’t be so I didn’t get a break.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. In those first few weeks of having two kids, I made a point to take Layla out of the house and do something one on one with just her once a week. I would leave Henry with a grandparent, and I think it helped to ease the transition on both of us. If you don’t have family near by, pay for a sitter for a quick hour and go to the library or the park. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. That one on one time with you and your oldest will be worth the money.
How are you liking working from home?
Fave places to eat in STL?
I am by no means a foodie, but Saint Louis has some REALLY great restaurants. I love Katie’s Pizza and we are going there for dinner on Mother’s Day. It’s a great spot for a girls night, date night, lunch – just about any reason is a reason for Katie’s. The Lemon Strozapretti is the BEST! Annie Gunn’s is amazing for special celebrations / occasions. If you’re looking to have pasta On The Hill, I suggest Cunetto’s. And for brunch, The Clover and the Bee is AMAZING. The Pearl Sugar Waffle is my go to with a side of the maple glazed bacon!