Although spare time is rare these days, I truly have missed regular blogging! This is such a nice creative outlet for me, and more than anything, a way to connect with other women (whether I know you personally or not).
So I did want to check in quickly and let you know that life is GOOD 'round these parts -- not easy or sleep-filled or stress-free or lazy -- but it's good.
Charlotte sleeps a lot and eats a lot and is just easy and adorable. My biggest goal each day is to have some sort of fun activity for Camille so that she still feels special and adored. Today was our first real outing together ... the three of us went to Camille's little gymnastics class at My Gym and then even braved the grocery store afterwards.
I was tempted to skip the My Gym class since it requires parent involvement, but I figured we may as well jump in sometime and just embrace our new normal. And it went great! I posted lots of videos on Snapchat (@alizadventures). Thank goodness for the JJ Cole carrier I had with Camille which actually made that class doable. You can find this on Amazon (here) and it's seriously the easiest carrier I've ever used, and I think it looks nice too. Very streamlined, and dare I say ... chic?! The main part slips right over your head like a t-shirt, so there's no involved wrapping and twisting and origami folding necessary.
Okay, so onto the "editorial calendar" part of the blog post title. I am using that phrase in a very non-serious, comical way. Back at one of my former jobs, we put out a monthly e-newsletter and had editorial calendar meetings to plan out the topics of discussion. So ... in a more casual way, and to help me not publish 723695 blog posts in a row about delicious newborn toes and neck rolls, I wanted to turn to you and see what you may like to hear me discuss. I have never really done this, and I know part of the fun of checking into a blog is to see what the blogger decided to post about that day, but if there's anything that you're thinking "hey, I wish April would write about XYZ," then I'd love to know what that XYZ is! So, leave a comment below or email me (email@example.com) with any ideas you may have!
I'll be back tomorrow for FIVE ON FRIDAY, and man it feels good to say that! Ciao!