6 Hours

2 weeks from today I will have a kindergartner.

3 weeks from today I will have a preschooler.

This equates to 6 hours a week of “ME” time.

No, I won’t be out getting weekly massages, pedicures, blowouts, spray tans or shopping sprees…


I will be able to run errands, clean the house, do laundry, get organized and begin my half marathon training.




You know, doing the things that should take 30 minutes, but can take all day when there are little ones involved.

This is a bittersweet time.

The start of many years of education for Elliott and the “introductory phase” for Holden.

Years that I hope they will enjoy.

Years that they will never get back.

New milestones for everyone.

New teachers. New friends. Learning. Discovering. Reading. Writing. Arithmetic.

Yes, I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mother.

Yes, I love it and wouldn’t change it for the world.

But everyone enjoys a little alone time once in awhile.

I am looking forward to my 3 hours every Tuesday/Thursday morning.

But most of all, I am looking forward to watching and being involved with Elliott and Holden as they embark on their educational journeys.

Here’s to the official last 2 weeks of Summer!