black & blue

pants: Nordstrom Rack, on clearance // shirt: c/o Romwe // shoes: c/o Blowfish // earrings: Claire's forever ago 

I love basic pieces & outfits with pops of pizazz. 
Like the gold corners on a basic black button-down, the bright pop of blue pants, fun pair of shoes, and a good statement piece of jewelry. 
Outfits like these are ones that make me feel like a pretty cool, but still useful, mom. :) 

And speaking of being a useful mom, I've really made it a goal this year to up my mom game. 
I look at Elijah and in a lot of ways I feel like I have already failed him in not better teaching him or playing a more important role in his development. From diet to activities, I feel like there are a million things I can (and should) change about how I parent. 

So that's my biggest challenge this year. 
To get back [or get started] on a better track. For both of us. 
I've been trying new lunch ideas, I've been trying to consciously keep him off of technology most of the day, and I've been mostly trying to be more active and present in his day-to-day activities and play and not be distracted {or annoyed}. 

Being as I am a big ol' comparer all the time, I get down even more that I [most likely] have not been the best mom the last 4 years. Seeing things on Facebook or blogs of other kids writing out words or being more independent & active I feel like I am kind of a loser mom that I haven't helped Elijah better. 
But I'm hoping beyond hope that I really am NOT alone and other 3.75 year olds also are addicted to Paw Patrol & don't know how to write out their names.... right??? 

I hope so. 
Please humor me... 

And also, I would LOVE ideas on how you get your preschoolers to eat more healthy foods and what kind of activities you have prepared throughout the day to keep them busy. 

Annnnnd if you can tell me how to do all that without feeling exhausted at the end of the day, I would also appreciate that too. :) 

Happy Tuesday! 


9 comments:

Ellen Ross said...

those shoes omg!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Those shoes... I want!

Iris P. said...

Those Pants are rockin!!! Love it!

Life with Amberly said...

I love those pants!!! :)

Katherine said...

adorbs!

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Christi - ladymakesit.com said...

My 4 year old... more like 4.5 is still working on his name. He is much more interested in playing sports then learning his name.

I'm pretty sure no one is going to ask when he is older how old he was when he learned his name... ya know?

Love your shoes!

Christi - ladymakesit.com said...

My 4 year old... more like 4.5 is still working on his name. He is much more interested in playing sports then learning his name.

I'm pretty sure no one is going to ask when he is older how old he was when he learned his name... ya know?

Love your shoes!

Amanda Schroeder said...

Those shoes! So cute! I wish I could wear heels. I'm like a half of an inch shorter than Trevor! haha!!

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