A Day in the Life | Gen The Bookworm | March 2019

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Hello! Happy Wednesday! I am excited to share a “day in the life” post today. I used to do these posts a couple of times a year on my old blog, and it was always so much fun to look back on. This was when our kids were little and I was “home” with them full time.

Life definitely looks a lot different now and I hope to do this a couple of times a year on here because it is hard to remember all the everyday details that really do change so quickly with a young family.  Both of … Read more...

Coffee Talk Tuesday | Currently…WordPress & SEO

 

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Checking-in:

Hello! How is your week going? Are you adjusting to daylight savings time? I love the additional hour of daylight at the end of the day (hello after dog dinner walk without a flashlight!!) but I am struggling with the darkness in the early morning. Mornings are my time and this whole still being dark at 6am is messing with me!

I have a whole list of things to share but I think it might need to wait until next week.  This has been a super hectic work and family week (is it really only Tuesday?!) and I … Read more...

Wednesday Randomness | What’s in my bag…

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Last October I shared a “what’s in my bag” post on my Instagram page. As you can see, not that much as changed…I do wonder where all my hair ties went though! They must have been replaced by my barre socks. 😉

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I love seeing little peeks into someone’s daily life and things like this are just so intriguing to me. I have very specific patterns and routines and I think a lot of this is because of my personality.

I am an “if it isn’t broken I don’t fix it” kind of person. I don’t get new purses, … Read more...

Self-Care & The Work-Life Balance | Parenting

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This past week has been a very exciting one for me in the “work world”.  A lot of the things I have been working towards are actually materializing. I had some great meetings and left with some so many thoughts and inspiring plans running through my head.

I also have felt like a total mom fail this past week. The kids have been full of so much extra energy that despite playing outside, still results in them wrestling all over our house and me yelling way too much. There are piles and piles of laundry to be put away and … Read more...

Wednesday Randomness | Podcast Recommendations by Category

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Welcome back to Wednesday Randomness! I took a little hiatus for the last few weeks with the holidays and then a snow day for the kids last week, but I am back…

Today I am discussing my favorite podcasts. I love having something to listen to but I am not a huge fan of listening to music. I do a lot of driving during the school and work week and podcasts are one of the ways I fill up that time as well as listening to audiobooks. I also listen to podcasts around our house when I am cooking or … Read more...

Wednesday Randomness | Reflections & Mantras of 2018

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I am not a big New Year goal setter or resolution maker but I am big into reflecting on things. I think we can learn so much from what we go through and often the hardest situations can teach us the biggest and best lessons.

This year was a hard one and one that pushed me in ways I never expected. Mantras are a newer thing for me but something that have helped me so much in times where there was a lot of sadness and unknown. I struggle in times of transition and times when things are out of … Read more...

Wednesday Randomness | Favorite Things from Amazon in 2018

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Well I started this on Wednesday…but yes, it is Thursday now! The week before school vacation is always quite chaotic and I seem to always forget this. As someone who works at the mercy of our kids school schedule, I tend to have a lot of things scheduled right before a school break. I am also a procrastinator so you know I am doing all the holiday things this week too…I work well under pressure though! 😉

I thought it would be fun to recap some of my favorite Amazon purchases from 2018. All of these things are items I … Read more...

Wednesday Randomness |The Balancing Act

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Have you ever been in a stage where you felt like you had to “do it all?”.  I have definitely been there, and although there certainly are life stages where this has been more challenging, I have found more recently that sometimes, less really is more.

One of the biggest things that has helped change this for me is being okay with “good enough”. And to do this, for some things, I have just lowered my standards. This may sound simplistic but it really has helped so much. In order to give 100 percent to the things that really matter … Read more...

Wednesday Randomness | Current Skincare Routines

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1. Mychelle Gentle Cleansing Wash. 2. Cocokind Rosewater and Toner 3. Beautycounter Countermatch Lotion 4. Beautycounter Rejuvenating Eye Cream 5. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 6. Mychelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub 7. Skinmedica Retinol Complex .25

I love hearing about the daily routines of other people and just find it so fascinating. I especially love to hear about skincare. I am a huge fan of the Forever 35 Podcast and I have learned so much from it. I am in my mid-thirties and my routine is different than it was 5 years ago and I imagine it will change in the … Read more...