I’ve been away from my blog for about 6 weeks. I’ve never taken a break quite that long before, not even when I gave birth to my son just over a year ago.
Even while I was away, my little blog generated lots of hits and I’m so thankful to all my readers for continuing to check out my blog! Thank you!
Two Big Changes
Since I’ve been away, a few things have changed in my daily routine. First, we added a new member to our family in the form of a live-in nanny for my son. She’s great and my son fell in love with her almost immediately. I couldn’t be more thankful for that.
Second, I returned to work in the office on a full-time basis. I had dreaded this particular change for months, only to find out that it wasn’t half bad. I’m enjoying having something else to do during the day and I still get to spend a few hours with my little boy each night when I get home. I definitely feel lucky that the transition has been so smooth for all of us.
At first, I had no idea how I would make time for my skin care experiments. Yet, in the past few weeks, I’ve managed to whip up batches of vapo rub, belly butter, and homemade deodorant. Phew! I’ve even been experimenting with new waxes. It’s all about balance and now, I’m sure I’ll continue to find time for my skin care products.
The Jar of Positivity
To help my family kick-start this year, we decided to try something new. We have introduced the Jar of Positivity. I got this idea from a post I saw on Facebook and I loved it. Basically, we can write down anything that makes us smile or happy on a little piece of paper and then stuff it into the jar. We’ll save all the notes until the end of the year and then read them around Christmas time. To be honest, I’m not sure that “Positivity” is actually a word. Nonetheless, for 2014, it is in our household!