Support from the grandparents

I am not sure what I would do without the support of my parents (my children’s grandparents). Just a few weeks ago, all three of the grandparents teamed up to help watch my kids while my husband and I went on a five-day vacation without the kids. It is not often that we get to spend time like that together, and I am forever thankful for the grandparents for stepping us to help us in the midst of their busy work schedules. 

My daughter with her grandmother.

Not only did they help us while we were on vacation but they regularly watch our kids so that we can continue to have at least two date nights a month. I seriously would lose my sanity without them. 

I was so glad to find this blog post about how grandparents that help with their grandchildren can actually also benefit health wise. I related so much to this post and also just want to shout a big thank you to my kid’s grandparents because we could not do this without them! 


Our home has been taken over my tiny humans and toys. Seriously though, we have toys everywhere. So much so that I have asked the grandparents to stop buying toys. Rather, if they want to gift our children with anything, they can do clothes, diapers, or other experiential gifts like summer camps, vacation spending money, and more. While this request has certainly helped cut down on the number of incoming toys, I am still fighting the battle with the toys we have. 

Playroom clean up needs to take place!

I try to be organized, but I feel like my organizing is just lacking. Or maybe I just need to do a major toy clean out? In looking for an answer, I found a blog post on tips for a stress-free toy purge. After reading the blog, I am convinced it is time for a toy overhaul. Wish me luck and send me any other good tips you have!