Coffee Talk // May

by Heather

The thing about “maternity leave” when you’re self-employed is that it doesn’t really exist. It’s just uber-prioritizing so you get what you HAVE to have done, don’t lose your sanity, and still get baby snuggles. So yeah. That’s where I’ve been – baby snuggling {and doing the work I really have to do…which is not this}. This actually started as Coffee Talk // March, but here it is May and I’m just getting back to it…  I’ll try not to make it ALL baby-related.

self employed maternity leave

// But might as well get the baby stuff out of the way. He’s 3 months 5 months old and just as sweet as can be. You can read the baby details over on tiny sneakers, but the main reason there hasn’t been any new recipe-related content here is that I had to do an elimination diet to help pinpoint babe #2’s food allergies. Luckily this wasn’t my first rodeo and I handled it much better this time. Needless to say though, my food was not share-worthy for awhile there. {Although I have been refreshingly reminded that sometimes simple is just as good, if not better, than elaborate when it comes to food.}

// Ok I said I wouldn’t make it all baby but now I’m realizing I pretty much don’t have anything else going on in my life…

// I’ve made it to a couple Pure Barre classes and some Burn Bootcamp pop-ups, but since I can only go on the weekends when I have childcare it’s not making for a very consistent work out routine. I keep saying I’m going to start doing Barre 3 and/or 21 Day Fix Extreme at home but I keep not doing it. There goes the fitness and the food of this food and fitness blog…

burn bootcamp workout

// KB is playing baseball for the first time this spring. He loves it and I love watching it. I thought it was crazy talk when I heard it was coach-pitch baseball even at the four-year-old level but you’d be amazed how often they can whack the ball. I wish it wasn’t over so soon.

baseball 4 years old

// We went SWIMMING last week. As in outside. In APRIL. Ok, KB went swimming, I watched precariously from the edge holding a baby hoping he’d remember how to swim. The pool opened the first weekend of April then we had at least 3 freezes so the water temperature was less than stellar…but the 80 degree days were just calling us to dip our toes in the pool. {aaaand now it’s 48 degrees as I type and I’m wearing a hoodie…}

swimming in april

// One of the benefits of being self-employed is getting to control your own time. Last week we used that time to go tour a local brewery with out of town friends, and yeah, we brought the kids. {In our defense the brewery was closed and our friend is the brewer.} The beer was insanely good and KB thought the big brewing tanks were awesome. If you’re local, get your butt down to Brown Truck Brewery, you won’t be disappointed!

brewery tourbrown truck brewingleftover hops brewing beer

// I hated Snapchat when I first joined but I did it because you know, keeping up with the times and all. I eventually deleted it from my phone but I added it back now that you can actually chat back to people and it’s kind of my new favorite. Does that make me old? {Psst. Snapchat –> sideofsneakers} Also, I’m doing this month’s fitness and nutrition bootcamp using Snapchat and it’s going to be epic. Yeah, I said it.

// Tomorrow’s my birthday. I’m turning 27. *wink*

funfetti cinnamon rolls

// Reading all that nothingness was totally worth your time this Saturday am, wasn’t it?

The Ultimate Coffee Date

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry May 7, 2016 at 9:47 am
Happy early birthday Heather. I found myself tearing up reading about your little ones and looking at the pictures. Mine are growing so fast and our oldest just graduated Army and is heading to Airborne Rangers. I just want to go back in time and have them babies again. The snapchat thing scares me. I am so afraid to try it. Was it weird, were you nervous? How do you know what to talk about? Have a wonderful weekend and happy Mother's Day Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry Just blogged...The Ultimate Coffee Date 2016 #5
Coco May 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm
Yes! It's always good to catch up on what's going on. :-) Happy Birthday and thanks for joining us for coffee! Coco Just blogged...The Ultimate Coffee Date Mother’s Day Weekend
Barrie May 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm
I am not sure what birthday you are having, but i am permanently turning 38- I realistically upped it from 37...I may be way older than that- or not- but it is my favorite age, so if you want to be 27...you are! Happiest Bday & Mother's day too! Barrie Just blogged...Ultimate Coffee Chat: May
Steph May 8, 2016 at 5:43 am
Happy birthday! I hope you have a lovely day! I don't get the whole snapchat thing. I have it on my phone, and I follow some people, but I don't really get the point (bad blogger!). The thing is, I am not entirely sure what I don't really like about it though. Steph Just blogged...Ultimate Coffee Date – May 2016
Mary Beth Jackson May 8, 2016 at 8:03 am
Happy Birthday! I have a birthday this month too :) Enjoy the Mother's day weekend! Mary Beth Jackson Just blogged...Grab your party hat, I mean coffee mug!
Cassi May 8, 2016 at 11:20 am
Happy birthday! Perhaps you can take the kids for walks, runs, or bike rides during the week and use the weekends for structured classes. Cassi Just blogged...Brand New Me Wellness Coaching Programs
Cindy Gay May 10, 2016 at 9:29 am
Awe-all looks well in your home! I always said that going back to work meant time for a coffee break. Not in your case..............and I often went to the child care center beside the hospital to nurse during my breaks. Enjoy...........and Happy Birthday (belated Mothers Day). Cindy Gay Just blogged...RDs at Farmers Markets Promote Many

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