Q&A — Annie & Mother Stuff

You realize I really like an Instagram Story Q&A! I did one yesterday and obtained so many nice questions, however they disappear after 24 hours! Hooray for screenshots, although: Listed below are the solutions to among the questions I didn’t get to. First class: Annie and mother stuff!

What’s Annie’s favourite film proper now?

We not often do films along with her, however this weekend, we watched the primary half of Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more collectively, and it was one of many best joys of my life. (It’s my third-favorite film, and Annie has been obsessive about the music for months, so fairly particular stuff.) She was tremendous into it!

How’s faculty going for Annie with Covid? Any Covid scares in her faculty?

It’s good! (She goes to highschool three days every week proper now.) All of the employees on the faculty put on masks all day, they usually have loads of protocols in place to maintain everybody protected, which we after all admire. There was one case a number of months in the past the place a employees member examined optimistic, however that particular person wasn’t in touch with anybody in Annie’s room, so that they solely closed the college for a number of days to do further deep cleansing.

Have you ever began potty coaching? We have now, and oh man, it’s an journey.

Not but! We should always. I feel Annie is prepared. She loves studying all her books in regards to the potty (we have now this one and this one), and we have now a little bit pink potty for her, however we haven’t formally began the method but.

Favourite Annie pajamas?

These ones! (They run big, FYI. Annie is mostly a dimension 2T proper now, however the dimension 18-month PJs are nonetheless large on her!)

Please suggest youngsters’s books introducing inclusivity as a topic throughout race and incapacity.

Listed below are a number of nice roundups to begin with: this one, this one, and this one.

What’s Annie’s favourite cartoon?

Micky Mouse Clubhouse. She is just not fascinated by every other reveals. I’ve memorized each episode by now. Miska, Mouska, Mickey Mouse!

How did you provide you with Annie’s identify?

You possibly can learn all about that right here!

You continue to comply with Taking Cara Infants. Have you ever seen her ongoing donations to Trump? Understanding this, do you suppose you’ll nonetheless endorse her web page?

I’ve so many ideas on this, none of which I’m certain I’ll have the ability to articulate the way in which I’d like! I cherished Cara’s new child lessons and her posts a lot when Annie was a new child. Her recommendation helped a lot, and I cherished her mild strategy to parenting. It was precisely what I wanted. So when this “information” broke a number of weeks in the past, I used to be principally curious. Why was she supporting Donald Trump?

She (or her group, who is aware of) put out a “assertion” in response, and it stated nothing, and that’s really what I discovered to be essentially the most irritating! She had a chance to make use of her platform to say that is who I help and right here’s why. It’s no secret that I’m adamantly not a Trump supporter, however I’m a comparatively open-minded particular person. I might have cherished to listen to from somebody that I take into account to be well-educated and progressive, and to listen to why she helps this particular person. As an alternative, she stated nothing. Why? In the event you help somebody, why not clarify why? (And I after all have my ideas on why, precisely, that’s…)

I don’t have to agree with everybody I help, however I do suppose that in terms of Donald Trump specifically, this can be a tough line for me, since lots of his behaviors and insurance policies have been and are issues to which I’m very strongly opposed. It’s very polarizing. I don’t help him and I do have a tough time understanding why individuals select to help him. (With out taking place a complete political tangent right here, I do wish to be clear that on this occasion I’m not speaking about Republicans or one celebration vs. one other. I’m speaking particularly about Donald Trump and his supporters.)

So will I promote and help Cara going ahead? No, I don’t suppose so. (I didn’t even know I nonetheless adopted her, truthfully — it’s been so lengthy since I’ve wanted or engaged with any of her content material that it by no means reveals up in my feed.)

Does that make sense? I hope so!

Tips about making a working schedule as a brand new mother. How do you permit the home to run?

Pump and go! (Or nurse and go.) I didn’t have a schedule for a very long time after Annie was born. (Attempt to not put an excessive amount of strain on your self to have one! Infants are infants! Routines are available time!) I feel I used to be most likely round six months postpartum after I lastly had a routine, and truthfully that was principally as a result of I used to be executed pumping by then, Annie was sleeping via the evening by then, and I had part-time childcare. (Received’t lie and fake I made all of it occur by myself!) I might get up at 4:25 AM to take a 5:15 AM Orangetheory class, and be residence and showered earlier than Annie wakened.

Reminder: No matter stage of parenting you’re in, I feel you’re doing nice!

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