Where Did September Go?

It’s October. Seriously, weren’t we just at the pool? Wasn’t I just doing back-to-school shopping? It’s pumpkin time. And you know what that means. Turkey day and then Christmas.

© Paul-andré Belle-isle - Dreamstime
© Paul-andré Belle-isle – Dreamstime

For me, September was gone in a flash. Freelance work-wise I like to think of it as The Great Recovery after a summer drought. Things picked up in a big way for me and went into overdrive.

I am grateful to have had several opportunities to combine my biggest passions: fun kids stuff, entrepreneurial/leadership material, writing and video.

To me, there is no better existence. (I have diverse interests you could say.) So, a little something for the kids, and a little something for mommy.

I did several science experiments at home with the boys and did a big article for Care.com.

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The boys loved playing with Oobleck (a slime-like substance that changes from a solid to a liquid) and creating “magic milk” by watching food coloring react with milk and dish liquid.

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Here’s a short video of the Magic Milk experiment:

Read the full post here: Kitchen Science: The 5 Best Science Experiments for Kids That’ll Blow Their Minds via Care.com

I also got to attend a mastermind session and a writing conference as a videographer with master leadership guru Ray Edwards, and I put together a video about what it means to be an entrepreneur. Watch that here:

God has put the most genuine, loving people on my path and for that I am grateful. I really get to do this thing.

I’ve also had several articles go up as of late, but I want to make sure that people don’t look at all of them and think, man she’s lucky that it’s all happening at once like that. Must be nice.

They might all be hitting at the same time, but make no mistake a ton of work went into getting every single project and article up. It’s a lot of spinning plates and a lot of behind-the-scenes pushing-a-boulder-up-a-hill, waiting for it to roll down while running a household.

It’ll roll down, but you have to work for it. How do I do it all? I almost never fold laundry.  That helps.

We’ve also made great strides to improve our health this month with healthier eating and exercise. I posted this Fitness Friday update to Facebook on where we’re at on Week 4. I’m down 8 pounds and my husband is down 13. Because of course. But we feel great.

September has also been busy with kid stuff. Lots of school and scout events, fall parties and my oldest proudly claims September as his “birthday month.” He gets September all to himself because everyone else in the house has a December birthday (not really very lucky actually.)

I made him a cake. It’s hard to find Digimon stuff so I ordered an edible image online to go on the cake. It came out beautifully with vibrant colors.

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But I couldn’t get the super-thin image to peel off of the backing, and I’m a competent baker. After trying several times, it started to wrinkle and tear in 3 places so I just cut neatly around the outside edges and slapped that sucker on top as is.

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It’s just like life. Sometimes you have to compromise and roll with the unexpected. He’s going to love it and that’s all that matters. It even has a sweet surprise inside, it’s strawberry cake with fresh strawberries between the layers. I think it’ll work.

So where did September go? It went to work, that’s where it went. 🙂 And I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you would like to see some of the other work I’ve published recently, I’ll share links below.

October is on track to be even busier.

I have a monster post coming up in the next few weeks. I’m nervous and excited all at the same time, but it’s really important subject matter that will make people stop and think. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s why I’m here.

So look out October! I’m plugging my nose and diving in. Stay tuned.

My other posts outside of RealHonestMom:

Having Kids Shows You Who You Really Married via Babble

Why You Should Have a Take Your Kid to Work Day (Even If You Hate Your Job!) via Guyvorce

Sit in the Driver’s Seat of Big Brutus in Kansas via TravelingMom.com

Kitchen Science: The 5 Best Science Experiments for Kids That’ll Blow Their Minds via Care.com

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