Hello, October!

September was officially the month that nothing got done. Our Whole30 ended up being cut short due to poor planning and a nasty virus, I didn’t complete any of the projects around the house that I wanted to complete, and all my grand plans for blog posts and Teachers Pay Teachers projects just didn’t happen. Despite all of September’s shortcomings, it was a great month. It was my last full month to be home with Jack before going back to work and I made sure to savor every minute of it.

Here are some of September’s greatest moments:

Now we are ready to welcome October! This month is going to be super crazy for us.

My maternity leave is ending on October 9th and I will be returning to work full-time, which means that Jack will be starting daycare. I am so extremely anxious about leaving him and about being able to figure out a work/life balance that works for our family. Being a great wife and mom is my first priority, but I also want to be a great teacher, and it is going to be tough to figure out how to balance all those roles.

Here are a few things we are looking forward to this month:

  • Joining our local gym (I went to a class to test it out last Wednesday and am STILL sore.)
  • Learning about the Paleo diet and trying some new, healthy recipes
  • Jack’s first trip to the Pumpkin Patch and his first Halloween
  • Pumpkin Spice Everything
  • Alabama Football

Also, check out this super cute desktop background from Short Stop Designs for this month (she also has phone backgrounds and free printables on her blog, which you can find here).

I hope you have a great month! Make sure to check back to see what we’re up to throughout the month!


One thought on “Hello, October!

  1. Ellen October 1, 2017 / 9:40 am

    It’s enough just to enjoy family. All that other stuff will still be there when you get around to it.

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