IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

MICHMILLA // CHRISTMAS PHOTOS 2017

December has always been my favorite month and it feels like it just flew by! I mean, can you believe that Christmas is just THREE days away and we’ll be ringing in the new year in a little over a week?! Crazy, right? Before the month is up, I wanted to just give you just a little update. I’ve been pretty M.I.A. with the blog and that’s because I’ve been focusing on myself & my family. To be honest, that’s all I really plan to do for the rest of the month. Don’t worry though! I’ve been working on a few things for the blog for the upcoming year. I’m pretty excited about it and I can’t wait to share it with you all! Until then, here are a few from our Christmas mini session shot by Breelily Photography.

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What I’ve Learned in My First Year of Motherhood

When I walked into Jax’s room this morning, I saw him standing there in his crib with a big smile on his face. He said, “Maaaam”, and it really hit me that my baby isn’t a baby anymore. He’s almost 15 months old and is now a toddler. Seriously, where did the time go? I couldn’t help but start thinking about the past year and how crazy this journey into motherhood has been. I absolutely love being a mom but motherhood is no joke! So I started thinking about a few things that I learned throughout this past year. Let me tell you, I’ve learned a lot – good and bad! So here’s a look at what I’ve learned in my first year of motherhood.

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Cold + Flu Essentials for Mommy and Toddler

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The past couple of days have been the absolute worst! Jax and I both came down with a cold and we’re still getting over it. We’re almost back to normal…FINALLY! There’s nothing worse than having a sick toddler and being sick yourself. Seriously, it sucks. With cold and flu season coming, I thought I’d share with you our essentials that have been helping us get through the past few days. Stock up on these essentials so you’ll be ready when a cold or flu strikes.

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Family Day Out – Fleet Science Center

 
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Hey all! I just wanted to share our little family day out at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park this past Tuesday. The science center offers “Resident Free Days” to San Diego county residents, Active Duty Military & their families, and local college students with valid I.D. on the first Tuesday of every month. With JJ’s leave almost ending, we figured we might as well take advantage of that & check it out. Enjoy!

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A Day at the Park

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Like I mentioned before, our little family loves to explore San Diego. We love to go out to eat, see the sights, and be tourists in our own (adopted) city. Unfortunately, it does get a bit expensive especially since we’re a single income family at the moment. To save some money, we always try to find fun, family friendly activities that are inexpensive. One of these activities is just spending the day at one of our local parks. Jax absolutely loves going to the park. He can walk around the playground & go on the slides all day if he could! I love it because we get to spend some family time together, we don’t have to spend a dime, and Jax gets in a pretty good nap afterwards. You can’t beat that, right?

What are a few activities that you & your family do that don’t break the bank? Please feel free to share them in the comments!

 

Family Day Out – North Park

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One of the things that we love to do as a family is go out and explore San Diego. We’ve been here for a little over a year but there’s still so much that we have yet to discover. We decided to spend the day out in North Park. I absolutely love this neighborhood because of all the good food spots and cute boutiques. If we ever had a chance to move to a different neighborhood, North Park is definitely on the top of my list!

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What’s in My Diaper Bag? – TODDLER EDITION

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While I was pregnant with Jax, I would always watch those “What’s in My Diaper Bag?” videos on Youtube. I know I’m probably not the only one who did this. They really gave me a good idea of what to pack in my own diaper bag. I’ve always been an over-packer so when Jax was a newborn, our diaper bag was filled to the brim. After a little over a year, I think I’ve mastered the diaper bag packing game. Like I said before, I’m an over-packer so this may be a lot of items to some of you but for us, it’s exactly what we need. So here are our essentials…

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