Rockabye Bucktown

Navigating motherhood beyond The Windy City

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Sunday smoothie (to offset this indulgent holiday weekend): kale, spinach, peaches, pineapple, banana, flax seed and almond milk. 

(Mental note: flax seed is much better in capsule/pill form. Ick…)

Sunday smoothie (to offset this indulgent holiday weekend): kale, spinach, peaches, pineapple, banana, flax seed and almond milk.

(Mental note: flax seed is much better in capsule/pill form. Ick…)

Filed under green smoothies healthy recipes

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I’m slightly obsessed with these Jonathan Adler platinum zebra stacking dishes. I bought one for a friend and loved it so much that I decided I needed one for myself! Perfect for catching jewelry as you tuck into bed (or that you forgot to take off before bathing the kids) or as a fun accent piece in a bathroom.

I’m slightly obsessed with these Jonathan Adler platinum zebra stacking dishes. I bought one for a friend and loved it so much that I decided I needed one for myself! Perfect for catching jewelry as you tuck into bed (or that you forgot to take off before bathing the kids) or as a fun accent piece in a bathroom.

Filed under jonathan adler zebra print

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Mother/son rainy day activity: building this fire station. So far, no one has been injured and it’s still standing! Nothing says love like putting out fake fires!

(For the record, Burke is handier with the screw driver than I am)…

Mother/son rainy day activity: building this fire station. So far, no one has been injured and it’s still standing! Nothing says love like putting out fake fires!

(For the record, Burke is handier with the screw driver than I am)…

Filed under I am not handy

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Yesterday my little guy started his first day of school in a new classroom (the Frog classroom to be exact). He’ll be attending three mornings a week this year instead of two. Anyone who has toddlers knows that transitions can be difficult and there’s a lot of prep and “talking up” the new experience weeks before it even happens.

Because his birthday is in September (and the cut off date is September 1st), he will be the oldest in his class. However, most of his friends are older and in the class ahead of him. I was extremely nervous about walking into school, seeing his friends in the classroom across the hall and having to explain why he wasn’t in that particular class (in addition to physically removing him because he refused to leave)…

But another complicated (yet beneficial) aspect about toddlers is that they are distracted easily. His new classroom is full of all of his favorite things! An amazing train table, play dough, race tracks, a fishing “pond”, tree house and tons and tons of books! Not to mention a super sweet teacher. I got to spend the morning exploring the new space with my little student and meeting new friends. He even sang all of the words to the closing song complete with hand gestures! He definitely did not inherit that from me. While I wish he could learn and play alongside his buddies for another school year, I have no doubt that he will make new friends (especially given his impressive train knowledge and play dough molding skills). I think this transition is going to be smoother than expected.

Filed under first day of school