CHUNKY MONKEY TOAST

Now that Aimery is getting older, we have started sleeping in and watching cartoons on Saturday morning before finally getting around to cooking a late breakfast together. His favorite breakfast right now is Chunky Monkey toast with Thomas Breakfast Cinnamon Swirl Bread 😋

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HOW TO PRACTICE GENTLE PARENTING WITH YOUR TODDLER

Just like most people, my life revolves around working my job, staying healthy, and raising my toddler. It has always been most important to me that Aimery is raised in a positive environment and that he’s surrounded by healthy, loving relationships. Aimery and I spend a lot of time doing breathing exercises and yoga to help deal better with stress and your average two year old temper 😉. Although I was raised with traditional discipline, I have decided to try gentle parenting with Aimery. So far, it has worked really well for our little family! Keep reading to learn more about gentle parenting your toddler!

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MY FAVORITE HUMMUS TOAST

I’m always looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas, especially for when I’m running out the door in the morning! I recently fell in love with hummus toast and have been experimenting with new toppings to keep it interesting! My two year old is obsessed with hummus toast and loves to eat breakfast together every morning.

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TIPS FOR REPAIRING BAD CREDIT

Over the last year and a half, I have been working hard to rebuild my credit. It’s not easy to talk about bad credit, as it’s embarrassing to share how you got bad credit in the first place. Today, I’m going to honestly share my credit repair story. I hope that through hearing my story and reading my five tips, you will feel less alone and inspired to rebuild your credit score!

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OUR PIXAR CARS PARTY

In celebration of Cars Day this week on February 11th, we decided to throw a Pixar Cars party for Aimery and all of his friends! You guys know that we’ll take any excuse to party, so throwing a Pixar Cars party seemed like a really fun idea! Aimery has recently become obsessed with watching Cars and totally freaked out over his new Mattel Disney Pixar Cars. I picked up his favorite cars (no other then Lightning McQueen and Mater), along with the rest of the new collection for his friends!

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MY SELF-CARE GOALS FOR FEBRUARY

One of my 2019 goals is to make monthly self-care goals. Being a full time single mama and business owner, I have a hard time making time for myself as I almost always put the needs of others above my own. I have found that in order to be a good mom to Aimery, taking time to focus on myself is SO important. Even just washing my face or conditioning my hair can really make a huge difference!

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3 WAYS TO HELP TODDLERS WITH ANXIETY

It’s normal for most kids to start experiencing anxiety when they are preschool aged. For Aimery, his anxiety often comes out in being overwhelmed when he is over-stimulated, in crowds of people, or has been away from home for too long. Because he can’t fully express his anxiety, it can come out in a bunch of different ways - anger, crying, not eating, and biting his nails. I have really been working with him over the last month to understand when he is feeling anxious, and give him healthy ways to calm his anxiety.

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GAME DAY HATFIELD NACHOS

It’s that time of the year again, which means it’s time to grab your friends and family and celebrate the big game! Over the weekend, we had a Big Game party! From nachos to pigs in a blanket and cheese boards to baked beans, our party had it all! The hero of our party was hands down the Game Day Hatfield Nachos. Aimery would have eaten the whole plate if I let him!

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2018 RECAP + 2019 GOALS

2018 was a crazy year for both me and this blog, Being Summer Shores. It challenged me in every way possible. Through it all, I became the best version of myself and my business grew in ways I could have never expected! Keep reading for my 2018 recap, my best blog + Instagram posts over the year, some great things coming my way in 2019, and my goals!

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