Friday, July 25, 2014


I started participating in #100happydays so that means more instagram pictures!

Our daily happenings in pictures!

I got boots, I am absolutely in love with them. I have no idea what I'm supposed to wear them with though?? I don't know how to do style. But hey, they're cute.

Melody and I went to Bahama Bucks for the first time! If I could enjoy show cones it would be my new favorite place! Melody loved it though!

We found a park. I fell in love with it! This is going to be my new go to place for my lunch breaks, it's beautiful!

This girl, she melts me. And that dimple? I die. She's the best, hands down.

Mustache day! Nothing like being silly at work! The kids loved it! Except for Mel, she acted like I was torturing her just to get that picture.

Melody had an in house field trip last week where a pottery studio came to school and let the kids paint something. Melody had been talking about her owl all week and we finally got it today! I love it!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Communication with a stutterer

Melody is a stutter. My poor baby girl stutters, one on one it's not that bad and at home it's barely even noticeable. This is until she gets upset or excited. I never stuttered, though I did have to go to speech therapy, so I'm not entirely sure on the right way to go about it. Since it has gone down I've been waiting to put her in speech therapy but we'll see how she does with it in pre-k.

What I've found works best with her is to keep my eyes on her, show her I'm interested and that I'm paying attention to her. I want her to know that what she says is importance and that in turn boosts her confidence. I hope that with her confidence boosted she'll be able to take her time and be able to get her words out. It seems to be working so far!

In school though it's a different story. She's very soft spoken and it's hard to hear her. Especially in a class full of rowdy boys, it's very easy for her to just not be heard. Her teachers say that her confidence has grown and that she enjoys raising her hand and answering questions but in a room full of 4-5 years it can be hard for any child to get out a full sentence, let alone one that stutters. Children don't have as much patience as adults do and I'm worried about their kindness as she gets older.

It seems to be in groups she has the most difficulty, her teachers do encourage her to talk and take the time to listen, but hopefully with realizing that what she has to say is important will help her continue to speak up regardless of the stuttering or maybe even overcome it all together!

Do you have any tips for stuttering?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

31 Days of lists

I'm gonna try this, 31 Days of lists. I have a thing about lists, they just make me really really happy. And they're fun! Or at least I think so.

Day 1- If I had an extra hour...

I would sleep! I would finally get up to 7-8 hours a night hopefully! Or I'd craft! No more "Mommy I want you to make me this before bed!" 5 minutes before bed. I seriously made the saddest looking panda bear coin purse last night because of that. But hey, it's for a 4 year old that already has roughly seven purses. She doesn't seem to mind.Or clean, we already have a set cleaning time but it'd be nice to get a little extra in.


I would go on longer walks! Longer walks and exercise! That's it, we almost never have time for anything more than a 10 minute walk and it would be oh so nice to make that at least 3 times as long. Walks it is.

If I had an extra hour I would go on longer walks.