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Afternoon Coffee Date


If we were meeting for coffee it would probably be at Starbucks.  It is National Coffee Day and hopefully you wouldn’t mind.  Starbucks reminds me of home, the Pacific Northwest.  Depending on how hot the weather is I would order a Coffee Frap Light with Soy or an Hot Caramel Sugar-Free Vanilla Soy Mochiatto. 


If we were having coffee this afternoon I would tell you about how excited I am for Fall and the temperatures that are associated with it. We only have a couple more weeks of temps in the 100s and then perhaps we can open up the windows! This house needs fresh air something fierce.

If we were having coffee this afternoon I would tell you about our trip to Vertuccio Farms. I forgot how much fun it is to go down slides, and get muddy.  Only at a farm is it not frowned upon to get dirty as an adult.  I relished the strong breeze, cooler temps, and hearing the toddler’s endless laughs.

If we were having coffee this afternoon I would tell you how lucky I feel to work with companies that I love.  I am blessed to be able to stay home with my two little ones and work at night.  Pulling 25-30 hours a week while my little ones sleep sometimes makes for late nights and very early mornings when Em wakes up before the sun- but they are only little once. And teaching can wait the next couple of years.

If we were having coffee this afternoon I would tell you about how fearful I am about preschool.  The Toddler is ready to go-but I don’t know if I can trust a preschool with my child’s life.  He has so many extreme food allergies and he doesn’t know how to ask for help when he has a reaction yet.  Sure we can send him with his double pack of Epi-Pens but what if the classroom is not nut free?  What if my shy little man has a reaction and no one notices until it is too late?  His reactions happen in mere seconds.  What if parents think their kid’s right to a cupcake trumps my kid’s right to life?  My heart hurts so much for the anguish he may go through.  Finding the “right fit” for him with being in a safe, learning environment is sending this former-teacher into tears.  

I would probably need a hug, as I do right now.  

If we were having coffee this afternoon I would tell you how over-the-moon excited I am that I will be attending Blended Conference this weekend! I can’t wait to meet other bloggers, brands, and really learn how to market myself in the digital age.  I would tell you that I am nervous about what to wear-which seems trivial, believe me, I know- but I usually wear athletic gear during the week on our adventures to the parks, splash pads, zoo, and children’s museum.  Three days in real clothes- honestly I don’t think I have three days of real clothes that are even remotely fashionable at this point in time.  Don’t worry- I will be sure to update you on what I wear(insert sarcasm font), bring to the conference, and major takeaways from the sessions.  As of right now I am working on updating my Media Kit, trying to find a make-shift head shot, and finishing up sponsored posts.

If we were having coffee this afternoon I would ask you:

How are you and your family?

What are you excited about this Fall?

What are the fashion must-haves for this season?(I need all the help I can get)

What would you share over afternoon coffee?

Feel free to comment below!

2 Responses to Afternoon Coffee Date

  1. I am from the Pacific Northwest too! Love your blog…found you on AZ Blogger Meetup Group. This post was a great reminder that I need to take regular coffee breaks, by myself and with friends. :)

  2. Thanks Christy! I miss the Pacific NW during the summer and holidays around here. Thanks for sharing!