Things We Loved: March

It’s been a moment since we’ve done one of these. March is always a tricky time for us. For Mary, it’s planning and prepping for two family birthdays. For me, it’s work travel and ramping up activities now that the Georgia weather isn’t miserable. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that we are very much looking forward to a little Spring Break.

Here are some things that we are loving this month.

For Mary:

  • With warmer weather approaching, I need a new pair of comfy sneakers. I’m pretty brand loyal with shoes, so I got these Saucony Women’s Hornet Sneakers. They haven’t failed me yet with all the neighborhood walks with the kids, chasing them around the playground, and even spontaneously learning a new dance routine.
  • I’m doing hair and makeup more these days thanks to all the TikTok filming. To be honest, it always took me forever to blow dry my hair simply because I can’t seem to coordinate using the blow dryer and the brush at the same time. I found the REVLON One-Step Volumizer Original Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush on Instagram and that seems to do the trick. It also buys me more time for what matters, like picking which outfit to wear.
  • This past month, I finished reading An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage which delves into how food has shaped history and its impact it has on the world using archeology, anthropology, and economics. Next on the list is The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Signs by Peter Wohlleben.
  • Last month, we were “mombassadors” for our local Rhea Lana Spring consignment event. I found two really awesome items that my kids are loving right now. For my 4 year old son, we got the Little Red Riding Hood Skill-Building Board Game. It’s a logic puzzle that encourages spatial awareness, planning, and problem-solving. For my toddler girls, I got Mr. Potato Head. An oldie but a goodie, Potato Head is helping teach the girls basic body parts.

For Patti:

  • Parks and Recreation – We are planning on giving the girls a “true” summer vacation, so I’ve been looking for different classes and activities to keep them occupied this summer. Our City Parks and Rec brochure just came out and I’ve already bookmarked KinderDrama and Dance, gymnastics, and British Soccer for June and July. All three of these summer camps are for 3- and 4-year-olds and I can schedule them by week, around any of our planned travel. They’re actually starting Spring Kindergym this month. If you are looking for some different options for spring and summer, check out your local city recreation department.
  • Rainbow Scratch paper– For Valentine’s Day, the girls’ class threw a cute Friendship party and one of their classmates handed out scratch-off Valentine cards. Of all the things for the girls to fight over, it was this little 2×3” rainbow card? I guess they loved the feel of the scratch stick or uncovering the glitter rainbow. By the end of the week, we found a whole pack on Amazon for $14. Money well spent.
  • Peloton LaneBreak – Yes, it’s expensive and bougie but I really don’t like the gym anymore…. We ordered during the New Year’s promotion so that saved us a bit. We’ve had it a little over a month and I’ve gotten into their yoga, spin, and boxing classes. But, last week they premiered LaneBreak and it’s my new favorite thing. It’s like spin class meets Guitar Hero, and it feels like you’re in Tron.
  • Gideon’s Bakehouse– I first saw these cookies when my friend posted about them on Instagram during her trip to Disney. When I was down in Orlando last month for work, another friend offered to pick me up a couple. These cookies are literally the size and weight of hockey pucks. When I couldn’t get the cookies off my brain, I found this copycat recipe and did them one rainy weekend with the girls. #chocolatewasted
  • As for my book pile, I’m almost finished with The School for Good Mothers, which will be next month’s Child(ish) Read. Next up will be the classic Women in Love by DH Lawrence and My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson.

Happy March you guys!

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