Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

The past few weeks have been filled with tons of life changes for the Hipster Household.

Sawyer started preschool. Mr. Hipster went back to work for the school year. I starred in my first burlesque student showcase. I wrapped up my latest group HypnoBirthing classes.

All of these things have been both awesome and awful. Sawyer isn’t having the easiest time adjusting to school. He’s so tired from the 2.5 hours he’s there that he cries most of the afternoon and then he just crashes by 8pm (and now wakes up at 6am, what.the.hell.) He’s been telling his teachers he doesn’t know how to write his name (he does). That he can’t count (he can count to 50 easily and 100 with a little help). He isn’t being defiant or unruly, he’s just freezing up. We’ve really been working on building up his confidence, because he is so, so bright, but also very, very anxious (just like mama).

I’m exploring a couple of new avenues in my job and seeing where things go. I am trying to open myself up to as many possibilities as I can, but it’s so scary.

Also, my anxiety has been through the freaking roof. Which is why I haven’t posted, In fact, this is the 8th time I’ve tried to write this. I’m getting overwhelmed, in my own head, and freaking out. Luckily, I know that this is temporary, and I have a decent handle on it. I know that I need to get back to healthy eating, exercise, and rest. I’ve really fallen off the wagon the last few weeks and it is showing. I feel AWFUL. I’m exhausted, my skin is red and itchy, I’m bloated, getting migraines, and just generally feeling restless.

I am also trying to figure out the direction of this blog. I figured that once Sawyer got older, I would have another kid to write about all of the baby things all over again. So far, that hasn’t happened, and I’m trying to decide what my focus will be from here on out.

What do you want to see me write about? Also, how the hell can I get my skin to stop being so red? I have eczema and dermatitis. Nothing works, I’ve eliminated things from my diet, used steroids, Cetaphil, coconut oil, calendula, nothing works. Hit me up with your best ideas!

 

 



3 comments
The Bare Milk Mama
The Bare Milk Mama

I think we all still like reading about YOU and your life. These new challenges with Sawyer? Fascinating. I mean, I feel bad, don't get me wrong. But I'm sure so many of us would like to know we're not alone in our parenting struggles, and that goes beyond infancy. Or for those like me who haven't reached that point yet, it's helpful to know what to expect or get ideas on how to handle this stuff. It's interesting to know about your burlesque classes and whatever else you're into, your beliefs, your opinions, you experiences. Just keep being you and write about what you know. Your blog will mold and transform along with you and that's a good thing.

lalalevi
lalalevi

I also suffer from eczema and live in Canada so during the winter it can become debilitating and I've found the only thing that works is a natural supplement I found at a local health food store. Not sure if you'll find it down there but it's called BELL #60...here's a link http://www.belllifestyleproducts.com/en-ca/how-to-keep-your-face-clear-60.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=%2fUI%2fSBCA__Branded__NOSET&gclid=CLGY6uOC57kCFS1p7AodJRAA_g After my daughter was born in Jan 2011 my hands literally froze shut from the eczema - I felt like a cripple. Within 2 weeks it was almost fully cleared up. Now I can take it when I notice symptoms and avoid the whole mess. Hope you find an answer for your skin issues and keep on trucking with the blog - love reading all your posts.

NicoleF
NicoleF

I might be the odd man out, but I like reading about not being able to have another kid as it relates more to me having none at all. (The likelihood of that changing seems all but gone now.) I also like reading about any healthy lifestyle options food, exercise or otherwise. I want to be more healthy, but I'm tired of people with their one size fits all bs. I also can't find a doctor to figure out what is wrong in the first place, but I digress. As for the skin thing, I have a similar issue on my one elbow. NOTHING has helped. If you hear something I'd be interested in reading about if it worked for you. You'll probably get a lot of replies I'm sure.

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