happy monday

Colin is doing better this weekend with the constant fit throwing. I think what made the difference was stopping rushing around so much and really focusing  on him when he was throwing fits. Ignoring him was NOT working – so I figured giving him attention might. He's making progress and WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO – but its getting a bit better. Thank you so much for your kind words on encouragement. This is something every mom can relate to, I guess!

This past week I've been enjoying driving the new 2011 Chevy Traverse. GM let me borrow one for a week. This little crossover is quite nice and super fun to drive – I may cry when I have to give it back because I have to say, I love not driving a minivan. LOVE not driving a minivan. I never thought I'd like a crossover so much (I usually am not a fan). I'll write up a full review soon, but it made my really busy week so much more enjoyable!  I was actually excited to run errands 😉

On Saturday, my husband took the kids out all afternoon so I could have an entire afternoon by myself. It was fabulous. I went to the mall and wandered through those stores that you really need to pick through slowly without kids running around and hiding under racks of clothes. I love pouring through racks of clothes looking for that super bargain – and I got some terrific bargains! I'll be posting a fashion haul over on b*Stylish later this week!

This week, I have the big kids consignment sale so I'll be sorting through piles and PILES of kids clothes and trying to decide if I'm ready to part with all that baby gear yet. Why is that so hard? You'd think I'd be ecstatic to get rid of all this stuff that is taking up my whole attic. But instead, I'm feeling sad about it. Weird.

What are you up to this week?

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1
    Karen says:

    you don’t by any chance have one of those travel highchairs that clip on the table to sell, do you?

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    Glad to hear the fits are not as bad!

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    Good luck on the fit-throwing front, mama. Stick with it! {hugs}
    I can’t wait to hear what you think about the Traverse. I’m dying for one because I, too, hate the minivan. However, the minivan is next to paid off so I don’t imagine I’ll be driving my dream any time soon. I’ll just have to live vicariously!