Saturday, August 13, 2016

Week in Virginia

It's Friday night/Saturday morning, and I haven't blogged all week. Why? Because Riley's sitter was on vacation for the week (a much deserved vacay I should add), and so Riley and I spent the week in VA with my family.

This past week was long but short...stressful yet fun! All in all, I made it through another work week, Riley spent some much needed time with his granny and cousin, and we picked up Rasbaun for the weekend. I'm glad to be back home to my husband, and the boys are happy to spend time with their dad. Riley came home this evening and showed off his new walking skills, and Rashaun filled us in on his first week of 3rd grade.

It's currently 12:12 am. I'm off to bed.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Day. New Week. New Month


August Goals...

+End co-sleeping with Riley

+Meal plan

+Create and start a cleaning routine (Use HowJenDoesIt as a guide)

+Start to transition Riley off his "ba ba"

+Treat myself to a mani + pedi

+Start fall shopping for kids + maybe a thing or two for me

+Drink more WATER

What are your goals for August? 

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Now that I'm back to blogging - I would say an update is necessary. My time is so limited these days so expect many of my posts to be bullet style.

Here we go!
  • Riley is ONE
  • Rashaun will be starting the 3rd grade August 8th
  • My professional work keeps me BUSY and CHALLENGED daily. 
  • My mom life/wife life keeps me BUSY the rest of the hours and days of the week.
  • Riley is an eczema baby, and it is HARD. He doesn’t sleep through the night. I don’t sleep through the night. And Rodney doesn’t sleep through the night.
  • Football season is around the corner. While I’m excited for some football, my days are going to be even crazier with just Riley and me in the evenings.
  • I’ve found a new YouTuber that I LOVE. She’s a mom of two, young boys. She inspires me.
  • I need to start being more intentional about meal planning. 
  • I need a Costco or Sam's membership. Riley LOVES milk!
  • I want to try freezer meals. 
  • I'm having a hard time keeping my house clean. Well actually I keep our main living areas clean, but the rooms you can't see i.e. our master bedroom, master bath, and "movie room" - I just can't keep them clean. I need a cleaning routine...or hired help!
  • It's hard to think about any kind of routines, because I can't get a bedtime routine down for Riley...damn, eczema. 
  • I ordered him ScratchSleeves , and they should arrive today. I'm hoping this will be the miracle product I've been searching for!
...there's so much more to share...until next time!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


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For the past week or so I’ve found myself wanting to blog again. I need an outlet. Like all other moms, I feel like I never have any time for me. Blogging is my therapy. Goodness knows I need therapy. I started this time last year, but I’ve come to realize my heart is here at Really, I’m JUST Keia. I’m plain. I like simplicity. I love that this space feels like a journal of sorts. It’s not stuffy…you know? I want to share whatever I feel like sharing when I feel like sharing.

So that’s what I’m going to do. This space is for ME, but I welcome you (whoever you may be) to come along!