I’m often asked, “How do you do it?” I don’t know if they mean survive single mom hood or ever have a moment to myself. The answer is clear; a good bedtime routine. I like to call it my 5 B’s. It works like a charm and I never have to worry about my daughter, Kianna going right to sleep. We’ve all heard the horror stories and seen the Super Nanny episodes where the kids get out of bed, slam doors, whine and cry and refuse to go to sleep. I did NOT want that to be me! Here are my 5 B’s.
1. Bath (every other night is just fine)
2. Bottle (we call it “Bobby” but it’s a sippy cup of warm milk now)
3. Brush (been brushing her teeth since I saw the first one come in)
4. Book (2 books)
5. Bed (done, works like a charm. I sing and hum her favorite melody as I leave)
Kianna peacefully asleep after reading to herself.
Now I need to create a new name for my blog. Thanks for all the suggestions below. I’m still trying to decide:
Living the Life in Paradise
Living the Life
Engaged!!!….Blending families in Paradise
Engaged in Key West
Engaged In Paradise
Parents in Paradise
Married now in Heaven
Paradise Becomes You
Not So Single in Paradise
Taken Woman with Palm Trees
Happy Mom in Paradise
My daughter recently graduated from VPK and I am so proud.
What a great month it was to be in #Keywest!! I won a green tutu from the folks at “Where the Weird Go Pro.” The weekend before St. Patricks was date night with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful time. The weather, the town, and my life are just wonderful. Practice being happy and grateful everyday and see what happens to you.
Last night my friend Joanie and I were discussing what great local bands we have here in Key West. It’s so difficult even for us locals to know and I wondered if there was an app for that? I have found a web site that is useful called 6 Toe Jam. We have an array of amazing musicians that play locally and I’m trying to make an effort to see them more often. Here is my boyfriend and I on our way to Smokin Tuna to listen to some tunes!
Where has the time gone? Where have I been? Well, the good news is that the single mom in paradise isn’t so single anymore. That’s right, 6 months in total bliss and a wonderful world wind of love. Business is good, life is moving fast and now it’s 2014. Looking forward to writing more blogs on Key West and what family friendly things there are to do. My boyfriend also has a 4 year old so we’re always visiting restaurants and events with our girls. Let me know what other things you’d like to hear about from our paradise Key West!