Week 3

Week 3a








I learn a lot from you. I learn more from you than you do from me, especially when it comes to self care. On my Facebook page I get a lot of feedback on taking care of myself, something I struggle to do. The reason I decided to do daily exercise is twofold. One, it’s to take care of myself physically. Two, it’s to do something just for myself. It might be one reason I’ve had mixed results with stay at home yoga. The boys want to do it with me and, as much as I love them, I need some time alone.

The Mister came home on Friday night after a month of traveling (he came home on the weekends). We knew he had to leave again on Monday, but at the last minute we learned he had to leave Sunday. I decided to devote Saturday and Sunday to mental self care instead of physical. Instead of walking, we joined him in helping his mom move everything into her house after a top-to-bottom remodel. My arms and back were tight on Sunday, so I consider that a workout! On Sunday, right after the Mister left, I took the boys to San Diego to meet someone I met online 8 years ago in a due date forum for February babies! Can you believe I did it? I can’t. I admit I forced myself, but it was worth it because (1) ballsy for me! and (2) the boys love The Natural History Museum. I was so nervous that I forgot to take pictures of my friend and I together. Oh well. One of these days I’ll get the hang of this socializing thing.

It took us almost 3 hours to get home from San Diego (traffic) but it was worth it. The drive was beautiful and peaceful. Nico sang songs (and asked me 30238 times if we were there yet) and Mikey finished Nest of Serpents. We were just pulling into town when the sun went down. So pretty. Mikey took the last picture, the one of the sunset. You can see the squished bugs on our windshield.

Jules Kendall writes about books, family, and easygoing simplicity.


  1. SJPINK33 says

    Sounds like it was wonderful day. I am glad you decided to meet your friend in person. I did that last October. We became so close online that when she came down to LA I HAD to meet her. It was a great experience. Felt like we have always known each other. As for your weekend idea, that sounds fabulous. We all need time for a little mental self care. You will always feel better after. Good for you.

  2. Alicia says

    I think it was ballsy of you to come to San Diego during Comic-Con weekend! Good for you, I’m glad you guys had fun!

  3. says

    Jules, that is really rough, being basically a single parent during the week, and then with your boys’ busy schedules on top. Whew. What a summer! You really deserve some heavy duty pampering someday.

    Ten years ago, I flew to Nashville with my then 2 year old, to meet up with a bunch of fellow “March Moms” that I met online at Babycenter back when we were pregnant. (My family was like…”you’re going where?!…to meet WHO?”) What a wonderful weekend that was. We still keep in touch, too. So glad you finally got to meet your online buddy in person!

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