Bath Time With a Staph Infection

The last few days were highly stressful. I always keep my cool, but there were times when I didn’t think I could handle it. C was tested for a staph infection on Thursday morning and it came back positive midday Friday. There were a few hours when we didn’t know if it was the dangerous MRSA (the kind of resistant staph that you hear horror stories about on the news) or a type of staph that was sensitive to the antibiotic that C had started.

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#Mamavation Monday: Cleaning!

These past 2+ months have been really challenging for me, and the state of our household definitely reflects that!  We haven’t seen our tabletop for months, and mail kept piling on top of it.  The bathroom wasn’t getting cleaned regularly, the stovetop was filthy and the place was in need of some serious dusting.

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Breakfast Cookies, Cleaning and Fit Throwing

After lying around on various surfaces of my apartment since Sunday, I finally rocked out an awesome night as a housewife. Last night, I vacuumed; did a load of laundry; gave C a bath by myself (it’s difficult, guys!); washed dishes; cleaned all our CSA veggies; and baked flour-free, egg-free, peanut butter oatmeal banana breakfast cookies. (Found them on Pinterest; C had it for breakfast and loved it.)

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When Did I Become So Domestic?

Hubster gave me a Swiffer Wet Jet for my birthday.  Why, you ask?  I asked for it.

No, I literally asked for a Swiffer Wet Jet.  I like clean floors.

I also received a cute little stainless steel trash can, a fantastic OXO salad spinner and an Everlast tower punching bag.  Yeah, so that last one isn’t very domestic but I do love to box.

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Simplifying

We’re moving in two-ish months to a new state.  A lot has changed about our life since we first moved here two years ago.  Instead of getting my graduate degree, I became a mother who works at home.  We have a rapidly growing, wild, delightful little boy who enjoys exploring our apartment.  We’ve really outgrown this one-bedroom space.  Honestly, there’s quite a bit of stuff that we have in this apartment that we really won’t use anymore in this new chapter of our lives.

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Mentally Checking Out

In less than a month, Hubster will graduate and shortly after that, his graduate assistantship will come to an end and we will need to move out of our campus apartment.  We don’t know exactly when we’re moving yet; mostly because we don’t know where we’re headed next.  Yet, I think I’ve already begun to mentally check out of this place.

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Review: Magid Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Cleaning – it’s a dirty job, but we all need to do it.  Now that we have a moving, grooving child in our home, I find myself cleaning a lot.  I enjoy the sparkly sheen of a clean home, but I don’t like how cleaning chemicals dry out my skin.  While I clean the bathroom, I like to wear disposable gloves to protect my skin from harsh chemicals.  I like that I can peel off the nastiness of bathroom grime and put the glove in the garbage when I’m done.  I received a box of 100 disposable nitrile gloves from Magid Gloves & Safety Manufacturing Company LLC for review and got to work testing them!

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My Own Personal Floor Cleaner

C is officially mobile.  He recently started creeping forward and he’s getting faster every day!  Our little monkey is enjoying his new perspectives of our home.  He’s especially intrigued by the part of the floor that connects the kitchen tile with the living room carpeting.

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When Did Leaving Home Become a Hassle?!

Hubster, C and I are preparing to drive to our home state for the weekend.  He has an annual weekend with his high school buds.  C and I are going to drop him off and spend the weekend with my parents.  While Hubster smashes 5 days of work into 4 (during Homecoming week!), I’m trying to get the apartment cleaned and get everything ready to leave for the weekend.

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Nesting, Nesting, Nesting…

…how long can one nest?!

Hubster and I did some spring cleaning this weekend and organized a bunch of stuff that was sitting around on various surfaces of the apartment.  Yesterday I did all of our laundry (I’ve been doing laundry every few days so it doesn’t get piled up).  The cleaning continues today!

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What Was I Thinking?!

The bathroom in our apartment has tile on part of the walls and a tile floor.  The amount of dust that was starting to collect on the edges of the floor and the bottom part of the tile wall was really starting to get on my nerves.  Of course, the greatest build-up was located in hard-to-reach corners and behind the toilet.  I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to get on my hands and knees and scrub off all of the dust this afternoon.

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Homemaking

I totally am rocking at homemaking so far today!  I’m so proud :)   Woke up at 10 (okay, so it was a bit late, but I’ve been SO tired lately!), started laundry, cleaned the bathroom, replied to emails, did the dishes, vacuumed and dusted all within two hours.  BAM!

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