Written By Jen
Jen, travel writer and founder of UrbanMoms philosophizes about modern day mothering, social media, and life's next adventure.Read Her Blog "Mom's The Word"
Yay me! Well, I made it through 2 harrowing days alone. Seems crazy now looking back but I barely slept a wink at night…thank God both of my kids are still napping! This was the only real sleep I got.
I have to do this again in a few weeks so please, any additional suggestions for overcoming the fear of being alone are welcome. This is really quite embarrassing. Is it just me who gets freaked out? I’m a grown woman in my late 30’s! I’ve had a successful career and am raising 2 kids and I can’t spend the night alone?!
By the way, thanks for the advice guys. I couldn’t quite bring myself to wake my 3 year old from his peaceful sleep so that I could have a bed mate but I did listen to Kath’s advice and turned on the CD player in my room. If nothing else, it drowned out the creepy animal sounds.
Now, a first for me. We are throwing a cottage party! We have invited 10 couples in neighbouring cottages. It will be potluck and bbq. We only know 3 of the other couples, the rest have just bought on the lake in the last few years. I am so excited but am also looking for suggestions on making this night a blast. Anyone have suggestions on party games or is that a bit silly? I am making most of the hors d’oeuvres so recipes are much appreciated.
We have decided to set the bar up outside. We do have a little wet bar but use it more for rinsing off sand and sunscreen! I have cleaned it off and I think we are ready to go. I am going to serve the Baileys Shiver as now I am an expert but post your ideas for other drinks too. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Emily is an urban mom to a 10 month old daughter and 3 year old son. She’ll continue to Keep It Cool throughout the summer so check back soon and please share your comments below!