Written By Jen
Jen, founder of UrbanMoms and mom of 2, philosophizes about modern day mothering, social media, and the true value of community.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!