Happy Thursday y’all, pull up a seat and grab your cup of coffee! Sorry it’s taking me a while to get around to this. I kept rounding up your questions and then forget to actually sit down and answer them. Back when I did my reader survey, doing a Q&A was probably the most requested post by so many of you. I’m thinking about making it a monthly thing so if you every have any questions you would like answered, just shoot me an email and use ‘Ask Me Anything’ as the subject title and I will try to work it in!
I hope you guys are all having a good week, I can’t believe we leave for Christmas tomorrow night. I’m still a little anxious about flying with Zain for the first time but you guys have sent over some great tips and encouraging words so thank you for that. So, let’s get to it!
How are you liking Flywheel? Is it intimidating?
I LOVE it! I’ve fallen of the wagon a big lately because of the cold and stomach bug that had me down for a while but I fully plan on getting back into it once we are home from Christmas. I will be honest, it was a little intimidating at first. I feel like some workout studios that have really dedicated followings can be scary for a newbie. It was nice to go to classes with a friend and once I was there the instructors were so friendly and so were the other riders. You can keep your score private so it doesn’t show on the big board and I love that each bike has their own monitor so you can compete with yourself.
I’ve also fallen in love with Flybarre. I think I mentioned before I wasn’t a fan of barre but their classes are totally different. They are really fast paced and so hard! I like that because it leaved me thinking about when class will end less, ha!
Do you and Trevor split your finances?
We don’t. I really think my friends are split on this right down the middle and I don’t think there is any right answer. In our minds, we got married when both of us were finishing graduate school and just starting our careers. We felt like all our money was shared so it would be easier to combine everything. We haven’t had any trouble thus far and usually approach any financial decisions as a couple so it works for us!
Where do you find most of your recipe inspiration from?
To be honest, half the time I’m just making stuff up with what I’ve got in the house. I honestly find a lot of inspiration from friends (my friends are great cooks so that helps!) and I love Skinnytaste. I usually switch a few things here and there with her recipes but they are always flavorful and filling. I also love Trader Joe’s! I’ve been trying to share more of what I buy there with you guys on Instagram stories but they always have great options for mixes and salads that take a lot of the prep work out of meals!
Any good ideas for holiday dresses you can eat in?
First off, I love this question. This is my main concern with most clothes so I understand you. I rounded up a few of my current favorites below. They are great post baby too and when you just don’t feel like being sucked in all night!
What is Zain’s bedtime routine?
It’s pretty scheduled but Trevor and I are very scheduled people. We read ‘Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child’ and although we don’t follow everything to a tee, it’s a great resource. We can reference his age easily whenever we are having difficulties but for the most part he’s been a good sleeper. He gets a bath every night between 5:30 and 6pm and goes to bed between 6 and 6:30pm. We sleep trained him pretty early on and that’s a whole other long post I’m working on!
How is Zain doing with solids? What products are you loving?
He’s doing really great! He honestly eats anything we give him and we are trying to feed him whatever we are eating. We give him purees daily (I like the Beetnut organic ‘just’ anything!) and try to encourage him to eat on his own. We are loving his high chair so far! It takes up so little space in our place, is easy to get him in and out of and transitions for him through toddler which is nice. We’ve also been using these spoons and this bib at home and love this bib for travel! It’s really nice that it all zips up and doesn’t take up much space in my diaper bag. He also just started using a sippy cup (I can’t believe my boy is this big!) and we’ve liked this intro one so far. It’s easy for him to grab and use on his own!
Hope you all have a wonderful day and remember to send over any other questions you have!