Life Lately

Things have sure been slow over here on the blog, in six years, I think this is the least I have posted in a single month. There are a lot of reasons behind that so I thought it would be a good time to do a little life lately post & share a bit about what we are up to. Harper has been in school for a little over two weeks, which also means our babysitters are back to school and I have the little ones (who are lost without their big sis!) most days by myself. I have never been a good multi-tasker, so I am usually focused on the kids or focused on work, and this month, it has been the kids. It has been dentist appointments, well visits, orientations and open houses, registration for dance and gymnastics, and going to the pool almost every night after dinner while we still can.

Although we have been busy, it’s’ been a really sweet season for us over here. Quiet mornings with Harper having breakfast & getting her ready for school have really made me reflect on the fact that I have a big kid & time is just passing by so quickly. I know this is such a crucial transition for her & I feel so grateful that I am able to make lots of extra time for her. In the early afternoons when Claire is napping, I get lots of one on one time with Eloise, which is so rare since she is the middle child and almost always has a sister around, we love this time together! We definitely took for granted the laziness of summer & how sweet it is to all be together, being back on a schedule and only having all three girls home together in the evenings is definitely a huge change of pace for us. The little ones start two & three year old preschool in just a few days, which means a few hours home with no kids for the first time ever (whaaaat!) and more time for the blog!

I am ready for cool weather, ready for the girls to get to be outside in the afternoons again & for our morning walks to the coffee shop. I miss having dinner & breakfast on the back deck and can’t wait to have our windows open all day long. We have so much exciting stuff in store for this Fall (Summer always leaves me feeling uninspired, another reason for the lack of posts) and I just can’t wait for this season more than ever!

As always, thanks so much for reading, I am so thankful for all of you!! Wishing you all a happy week ahead!! XO




  1. One of the things I love about your blog is that you always put your kids and family first. You are such a great mom and your girls are so lucky to have you.

  2. I’ve been following along since you were pregnant with Harper and I can’t believe how fast time has gone … my biggest boy is now 5 and starts school here next year (I’m totally in denial).
    I just wanted to congratulate you on sharing your real yet beautiful journey of motherhood.
    You’ve given me so much inspiration, hope and advice just by posting and I think you’re doing the best job being mama to your girls.
    Renee X

  3. Just wanted to say that through the years, I have lost interest in a lot of bloggers, mainly because my life has gotten busiee, but no matter how busy life gets, I still love to follow along with the Garvins! I’ve been reading from the very first post (I also had my first baby in 2012) and have loved following you along your journey. Much love from Nor Cal!

  4. I’m in your same boat!! Three kids at home right now — my oldest starts kindergarten in two weeks and my middle one will go to preschool. I’ll have the baby with me but that will seem like a breeze compared to now! Blogging has also taken a backseat over here, but that’s OK!!

    Thanks for sharing the update!! Glad to see you and your family are well 🙂


  5. Hi! My daughter will be 2 soon and I don’t even know where to begin with preschool. I didn’t realize there is preschool for age 2. Did you find through a private company of through your city? Is it just a couple hours a week?

  6. I feel like this is a hectic time for all of us. As a fellow mom, blogger, and small business owner I find myself anticipating the start of school but know I will miss the summertime adventures. It’s bitter sweet. I do find that when I have time during the day to accomplish my tasks, the time spent in the evenings can be focused 100% on them which also has it’s perks.

  7. It’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who feels uninspired in the summertime. You’re kicking butt, Mama. Fall and winter are my FAVORITE seasons on your blog and I cannot wait for what you have in store for us! <3

  8. I am in love with this post and totally get it! I am also sooooo ready for cooler weather and all the amazingness and excitement that fall brings! Xoxo

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