March 19, 2020

5 things making life easier this week

I think we should all be sharing what's making life easier for us. Ideas are motivation and power right now.

Real life. These are the leggings but I also have high socks on with them. It was so dark and gloomy at 10am on this day that it looks like I took the picture at night. 

1. These modal leggings.
They can be see-through, so wear them with a dress if you're wearing them outdoors. They are incredibly soft with a band at the cropped bottom and they don't have a thick waistband. Order your regular size. I almost sized up because I usually do with leggings, but now I'm glad I didn't.

2. A 10-minute yoga flow each morning. I've been doing this since...January? At least 10 minutes a day, but I used to do 20 or 30 when I was really focused on it after the New Year. Now, I put in an earbud, put on a podcast, and just go through a basic flow sequence for about 10 minutes. It's increased my flexibility, it's relaxing, and it stretches out sore muscles. This playlist is an UNBELIEVABLE resource.  This month, I've been focusing on Pilates again after doing lots of yoga in January and then lots of barre in February. What's your go-to home workout right now?

3. Sausage Orzo Soup. I made this a few years ago and it was great. I made it again this week and it makes enough for two dinners. I just added some more chicken stock the second day. We all loved it.

4. My doctors' offices using an online messaging system. I was able to cancel appointments, reschedule appointments, and send a message to my doctor and get a reply...all without picking up the phone or saying a word. It's the little things.

5. Not caring about a schedule. I already had a "schedule". I have a LOT of thoughts about how homeschooling has been going for everyone sharing this huge lifestyle change online. Maybe that will be a separate post next week?
But, for now, my own laissez-faire parenting is going well. I imagine the extroverts are starting to pull their hair out. I'm bored, sure. But Wells has the run of the house. He does more or less what he wants and we play together. I never subscribed to the idea that I had to take him to 2-3 activities every single day. Those are the baby/toddler moms who are probably having the toughest time? 

What's something that's making YOUR life easier this week? 
(This post is up much later than usual simply because sometimes I don't have the chance to sit down and blog first thing and I've learned to be okay with that. See: laissez-faire)


  1. I hate to say it but no traffic & the crowds being down at work has made life easier for me

  2. Thanks for the book set rec! Also I had planned on trying Little Fires. I couldn’t finish the book, though! That soup looks great and orzo was one of the only lonely pastas on the grocery shelf!


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