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Today is my last day of leave. I cannot believe how fast this time has gone. I can’t tell you how many times I have cried over the last several weeks knowing that this day would come and I would have to go back to work and be away from Zoe. Up until this point, I haven’t been away from her for a single moment so Monday morning is going to be really really hard!!! Luckily, my boss is awesome and very understanding and he is going to let me work from home a few days a week until we get off the daycare waiting list. But Monday morning and a few days a week I will have to leave Zoe and go into the office. So I am going to soak up every moment of today and this weekend before the tears come Monday morning.

Favorite Moment: Getting to see how much Zoe grows and develops each day is the coolest!!! Last night we were hanging out in her chair and she starting touching the toys that I was holding in front of her. And then she actually turned a page in her book!!! Such a proud mommy moment over here!!!

Clearly all that learning was exhausting though, this was her about five minutes later…

Another favorite moment? How excited Mac was when Zoe and I picked him up from the groomers yesterday. He doesn’t look like a crazy homeless man anymore…

Favorite Recipe: Breakfast is the hardest meal for me. I want to eat healthy, so all the good breakfast foods are out. I am not eating any grains right now so that takes out even more options. I hate eggs. Hate them. So it doesn’t leave a lot of options left. This week I have been roasting butternut squash for breakfast. It might sound weird for breakfast, but it is delicious! I just cut them up into cubes pieces, toss in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. I cook them at 400 for 30 minutes. Delicious!!!!

Favorite Lust: I saw this chair at Target when I was shopping with my mom this week. It is on sale for $30 off and it would be so cute in my office!!! I really liked where the back is positioned to. I am an odd bird and I like to sit straight up, I hate chairs that force you to lean back. How cute is this?

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Linking up with Amanda. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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  • Reply Stephanie January 27, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Haha I was just talking with my Uber driver about how I had to use a payphone and call my mom collect when I was in high school if I needed a ride home early. The struggle.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 27, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Ah! I’ll be thinking about you Monday! Bless your heart. She is growing and changing so much! Looks like a big girl sitting up! And Mac looks so cute with his cut. Happy weekend!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... January 27, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Haha that payphone one reminds me of an old commercial where a new dad calls his dad from the hospital & is like “Bob We-had-a-baby-its-a-boy”

  • Reply Laura January 27, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Look at Zoe girl growing up and turning book pages all by herself! So sweet!! Monday will be rough, but I know you’ll make it through it. With the help of a super awesome bestie, of course. I hope we get to see you guys this weekend!!

  • Reply Sierra January 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Aw hang in there Momma! Those first few weeks are definitely going to be rough but over time it will get better. That’s awesome you’ll be working from home a few days a week. She is just the cutest and look at her already starting to play and read. That picture of her next to her stuffy is just the cutest! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky January 27, 2017 at 11:05 am

    OMG the collect calls! HAHAHAHAHA! my mom’s english isn’t so good so you have no idea how many times she thought it was a crank or some telemarketer and HUNG UP ON HER OWN DAUGHTER, lol

    Your leave is done already?! how did the time fly by so fast??? it’ll be hard to go back to work but will make those times you spend with her even MORE precious than they already are.

  • Reply Carly January 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I’m sure it’s such a bittersweet last day off with Zoe, but so glad to hear your boss is being flexible to help make the transition easier. That chair from Target is so cute- I’m forever on the hunt for a desk chair too.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston January 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I hope this weekend goes by extra slow for you girl…can’t believe your maternity leave is almost over! The no makeup funny – #sotrue! Happy weekend girl! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how time really does start moving in the blink of an eye after you have children especially. Oh girl, I too am going to hope for the slowest weekend ever and I’ll be thinking of you next week. And that butternut squash looks delicious! I’ve been doing the same thing with sweet potatoes, just love Roasted veggies, they’re so flavorful!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm January 27, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    It seriously feels like you JUST had her… maternity leave goes by way too quick! I felt that exact same way when I went back to work so I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts on Monday!

    Turning a page in a book already?! Awesome!

  • Reply kristen January 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    awwww look how adorable she is! turning pages! what a little bookworm. i am sorry you have to go back to work, i hope it goes okay.
    butternut squash sounds pretty delish for breakfast!

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native January 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    In love with that chair! Sorry your leave is coming to an end. 🙁

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis January 28, 2017 at 8:17 am

    So crazy you and Kate are both back to work the same week! I wish the US had a proper maternity leave policy like other countries. It’s pretty ridiculous but I have you’re able to go back into the working world and find balance with parenthood. Who will take care of Zoe during the day?

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista January 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

    LOL at the no makeup look – could not be more true! And girlllllll the struggle is definitely for real this weekend, I broke down crying yesterday just talking about Monday. Sending you all the *hugs* sweet friend, so glad we can vent to each other as birthday twins should! <3

  • Reply Jess January 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I haven’t bought butternut squash since I was pregnant and threw away a whole package because the sight made me nauseous lol. I should try it again! I accidentally combo-read your posts.. this is the book I meant in the other comment. I’m going back to work Monday, too. Solidarity. I’ve done part time so far end it’s been okay, although still hard.

  • Reply Teh Megan January 30, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Dat Mac face and dem ears! /swoon

  • Reply Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman January 30, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Thinking of you today!! I have almost bought those chairs like twice. I might have to snap them up now that ehy are on sale! Love!!!

  • Reply January 30, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Thinking of you today!! Much hugs and love.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre January 30, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Your funnies have me rolling today. Thinking about you sweet girl! You can do it!

  • Reply Audrey January 30, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Good luck today, friend!! I’ll be thinking about you!

  • Reply Erica Ashley January 30, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Hope your first day back went well today!! I love sweet potatoes! They have been my Whole 30 life saver!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I hope that things weren’t too rough this morning, but I can’t even imagine how hard it is to leave your baby for the first time. I know that when start a family that’s going to be a big deal for me too. And I say that you eat whatever you want to eat for breakfast! Sometimes I like to eat lunch for breakfast because I’m not much of a breakfast food fan.

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family February 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Aww, I hope this week is going well for you, friend. I’ve heard how hard it can be to go back to work after maternity leave. You’ve got this!

    Also, Zoe is SO CUTE!

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