Miss Calla turned 4 earlier this week and we decided to celebrate with a mermaid/under the sea themed birthday party! It’s been almost 15 months since the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and this was our first time hosting a group of people other than our close close family members since then. It was a little scary but looking back I am so glad it happened. I hope to not only share all the cuteness of a 4-year-old’s mermaid birthday party but also talk about all the things that ran through our heads to plan a party in the safest manner we felt comfortable with.
I cannot believe how long it’s been since I’ve last posted here on my blog! I knew I couldn’t pass up creating a post for Mother’s Day because it means so much more to me every year that passes.
I remember when I was much younger telling my parents every year that it didn’t make sense…why was there a “Mother’s Day” and a “Father’s Day” and NO. KID’S. DAY? I chuckle at my young naivete and can answer this question 10x over now. My Mother would always respond that “every day is kid’s day,” and no truer words have been spoken. We as parents (ahem, and more specifically Mothers, amiright?) bust our behinds every moment of every day for our kid/s. The amount of finagling that it takes to run a household and live semi-productive lives is insane here in 2019 so what better excuse do we need than to reward ourselves for such repetitive sacrifice.
I think we can all agree, Mothers specially are angels sent down from Heaven. We are the CEOs of our individual households – cooking (sometimes), cleaning (also sometimes), packing bags, wiping booties, brushing teeth, kissing boo boos, researching the best schools, scheduling EVERYTHING, rocking every single task we are given and NEVER ever putting ourselves first. So now, mamas, it’s our day. A day you should literally ask for anything and everything you’ve ever wanted. You f*cking deserve it and for the love, please don’t waste anyone’s time trying to convince otherwise. I have compiled all the things on my Mother’s Day splurge list to share with you all in hopes you are inspired to ask for the same things or come up with something else equally as bomb. These gifts can easily be applied to your own mothas as well because she’s straight up amazing too. Let’s begin.
At the inspiration of one of my favorite social media mamas, Hayley Paige, I want to start a new blog series where I share my monthly Amazon faves! And based on the poll I added to my IG story last week, you all are excited to hear more!
Amazon has quickly become one of my husband & I’s favorite places to shop. I particularly love that it sells a huge variety of items at competitive prices. With FREE 2-day shipping (sometimes 1-day) using Amazon Prime, it can’t be beat! The list I plan to share with you every month will be what I have purchased for that month and consider favorites. I warn: the list is random. 😂
Today’s post is going up later than usual and its going to be short. But hopefully my news will make up for that!
I am officially a YouTuber!
Now I know some of you may be cheering while others groan but let me clarify, my YouTube channel will merely be an extension of my brand. I will continue to post regularly on my blog, just maybe not every Friday like I previously promised. You can count on 1 video or 1 blog post per week or maybe both! I’d like to keep up with posts more than that but I’d rather it be a nice surprise when I upload more frequently rather than a disappointment when I don’t. To be honest, I’m writing this on my phone while breastfeeding baby for a nap so when I say time is limited I mean it!
What is my YouTube channel going to be like?
I’d really like for it to be a look into our real lives as The Sykes Family.
Have other questions? Leave them in the comments below and I will answer some of them on a Q&A soon! In the meantime, hurry over to my YouTube channel and check it out!
Straight up sincerely,
Hello! and welcome to the Sykes Family blog. We are glad you’ve found us and hope you find something here that helps you on your path forward.
My name is Alyse. I am the wife and mama of the Sykes Fam. I hope for this blog to be a place where my family lands; a place where we can express our experiences and have it be impactful on the world. Think big right? I have to take credit for the idea, and thus the fault if its a total failure, but hopefully over time this will truly be a family blog and not just one from my perspective.