I just looked at my site and my last blog post was written on 12/21. That’s 12 days ago. Never in the history of Mommy Shorts have I gone so long without writing a post.

The reason for this is probably pretty obvious. It’s been the holidays, the kids have been off from school (they are still on break until the end of this week!), we’ve been traveling a lot (currently in Park City) and for the first time in a long time, I’m having trouble making writing a priority.

I can’t write during the day because I am with the kids and then I plan to write at night but then I lie in bed with Harlow or Mazzy at their bedtime and then the next thing I know, it’s 5am and I’ve just spent the entire night wedged between a polyester Descendants pillow and a stuffed bear with an American Girl arm stuck in my back.

Truth be told, I have done this every single night since I got back from Israel on December 5th. I’m pretty sure I’ve developed permanent creases on my face from sleeping funny.

The other thing that took up a disproportionate amount of my time at the end of last year was our birthdays. All four of our birthdays fall between October 22nd (Mike) and December 9th (Mazzy). Harlow is November 15th and I’m November 24th. Plus two of my best friends are November 25th (Emily) and December 8th (Seri). That’s a lot of planning, gifts to buy and birthday cake, especially when you have Thanksgiving falling smack dab in the middle and Hanukkah starting two days after the Wiles Birthday Season ends.

Which brings me to this week’s vlog— the one thing I managed to complete during my vacation, thanks to two cross continental flights to LA and back. (If you follow me on Instagram, you know that’s where we spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s.)

Before I even get into what we did over the holidays, I need to cover Birthday Season.

I hope you enjoy!

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