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Times they are a changin'

My last blog post was 1/30/18. I'm sad to admit that, but it's true. So much has changed since January of 2018. I am hoping this blog post will fill you in a little bit as to where I've been and why I've been MIA.

If you follow me on any other social media platform (instagram, facebook), you probably know what I've been up to. I hope that you will continue to check in with me here, as well as @practicallyspeeching and on facebook. I seem to update those the most!

2018 brought a lot of change...here are a few major changes that have really altered our life - aka, why I can't find the time to blog!

1. We became a family of 4...

We welcomed Devyn Reese Lazarus on May 21, 2018. She has been keeping us super busy, but she is just a ray of sunshine!
Kameryn has been loving (and sometimes not loving) being a big sister. It has been a huge change for everyone, but it has been wonderful (and chaotic).



2. We had two under two...
This was how I spent most of the end of 2018. Devyn wrapped up in the Solly Baby Wrap and Kameryn on my hip. It didn't leave much room to do anything except, well, survive.

I'm happy to report that things have calmed down and life seems to be getting a little less chaotic. In comparison to the newborn days at least...






3. I changed jobs...
In the midst of having a baby, toddler, and maintaining some semblance of sanity, I managed to interview, demo, and get a new, local job. If you live on Long Island, or know the climate of education jobs on Long Island, you know how impossible this is. This was no easy feat, and was something I had been trying to do for quite some time. Apparently NY is the only place where the teacher shortage does not exist - speech included LOL. If you've followed me from the beginning you know I worked for the NYC Department of Education. I loved it, but I did not love the 1.5-2 hr commute each way to work. 



4. My SLP Momma retired...
This was perhaps the most incredible part of 2018. Her retiring was the end of a speech era, but the beginning of an even better era of "grandma school." I lovingly refer to my mother taking care of my kids as the best thing that has ever happened to me since her becoming my mother in general and taking care of me LOL This move allowed me to go back to work without worry, leaving my toddler and infant in the best of hands.



So, as most people do, I set a goal for 2019. Including my efforts to drink more water, I plan on devoting more time to blogging and creating and sharing. I hope you've stuck with me through my little lull, and will continue to support the journey of whatever "Practically Speeching" turns into!

With love,

Alexis

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