Hi friends! I’m Holly Perona and welcome to my blog. I live in Ca with my husband and 3 babies! I was in desperate need of a creative outlet so here we are! If you stop by you’ll probably find me talking about my children, faith, painting, DIY attempts, my love for essential oils or road trips! My dream is to live on a little farm or at least have a bunch of animals. We already have a pet cow so that’s a start :)

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First day of kindergarten!

Ahhhh so my girl finally started kindergarten. I have been a ball of emotions like most mamas are when their first baby starts school. I’m so proud of the little person she is becoming but also dying inside just a bit. My mom guilt has been crazy lately! I just hope I have done enough to prepare her in the 5 years she’s been at home with me. Not so much academic wise but emotionally. It has always been important to me that my children are kind and loving people. I am more concerned with their emotional abilities rather than their academics. If they get good grades along the way..hey that’s great. Grades are not what ultimately determines if a person is a well functioning adult 🙌🏻I know I still have many, many years to cultivate her emotional health but these are the things that keep me up at night 🤪

She was so excited and ready to start school. I’ve been hyping it up all summer..you never know what their reaction is going to be to a new place. She had tons of questions but never really seemed nervous and that made me feel SO much better. She really wanted to know about snacks and recess…all the important stuff lol.

We had her enrolled at a school right around the corner from us and also on the wait list for a school that’s about 25 minutes away. She got pulled off of the waitlist on the first day of school and wouldn’t be able to start until 2 days later. But we took the spot and are so glad we did! She was already the new girl in class but is having no trouble making friends 😆

Ellie seriously loves it so much and it makes me so happy. When I drop her off she will tell me I’m going to miss you sooo much! I’m glad she at least says that even if she’s not crying any tears when I walk away 😊 I remember hating kindergarten and crying every. Single. Day for the entire year. I also hated swimming lessons and cried the whole season for that too. I’m glad Ellie has much more confidence than I did at her age! She has also picked up a little more sassiness than she normal😏 It’s so funny how our kids can be so much like us but so incredibly different too. I definitely think she’s going to have my stubborn streak (she already does) but I think she is going to be a lot more social and outgoing than I was. I can’t wait to see all of the things she accomplishes over the next year. I know everyone says they’re so sad when their kids grow out of the baby stage but I love each day even more. I’m not gonna lie the last few years have been rough and I’m just glad to have one that can completely dress, feed and comb her own hair. 🤪