Friday Favorites: Roomba

I know, it's been a while. How the heck are ya?  

These past few weeks have been so busy for us. Jason went back to work after his second paternity leave, we've wound down from the holidays and we're just getting into a routine again as we begin our winter session of baby classes. Noam and I attend weekly music class and sensory play class and then we also 'drop-in' to other classes on the other days of the week. It can get to be a lot, but I think it's important for us to get out of the house every day and so far it's been really fun. 

Anyway, with everything going on and my attention turned toward getting into a new routine  of sorts, trying to catch up on laundry (I'm hoping by the time Noam turns 6 months I'll have caught up) and working on Riles and Co., my time is seriously stretched (so apologies for not posting here much lately). I'm working on getting better about scheduling posts but it'll take some time. 

Well, with that, I just wanted to pop in to say I've discovered (well, Jason discovered and gifted me for Christmas) something that is a huge time-saver and something I think every mom (or every person) should have: the iRobot Roomba. This is the style we have

Being a mom is tough and completely time-consuming. And I've come to realize it can be somewhat unrealistic to get everything done in a day not have some help somewhere - be it a supportive partner, a nanny, or a house cleaner. Any gadget or discovery I come across that helps me spend my time where it counts most - with my baby or working on something else that nourishes me in one way or another - is something i feel compelled to celebrate and share! 

So back to the Roomba. I know it's pricey - it's definitely an investment - but it has saved me loads of time on vacuuming and has given me all of that time back to spend with Noam (or, well, do other household chores - where's the iRobot for dishes and laundry?). And I cannot describe the feeling I have when I get home and the house has been vacuumed (and the extent of my involvement was touching button). I'm seriously giddy just thinking about it, but that may not be normal. 

Anyhow, I couldn't keep it to myself. It's been magical (for me. The dogs and Noam are not so sure about it yet.) and I had to share this with you.