Posts tagged ‘mom’

April 12, 2011

Slow and Steady but Moving

This will be the first summer in the last 2 years that I will not be pregnant. I am on a mission to get my pre-pregnancy body back.

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March 9, 2011

A Mom’s Precious Memories

So, my babies are still little. The oldest is 26 months and the youngest is 7 months (time is moving fast). The oldest knows all of his alphabets (upper and lowercase) by sight (he still does not know the Alphabet song but he can call out all the letters). My youngest is crawling (hands and knees) and pulling up on everything. I know that she will be walking soon. I try to capture it all with video and photos and I try to record it all down. Time is just flying by and some days I wish it would slow down (just a bit). I came across a video that I recorded around the time that my oldest started walking.

I hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday!

March 2, 2011

Can I please get a Nanny and Personal Chef? And if you are feeling generous, can you throw in a Housekeeper?

Being a Mom means that you wear a lot of different hats. We manage to do it all and still keep our sanity (at least on most days). My life would be so much easier if I had a Nanny, Personal Chef, and a Housekeeper. I would have so much free time to do things that people without kids take for granted like taking a long shower or bath, taking a walk by myself, leaving on the spur of the moment, and going out on dates with my husband. Though it would be nice to have all of those people helping me, I love my life and I enjoy my time with family. My babies will only be little for a short while and I plan on enjoying every moment (even when they are throwing tantrums and crying for no reason at all). Today, I wanted to highlight items that help to make my daily life easier.

1. Buttercup Yellow Baby Basics Wide Ring Sling by BabyEtte (Etsy) / 2. Girls Pacifier Clip in Modern Argyle by apolkadotmoon (Etsy) / 3. Ecofriendly Wood Dino Baby Teething Toy by ecotottoys (Etsy) 4. Animals on the Farm Organizer Basket Fabric Bin by thespottedbarn (Etsy) / 5. Eco Organic Baby Bib and Burp Cloth Set – Lemon Sweet Hearts by SewnNatural (Etsy) / 6. Weekly Planner Chalkboard Calendar – Modern Vinyl Wall Decal by SimpleShapes (Etsy)

February 24, 2011

Smiles :) and Cries :(

“It is all about smiles and cries.


You gotta control your smiles and cries because that’s all you have, and nobody can take that away”.

I loved that quote from ‘Training Day’ and Marley is adorable so I could not resist.

February 22, 2011

Always a Mess – Fingerpainting with Yogurt

Jake (24 months old) loves his turtle. He takes that turtle everywhere. He has even decorated his shell with star stickers. The thing is that the turtle was actually a Christmas present for my youngest (6 month old). When Jake first saw it, he assumed it was his and now the turtle and him are inseparable. So why is the turtle covered with yogurt?

Me- Jake why are you doing that?
Jake – Turt (turtle) won’t open mouth
Me – Jake please stop.
Jake – Turt hungry. Eat Eat
Me – Jake if you do not want anymore yogurt, please stop playing with it
Jake – but Turt Eat Eat

So now, I am cleaning up a toy turtle and a little boy covered in yogurt.

February 21, 2011

Very Early Morning Yells – Help!!

So the 6 month old still wakes up about 3 times in the middle of the night (or I should say early morning). I know that it is my fault. The pediatrician told me to sleep train a couple of months ago, but I did not have the heart to do it. I did not sleep train the oldest (24 month old) and now finally he is sleeping through the night. I just can’t stand the cries and yells associated with the training and I know it only lasts a week but still. I tried before and the yells got to me even before 5 minutes. So as a result, I am stuck with this
at 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 and of course the I am totally wide awake at 5:00AM. The great thing about have 2 kids that are 18 months apart is that I am still in ‘you will get limited sleep’ mode.

So I ask you, did you sleep train? or are you just like me???

February 19, 2011

Life As a Mom

Being a Mom means that the days of sleeping in on Saturday have been replaced by waking up at 5AM. Marley decided that waking up at 5AM was the best way to start a Saturday.

Good Morning!

Good morning
Photo taken by Laineys Repertoire

February 18, 2011

EvenAndy Revealed

Hi, I am going to give blogging another try. This time, I am going to give you glimpses of my life. I am on a mission to be the best Mom to my 24 and 6 month old while also being the best shop owner. It is a challenge some days (well most days). I am a work in progress. My goal each day is to try to be better than the day before (a better wife, Mom, daughter, and friend). The journey begins…

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