Posts tagged ‘parenting’

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)

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February 26, 2011

Weekends are for Family Fun

Target stores had Dr. Seuss storytime today. Since my kids love Dr. Seuss books, we had to go to the event. We started the day with smiles:)

On the way to the event, Jake found the perfect leaf that he decided to take with him to storytime. And of course, we are still all smiles:)

We only had to follow the strollers to find the event. Jake and Marley both listened to ‘Oh! The Places You’ll Go’ and participated in fun games and activities.

After the excitement, we decided to go and have lunch at a great Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood. We all love Mexican food!

After lunch, we told Jake that we would go to the park and the playground before going home. So of course….all smiles:)

The afternoon ended with a walk in the park and fun at the playground.

We had a wonderful family day out and now it is time for a nap.

I hope that you are having a wonderful time with family today! Happy Saturday!!

February 25, 2011

Painting a Masterpiece on a Rainy Day

It is sometimes hard to keep a 24 month old happy when the weather is bad. He loves to go outside and release tons of energy. So on days when the weather is not cooperating, we have to come up with fun indoor activities. Today, Jake is an artist.

February 25, 2011

Dr. Seuss Remembered – Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target Stores

In collaboration with Read Across America, Target will be having a storytime event that honors Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Saturday, February 26th, all Target locations will have storytime, activities, games, and free goodie bag giveaways from 9AM to 11AM.

Jake and Marley both love Dr. Seuss books, especially ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’. I plan on taking the kids and I will post photos from the event tomorrow.

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 22, 2011

Quiet before the ‘MOM’

Being a mom has made me value those quiet times. The times when no one is crying or yelling or screaming your name. Those times early in the morning or late at night when you can escape from being a Mom for a second and focus on absolutely nothing at all. The problem is that during those times I find myself focusing on everything. I find myself making lists in my head of everything that I did not do or that I need to do. So right now while everyone is still asleep and the house is completely quiet, I am going to take yoga deep inhales and exhales. I am going to prepare my mind for the day ahead realizing that it is going to be filled with everything but quiet moments.

Good Morning!!

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