BENEFITS OF LETTING YOUR KIDS GET DIRTY

BENEFITS OF LETTING YOUR KIDS GET DIRTY

Our home has white walls, white cabinetry, and white furniture. It makes me extremely uncomfortable and anxious when I see things out of order and in a mess. Because one of my daughter’s favorite things to do is paint, I have since learned how to see the benefits of letting her get dirty!

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WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOM MOMENT?

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOM MOMENT?

As moms, we all have moments when we feel like we are not doing good enough for our families and our children. Sometimes, we might even feel like we are failing as moms. Then, out of nowhere, something happens or someone tells us something that becomes our proudest mom moment.

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CELEBRATING MOM BOSSES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

CELEBRATING MOM BOSSES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

As moms, we take on many roles - provider, teacher, coach, mediator, cheerleader, transportation facilitator…the list goes on. Some of us are surprised we made it through the day/month/years, and then there are some that decide to add one more role to their life and day - an entrepreneur.

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GIVING YOUR CHILD SOME TIME AND SPACE

GIVING YOUR CHILD SOME TIME AND SPACE

As a working mom, the best part of my day is when I pick up my daughter from her dayhome. I am excited to see her, hug her, and to learn about everything that happened with her day. I want to know it all. I will ask her questions about what she ate, whether she took at nap, whether she made a poop, whether she went outside, who she played with, and what they played. Sometimes, she doesn’t share the same “level” of excitement as me.

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2019 RESOLUTIONS QUARTERLY REVIEW

2019 RESOLUTIONS QUARTERLY REVIEW

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2019 New Years Resolutions because I wanted to be held accountable. Here is a review of how I did during the first quarter of the year. I think I did pretty good on 2/3 resolutions and excelling on the 4th resolution I added!

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MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR ROAD TRIPS WITH CHILDREN

MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR ROAD TRIPS WITH CHILDREN

Does going on a road trip with your children cause you anxiety? It used to for me too. After each road trip, I learned something and was able to prepare better. This blog post shares my list of must have items for road trips with children. Some of these items I bet you would not have even thought about!

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HOW TO RUN ERRANDS EFFICIENTLY

HOW TO RUN ERRANDS EFFICIENTLY

Would you agree that weekends should be for fun and play with our kids and not for chores and errands? I agree 100%

As a working mom, my weekends are the most important days to spend with my daughter. These are the days we are not tied to a routine and can go out to explore and play. The absolute last thing that I would want to do on the weekends is to run errands. Sure, I can run errands with her but it is no fun for anyone and we both prefer to do fun things. Obviously, errands have to be run and I cannot put it all on my spouse. That wouldn’t be fair to him.

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10 DATE NIGHT IDEAS FOR NEW PARENTS

10 DATE NIGHT IDEAS FOR NEW PARENTS

Valentine’s Day celebrations have been drastically different before and after becoming parents. Prior to becoming parents, celebrations would romantic and well thought out. We would either go out for dinner or make each other dinner/dessert. There would be a real focus on showing each other that they are loved. After becoming parents, there is still some effort but I would say there is less focus on making it an incredible night of romance.

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MOTHERHOOD DECLUTTERED

MOTHERHOOD DECLUTTERED

Does it spark joy for you? If you haven’t heard if this phrase from Marie Kondo, you might be living under a really big rock, or you don’t have access to Netflix. On the very first day of 2019, Netflix released an original series named Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In this series, families welcome the tidying expert, Marie Kondo, into their homes to declutter and find joy in the possessions they decide to keep.

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ACTS OF LOVE FROM YOUR CHILD

ACTS OF LOVE FROM YOUR CHILD

Sometimes it is hard for us to believe our kids love us because they often don’t listen, do the opposite as they are told, and act like turds. Every since my daughter turned four years old, she has turned into a different person. A person that is argumentative, questions authority, and questions the logic in rules. Basically, she turned into a grown up overnight.

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2019 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

2019 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Last year’s resolutions made things definitely interesting, by doing less and not more, focusing on self care on a regular basis, and making personal relationships a priority, exciting things came my way. This year, my focus will be on things that needed to be a priority for a while but was neglected because they are plain difficult to tackle.

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CREATING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

CREATING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

After my daughter was born, I really wanted to start some holiday traditions for her so that she would have memories of them growing up. In comparison to my spouse, I didn’t grow up with a lot of Christmas traditions. We ate a Christmas dinner and opened presents but that was the extent of Christmas.

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COST EFFECTIVE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

COST EFFECTIVE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

I absolutely love Christmas time because I love buying presents for all the people I love. I really like to shop for others because giving gifts is my love language. That said, I tend to shop really early, forget that I have already bought gifts for a specific person, and overspend.

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BACK ON TRACK WITH HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES

BACK ON TRACK WITH HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES

It's been a few months of packing those school lunches.....are you getting tired of it yet?!  Maybe you started the year gung-ho to make Pinterest-inspired, fancy home-made lunches all year long. And most of us are over that by oh….about week 2 of school!

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BEST GIFTS FOR NEW PARENTS

BEST GIFTS FOR NEW PARENTS

Whenever I hear a friend or family member’s baby announcement, I am not only super excited for them but I also jump into overdrive on what present I can give to the parents-to-be.

Prior to being a mom, the presents I gave were generally cute, admittedly not very useful, and came with a gift receipt. Eventually, I progressed to making diaper cakes as presents because I thought a handmade present is better.

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PREVENTING HALLOWEEN CANDY OVERLOAD

PREVENTING HALLOWEEN CANDY OVERLOAD

I don't have a sweet tooth so it is super easy for me to take the fun out of Halloween for my daughter (and spouse.) I don't really get why they need to go out, in the cold, walk around, to get a ton of random candy from strangers. After they proudly come home with their stash, I just look at them thinking there is no chance my daughter is eating a quarter of that and then crashing like a crazier than usual preschooler. 

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HOW CAREER PRIORITIES CHANGE AFTER BECOMING A MOM

HOW CAREER PRIORITIES CHANGE AFTER BECOMING A MOM

A couple of years ago, my younger cousin asked me to help her decide what she should take in university and what career she should go for. I told her that I wasn't going to tell her what to do and it is really her journey to figure things out. That is part of the fun of becoming a grownup! You no longer "needed" your parents to tell you want to do!  She then asked me what I wanted in a job when I entered university. I told her: "A very steady job where I sit for most of the day."  Not very inspiring. 

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NEW WEBSITE AND RENEWED ENERGY

NEW WEBSITE AND RENEWED ENERGY

If you are reading this, you MUST have noticed my new beautiful website right?! Isn’t it absolutely amazing?! I love my new website so much I feel like my head is in the clouds!

Would you believe it if I told you that I have been blogging since 2009?! Yup, my first blog was on “Blogger.”

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