Hayden turns 8 months old tomorrow and I can’t believe how fast it’s going the third time around. Having 3 kids, especially 2 older kids with lots of activities, is keeping me more busy than I ever thought possible. Many days go by like a blur between taking care of baby, working, homework and cooking dinner, that some days I find myself standing for all my meals, and I can barely remember drinking a cup of water all day. I’d like to take better care of myself, because a healthy and happy momma makes for a healthy and happy family. Here are 3 simple things I can do to take better care of me, and I’m going to start tomorrow!
Spring is definitely in the air and these styles prove it. Now in store at Kohl’s, Mickey and Minnie get an updated look in crisp navy blue and soft shades of gray chambray. Click through to see the latest looks to hit the stores, just in time for all those Spring babies due to arrive, and the sweet ones already here!
My husband likes to tease me about my worry wart tendencies, and I always reply with a simple statement; “I worry because I care.” I think nothing could be more true when it comes to motherhood and wanting to do the best you can at the most important job you’ll ever have. But now that I’ve been doing this parenting thing for 8 years, I look back and realize that there were some things I worried about so much, and wasted so much energy on that if I could go back in time and change things, I would definitely worry less. Thinking back to my first year as a new mom, here are the top 5 things I worried about the most, and wish I hadn’t, because when it comes to these subjects, it all worked out in the end.
It’s nothing short of awesome when you come across a product that is so functional and brilliant, you wonder why no one’s thought of it before. But when that product is also incredibly eco-friendly, and gives back, well it’s also deemed genius. While browsing my Pinterest feed this morning, I came across Change Of Art, a company that makes eco-friendly, and user-friendly picture frames, to make picture updates ridiculously easy. Through a brilliant trick of engineering, a photo pocket placed in the back of the frame allows you to slide photos in and out without ever having to mess with the frame hinges, photo mats, cutting of pictures, etc. There’s even a pocket to store up to a dozen old photos for quick and easy updates. It’s like they sat in my house and analyzed my complaints and needs, and created this product just for me!
The decision to cloth diaper our 3rd child, after using disposables with our previous 2 children, was one that came about somewhat out of the blue. A friend of ours, when hearing we were pregnant, offered to pass down all of her cloth diapering supplies to us once our baby was born. I remember picking them up from her house and feeling overwhelmed at just the thought of figuring this all out and learning something brand new, from scratch. I also remember very vividly, thinking that just because I was taking her supplies, didn’t mean I would actually go through with it. There was a part of me that didn’t really believe I would in fact, end up cloth diapering. But after Hayden was born, and the transition from 2-3 children slowly set in, I decided I wanted to give it a real solid chance, and so I made a silent promise to myself that when he turned 3 months old, I would give it a go. We’ve now been cloth diapering for almost 5 months and it has turned out to be one of the smartest and easiest decisions I have ever made. We’ve saved money and helped the environment all at the same time! Read through to see how this mother of 3 got a crash course in cloth diapering, and ended up loving it more than she ever thought she would.