Terrible two is real guys, don’t let anyone else tell you different! Is a stage alright and one that’s really hard for this mama.
I passed the sleep regression, teething and the I just don’t want to sleep phase but this one is really kicking my butt. The constant contradiction and I do whatever I want is just too much and yet, shh don’t tell anyone, is so funny.
I get a lot of “it’s not funny mama” or “not right now” but then the sweetness takes over and we have a #sourpatchkid. And today was one of those days, you know the kind where everything worked itself the right way to turn my day int a complete chaos.
Imagine this, we just came back from a weekend away, letting her have fun at the beach, missing some ZZZ and a boat load of laundry so needless to say dinner was not happening on my watch.
We threw all cares to the wind, ignored the pile of laundry, thawed food waiting to be cooked and never-ending to-do list and went on a family walk and enjoyed the stillness of the afternoon after it had been raining all day. It was such a good decision. And to make it even better when we got home we warmed up the oven and made the perfect afternoon even better with some Red Baron 4 Cheese Pizza.
After a few minutes and a nice bath for mama and Bella, we were able to sit down and enjoy a yummy and quick dinner with no fuss. It’s just what we need. Motherhood is hard enough, dealing with kids and I’m sure dealing with adults, from their point of view, is hard enough to on top of that try to be perfect.
So join my wing team and let’s wing it together, let’s kick the whole perfect mom with the perfectly clean house to the corner and let’s enjoy our kids, the dirty floor and mess of a house for one day, maybe two, and live the WINGING IT life.!
Joining me in this winging it life is Red Baron new #Wingmama Red Baroness. She accompanies us mamas through the rough days and makes her own rules and conquers meal time.
Let’s share our war stories, your day to day hardships and let’s enjoy our kids, our life our mess, and be sure to use #wingmama and Red Baroness will choose 3 readers for a chance to win a free pizza.
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How many times have you heard the phrase “Again Mama Again”?
And just how many times have you done whatever it is they are asking for again and again and again?!
That what us mamas do! Right? We live for this!
We get kicked in the belly, face, and any part of the body more than a professional soccer player
We get peed on more than the regular fire hydrant.
We get less sleep than any college party goer.
We get punched more than a boxer.
We are their couch, chairs and every piece of furniture in a single household.
We are their own and private exercise gym as our limbs work as balance beams for them any time of the day.
We work as private clown and entertainers during the worst and best days.
But I guarantee you that if you ask any mom out there and I really mean ANY they would re-assure you that THIS is the best and yet the hardest job in the world!
Starting from the moment they are born until the moment we die and we wouldn’t change it for the world.
My Bella was born through C-section (you can read more of that here) and the point where my epidural was inserted hurts more than I would like to admit. When it’s cold, when it’s humid, when I overwork, or simply when I carry her too much, but one of the most important guidelines of mommyhood is never let anything hold you down and that I sure follow!
Ever since Bella turned 2 those headaches, back pain and regular muscle have increased as we are running all the time, carrying a bigger load and having a lot more fun. So how do I keep up with her? Here are my tips.
1. Always, always have a plan.
Kids get even more restless when they are bored, so keeping them busy and having a schedule is key.
2. Be sure to leave some room for free time.
I know, this goes against #1 but honestly as adults we have trouble keeping up with our schedules imagine a little kid.
3. Don’t miss a nap time.
Yes, we still do nap-times and sometimes we even do two naps a day. We try our best to keep these on a schedule as well because this mama needs her rest at night too.
4. Have a handy helper.
My handy helper is TYLENOL®. For my headaches, back pain and regular muscle pain I have in my days I have Extra Strength TYLENOL ® and of course a trip to Target, which usually is a great stress reliever. For those moments where she wants me to push her on the swing “one more time” where she wants me to hold her a certain way “again Mama” I have TYLENOL® and I’m not afraid to use it.
5. Go out and have playdates, mommy, and kid dates or just meet up with your mama tribe. Parks work best for days like these or if you have a nice backyard with some fun games get your mamas together and join the fun. Let the kids tire themselves while you and your friends enjoy a yummy drink like the watermelon water below.
1 Cup of chopped Watermelon (you can even try lemon-lime soda or ginger ale)
8 oz of water
Ice to your choosing
Now tell me what does your little one ask for over and over again?
Hope you are all as anxious as we are for the weekend. Weekend are really big for us and especially with the amazing weather we have been having lately.
We are doing as many outside activities as possible before it gets to melting hot, AKA Houston.
Last weekend we visited the zoo and just like last year it was a big hit for all of us, well mainly Bella, let me sit in a stroller while being pushed for 10 miles and it would be a hit for me too. 😉 She loves all the animals and just can’t get enough of the petting zoo area. She also fed the giraffes and kept asking for more lettuce.
We don’t visit any of the snakes or bug areas because I despise them but I’m sure it won’t be long until she asks to go in. We got our yearly membership so you’ll be able to find us there multiple times this year
I wanted to share a few things we are loving lately and hope you love them too.
The new Starbucks Midnight Mint Mocha. I had it this week and man was it good. #mintlover
This Swimsuit from Gap. I’m usually not a fan of long sleeve, Texas heat, but this is just so adorable.
Staying on the swimsuit topic I may or may not have picked up this pretty for the summer. Anything to hide the C-section pouch
These cute sandals from Old Navy for Bella.
We got this rocker a while ago and if you follow us on Instagram you have seen it before but Bella loves it and is constantly on it
I’m loving these two. The fact that he lets her do whatever she wants.
And lastly this post! Guys, I’m in love with all the pictures! I have a few more to post from this shoot.
Happy weekend friends!