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January 2018

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January 30, 2018

Raw Mama Moments!

Hey Gals!

Welcome to our new blog series, Raw Mama Moments!

A few months ago I found myself in the middle of the terrible twos and without a clue of what to do. After talking it over with a fellow mama friend, we decided to come up with this series where we throw the mama shame out the window. Lately, our world has been full of judgment and our goal is to stop it here! We all have bad days, and talking about them doesn’t make us bad moms, on the contrary, what we learn on the bad days can help other moms who are going through the same thing.

My Side

Motherhood is the best gift and I’m in love with this stage of life, some parts are better than others just like some are easier or harder. So, here we are. Feel free to join us over on Instagram and share your thoughts on each month subject and what you are going through! And of course, check out all the other super mamas in this series!

I honestly want to share about our little tantrum diva, and her need to have a tantrum when we are taking pictures and then today happened!! Today, Bella had two tantrums which are 2 more than what I needed. She refused to listen and went on her way ignoring all my request!

This always leads me to raise my voice and every once in a while become the annoying mom that spanks! (sorry not sorry) I won’t go on into the spanking subject but it is one of the ways we discipline in our home.

We honestly try a few other routes before we put her in timeout or spank but girlfriend sometimes will not listen to warnings. One thing that’s very important to us, is that we never, never call her any names or put controlling words in our mouth! Controlling words to us are words that will tie her down. We believe the tongue has such great power so we refuse to tell her things like

“you never listen”

“you always misbehave”

“you are being bad”

We cut those out and it’s probably the only tip you’ll find in this post. :))

Now, as smart and witty as our kids are we have to remember they are just that, kids.

On a car ride a few days ago Bella was trying to tell us a story and all the sudden she sighs after trying several times to use a word to explain her feelings. I have kept that image in my head and I try my best to remember that when the tantrum hits. My daughter is a great girl, well behaved and smart as can be but she is a toddler. A toddler that has more words that most kids her age but none the less a pretty little girl who is not yet 3. Who sometimes cannot find the words to express her anger or the way she feels.

Is in no way or form an excuse to let her have as many tantrums as wants to have but it helps me keep it balanced and be a little more understanding and I hope it does for you too. I hope you can take a little of this and enjoy a few of the other mom blogs!

Michelle Olthuis

Amanda Cruz

Christie Bienemann 

 

 

 

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January 25, 2018

Slightly Pink Obsessed plus a Sale!

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I have a little girl who runs my household and loves pink. Do you have one too?

Well, if you do you won’t want to miss The Children’s Place Sale going on right now! Get her some pink and make daddy proud my saving money!

Checking my New Year Resolutions off! :))

Pink Obsessed Girls

What’s your favorite item? 

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January 24, 2018

TTC Tips: Second Time Around

 

Thank you Clearblue® for sponsoring this post. The new Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is now available at major retailers across the U.S. such as Walmart, Target, Amazon and Meijer. Visit a store near you to try it!.

Almost a year ago I posted on our thoughts of baby # 2, and we are coming up to Bella’s 3rd, yes, her third birthday and I won’t lie, it has been tough! Not only because my sweet baby is growing up, but I imagined our family with another baby already.

 

We always knew we wanted our kids close in age but the timing has been off. Bella’s birth was not at all what we imagined, she got ear-tubes this year and lastly, we said goodbye to our first home. A full year for sure!

 

Now that we are settling into our new home, and praying constantly for our future, the baby subject is being touched more often. We think about him or her and how perfect it will be when we are blessed with another little angel. Meanwhile, there were a few things that we have to do, and if you are TTC you may want to stick around. I’m no doctor, nor nurse but these are tips that have worked for us back then and we are hoping they work for us when we start trying!

 

A little History

My monthly visitor has never been my best friend! I would even say we hate each other’s guts. I had months with two visits and months where she never came. It was plain hard. I had a condition where my eggs would rupture before ever getting to my uterus which caused me a lot of pain. I was even told that it would be very close to impossible for me to be a mom due to that. It would happen every month, and most of the time, I would end up in the doctor or even the hospital due to the pain. Once I got married things changed a bit. My visitor would come every month, and little by little the pain subsided. I still take aspirin during those days to make it a little easier on myself.

 

Trying to Conceive

Know your days!

This is very hard for all of us, women! I’m a planner type of person but most of the time, I forget to write my days and have to look back in my messages to find when I texted my husband about it. I also tend to forget how long my cycle is, as not all of us have a 28-day cycle, which is the most important number when TTC. My body seems to ovulate a lot and would let me know but it was still very hard for me to know when was my highest day or when my visitor is close by.

 

When we were trying for Bella I had a really difficult time when my monthly visitor had its shift! It would break my heart as I always thought “this month for sure”. I remember testing so much I got to a point of hating pregnancy tests. It took us 3 months which is not long at all, but as I was a first-timer I thought it would happen on our first try! Silly right!

This time around I’m more than prepared for this. I got my Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System and I love the fact that I have the info on me at all times. My test syncs into my phone and I get alerts as to when to test and my “peak” ovulation day. Here is an easy video!

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Take Vitamins

I start taking prenatal usually when we first touch the baby subject. It may be months before we actually agree on a time frame but my body needs it.

 

For some reason, before getting pregnant I can take gummy vitamins but when I’m actually pregnant the aftertaste kills me. I take these before and take these after.

Have fun!

This!!! When we were trying for Bella, it was my mission to get pregnant and forgot about the fun. I would then get stressed thinking if it happened or if it didn’t. Once I let go and just enjoyed spending time with my hubby things got amazing! TMI, but hey this post is about it all! Just last week we had a date and guess what we are having another one this weekend. Just the two of us!

 

On a more personal note, as I could get more personal, :). This is a tough time for many of us, so my only advice is to never take yourself too seriously. Don’t get me wrong trying for a baby is very serious but the whole trying part it’s very stressful. If you let that part get to you it will kill the joy. You know how the old saying goes, the journey is what matters!

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

 

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January 19, 2018

Laundry Room Basics

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Hey Guys! Happy Friday!

Well, today I want to talk about the items that we have for our new laundry room. You know the one we have done absolutely nothing in yet I have most of the accessories for! These little guys have me dreaming about laundry and I’m happy to report not the nightmare kind of dreaming!

I have said this over and over again, as much as I want this laundry room to be pretty, I need it to be useful and very practical! There are only 3 people in our family but do laundry for what feels like 10.

 

 Laundry Cart 

This is the most the most expensive item on my list and actually on my want list too, I just can’t bring myself to spend so much on it, but I’m definitely looking for a cheaper option. Will keep y’all posted.

Holder

If you’re like us and have different mops and brooms for your house you need this. It eliminates being hit on the head with the broom when you reach for the mop.

 

Wall Hooks

I actually got this this weekend. I plan to put our baseball caps and even shirts that don’t go in the dryer.

 

Small Basket

Ok, you’ll need a few of these! I always love a good basket, it just makes everything so pretty!

Gray Pot Plants

As much function as we want from a room there always has to be a pretty aspect! Greenery kind of do it for me!

Pendant Light

If you have it in your budget, these are a must. Nothing opens a room up like a new light! It may be a simple fix but it makes the room worth $1000 bucks!

Glass Jars

We don’t use pods in our house, but I use this to put my wool balls with Lavender. Also planning to buy a bigger one to make our own softener. Trying my best to go as clean as possible this year! I’ll have a post on this next week!

Drying Rack

I cannot be the only person with missing socks in every load right?! This is not my favorite item but thinking if I paint it, it would look good, but again its function, it’s perfect!

 

Happy Friday!

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January 18, 2018

Life update!

Hey, guys happy Thursday!

Hope you all had a great week and cheers to Friday eves!! This week was a very short week for us as we were closed for two days in the week. Houston was frozen. Literally. A cold front took us on a wild ride freezing our roads and water pipes. Thankfully our home did not have any damage and we are safe.

Now to talk about something else than the weather.

Valentine’s day

I’m working on a few tutorials I can’t wait to share them with you.

Oils

starting next week I will be posting more about my love for oils! How they are changing our daily life and how they can change yours too! Stick tuned.

New Series

Super excited about this! We are starting a new series with a few friends and I can’t wait to share it. We will be talking about our precious little ones. The ones that made us moms and the ones that bring the gray hairs too.

 

Laundry room update

ugh.. It hasn’t happened! We bought a few baskets and some must haves but that it is.

 

 

That aside this weekend we are celebrating our 9 years, so all is well with the world!!

How was your week?!