Stop Being A Moody Mama and Start Being a Mellow Mama

I know this feeling a little too well. When you’ve cleaned up the whole house and it’s spotless. Then you hear a big, loud *crash*. You roll your eyes and sigh, there goes all your hard work. You look around your house only to find your toddler surrounded by a whole box of cereal scattered at their feet and if you’re lucky (sarcasm intended), there will be some milk and a few toys mixed in there too.

At this point, I feel like screaming at the top of my lungs and pulling out all of my hair. I just stand there and think to myself, ‘It was hard enough to get everything cleaned the first time and now I have to do it all over again.’ Oh, the joys of having kids. 

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How to Wean Your Baby Off the Breast

Don’t get me wrong. I loved nursing my daughter. Nursing gave us that special one-on-one bonding time and I always looked forward to it. It became something so natural and easy for me to do. And after my son was born, I loved nursing my 2 babies. I think tandem nursing really helped my daughter adjust to having a new baby brother. It helped her feel more included. Everything was great! Until my son turned into a toddler and I had 2 toddlers wanting to always nurse at the same time. It was too much chaos for me and became more like a chore rather than something that I loved to do. That’s when I decided that it was time to wean my daughter. I mean, she was already 2 and a half year old, she had her fair share of breastfeeding and she was already eating regular food. I knew it was going to be hard since she was still nursing regularly but, one day I decided that I was just going to stop and I did. She put up a big fight in the beginning but, over time she got used to the way things were and completely forgot about it or at least didn’t make a fuss about it anymore. I was very relieved. These are some tips and suggestions I have for any mamas’ who are planning or want to wean their little ones.

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Receiving a Call From Santa Claus

Do you have a little Santa Claus lover on your hands? Is your child concerned about being on the naughty or nice list? And if they are going to receive presents for Christmas?

I cannot believe this actually worked but I saw it with my own eyes and now I’m thankful for discovering it and giving it a chance. You should too! Now, I just have to see how long this will work.

I downloaded an app called Santa Claus onto my phone from the App Store. I was looking for a way to ‘scare’ my daughter because I always verbally tell her that Santa Claus is watching her and if she is naughty then he’s not going to bring her any presents for Christmas. She just looks at me and practically rolls her eyes at me like I’m crazy. Well, now I have proof! I can leave a voicemail, text message, or request a phone call to my phone from Santa Claus himself! And I can get him to say all sorts of things to her including:

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iPad and iPhone Apps For Toddlers

 If you are a modern mama like I am and you’re okay with letting your children use technology for their education or for technology interaction then this post will benefit you. In this post, I am going to talk about my favorite mommy and toddler approved apps. I have a daughter who is 3 and a son who is going to be turning 2 very soon. Both of them know how to use an iPad and these apps have helped encourage learning and creativity in a fun way! I like to set aside 30 minutes to 1 hour a day of time for my kids to use the educational apps on their iPads. I also use this really helpful tool (Guided Access) on the iPad that allows me to lock the screen so they can’t change what they are doing. It requires a passcode first and you are able to disable the use of the volume buttons. If it is an educational video, you can lock everything so that they can’t click anything on the screen or use any buttons.

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Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer: My Honest Review

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored in any way. I bought this product on my own, with my own money. But, there are affiliate links in this post and if you decide to make a purchase then I will receive a small commission from the sale and there are no extra fees.

Since my daughter was diagnosed with complex febrile seizures I have found this amazing product that has made my life a lot easier. When you’re a mom or just a parent in general, you are always looking for ways to make your life easier. Especially if it’s something kid-related. My daughter can have a seizure anytime she’s sick so whenever I feel like she’s not acting like her happy self, or she feels a little warm, I’m sprinting to get the infant Tylenol and the thermometer so I can keep track of her temperatures.

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How to Prepare Your Toddler for Preschool

My daughter just started preschool about a month ago and before she actually started, I don’t know who was more worried about it – her or me. Transitioning a child from home life to school life can be a difficult situation for both the child and the parent(s). Here are some tips that I’ve put together from my own experience to help other families have a smoother and hopefully easier transition from home to school.

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Get Informed About Febrile Seizures

Please bare with me as I share this emotional story with you.

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Stocking Stuffers Your Little Girl Will Love

I always seem to have a hard time deciding what kinds of goodies to put in my daughter’s stocking for Christmas. So, I decided to start early this year and search around. Here are some cute, fun sized items that my daughter and I have found that we think will make great stocking stuffers! Please keep in mind that a lot of the things that we have picked out were from the interest of my daughter who just happens to be 3-years old but, most little girls seem to like the same types of things (i.e. Disney, princesses, girly things) so we think these would be perfect! Hope you like them too!

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Why I Love Using DoTerra Essential Oils For My Family

Before I became a mom, I sadly but truthfully didn’t care about what I put into my body. I would take any kind of medication if it meant getting rid of my migraines. I never looked at any food labels for any nutrition facts. I never checked to see what kind of chemicals my body wash and toothpaste had in it. I even used icy hot for my back aches while I was pregnant with my daughter not knowing that it could’ve been harmful to my pregnancy.

After becoming a mom, I became aware to all of these things that I didn’t even know of and they could’ve been harmful to my body. Obviously, I didn’t want my baby to be exposed to these things. So I made some drastic changes to my lifestyle and starting to use essential oils was a big one.

It was really convenient that at the time I was pregnant, my boyfriend’s mom and sister began to use dōTERRA Essential Oils. I was in the beginning of my second trimester when I was first introduced into the world of essential oils and began to use them in my daily routine almost instantly. Keep reading below to see some of my favorites and what I use it for!

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My Breastfeeding Journey: Why I Didn’t Give Up

As a young mom of 2 babies that were exclusively breastfed since birth, I can say that choosing to breastfeed both of my babies was the best decision I could’ve made. I am very thankful for having the opportunity to create that special bond with both of my children. I got so comfortable that I could just pop my boob into their mouth when they woke up crying at night and then we’d both go back to sleep. It wasn’t always this blissful, intimate moment that I loved. There were nights when I was in tears because I was in so much pain from my bleeding and cracked nipples and I still had to take care of a newborn that was waking up every few hours to eat. Sometimes, I would sit there and wonder why I was putting myself through all this pain and suffering. One look at my precious daughter and I was given the answer to my question. Breastfeeding was the best thing for her and breast milk is the best for your growing baby. Also for brain function, nutrition, etc. The bonus is cost, you don’t realize the hundreds and thousands of dollars you save not having to buy baby formula.

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