The Nose Frida

  How I survived 3 children without this is beyond my comprehension but now that I have it, just call me your professional snot sucker, booger catcher/fairy-helping-my–baby-breathe-easy-with-my-nose-Frida-wand-like-snot-sucking-abilities. Whew! By now if you don’t quite understand how much I dearly recommend this product, let me break it down; starting and ending with the pros 😉 It…

Teething Cookies

Sounds like a yummy treat that even a parent might enjoy…right? hmm, well– maybe not so much for us parents;  although a cookie treat while soothing a teething baby always seems like the best option to me! 🙂 What these cookies will do however is surely help sore gums with the specially designed textured ridges that…

10 Things I want to teach my kids about choosing Friends

Surround yourself with people who care more about God’s opinion of them than other people’s opinion. Find those who intentionally reach out to others from within their “inner circle” and connect with them Surround yourself with people who are not obsessed with material possessions. Seek out those who care more about doing the right thing…

Make Over Your Mornings

I distinctly remember sometime after my 2nd baby was born, i felt like i was drowning. For me, this was sometime around the 3rd month, when the adrenaline from having a new baby wore out and i found myself staying in jammies for most of the days and not washing my face until sometime around the afternoon……

When Kids No Longer Nap

This is a question I get asked a lot and over the spring break, I got a few messages from people specifically asking…“DO YOUR KIDS NAP AND IF THEY DON’T WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM?” Yes, all caps because these messages were coming from exasperated parents. I’m lucky  because yes, if time permits my…

Potty training | Illumibowl Review

Potty training is perhaps one of the most dreaded aspects of parenting for me. The rushing to the bathroom every 20 minutes, the accidents, the cabin fever from not leaving the house for a week or two even,  etc etc. Kudos to the moms who swear they can master this overnight but i’m not one…

Parenting in hindsight

Her hands were frail and her touch evoked a grandmotherly warmth as she held my hand and bent to touch the ragged hair of my 15 month old. “You’re such a doll” she said before looking around the table and reminiscing, “this reminds me of when my children were young. I had 5 of them….

Simplifying Life || Extracurricular Activities

As our kids get older and more involved in extra curricular activities, some days it can be overwhelming and exhausting. For example, last Saturday, there was swimming for 3 kids, Trampoline Park event with friends, lunch and karate competition tryouts for 1 kid all between 10 am and 3pm. Thereafter we did grocery shopping, some…

Is it OK to talk about our children?

I have noticed something absolutely amazing about children…when you call them or when you are giving instructions or directions, they consciously or not, tune you out when they feel like it but somehow, they can sense when you ARE about to talk about them, and suddenly they take an extra 5 minutes to walk up…

Save Your Seat | Review

This item is an absolute must have, especially on a road trip when trying to pacify your child with snacks.  Pros: The “Save Your Seat Disposable Car Seat & Strap Covers” help you maintain your child’s car seat in neat and clean condition while protecting it from crumbs, accidents, plus general wear and tear. It…

Benefits of Having Pets |Wag.com

Whether its watching your dog wag his tail at the mere sight of you, cuddling your cat or watching with delight as your fishes swim gracefully to the surface when they are fed; research has shown that having pets allude to greater self esteem in children and foster a more peaceful home. 3 Top Benefits…

ACTUAL ESSENTIALS!

I remember sitting in the ob/gyn’s office and browsing the baby magazines which all have a new baby checklist and i would feel TOTALLY NOT ready because i just didn’t invest in all the things they said I needed… to be honest, those lists can make you feel really inadequate but rest assured, for the first…