Hello Summer!

Summer

As we prepare to bask in the golden sun rays, I can’t help but think of how I can make this a fun AND learning season for my toddler.

Outside of sight words and identifying objects, I’m thinking of creative ways to engage a LO.

What activities do you have planned for the warm weather and how do you turn it into a learning/development opportunity?

Toddlers are A$$holes…

Have you ever read this book? I’m at the point where my frustrations with how combative, stubborn and sassy my toddler is, have left me in need of some extra mama support.

She has recently started to take on other people’s fears…my sister is terrified of bugs so my before dirt loving daughter screams “Bug, kill it!”

She has become a picky eater, she can’t stand milk without chocolate or cinnamon.

Oh and remember the poop post?? 10 times worse…

Poop games x 10

I’m hoping that maybe this book won’t make me feel like a terrible mom. My co-worker expressed multiple times that she wants a sibling…uh I’d like to find an alternative means of riding through this stage.

What helps you cope/deal with Toddlerhood?

Juice Feast – Day 1 recap

Although I am writing this post through the lens of a mom, this is for everyone. As people we get wrapped up in the daily movements of our life and fail to fully provide TLC for ourself. Whether it is work, a hobby, family responsibility: self comes last (or in the middle) even if we don’t want to admit it.

After experiencing an indescribable weakness and vertigo, I decided to be more aware of what I intake. My body spoke and it is time for a re-set. I reached out to my fellow mama, friend and juice & brew extraordinaire Danii from houseofjuicebk.com, to start a 30 day cleanse.

This is in no way a gimmick: no shakes, pills, creams or hand stands first thing in the am. Just straight organic and local cold-pressed juice combinations and probiotics to feed my exhausted and vitamin starved body. I invite you in as I go through this one day at a time. I’m scared, nervous but excited and anxious to see and feel better after this journey. I’m hoping for a lifestyle change.

Are you with me?
Juice
Along with one meal, this is what I drink everyday with my weight in water.

Poop games…

Wow has it been almost two months since my last post?? I need to keep on top of this. As I type this update my toddler is in her crib and attempting to escape, this stage is no joke! We’re teetering on 1 am and my almost two-year old is going back and forth between calling for mama and singing Elmo *that red monster is on my hit list, seriously*.

I recently started a full-time job and I am wrapping up my thesis…yeah I know. I leave my house looking like this in the morning

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and arrive home 13 hours, eh, like this…

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Haha seriously though, these past two months have been trying for me as a mom but also as a new professional. My family may be moving almost 200 miles away (in 3 months) from our core support group to a new town and while it is exciting and an adventure, I worry about how my daughter will handle it.

Well, I got a taste of the “terrible two’s” from Sam. She didn’t take my new job well and started to *drumroll* play in her poop! You read right. After numerous talks, countless crib bleach-downs and a slew of late night showers I decided to withdraw from an internship I started at the same time.

In the back of my head, I was relieved thought because I felt that I was stretching myself too thin and in too short of a time frame.

Until next time….

How does your LO cope with major changes? Mine turned to the brown/green goo haha

Hello world! 2015 and beyond…

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a place where I share my musings, frustrations, fears, joys and more on the many hats I proudly wear. I am not a writer by trade or academics; I’m a woman who loves the beauty of words and how they paint life on paper (in this case your screen).

This blog is for us; ‘Millennial Parentals’. I decided to take my thoughts to a place where I can share the nitty gritty, a place where being a parent is not a compromise. Join me as I try to balance juggle (!) being a mom, wife, student and professional.

In this blog I will share my inner thoughts on it all. My words will ooze with wide array of emotions and yet, I am not here to offend or judge. My stories are shared with love.

I welcome comments, criticism, pretty much it all.

Thank you for tuning in!

P.S. Seriously, don’t be shy 🙂