Teach Me Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday to you all! It has been more than a while since I wrote a TMT post. This past couple of months have been a whirlwind of changes. The change I am referring to is my son 🙂 He is growing so fast and learning so quickly and I actually tear up when I say this ,but he is becoming so independent. I have learned so many little mommy hacks and every day tips in the past couple of months I actually had to sit down and make a list so I wouldn’t forget. Let’s get started cause I am really excited to share!

In one of my past TMT posts I wrote about how to keep your kids sleepers by simply cutting the toes off and hemming them if you don’t like the look of a rough cut. Well, I am not going to say I learned this but instead I will say I was reminded of the Queen of all money savers when it comes to kids clothing. Thrifting! I have always enjoyed thrift shopping I am only sad that I started so late in life lol. Throughout college I gave away so many items with tags on them because I either forgot I owned them or I gained too much weight to fit in them. I walked into a little piece of heaven named Kid Zone Thrift and went BANANAS! I spent a total of $20 bucks and walked out with so many pieces of clothing for my little guy and most of it was brand spanking new. Best of all I purchased about four sets of pajamas for $1.99 a piece. Check out the picture below to see one!

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I even purchased a couple of t-shirts and two pair of shorts. No need to cut and sew sleepers anymore!

My next TMT tip this Tuesday is all about preparation. I don’t know about anyone else, but I actually can not stand carrying about those big bulky baby bags. I have even tried just purchasing a canvas bag, you know like the ones from your college days. Yeah, I quickly remembered why I hated those too. They get too heavy and I end up with a bruised shoulder or back pains. What makes it worse is I somehow seem to forget the perfectly packed baby bag that took about 30 minutes of my life to pack and then I end up stuck with a diaper full of poop explosion, an upset baby and a headache lol. So, I wised up and decided to create and emergency baby stash in my car. Yup. I mean I have everything in a bag in my trunk. I’m talking diapers, wipes, nasal aspirator, a second outfit, an empty sippy cup, sunblock, baby lotion…. Let’s just say I am stock piled just incase. Simple hack for any mom out there who hasn’t already thought it up.

My last TMT tip is actually something my wonderful husby taught me. Yes Ladies, our husbands can teach of a thing or two about parenting 🙂 My husband, son and I were recently at a birthday party for a cousin of mine. It was outside at a park and yes it was pretty warm out. My son was very thirsty and unfortunately the sippy cup we had on hand had leftover milk in it and we would rather wash it out with soap and water before letting him drink that so, Steven, my husband took my water bottle pulled out a knife from his key chain (yes my husband walks around with a utility key chain) I joke on him all the time up until he used that knife to poke a hole in the cap of the water bottle. This way baby pie can tilt the bottle up like he would his sippy cup and drink until his little tummy is content. I am going to be honest y’all, husby never looked sexier 🙂 Now when we are out and the opportunity presents it’s self I never hesitate to hydrate my son by any means necessary. Some may think it’s a bit much, but given the situation and my sons temperament when hungry or thirsty, I was one satisfied mama.

Well that’s about it for my TMT tips, I realize this is all baby related but lets me honest my life revolves around my number one guy Ty these days. I hope you all enjoyed this blog post and most of all I hope you enjoy the rest of your week! Stay Inspired folks!

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Nettafied

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Ty Day Friday!

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Hope you all are having wonderful day! Ty just kind of chilled out. He looks at me now like why are pulling the camera all the time now lol. I have become obsessed with documenting him for family. Every moment is special. New site www.nettafied.com! come over and follow me!

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Documenting Baby Pie!

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My mom is always telling me how she wants to see Ty everyday and my husbands parents and extended family that live out of country love seeing him as much as possible. So, we decided to start documenting Ty’s everyday activities. Well, not everyday, but every Thursday through Saturday as of now. This way the family that is not able to physically be here with him as much as we would like can get a little piece of him. Below is our first vlog. Please be patient with me guys, I’ve never done this before so I’m definitely a bit awkward lol. Hope you all enjoy!

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Thankful Thursday

 

 

 

 

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Happy Thursday to you! This week I am thankful for longer nap times! I used to wish I could get my son to sleep longer than 30 minutes at a time. I would hear other moms talking about how their child takes naps for 1 or 2 hours, and I’m over here like can I get 45 minutes lol.

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I work from home now, so it is imperative that I manage my time wisely. This could not have happened at a better time. My son now sleeps for a total of 3 hours! Its good stuff. I know it’s seems weird that I am excited about nap time but you guys just don’t know how long I have dealt with 30 minute breaks throughout he day. It’s not like I sleep when he sleeps, I wish it were that easy. My decisions ranged from should I clean, prepare food for Ty, get dressed, feed myself or just stare at he wall for the 30 minutes I have, and how much can I get done in that time frame.

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I love spending time with my little one, nothing compares but it would be much easier if that’s ALL I had to do. Obviously, I don’t live in that world (if it’s ever found, let a sista know). I am able to get projects for work done plus some in those glorious 3 hours. No sleep though…..yeah…. no sleep lol. I am actually enjoying these long naps so much at night I look forward to nap time the next day. I put him down in his crib and do a happy dance, I am not kidding. It’s the dougie, I do the dougie. LOL!

 

All the same it never fails, an hour into his nap I find myself peeking into his room because I miss him. Then I remember all the times I would be rushing around the house to get things done in a 30 minute time frame. I look up and thank God for the next two hours I have left.

What are you Thankful for today?

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Teach Me Tuesday

 

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Happy Tuesday all! It’s TMT time again. This past month I have watched my son crawl, pull himself up on items and he has even became an expert at letting go and standing on his own for about 5 seconds. As he did this, I started to realize everyone was so right time flies by so fast. In less than four months my little baby pie will be a year old. My son is now trying different foods and he is not very picky at all. I have this obsessive fear that he will choke on almost anything and even at the slightest cough while he is eating I panic. I know it’s ridiculous, but in the moment you can’t tell me that. In the moment, my mind is fixed on one thing and that’s my baby pie.

My husband came across this great feeding product for infants. It’s called the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder. You can find it at Target. It comes in a 2 pack for $7.00. This thing is a savior. Not only does it rid me of any fear of him choking, but if you have a picky eater it’s a great way to introduce new healthier foods that they wouldn’t otherwise try with out the feeder hiding its contents. My son mostly eats fruits out of his (apples, honeydew melon, grapes). The name turns me off a little, I don’t know I just always think of a bird feeder when I hear the name lol. I do everything in my power not to refer to it by its name lol instead I say “get the mesh thingy” yeah I know, not very catchy at all.

The product is amazing no matter what it’s called. It allows baby to taste the flavor of the food by pulling the juice without chunks of food getting in the way. It is reusable, dishwasher safe (top rack only), and it has a cool little handle to grip for little hands. He loves this “mesh thingy” so much when we pull it out he does nothing but stares until you give it to him.

The idea is genius and so very helpful. If you have a little one six months or older give it a try. I know I can’t be the only parent out there with the choking fear. Any cool new gadgets you all have come across for those little special people in your life? I would love to hear about them! Meanwhile, I will see you guys back here for Thankful Thursday and remember Stay Inspired!

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Nettafied