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!
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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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.
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.
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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The week is almost at a close. Anyone have any special plans this weekend? This week has been an interesting week. I enrolled baby pie in a class at a place called The Little Gym. We had an introductory class last Thursday. It was a lot of fun. I already see that he is going to be very friendly, but a bit of a busy body lol. It got me to thinking about how curious I used to be as a child. You know that saying “curiosity killed the cat”? I never much cared for that saying, although I heard it a bit when I was younger. I am thankful for my curiosity. Some people like to turn it into a negative thing, but I welcome it. I see it in my son a lot. I love that he is curious because it tells me he won’t fall for anything. It’s okay to question things you don’t understand. Being curious allows us to feed our brain with as much information on the topic as possible. I am all about learning something I didn’t know about yesterday, Today. What are you thankful for this week?
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Happy thursday to you! I got off to a rough start this morning. My son had his second round of shots today 😦 It was kind of sad guys. He was crying and it honestly for a moment I wanted to grab my son and run :). I know that the shots are for the best though so no worries I contained my knee jerk reaction. We got through the visit in one piece. On the drive home I watched my baby pie drift off to sleepy town as if nothing happened.
I know there are a few people out there who do not believe in vaccinations, but I started to think today on my drive home. I am so thankful for medicine and vaccinations. Without going into detail, there are arguments on both sides of whether to get your child vaccinated, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. I know it to be a touchy subject for some so I choose to be respectful to both sides, as I actually do understand why some people choose not to vaccinate. I, however feel that vaccinating my son will take a lot of the worry away from him catching something that may very well have been prevented in the first place.
I believe that medicine can have it’s side effects and there is definitely cause for worry in what we chose to give our children, but I also believe that medicine, including vaccinations have proven to be great preventative methods for future illnesses. I love using natural remedies, as I grew up on some of the most (what some would call ) ridiculous old wives tales. There are things I could tell you on this blog and some of you would probably think I was out of mind. I don’t want to scare you away, so I will keep those to myself 😉
I am by no means a doctor, I do not hold a medical degree either. I trust that when I chose my pediatrician, she was very well-educated and would not give my child anything that would harm him. I also pray over my child’s doctor, the hands that touch him and any and all methods used on him.
I guess I say all this to say, no matter what you chose to do, let’s all be thankful that we have doctors and medicine’s out there to help us if we so choose to use them. Be thankful that you have the choice of whether you want to use them, because there are some countries that do not get this luxury simply because they do not have the medicine available to them. Anyhow, I hope every one his having a great Thursday and I will see you back here next week! Always remember to smile, keep a positive voice and Stay Inspired!!!!
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