I know it’s a controversial topic… Some moms just don’t believe in giving their kids screen time. They don’t want to rely on the television or iPad or iPhone to entertain their child. That’s totally FINE. Parenting is a unique experience, individual to each and every parent. We’re all going to have different ways of doing things and I think that’s perfectly OK. Let’s just get together, Moms, and agree to not judge each other and agree to disagree if we’re not going to agree… OK?! Ok. Fab. Let’s move on.
Y’all, we’re a week and some into the new year already… that. is. insane.
I, like so many other people am hoping to use the new year and clean slate as my motivation to live a more healthful lifestyle. Cus let’s face it, pregnancy and then recovering from pregnancy can do a number on a mommy’s body, right? That being said, I know that part of getting back to my old self is going to be more about accepting my new self so my goals aren’t necessarily diet related (although I could stand to eat more vegetables and less carbs). It’s more about feeling healthy, strong and embracing the new stuff because it is representative of the hardest, most badass thing I’ve ever done in my life. Mommies… we are incredible. We are. And we need to say it to ourselves and each other more often. So, here are the ways in which I plan on falling in love with my body after baby while still maintaining balance and moderation, cus who doesn’t want to eat the cookies and drink the wine?
It’s funny… I’ve been reading online that everyone considers 2016 to be the worst year in history and I guess, yeah, some pretty crazy, bizarre and sad things have happened. But for me, 2016 has been my best year yet. We became parents and it was everything we wanted it to be and more. Harder, but better.
This time last year, I was very pregnant and at the stage where I was ready to give the baby a serious eviction notice… one of my first posts last year was how pregnancy just wasn’t my favourite thing which honestly, took me by surprise. I had always dreamed of starting my family and having lots of kids, so when being pregnant took the living piss out of me I was shocked and kind of horrified. I planned on doing this how many more times?! [Read more…]
So, I don’t think I’m breaking any ground here but I know that Christmas can be a hectic time what with the gift buying, decorating, family time and entertaining. Add to that a new baby and well, let’s just say I’m keeping things as simple as I can possibly make them this year.
Usually, I will have tins upon tins of Christmas baking completed by now… it’s my favourite Christmas activity. But this year I’m lucky if I find time to drink a cup of hot coffee before my kid requires my attention let alone spend an entire day with my mixer and dough.
I thought I would round up what I’ll be putting out this year as we will be the primary hosts (just easier with the baby) and will have a full house and two Christmas meals to put on on Christmas day.
Oh, mamas. I’ve heard so many people say don’t bother with big or elaborate gifts this year because baby won’t remember anything. I totally get it. Most of the time he’s way more interested in the cardboard box that the toy came in than the toy itself. But, it’s HARD to not want to spoil your little one, especially if it’s their first Christmas.