Why I Love My Baby K’tan Baby Carrier/Wrap

When I was pregnant with my second child, I was really nervous because I didn’t know how I was going to manage with 2! I thought, what if I had to tend to my older child and my little one was crying? How could I hold the new born baby and still get stuff done?

I had a inexpensive baby carrier for my first child but I didn’t like it because it didn’t have much back support and so I wouldn’t be able to hold my baby for long periods of time in it. Short walks with my inexpensive carrier were not even tolerable.

With that in mind, I wanted to try a different type of carrier, the wrap kind. I’ve seen other moms with baby wraps and it seemed a bit intimidating, with all the long pieces of fabric that you have to wrap round and round. It made me wonder if it was actually safe and secure and worth the money. I didn’t want to spend more than 100 dollars on something that I didn’t like using.

I stopped by a local baby store and they recommended the Baby K’Tan. I have baby no.4 on the way and I plan on using it again. Here’s why I love the Baby K’tan and why I highly recommend it!

 

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How To Put Together This Super Cute Diaper Clutch

Are you tired of carrying around your purse and your super huge diaper bag? I really like my diaper bag. It’s a Skip Hop Diaper bag meant for twins. I decided to get the large diaper bag because I have two little ones who may need extra clothes etc…but sometimes, I really don’t want to be lugging it around!

I mean the diaper bag is great because it carries everything you need, but sometimes, I know I won’t be going out for a long period of time, and I just need the essentials for a straightforward diaper change.

So if you’d rather just carry everything in one larger bag, then read on how to put together this super cute diaper clutch. I’ve searched online for diaper clutches but they are expensive! I don’t feel like shelling out 40 to 50 bucks (Canadian) on a so-called diaper clutch when you can easily put one together for less than 20, maybe 15 bucks!

 

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How To Throw A Minecraft Themed Birthday Party

To be honest, I don’t really know much about Minecraft. All I know is, my kids absolutely LOOOOVE this game! To prepare for my daughter’s birthday party, I asked my kids what they liked about Minecraft and quickly did a google search on my phone before buying my party supplies.

I love having themed birthday parties. It’s a lot of work and preparation, but it’s worth it because the kids really appreciate it (I hope!)

If your child loves Minecraft too, read on to learn how to throw a Minecraft themed birthday party!

 

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How I Plan To Be A Better Mom

Now that my kids are getting older, (well not that old, but old enough that they have homework and have to wake up early), I’m finding I’m having to remind them more of what they SHOULD be doing. I’m constantly nagging them to DO their homework, to wash up, take a shower, brush their teeth, brush their hair, stop playing on their iPad, to go to bed, and go to sleep! I’m constantly reminding them, day after day after day.

I’m trying to teach them about responsibility, about taking initiative, to do things without being told! OMG! It drives me insane that I have to remind them to do the same things everyday! Why can’t they just do what they are supposed to do?! I guess that’s why we call them kids!

But when I’m constantly reminding them, I end up getting frustrated and end up shouting at them which I really don’t like! I get upset at them and then they dislike me for it. But they don’t listen! My husband says I need to be more firm with them and lay down the law. I’ve tried the Mr. Nice Guy approach and it doesn’t work! I don’t want to ruin my relationship with my kids.

Having said that, there’s a lot of things that I can do better as a mom. I mean hey, no one is perfect, but there’s always room for improvement. Read my post on how I plan on being a better mother.

I’m going to stop shouting at my kids

There must be a way for me to be firm without resorting to shouting. My kids can really push my buttons when they ignore me, disobey me or give me attitude. I can’t let them get away with the attitude. At the same time, how can I expect them to show me respect if I don’t show respect first. It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m going to try to be a good example and be firm without raising my voice.

I’m going to pay less attention to my phone when my kids are around me

This is so hard! Yes, I’m a mom blogger which means I have to check my email. I have to check my stats. I have to check my social media accounts. I have to edit my images. I have to read comments and respond to them. All of these tasks involve the use of my phone and when I’m on my phone, I pay less attention to my kids. Many of us these days are glued to our phones. It’s a guilty pleasure. Putting the phone down is such a hard thing to do because we use our phones in so many ways! It’s our alarm, it’s how we shop, it’s how we stay up to date with current events and it’s how we check the weather. The list goes on and on. But if I want to be there for my kids, I should put the phone down.

I’m going to tuck the kids in and kiss them goodnight

This is a little thing that actually may mean a lot to my kids. Before they go to sleep, I want to leave them with happy feelings. I want to leave them with the feeling their mom loves them and cares for them. Usually, I go to their room and tell them to stop playing around and go to sleep in a firm manner. I don’t want them to be upset with me before they drift off to sleep.

I’m going to start cooking more at home and eating out less

Sometimes, it’s unavoidable and you have to get drive through (for me at least). Some days we are just too hungry and tired to buys groceries and make a home cooked meal. We would rather eat and not be hungry or rather, hangry and hypoglycaemic. But sometimes I feel bad that my kids are eating fast food, which is not ideal, not the most nutritious or healthy. Anyways, it’s cheaper to eat and home and the girls actually eat! We eat within the comfort of our own home where the kids can just eat as they please without us having to worry about making a mess, spilling things or breaking things.

I’m going to play more with my kids and have more conversations with them

Usually the extent of my conversations with my children goes like this, “How was your day? What did you do at school? Did you have a good day? What did you learn?” And then my kids says, “it was good…” failing to elaborate on all the details.

Instead, I’m going to try and have better conversations with my kids, ask better questions and really get to know what they are into and how they are doing.

My kids really love playing Mine Craft and Roblox. I could try to play these games with them and see what they like to do. It could help us have a better bond.

Are there some things that’s you wish you wouldn’t do as a mom? If so, what would you change and how?

Why I Envy My Kids

It just seems like yesterday, I was a little kid myself, going to school, taking the school bus, wearing a uniform to school everyday. And then BAM. Here I am, an adult now, with three kids and one on the way. Time really does fly! When you’re a little kid, time seems to be ENDLESS. Summers feel like forever, and sometimes you’re so bored, you don’t even know what to do with your time!

Now that I’m….greater than 30, (I’m not keeping track anymore), there never seems to be enough time! We are so cognizant of our busy schedules and the family calendar is just jam packed! We’re juggling jobs, keeping the house organized, keeping up with kids schedules and activities, doctor’s appointments, house chores, the list goes on and on. We somehow find a way to still have somewhat of a social life, maintain the relationship with the spouse and everything in between.

Which brings me to my point. I look at my kids, and how they are, and they are just living the life! You know, they don’t have a care in the world!. They don’t worry about the past or the future! They are just present and living in the here in now. They forgive fast. They play and laugh often. They are just so….happy! There’s a lot to be learned from them! Read on so you can find out why I envy my kids!

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What I Love About Being Pregnant!

For many moms out there, pregnancy is a very uncomfortable time in their lives. The first trimester is usually the worst, where moms experience morning sickness, (or rather ALL DAY sickness), with the constant nausea and vomitting. Luckily for me, I never had to endure any morning sickness with all of my pregnancies. Despite the not so nice things that come along with pregnancy, there is a lot I love about being pregnant! Not to mention you get a wonderful, adorable, baby to love at the end! Read on to learn what I love about being pregnant.

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6 Things That I’ve Changed to Make My Mom Life Easier

Now that I have three kids, (with one on the way) life can get a bit hectic. Life is like a continuous juggling act trying to keep all the balls in the air. It’s also been a crazy learning experience. With all the challenges that come my way, whether it’s dealing with the housework (which is a major one for me), keeping up with the kids’ activities, or getting all the errands done, I’m always trying to find ways to make things better. I’m always trying to find ways to make things easier and less stressful and more simplified. In order to accomplish this, I’ve had to make changes in my life. Some changes were harder than others, but I was glad I did it. Read on to learn the 6 things I’ve changed in my life to make my mom life easier.

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