As most of you know, I am a stay-at-home-mom who is actively pursuing acting. When I have to go to auditions or gigs, Jax now attends daycare. He’s been my road-dog and has accompanied me to most of my auditions up until a few months ago when he began to be more mobile (and vocal). LOL! Our morning routine typically consists of the same things – wake up, cuddle, wash face, brush teeth, diaper change, more cuddles, and breakfast of course. Sometimes, Jax requests to listen to music when he’s having breakfast. He lets us know by snapping his fingers and doing a little jig in his high chair. LOL! We usually have oatmeal and fruit most mornings, but let’s face it, kids can get bored with food. Easily. To be honest, he sometimes just takes a few bites then aggressively spits the oatmeal out and reaches for the ‘boo’ (blue) containers. Cue the Gerber snacks! Continue reading
Today, I experienced a variety of emotions. Today, I marched because he believed and I still do believe. Today I marched because he had a dream which now allows my dreams to come to fruition. Continue reading
Last year, I celebrated my 28th birthday with family, friends and, more importantly, carrying life within. There’s some things that I’ve learned (well more like accepted and adopted) over the course of this year. Continue reading
This is what #MeTime looks like for this Mommy at 6:30 AM. Hunni’s gone to work, baby’s still asleep, and the house is STILL. Continue reading
Calling all baby wearers!
While I have a wrap and a backpack, nothing is quite as easy as wearing my Lalabu Soothe Shirt.
Definition of Soothe [verb]
1. To tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh.
2. To bring comfort, solace, or reassurance to.
This tank does just that and more for baby Jaxon. Think of the Soothe Shirt as a human kangaroo pouch! Isn’t that a dream come true? Come on! I know I’m not the only one who wishes they had a built in pouch to carry their kid. OK maybe I am.
It’s so easy to slide him in and out of the shirt without having to clip or tie anything. This is perfect for on the go lifestyles. How I wish this shirt would support the weight of infants up to one year old. Am I asking for too much? Maybe just a little bit. Lol! I didn’t think that he would be able to fit in it at three months, but he seemed so comfortable and well supported. I even got a few smiles!
I proceeded to contact customer service to see if the shirt would be suitable for his weight and age. In no time, I received a response from someone with all the specs. Talk about awesome customer service! This, sometimes, sells a product or service better than anything else.
I love this shirt for freeing up my hands to do household tasks like wash dishes and laundry. I wouldn’t recommend wearing your baby any kind of way while cooking though. I also love how this helps in transporting my baby to and from the car. I can leave the car seat in the car and transfer Jax easily without having to bear the weight of the car seat plus the baby. Not to mention most times I’m also trying to carry a backpack, a bunch of store bags, the kitchen sink, and my ‘fro. I trust that my shirt will carry baby’s weight securely and I can proceed without worry. The extension flap is also great for additional support as he grows.
Nursing is super easy in the Soothe Shirt too! Plus, it’s quite stylish so you can wear it out alone or under a cardigan. I’m telling you, it’s magical people! Oh dads, there’s a shirt for you too. You can view them here.
Now I need one in EVERY color! Ah! This is GENIUS Lalabu team!
On Tuesday, August, 9, 2016, I joined forces with the newly formed chapter of the Younger Women’s Task Force of San Antonio, a partner of AAUW – American Association of University Women, to volunteer at Girls Inc. for their inaugural Back to School Boutique at their Making a Difference Conference. As a new resident here, I am always looking to network with other like-minded women especially in an effort to give back. Thanks to Meetup.com, Continue reading
Hey there people!
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well lots has been going on in my little world including growing our little human. I cannot believe how fast time is flying by! I wish I could press a pause or rewind button to capture every single moment of growth and activity. I’ve been trying to document my physical growth with a weekly picture (which I’ll blog about later), but sometimes I fall short, simply get too busy (i.e. lazy) to take a picture, or simply don’t feel camera-worthy. Continue reading
This past weekend, hundreds of family and friends gathered to pay our final respects to my beloved cousin, Karen Faye “Kaye” Smith.
Her death was truly a shock to all who knew her, especially her only child, Ashley, her grandkids, her mother, and her siblings. Though it was a solemn occasion, a true celebration of her life ensued on the days leading up to and on the day of her home-going services. Continue reading
Welp, summer is officially upon us here in Houston, TX. In other words, IT. IS. HAWT! Besides the fact that I don’t want to feel like an overblown balloon, I haven’t really been having a hunch for heavy foods lately. So, I’ve been exploring the green side of feasting. Now, I am not the most healthy in the bunch. Honestly! [I won’t openly admit to scarfing down 5 traditional mild wings with potato wedges covered in shredded cheese and cajun seasoning from Buffalo Wild Wings within an hour of consuming meal #1 below.] Nonetheless, considering that I’m eating for myself and a little one now, I’m trying to make more health conscious decisions. Anywho, I thought I should share a couple of my favorite go-tos that I find mm-mmm-good! Continue reading
As you’ve probably read in my About Me section, I am expecting my first little munchkin in October 2016. Being from Louisiana (and still visiting quite frequently), I’ve realized how easy it can be to fall into the “I can eat everything I want to now” trap. Believe me, EVERYONE will want to feed you once they find out you are with child. Lol! Auntie, Grandma, Mommy, Mr. Johnnie from the corner store, will all offer meals on top of meals to aid in the growth of your little angel. If you were so kindly raised to believe that it is just rude to reject anything being offered (like myself), this post is for you. I’ve scoured Pinterest and the internet to find workouts tailored to us Mums-to-be to help us stay toned during ‘baking season.’