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Reflecting on life with 2 toddler boys

July 25, 2016

Now that my littlest will be turning 2 in just a few short weeks, has got me thinking a lot about being a mommy to these two loves of my life.♥mom, motherhood, toddler, toddlers, kids, parents

{ L→R: Mason, Liam }

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{ Baby Mason turning 2 on August 21st! }

I’ve been thinking a lot about my job as a mom lately… These sort of thoughts/questions have crossed my mind, like:
How am I doing thus far with these two?
What could I do to be a better parent?
Gosh, how time is just flying by!
What am I cooking for dinner?
Liam starting pre-k in a few weeks….whaaaat!?
How am I going to handle the first day, or even first week of pre-k?!
What new memories should we, as a family be making?
How will I schedule my days with one child in school now?
How could I make my time with Mason special while his brother is in school?
Am I ready for baby #3? Yes, I said THREE!!
I’m so tired.
I need a manicure. ha-ha!
How can I manage my time better?


Ok… so that list should give you an idea of the GAZILLION thoughts running through my head everyday.

First off, I feel like I’ve been thinking this way mostly because I’m coming into a new chapter in my life: Mason turning 2 & Liam starting school. Both are BIG to me!
I know most moms have these similar thoughts too. As a stay-at-home-mom { #SAHM }, I think I can be pretty critical of myself. Am I doing enough? Am I doing too much? Should I just leave all that mess in the kitchen and worry about it later? Should I take a shower now or later? Did I read, play or laugh enough with the kids today?
Was I too impatient? Did I lose my cool too much? How come Liam keeps hitting his brother? Am I doing time-outs correctly?

Obviously there’s no perfect guide to parenting book, otherwise I’d be all over it (all parents would). Everyday is different. Everyday is a struggle. Someday’s are great + someday’s are…well, just crappy! Even with help during the week.
I know all I can do is my best, bust sometimes let’s face it, my best feels like, WTF AM I DOING?!IMG_7443

And then you factor in that I’m trying to keep up with my fitness, look half way decent for my husband, cook dinner and everything else that goes in to keeping a marriage happy & a house a home. And of course that precious little thing called ALONE TIME. You remember, the time you can have to do whatever the hell you want! Every mother I’m sure can relate.

As a parent you get certain things down. And the rest of the time you’re just flying by the seat of your pants – haha!IMG_7261

{ Mother’s Day 2016. My hubby Anthony, me & the boys♥ }

So long as my kids are healthy + happy, I will keep trying my best, (even when my best isn’t good enough). Parenting is the greatest challenge EVER, but with the best kind of reward. These beautiful, perfect little humans you created will one day function in society as kind, polite, generous, smart, capable people. I learn so much about myself as the days, weeks, and years pass as a mom than ever before. What else can I really do? Just take it day-by-day. Remember to take little snap shots in my head and store those memories away. Take the challenges as they come. And pray I (we) don’t mess up too badly along the way! IMG_8043IMG_7744IMG_7848

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My favorite sleepwear for babies

March 11, 2015

Babycottons Sleepwear

Click on the links below to take you directly to the product page.

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{I linked boy items, but there are the same types of items for girls too.}

{Mason happily playing with a cozy signature Babycottons ‘It’s a Boy’ noni »currently, available only for girls online. click here.}

Babycottons Boy Infant Sleepwear


Babycottons is my favorite brand for newborn, infant + toddler sleepwear. The quality of their pajamas + all their products are the best, in my opinion. My boys actually have the exact same items I linked above.

I first got hooked on this brand when I was pregnant with Liam, and I stared buying newborn items. I fell in love with the soft pima cotton + adorable prints. The beanies, booties, footies + romper sets are so cute + so soft! And as many times as Liam used his footies and sleep sets, not one ever ripped, faded, pilled or lost it’s softness. They just wash and wear incredibly. That’s how I justify the cost! As Liam grew out of his items, I kept them in case I had another boy. Sure enough, I did! Now Mason (6 months) uses the ones Liam (2 years) used to wear, and I still keep buying items for both of them as they grow.

Of course I have other brands I use for the boys, but in my case, after only a few washes I’ve experienced some items that have ripped at the waistband, faded, or pilled. The quality is just not there. I may have only spent $20 on those other pajamas or onesies, but if they only last about month and then I have go out and buy another set, I’d rather just invest in a brand that I know is going to last years (because they have!).

Babycotton items make great baby shower gifts too! I own several blankets + toys. Some were gifts. They carry from size preemie up to 8 years.

 

Photos:  Babycottons + Petals And Pumps.

Thanks for reading!

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