Usborne Books & More

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I am a new Consultant for Usborne Books & More – awesome children’s books! I LOVE these books, and I’m thrilled about my new journey with this company. I’m honored to help change lives with these wonderful books. Usborne are fabulous books that capture a child’s imagination and interest. Ready for The Bookstore at your Door? Let’s do it!

Take a look at these wonderful books visit my link below and place a order if you see something your child or grandchild might like:

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I know a lot of people are rolling their eyes thinking oh great another person selling something. The way I look at it I can’t put a price on my kids education. We as parents put so much faith into the school system and completely forget that we still have to teach at home. I am very huge on my kids reading, because it all starts with literacy. It’s time to Make a Difference, any time is a good time to read. Get your kids off the technology and make them pick up a book. The best thing about Usborne Books is they work towards expanding your children’s minds and imagination.

We are quick to buy the newest technology, the hottest toy for our kids but what about books. What about something that will help grow their minds. We are quick to buy things for ourselves like Younique makeup or it works wraps, which I’m am not saying its wrong to buy those things. If it works for you that is great, if you are a consultant for those products that is great as well. I decided not to go with those products because for me to sell something I have to be able to get behind its movement. Which is why I decided to sell Usborne Books & More and become a Consultant, Literacy is something I can get behind because anymore we forget how important reading is and I want to bring back its importance and share mine and my kids love for reading with others. Usborne Books & More opens a whole new world of reading & imagination for your children.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Please take a little time out visit my website and place a order if you find something you love, we have books for every school age, even books for babies and toddlers.

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Today I will be decorating and putting together my kids bookshelf that their poppop made for my little sister and I when we were my kids age. I’ll post pictures of that tomorrow. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog please take a moment to look at previous post that may interest you. Please also feel free to share any post that you enjoyed reading, there might be someone else who would enjoy it just as much.

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How hard is it being a Wife and Mother??

If you all follow my facebook page MommyinMakeup I posted a video Monday Night. The video is of Jada Pickett Smith Answering her daughter Willow Smith’s question. Her question to her mother was How hard is it being a Wife and Mother? If you want to see the video here is the link:

Honestly I couldn’t have said Jada’s answer any better myself. As a wife and as a mother we get so caught up in trying to be perfect. Perfect for our Husbands, Perfect for our kids that we forget to be perfect for ourselves and to be true to ourselves. When we become mothers we fall into what other people tells us we need to be, what other people believe we have to be or else we will fail as mothers. Going out and taking time for ourselves in other eyes means your not taking care of your kids. The world makes us believe that if we leave our kids for just a second we are terrible mothers. So instead we make our lives all about our kids and all about our husbands, we completely forget that for us to have the ability to help our kids move forward and help our husbands achieve their goals we have to make our lives not only about them but about us. If I’m not happy and I am constantly blaming my kids or my husband because I take no time for me then I’m not exactly helping them. I become the problem not the solution, and as a mom we are the solution. The husband is the head and we are the heart, the spine, the lungs lol not saying men don’t care or they don’t help they do but as a mom we do things differently then our husbands and there is nothing wrong with that.

I remember when I first had my daughter I never did anything I can count on one hand how many times she stayed with someone else her first year of life. She never stayed longer than 2 hours with anyone, I did not go out and drink, I did not do anything that my daughter could not be there with me while I did it. Which also ment I spent a great deal of my time looking at the same four walls every day. If I went out I felt like I was being a bad mother, I felt like drinking was a huge no no because I have a baby girl at home who depends on me and needs me what if something happened to her while I was “getting drunk” I would never forgive myself. What if I left her with someone else and harm came to her I would NEVER forgive myself so I gave up all the me stuff and made it us stuff. It took a while for me to get out of that, not that I don’t still worry about her but I now know I can’t be a over protective mother and not let her go places and I can’t deprive myself of having a life outside of my kids and my fiance because at the end of the day we have to remember to take care of us first. Once mommy falls down they all fall down, that saying happy wife, happy life ok well I don’t believe in it a lot but I do believe that when mommy is happy the house stays balanced and you kids and your husband stay happy. Now that’s not in the terms of oh for me to be happy they have to do this..this…and this for me no. Mommy staying happy has to do with mommy keeping herself balanced and happy. You can’t expect your kids or husband/S.O to love you the “way you think you need to be loved” if you don’t even know how to love yourself.

Find something that makes you happy, that makes you think, that makes you find you again. I completely lost myself when I had my daughter and I got to the point that I was so depressed I didn’t want to move I was ready for it all to be over, but it wasn’t my daughters fault it wasn’t my fiances fault it was my own for forgetting how to take care of me and forgetting how to love me because I was giving all the love I thought I had at that point to my kids and my fiance I didn’t feel like I had any more love to give. I know some people are like i don’t know what your talking about I had my kids and I was perfectly fine…well that is awesome FOR YOU but not everyone has it like that. So many mothers fall into just being afraid that we just might fail and we forget that we are going to make mistakes but we have to keep going one mistake DOES NOT = a fail. We will make the wrong decisions for our families, we will make great decisions for our families, we will make a crap ton of mistakes because we are human and that is where you staying positive and happy comes into play because you won’t just give up, you’ll pick yourself/ you family up and keep it moving. Being moms we feel so much pressure, so much anxiety, so much just plain ol craziness that we forget to take a step back look at the bigger picture, love our kids, love our husbands, but we have to love ourselves as well.

P.S Everyone I am so so so happy to announce that I will now be selling children s books. I am so huge on reading with my kiddos and now I can share my love and help other parents show their kids the benefits of READING. To checkout the books we sell please visit my website link is below, if you have any questions please feel free to email me or fb message me. If you would like to book a event and have a chance to get free books let me know.

https://Y4333.myubam.com

 

TIS the season…To get sick

I have been battling with a cough and stuffy nose on top of being pregnant this whole weekend the week has been pretty bad considering just about everyone at my job is sick as well. Here’s a little cold & flu prevention courtesy of http://www.lysol.com kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria.

Cold and flu are powerful viruses that are spread easily between people. It’s important to do everything you can to prevent the spread of germs so that you – and your family — don’t get sick.  Flu can also cause mild to severe complications, especially for at-risk groups like young children and the elderly.

The good news is that prevention of cold and flu is relatively easy. It begins with basic practices like:

*Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
*Remembering frequent hand washing
*Getting a flu vaccine

Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

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The basic steps for preventing the spread of cold germs are:

*Practice frequent and thorough hand washing
*Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces regularly
*Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and dispose of used tissues in the trash
*Follow basic health habits to help fight off cold viruses.

Seasonal Flu

CDC recommends the following steps to help prevent becoming sick with the flu:

Get vaccinated. According to the CDC, vaccination is the best protection we have against flu.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Stay away from people who are sick.
Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Reduce germs on surfaces like bedside tables, bathroom surfaces, kitchen counters and children’s toys clean by using disinfecting wipes, disinfecting all-purpose cleaner or disinfectant spray. Follow label directions to disinfect properly; rinse children’s toys after disinfecting them.
Try to avoid contact with those who are sick. If someone in your home is sick, try to keep the person in a separate room, if possible. Throw tissues and other disposable items used by a sick person into the trash.

Since the disease can be spread via hands and surfaces, proper hygiene is critical to reducing the risk of contracting the flu.  And if there is an outbreak in your area, follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Getting vaccinated is the best protection against contracting the flu.

Be safe & healthy this winter everyone. ‹3

*Source: http://www.lysol.com, CDC

To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed…

Three Years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, I made the decision right away to breastfeed.  At the time I was working at Picture Me portrait studios (chuckling to myself) that was before they closed their doors. After leaving the hospital my fiance and I had a deep discussion about me going to back to work or staying home with our precious bundle of joy. We both made the decision that I would stay home for the first year and we would decide where to go after that. As most breastfeeding moms know the beginning of the journey is tough to say the least. Breastfeeding my munchkin was the best thing I ever did, it in every aspect made me a better mother. Now to say that is not to bash other mothers who couldn’t or decided not to breastfeed, as mothers we do what we think is best for our child and for mine it was breastfeeding but for yours it could be formula. I have plenty of friends who have done both and I never judge.

My breastfeeding journey was just one step at a time, before I even left the hospital due to no help with breastfeeding I got a blister on my nip but I decided I wasn’t going to give up.  After three days my milk came in and as breastfeeding moms know it can be painful you become engorged, your not sure on how to deal with because baby sleeps more that they eat. So my first step was making it 6 weeks, then 3 months, then 6 months now at this time I had people telling me what I was doing wrong because she was exclusively breastfed until 6 months and I never gave her baby rice or baby food. Luckily for me I had a strong support system with my fiance by my side and a great breastfeeding support group. My daughter started to eat food just like her dad and I had but with less seasonings and it worked for us. I also decided to allow her to breastfeed until she was ready not to do it anymore. People had their opinions but it wasn’t my concern, my concern was my child and breastfeeding was something that made her feel safe around strangers, that helped her when she was sick or couldn’t sleep.

She still ate regular food as she got older so it wasn’t just a breastfeeding diet, she still played she didn’t sit on my boob all day, she grew like any other child, she learned her colors & shapes before she was one,  She knew how to count to 10 before she was 18 months and actually by 18 months she topped that with counting to 20. I breastfed her until this year actually I just stopped breastfeeding her when I found out I was pregnant again and I only did it because my milk dried up to get ready for the new baby. Now that I am pregnant again I am currently 16 weeks, I’m on the fence about whether or not I will breastfeed this child. Of course I want whats best for this child just like I did my daughter but things have changed I have a new job that demands more from me and I had so many problems with a pump when I breastfed my daughter. So now I have to decide if I am even comfortable enough to give my baby formula, I was never comfortable with it when my daughter was born there were so many people who tired getting me to just give her formula, you’ll be able to go out they’d say, she would be able to stay with other people even though she hadn’t hit 1 month yet, I’d always shut those people down because my daughter hell my children will always come before drinking and going out, I don’t care if I stare at the same four walls every day for as long as they need me I will always be there. I guess now my biggest question for myself is will I breastfeed my new baby or will I decide to do formula this time around!?!

Guess I have a lot to think about 🙂 but I know I’ll make the right decision. So while I sit back and make this decision lol here’s a little about why I created a blog.

I created this blog so I could reach people who go through the same things I do and who may not have the answers so they need a outside opinion. I am always open to answer true questions. I will cover anything from parenting, to makeup, to hair care honestly anything I feel like typing about you’ll see here 🙂 I love to write that’s one thing that makes me happy and keeps me stress free I put how I feel or what I have to say on paper or in this case in a blog.  I am not the best at punctuation and where to stop a sentence and I am OK with that if others have a problem with it you don’t have to read my blog 🙂 I will always tell it like it is, if there is something you would like a review on let me know I’ll try my very best to review it for you. I am a mommy & a step mommy of two beautiful kiddos that mean the would to me and we will soon be welcoming another bundle of joy to our crazy bunch.

As a mommy & soon to be wife I am perfectly imperfect and I am just peachy with that ❤