Tuesday, September 24, 2013

10 Tips for a New Mom

I'm a proud mom to two little girls, Katie (23 months old) and Sophia (7 months old).  My life wouldn't be the same without them. I love seeing their faces every day.

I can't say that I'm an expert, but through my experience of taking care of my girls I've come up with 10 tips for a new mom to share with you.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Keep Your Mind Sharp

In order to keep your mind sharp, the nutrition researcher says to eat brain-boosters such as berries, caffeinated coffee, cocoa powder, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Random Acts of Kindness

What is kindness to you? Have you shown kindness to someone lately? Kindness may seem like a little thing, but it may make that person who received it have a good day. It may be as simple as opening up a door for a person or carrying groceries for an elderly person.

What random acts of kindness have you shown lately? What acts have been memorable?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pizza for Kids

Does your children love pizza? My 23 month-old daughter, Katie, definitely does. Every time the toaster oven dings, she says 'Pizz!', even though it may not be pizza.

Katie normally eats pepperoni pizza Lunchables. I wanted to find a different way to make homemade pizza that can be quickly made. I came up with three different variations: pizza quesadilla, pizza toast, and pizza triangles.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Budget Decorating

So do you have a room that needs a lift in the look? Would even a few changes make a difference? If you are like me, you don't want to spend $500 - $1000 on a makeover. The bank would definitely break.

Do you want to know how to decorate a room without breaking the bank? I found 30 budget decorating tips + tricks in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine, August 2013, p 47-55. Below are 10 tips + tricks that stuck out for me.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Bowlful of Benefits

Did you know that children who eat a bowlful of cereal regularly has benefits? A study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that children who regularly eat cold cereal for breakfast are more likely to be at a healthy weight than eating something else.

-Parents magazine, October 2013, page 97

Love Your Body

There are so many changes that comes with motherhood. One of them being your body. It'll never be the same like before you had kids.

One thing about the change of your body is how you perceive yourself. Do you accept the way you look no matter if you lost all the baby weight or not?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Entertainment for Toddlers

Does your toddler love to play with your tablet or phone?  Mine does. My 23 month old, Katie, asks me all the time to play with my phone. She loves to count, learn the alphabet, name animals, and so many other things.

But how do you stop your toddler from pressing other buttons that you don't want them to? There has been multiple occasions where Katie has called people. She has called Daddy, Grandma, and even my boss. Not good. lol