You know when you get into the car to leave a vacation and you just have an overall sense of sadness? We’ve got major vacation blues in our house right now. This past Mother’s Day weekend we spent it at the beach with all of our best friends and their babies. We had the best time! Ten adults, two kids, three toddlers and three babies all under one roof. The ultimate friendcation! We stayed in the Seagrove Beach area of 30A, a few miles East of Seaside. It was BEAUTIFUL!!
I have had a TON of questions about my blog. Not just about how I created it, but why I created it as well. I decided to write a post to explain a few things.
Taking this blogging journey was scary, to say the least, but so worth it. Being a stay at home mama is seriously something that I’m so passionate about. I truly feel blessed that Davis works as hard as he does for us to be able to do that. I know being a stay at home mom isn’t for everyone, but for me, it’s a dream come true. Being a mommy is my passion. My life revolves around my kids and I live every day for them and Davis. With that being said, a stay at home mama is, at times, also a very lonely job. Having no adult contact some days can drive me crazy. Thankfully Walt is starting to have full conversations so I can give the birds a rest (JK). My goal with this blog is to inspire other mamas to see the fun side of mom life. I love being inspired by other mamas through social media, and I hope that I can inspire people as well.
Oliver is moving into his nursery soon, and I’ve been so nervous about it. We like the comfort of having him in his bassinet right beside our bed and knowing he is doing well. I have that crazy heightened hearing at night time that so many mamas get when one of our babies are in our room. I hear EVERYTHING. A different stroke of him sucking on his paci, a yawn, a sweet little coo, a stretch, I feel like I can even hear when Ollie blinks, haha! I’m saying all of this to say, I know how he is doing every night because I have the luxury of looking at him whenever I want and making sure his little chest is moving up and down. When he moves into his nursery I won’t be able to hear all of these little movements. to know my baby is completely safe. I’ve had so much anxiety about the big move until I got an Owlet Smart Sock 2.
Bathing suit season is just around the corner (or already here where I live), but I just can’t help myself when Easter rolls around and those delicious Reese’s peanut butter eggs come out. I truly have an addiction to them! When we pass the display at Target that ALWAYS has bags of Reese’s in it, Walt likes to yell out as loud as he can “there’s mommy’s snack”. Haha, embarrassing. I know. Instead of buying a (giant) pack this year, I decided to try to make some myself. These turned out so good. I mean seriously… they are SO good! I already had every ingredient I needed for the recipe at home except for one, so it was super easy! They also take very little prep work time, which is a big win for busy mamas like me.
You know those moments when you just need your tot to sit still for a little bit, but you don’t want them watching endless (and super weird) youtube videos? I’ve had the worst luck with apps I’ve downloaded that just don’t keep Walt’s attention for very long, which results in him wanting to get on Youtube. Well, I’ve finally found an app that keeps his attention perfectly! KidloLand is my new favorite app because it is educational and covers so many different subjects, while also engaging Walt and keeping his attention.
I’ve had our DockATot for about a month now, and I’m growing to love it more each day. We have the Deluxe+ in Pristine White. This DockATot is the stage one dock meant for ages 0-8 months. It’s truly so perfect for babies. Oliver is completely protected in it and I feel safe leaving the room for a minute while he’s in it, which hasn’t been the case with some other products I’ve tried. It’s lightweight, and it has a handle on the end which makes porting it around the house easy (always a plus when carrying a baby). The cover zips on and off and it is machine washable.
I recently got a Lorena Canals rug after eyeing them for quite a while. I saw them all over Instagram and finally decided to try one out. I was instantly attracted to them because they are MACHINE WASHABLE. How perfect is that?? People always ask me how I keep my house so clean with all the white, but it really is quite easy. Machine washable rugs just make that job a little bit easier though with my “schnack” obsessed tot!