Mom deserves the very best, don’t you think? Yes, I’m mostly saying that because I’m a mom. BUT STILL. You know how I love me some handmade gifts. And every time I turn around there are more awesome ideas floating around the internet for DIY gifts for mom. So I’ve rounded up some of my…
Disclosure: I received some items free of charge to review from UncommonGoods in order to write this post. However, all opinions are my own. Let’s face it, no two moms are alike. And my mom might not like a photo calendar with my kid’s faces plastered all over it, and your mom might not love…
Here we go again! My favorite options for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are homemade gifts. Not only because it saves money, but it also (usually) makes for a more meaningful and heartfelt gift (unless you have a “nailed it” internet meme moment).
So because I’m in my own little world, it wasn’t until Tuesday morning when I woke up and starting checking my social media streams that I realized it was National Teacher Appreciation Day… oops. So I dropped my daughter off at Preschool and started brainstorming what I could pull together to bring with me three hours later when I picked her up.
In searching for “teacher appreciation gifts” on Pinterest, I came across a plant and tag that said “thanks for helping me grow…” and my wheels began to turn.
Every holiday seems like a whirlwind, and by the time you remember to pick up your camera, the kids are just about ready for bed (at least that’s what always happens to me). I find it super helpful to have a checklist handy before going into the day so that I will remember to get some decent photos BEFORE the kids are covered in food and dirt and I looked disheveled and drooled on.
Candid Coffee Talk is a new series here on The Mombot, where I take a time-out from the usual topics to share a snippet of my life as a mom… and since it’s “candid,” you can be sure it’s honest (probably a little too honest). So grab a cup of coffee, read on and join in the discussion!
How could I be afraid of being alone with these two precious faces??
It’s been two weeks since I had Lincoln, and today is the first day I’m going it alone.
I was lucky enough to have my husband home with me for two whole weeks, but today he had to return to the office. What’s worse? I have to venture out of the house because we are almost out of diapers… so much for easing into it.
Funny how going out of the house with two requires so much thought and preparation… do I take the tandem stroller, or leave the baby in the carseat and use a cart? Or maybe I should put the baby in the sling… What time should I go? It has to be planned around feedings and naptime… What do I need to put in the diaper bag in case of emergency?… I’m exhausted just contemplating it all.
I was pretty fearful about taking care of them by myself a week ago, but after a couple of trial runs this week, I’m not so scared. For the most part, I think I need to focus on having patience with my toddler. The baby is easy, albeit demanding. Mia, on the other hand, requires a watchful eye due to her constant curiosity.