No seriously being the millennial mom that I am, I looked for one. PT had been on my mind for a while, and some of my other mom friends were starting or also thinking about starting with their kids too who were around the same age as Ximena. The app that I found was the only free one, and it only had 2 stars. (I know now why) I downloaded it anyway and to my surprise it was a great app. I will get into more detail later, but these videos, and the combo of my phone timer, and lots of patience is what I believe really eased the process, and made it a fun, comfortable experience.
I sometimes feel that I don’t deserve to talk about this. I feel like because I have a medical condition, or because I was never that far along in my pregnancies that it’s somehow less than. I finally decided that it's ridiculous. How can there be only one side portrayed of pregnancy.
I can’t believe this year is over. It has been a full year of Chicago living. Technically we have been here about a year and a half now but we completed one whole year, January to December. So much has happened this year, I don’t even know where to start. While it seems like I do the same thing everyday and there isn’t much variety in fact that’s just the thing, the daily mundane tasks start to slowly shift into different things. It happens so slowly that you don’t put too much thought into it, until you really start to look back from where you started.
Hey mama’s it’s been a while, How are you?
No but really, HOW ARE YOU?
I feel like we are naturally drawn to things for a reason, and when we follow through and pursue them, great things can happen!! My past camping trip this weekend was one of those instances! It woke me from this lazy slumber I had taken in regards to nutrition. I often struggle to remain consistent in certain areas of my life, especially nutrition and fitness. It usually looks more like a roller coaster, fluctuating between doing really well and very poorly. The highs and lows of my roller coaster ride have definitely gotten more extreme as a parent, because there’s just so many more moving parts to your life once you have kids. Who’s with me? So let me digress from nutrition for a second to tell you how I came to redirect my energy and focus on this topic.
Our breast-feeding journey together lasted 15 months. Just a little over a year. I shared a little about the difficulties we had with latching in the beginning, I'll repost for anyone here.
In honor of Mother’s Day this month, I wanted to celebrate the diversity of Motherhood from a few of my Mommy Friends! I chose six women, along with Stephanie and myself , to each answer eight questions. We have four FTM (first time mama’s) and four mamas with multiples. I wanted to see the insight each mom had, and to also share their similarities.
My main reason for hosting a Q & A with these women was to highlight what it’s like to be a mother. There was and is no right answer. We should all be celebrated for all we have achieved thus far. We are all neighbors in this mother’hood’ and the more perspective we have of one another the better we can understand and relate to each other.
I want to thank all of you for allowing me to feature some of your personal experiences.
You all are amazing women and I am so happy to call you my friends!
Well it happend, we survived the first year! I wanted to take a moment and compose a list of all the things that I believe really made a difference, and made it a little easier with this new transistion into motherhood. These are what happend to have worked for me, and I have positive testimonials to go along with them . I'm going to list the products as I used them. Let's get into it!
To say that 2017 changed my life, I believe is an accurate statement. Not only have I become a mother, and learning what all that entails, I also found out more about myself and who I am. This past year I have realized that my mental strength is one of my biggest powers. I know that over the years this has been tested many times before, but this year in particular was more personal..
Its dinner time, and in about a hour it's my husbands holiday party. I decided to do my makeup in the kitchen so I could still hang out, and make efficant use of time. I grabbed our Ipad as my mirror and I pressed record. I figured I would just watch it later. I've never actually seen myself get ready before; I thought it would be fun to see. Well it was, haha. I noticed weird things I do, that I did not know I did. I decided to keep the trend going and record my hair too. By then I was convinced I would share it with you guys. This hair and makeup look took me about 30 minutes in total. Now I'm pretty good with my hair, so that part went fast. If you are more skilled with make up you can spend a little more time on your hair. However 15 minutes for each is also very resonable. When we actually have our littles strapped in and immobile, that time is precious. Thankfully, my husband was able to feed her while I got ready. So here is a quick day or night time look depending on how much eyeliner and bronzer you want to apply. A very simple easy look, that has you put together in no time.
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Stephanie + Brittany here! We'll be sharing different topics week to week depending on what life throws at us! Funny moments, frustrating moments, heart to hearts, epiphanies, ideas, thoughts and anything in between.