Have you ever sat at a stoplight and stared out your driver side window daydreaming?? Or, because like any new mom, when you have a day out and away from your child you're thinking of all the things that you have to get done in this short window?? Oh but then have you pressed the gas pedal because you see that green left turn arrow come on but realize you weren't actually in the turn lane!? Oh no? Well I did, and I rammed the lady in front of me today. Happy flipping 2015 to this chick right here!
If I had been in more accidents in my life (only like one since I was 17) I would have known how talk to myself out of this one better. But instead I let this woman I hit own me and call the cops. Yup, the cops came for a flipping fender bender. I couldn't have just given her my info, pulled over and discussed this together like most people, I let her hand it to me and in the end get a 4 point careless driving ticket because I was honest with the cop about my mistake. Where the F was my karma in all this? I was Honest, up front, accepted the fact I was an idiot, and STILL get a ticket! Booooo! I did give a quick middle finger to her as I pulled off.... But then felt bad about it, even if she hadn't seen it.
Thankfully I was on my way to meet good friends for the day who made me realize I'm human and my husband helped me realize "SHIT HAPPENS!"
Peace, love, laughter and WINE TONIGHT!
Well folks yesterday was the day that I decided I would try and venture into the world of homemade baby food. While others were reflecting on the year that had past and trying to decide their New Years Eve plans, I was gearing up for an extreme purée off with myself and some fruits! I've had many friends tell me that this was cost-effective and very easy to do so I thought why not, I'll try it. As I googled and searched other blogs for how exactly it is that you do this, I came across so many different ways, opinions, and do's and dont's, that I started having second thoughts if I was really meant to do this and was now almost more confused. But you know what, this parenting thing has been all about trying new things so I tried it!
Apples, bananas, pears and strawberries...not going to be a bad thing to give a baby right? It's fruit for crying out loud! Then as I complete my cutting and have them in my blender ready to go, I happened to remember back to reading something that said to boil apples before puréeing them and that you weren't supposed to give babies strawberries because there were seeds in them....to be safe I boiled the apples and steamed the strawberries and Cayden is big enough to eat chunks, so surely he could swallow some small strawberry seeds.
Halfway through the boiling process I realized hey, this was kind of fun! That is until I was peeling the last of the apples in a wrong direction and about cut the top of my thumb off. Almost complete I thought, just need to run the apples through cold water. As I went to grab the pot I screamed! I had grabbed that damn pot on the side without an oven mitt! Man, the excitement of all this baby food cooking just made me skip a step in which you are to reach for a handle on a hot pot!!
My conclusion to this new thing, that seems to be topic of conversation for many of my mom friends, is this.... If you have the time, and want to try it, do it! If you don't, or don't want to even venture that way, then store bought baby food is just fine and dandy! There seems to be so much competition, judgement, and self-guilt when it comes to all the ways to give your child nutritious options. I am guilty of falling into the category of self-guilt a lot when it comes to this parenting gig. I always question both sides to the options i'm considering (which isn't always a bad thing right?) and look into what really will work FOR ME. Cayden won't be giving up his Earths Best Turkey Apple Cranberry meal anytime soon, but he may gain a little more exciting tastes from moms home made apples, strawberries, and pears for the next month!
What are some of your favorite and EASIEST homemade foods for your child? Comment below, I'm interested in which combos I will try next!!
Peace, Love, Laughter and Wine
Today I decided it was a day to "un-mama-fy!! I have been wearing maternity jeans since I had my son in May and barely can I squeeze, suck, or jump up and down into a few that possibly could still fit.
It's amazing what your body does to you after pregnancy and how much I wanted to believe this wasn't going to happen to me. Why the hell was I any different then any other female body? Did I think I had some super power to whip my ass back into shape without doing anything but just give birth? Man I wish I really was super woman though, how sweet would that be?!
As I stood in that dressing room saying, "are you kidding me....I really am going to have to work at this aren't I?!" it dawned on me, I had a fricken baby 7 months ago! I birthed this child through a canal, out my vagina and I even grew that little thing for 9, basically 10 months inside me! My hips are now the size they are so that I could bring a life into this world! And right then and there, I zipped up that flippin larger then I wanted size pair of pants and said, "helllllls ya! These make my ass look good!!
But before I left my mind went where it always does these days... How can I possibly save a buck or two one these pants? I went online (My247cashback.com) to see what the cash back would be on them and I ordered both pairs online instead right when I left the store! I got free shipping and even used my flex perks credit card and got points towards future free airline tickets!!
I will continue this search online for more NEW clothes that will ultimately help me out of "Mummy-Hood" and into the world of a stylin, tummy sucker-inner, hour-glass figured, HOTTIE OF A MOMMY!! Peace, Love, Laugher & Wine. *Chelsea Jean*
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I am looking forward to 2015 and the possibilities that lie ahead for my family and I, and with this opportunity I see so many great things happening. I find myself doing amazing work in the areas of social work and striving to be a change agent for others, and this simply could change lives for the better! Peace, Love, Laughter and Wine :-)