Katya Turns One! This bash was a ton of fun! Celebrating my daughters first lap around the sun means the world to me. Big or small, both of my girls deserve it all. I began planning Katyas first birthday party when she reached her six month milestone because I knew I needed time to plan, create, and prepare an extraordinary party. It may be a cultural thing, but I enjoy having a huge celebration and going all out in everything that I do. On the other hand, I was heartbroken when quarantine began and covid-19 ruled our days. Call me … Continue reading Katya Turns One!
Twelve months. Dear Baby Koala, Boobie Monster, Katy, Katya, My Lovebug, It has been 365 days since you made your entrance and brightened up our world. I remember your birth day like it was yesterday: your dad and I woke … Continue reading A Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday
I won’t get emotional on this post, but if you are curious about what I have to say to my darling little Katya, read “An Open Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday.” A smashcake is a wonderful … Continue reading Happy Birthday Princess Katya! (Smashcake Shoot)
Dear Anaís, Everyday daddy and I marvel at how much you’ve grown, how tall you have become, the new things you have learned, and we wonder who you will become. I remember the days you used to cry out for … Continue reading A Letter To My Three-Year-Old On Her Birthday
Dear Parents, please stop complaining about being quarantined with your kids, the ones you made and brought into this world. You chose to have these babies, remember? I understand that our current lifestyle is difficult, stressful, and uncertain. However, it isn’t your child’s fault and you should not take out your frustrations on them because believe it or not, they are struggling as much as you. We are entitled to our feelings and opinions about our current situation and I am not taking that away from you. Rather, I want you to stop and think about your actions and comments … Continue reading Dear Parents, Please Stop Complaining About Being Quarantined with Your Kids
I will start this post by stating it is completely normal for your infant to wake through the night, whether it’s because they are hungry or want to play. In fact, babies and adults will wake four to five times … Continue reading When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?
I can’t stress enough the importance of establishing a bedtime routine and following through every night. I don’t believe in the crying out method, however I do believe in creating a schedule so your child knows when it’s bedtime and … Continue reading 7 Reasons Baby Isn’t Sleeping Through The Night
Potty training, oh the fun has begun! This task may seem simple but when it comes down to teaching a tiny human how and when to use the bathroom, it can get tricky, sticky, and downright messy. At what age did you start potty training your child? Was it an easy task or was it daunting? Did you read the books, or practice the 3 day rule? I began potty training my toddler at 2.5 years old and although we still use a pull-up from time-to-time at night, we’re almost at the finish line! There are quite a few concepts … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Potty Training A Toddler
It’s official princess, you’ve been chillin’ with us earth-side for half a year! Mama began planning your first birthday party yesterday. I’m overjoyed to see what new things you will learn, discover, and experience before you hit that big 12 month mark! However, I am in no rush for you to grow up. If there’s one thing I learned from raising your sister it’s that time is fleeting and before I know it, you’ll be a sassy, independent lady who wants to do it all. Where do I begin? We are still exclusively breastfeeding *fist pumps* and you have no … Continue reading Happy Six Months, Katya!
Am I a good mother? I have been repeatedly asking myself this question for months. Parenting two babies is heavy and difficult to navigate because they both have their own needs, wants, and require different parts of me.⠀⠀ My patience has been shorter and so has my temper, I feel stretched too thin. I broke down at least three times over the past few months, hearing both of my kids cry at the same time and having to take care of one before the other has brought me to my knees more than once. I feel guilty, how can ones … Continue reading Am I A Good Mother?