Caring for Baby’s Sensitive Skin

“This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

I’ve never once worried about chemicals before I got pregnant and I definitely wasn’t aware of skin-to-skin contact with mom and dad. Although that care free world was less stressful, I can’t imagine not reading labels today. I’m more laid back with the things I personally use, but I am adamant in using natural products with my son. Children’s skins are incredibly sensitive, especially babies and having the right product for their skin is something worth talking about.

I am grateful to have known about the importance of skin-to-skin contact while pregnant, but it certainly is eye-opening when you watch such videos as the one below for the WaterWipes #PureLove campaign.

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It’s safe to say how influential our bodies are to our babies and how essential keeping babies sensitive skin chemical-free.

If you have some tissues at hand or WaterWipes, please grab some before watching this video.

 

Chemical free products are good for anyone, but especially for growing little bodies.  I’m in the process of kinda potty training my toddler (with no success, I think I’m doing it wrong lol) and I think I’m using more wipes now than I have ever. Let’s say there has been a few accidents. I’m impressed with how WaterWipes can handle these messes without me having to add chemicals to my son’s delicate skin.

WaterWipes are made with just water (specially purified and softened) and grapefruit seed extract, hypoallergenic so it won’t irritate baby’s skin. To top it off, WaterWipes has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

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Bringing a new baby in the world is hard enough, we shouldn’t also have to worry about what our baby wipes have in them. WaterWipes is a no-brainer for any parent with a newborn or a rambunctious toddler like myself (and the occasional furniture cleaning, yeah, we use wipes for pretty much anything around here).

Give WaterWipes a try, you won’t regret it. #PureLove I’m a #WaterWipesMom

Like this post? Let an expecting or seasoned mom or dad know about the importance of skin-to-skin contact and using WaterWipes. Want to connect with WaterWipes? Check out their Facebook Page, twitter or visit their website for more information and where you can find a retailer near you.

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Looking for your next book to read?

*These are affiliate links, by purchasing through the links below you help me keep up with costs associated with running a blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks in advance!

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized

With the kids all out of school and running around creating chaos around the house we must put a plan together to keep the house organized during the summer break. My kiddo is not yet in school but I am certainly creating an atmosphere where I am able to keep my home clean and my son fed, clean and entertained.

When things are in order we think better and can be better utilize our time.

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Yes I am one of those moms that has her house neat & tidy. I keep a journal of my to-do’s and try to follow it as much as possible. There are the occasional dirty dishes in the sink and toys around the living room as with any other home but it gets taken care of every day.

So how do I do it? I have a toddler running around at all times but I have a cleaning schedule to keep my home organized that I follow religiously.  I have days for certain types of laundry, days for certain areas of the house for cleaning and schedule bigger jobs throughout the month.

There’s no way to keep track of it all without tip number 1. I’d be lost without my bullet journal.

TIP 1: KEEP A LIST

The first tip is to write down all that needs to be cleaned.  Once you have written those down, separate them into similar tasks, then you can specify the days you will do each of those cleaning tasks.

It’s different for everyone and every home has different priorities. I don’t care much for toys during the day but I am a stickler for things being clean.

TIP 2: SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE

I’ve seen loads of photos of piles of laundry. I keep a laundry schedule that won’t allow our clothes to get so huge that I can’t keep up. I schedule most of my day and my laundry is definitely a biggie.

Laundry days are as follows : Mondays (Personal laundry : mine, hubs & kiddo), Thursdays (Personal laundry : mine, hubs & kiddo), Fridays (Towels, which are all white to make things easier when washing & bedding).

Putting clothes away are what’s most tedious for most people I would think, it certainly is for me. Usually If I don’t put it away as soon as they are dry, it gets some alone time in the basket. So it’s best to put it away quickly.

Fridays are also when I clean the bathrooms & kitchen.

TIP 3: STAY AWAY FROM PHONES/TV’S/COMPUTERS

This one is the toughest for me. I tend to be on social media all day and I see how much of a time drainer it is. What I have been doing is using Spotify on my phone (music app) and turning on some music while I’m doing chores do my mind doesn’t drift into never ending social media scrolling.

I vacuum every other day or as needed. We have carpet and the kiddo drops food everywhere. So it’s done often.

Since I keep the house organized & tidy throughout the week I don’t have to take so long cleaning up. It gets easier when you schedule it out.

Bonus TIP: DIVIDE & CONQUER

Big task get placed into days I don’t have so much to do.  I try to do it when I have the most energy, which is after breakfast. Things like wiping down blinds & windows are bigger jobs and things I do not enjoy doing but as a necessary evil I schedule their cleanings on days when the load is lighter.

My house is mostly clean at all times, but keep in mind I’m a home body and also schedule errands & events on similar days. You won’t find me going out every day unless to the playground (which happens to be across the street from our home).

My cleaning schedule might not be for everyone, it’s something that works for me and the amount of time I’m willing to put into keeping my house clean and organized. I don’t work outside of the home which gives me a more flexible cleaning schedule.

But keeping a list and organizing errands and to-dos is beneficial to any and everyone.

Hope this helps you in some way and if you have any more tips, please add them to the comments below. Keeping your home organized can be done with a little bit of planning.

Thanks for stopping in!

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Books To Read:

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1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Struggling to Find My Rhythm

I’ve been on a little summer break from writing on the blog. We’ve been traveling and I’ve lost my writing rhythm. I have a problem with starting things. Once I do start with a project and something goes wrong or I stop for whatever reason that project will most likely not come to fruition. Why is that? I don’t know. I guess that’s something weird about me. Mommy struggles people.

We were in Jacksonville at my parents house for a couple of weeks and once we’ve returned I’ve been focused on getting the house organized. We’re remodeling and updating the house we purchased back in the beginning of February. Slow & steady it’s coming along.  Our new appliances are in place and my kitchen is beginning to look like something I enjoy cooking in.

Then there’s the occasional “I have too much on my plate” days.

I just sit on the couch with the kiddo and watch cartoons with him. I’m in a total funk right now. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been so isolated from moving away to a new place.  I haven’t joined any class activities with my son. We haven’t decided on a church to attend or have gone to any to see if they fit our family (other than an open house for a new church that’s opening up soon).

Ultimately, I’ve been down a lot lately. I’m struggling to put myself out there. I’m in need of a village that’s not around and I simply don’t have the strength to search for one. Basically I’m digging myself a bigger hole of loneliness. There are days I have a burst of energy where I get lots done, my bullet journal has helped me through keeping track of my day to day activities. Sometimes I just don’t write in it for days at a time.

It’s not that I don’t want to write. I do! I’ve just had a lot on my mind. I’m being pulled in different directions and nothing gets written down. I have total scatter brain, some of it is still the effects of my miscarriage. Miscarriage, plus new city, no friends, and scatter brain are not a good combination.

I’ll have tons of ideas on what to write but I never get around to it. So today I decided to just let whatever is my head at this exact moment pour out of me so I can begin to feel some clarity. They said a brain dump is something you should do daily. I’m doing an emotional dump right now in the hopes it will get the writing/creative juices flowing again.

Thanks for sticking around & reading through my struggles. Have you gone through this or something similar? What did you do to get yourself out of the funk?

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Books To Read:

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1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Birthday Party In Style With Jord Watches

I grew up in a family that loves birthday parties. Ever since my first birthday, Snow White themed. My father and I share the same birthday month and since we live a few hours away from each other we mom decided on planning a a joint party.  We had my mom, dad, brother and SIL drive down from Jacksonville and the peeps from south Florida come up.

We had a FULL house, a change of pace from our empty home since moving away from everyone. Nonetheless we had a great birthday party, the kids played until they couldn’t anymore and our bellies were inundated with such delicious food thanks to my awesome mother.

Since it was my father’s 60th birthday we chose to showcase our ages as the party theme and I’m not ashamed of getting older so I was a trooper. I’m obsessed with all things Rose Gold at the moment so obviously it was the color I chose for my side of the party. My father went with a traditional “man color” of blue. (That’s my grandma praying over us, and we’re taking photos… we eventually bowed our heads I promise)33 birthdayparty

To add to the festivities I got to showcase a lovely Rose Gold wooden from watch from Jord Watches.

I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity of owning a real wood watch. I tend to buy wooden toys for Nico and furniture for the house but never anything for me. When I was approached by Jord Watches to review one of their wooden watches, I immediately looked over all of their watches and of course asked for the Rose Gold one.

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Ask and you shall receive! The watch I got is from their Cora Series: Koa & Rose Gold. This watch retails at $275 but their watches start at $129. Some features to point out are:

  • Automatic (requires no batteries, I have a few watches sitting in drawers because I don’t want to go get new batteries, but don’t we all?.)
  • Sapphire Crystal Glass
  • Swarovski Crystal Markers
  • Very light on the wrist
  • Elegant
  • Dress it up or Down

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You can check out all other specs on the Cora Series here or head over to their website for their full men & women line up. Also be sure to check out their Instagram feed  and follow them on twitter & facebook to keep up with their latest info.

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As a bonus Jord Watches is offering my readers a chance to win a $75 vouchers towards a purchase one of their fabulous watches but not to worry, even if you don’t win they are kindly giving away a $20 coupon to everyone else!!! (Ends June 5th)

Enter the giveaway below! Don’t forget, Father’s day is coming up on June 19th. Dad would be more than happy to sporting Jord Wooden Watches.

Click here to enter the $75 voucher giveaway

Thanks for reading! Good Luck

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

Books To Read:

*These are affiliate links, by purchasing through the links below you help me keep up with costs associated with running a blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks in advance!

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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