Snow Day Fun

Hey Everyone! How crazy that Christmas is this weekend!!!

I been wanting to do some indoor snow fun with Scottie, but always something or somewhere we have had to go. Last night we watched Frozen, and I have had all day in my head, ” Do you want to build a Snowman” so making our own snow it was!

I made this a few years back in my job, it’s super easy and done with things you already have in your house. I couldn’t quite remember the measurements but I ended up doing 3 cups of baking soda and 1 1/2 cups of white conditioner (any will do ). This made he was the happiest little man today! This is an easy to do project and a lot of fun, best thing it smells so good.

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Thank you, hope everyone has a very and healthy Holiday!

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Stay-at-home mom

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Hey Everyone! Happy Friday!

I’m finally brining this up, yes I’m a stay at home mom. This is a subject that comes up all the time; parties, food shopping, with family, and I can go on. When some hear the phrase ” Stay at Home Mom” they immediately think that  the mom does absolutely nothing all day.

 Few questions Scott or I get..

How ’bout your wife? Is she back at work yet?”

“So is your wife staying at home permanently?”

“You can be home all day?”

“What do you do with yourself all day “

“Must be nice to have breaks all day long “

It’s true — being a mom isn’t a “job.” A job is something you do for part of the day and then stop doing. You get a paycheck. You have unions, benefits and break rooms. haha mom’s don’t have break rooms, we either need to wait till they are napping or have them in with us in the bathroom. Having a job is necessary for some — it is for me — but I’m truly blessed that I can  stay home and watch my son grow, and see all his milestones. Whatever your job is — you are expendable. You are a number. You are a calculation. You can be replaced. A mother can NEVER  be replaced. The love & the nurture can and will never be replaced by what a mother and their child have.

Imagine that all the moms out their quit their  role as mother, entire lives would be turned upside down; society would suffer greatly. The ripples of that tragedy would be felt for generations. If they all  quit their (stay at home mom)  who would teach the morals of life, or which roads you should try to lead your child too.

Yes, I’m a mom, and before being a mom I never knew what this love ways. My son has open my eyes so much! I because of him have moved on in my life. I have  accomplished  so many things in a year that were just sitting in my head and never moving forward with. Yes! I’m learning to be a mom everyday, never do books help out. You learn from your own mistakes, and just get better at them.

Did I ever think I was going to stay home, NO! I never had in my mind that I wold be a stay at home mom. I’m very active person and I like my schedule set for the day. When Scottie was born and whole new world opened up. I loved my job, but what I loved most was my son. Scott and I didn’t want to put him up in daycare so little, and I was truly blessed that Scott and I decided for me to stay home with him. This past year I have seen so much growth, milestones, and love that Scottie has built and shown me. Im so glad I can teach my son  how to be  a little human , and, as he grows, I will JUST teach him all things, from morals, to manners, to the ABC’s, to hygiene, and to loving one another.

Woman in general, not only moms need to help and support women more. Everyone loves to just talk their mouths out but not help each other out. Being a mom is hard in any way. Either if your working or not working. The job of mom is hard and stressful. Not only do women have to be a mom; they have to be a wife, a cook, a cleaner, and resting arm, a friend, a teacher, and the list can go on.. Ladies we are all the same in so many ways! We are truly superwoman, we can accomplish so much in a day, and nothing stops or gets in our way!

Thank you for all the support! My next blog I will have up will be daily schedule, what I do with my son through out the day… If you have any questions please list them below.

 

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Building Traditions during the Holiday Season

Hey Everyone! I’m back and promise to start blogging a lot more. Was super busy getting my store ready, as I explained in my earlier blog. If you haven’t; please go visit my shop. I know you will love it!

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I have always LOVED Christmas! When I think of christmas my whole soul thinks of my amazing experiences I had during my childhood. As like my grandpa cutting and bring the christmas tree, baking  cookies with grandma, decorating with my cousins, and a huge table to fit us all during Christmas Eve dinner. My memories can go on, and just how I build those memories I want Scottie to have the same experience. This year I love to see Scottie’s face expressions when he sees all the new things.  The lights shimmering, the tree, ornaments, presents, the elf, the baking, and the list can go on! I want to live these precious moments through his eyes.

I want to start traditions now that he can understand, and grow with them every year. My goal is for him to look back when he’s older and remember how beautiful Christmas time is.

Some traditions that we will be adding to our list this year will be:

Decorate his tree & home Christmas tree: 

This year I decided to put a Christmas tree in his room, and Scottie totally loves it. Makes his room full of christmas spirit. His tree doesn’t have an ornaments that break. We both went Target and picked out the ornaments for his little christmas tree. We made it into a woodland christmas theme. Totally love how it looks. I’m hoping that every year he adds to his little tree ornaments.

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When I took out the BIG tree to put in my living room, Scottie’s face was priceless and full of excitement. He was so interested in what it was and why it had so many lights. I started to decorate it with him around. He would run and look at everything I was putting up. Best part of if was when he saw the Christmas train. He started blabbing away, who know what he was saying.. haha

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Christmas lights: 

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to go look at Christmas lights! If we only did one Christmas-y event the whole season, hands-down it would be looking at Christmas lights. For me, it’s one of those moments that really capture the Christmas spirit – watching our kids “oooo” and “ahhhh” as flashing lights and colors dance across their faces. It’s spreading the joy of the season and dwelling in the gift of family.

Matching PJS/ Holiday PJS all month:

Every year, want to get Scottie & myself Christmas jammies that match. I will include my husband if he is down for it. Put on those jammies grabs some popcorn, hot cocoa, and read or watch and christmas movie. Yes, I’m pretty crazy but have Scottie in Holiday theme PJS all of December.

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Christmas tree ceremony:

Find the date and time of when it will take place in our town, and go see the christmas tree ceremony take place while listening to them sign Christmas carols. Bring our hot cocoa and blankets to keep us warm.

Meeting Santa:

Last year Scottie was only few months old, so he didn’t even know what or who he was with. This year I can’t wait to see his face! I’m hoping he won’t start screaming haha…

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Talking about the true meaning of Christmas:

Explaining how Christmas is not just about Santa.. It’s about Jesus being born, a beautiful day that it is. Tell him all about it, and on who went to visit him on January 6th…

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Baking cookies & making a Gingerbread house:

I totally love this, house smelling like christmas cookies. Bake the cookies and then decorate them. Building our own gingerbread house while listening to Christmas music!

Count down to Christmas & wrap 24 Books:

Have our little countdown that we will move on a daily basis. When we move our count down we will grab one of the 24 wrapped books and pick one out. Unwrap it and read it all cuddled up!img_0100-2

Create a Christmas Bucket List:

This is pretty cool, had this in mind for a few years now. So we will create a Christmas Bucket List and fulfill it each day of December.

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St. Nick:

Teach Scottie the true St. Nick and his generosity and love for those in need.

Create  a night before Christmas Box:

This box will include; PJS, some christmas books, movie, mug, and add any other goodies.

 

Leave Cookies & Milk for Santa:

Yes, for sure leaving cookies and milk for Santa by the fireplace is a plus! Make it a little more fun with leaving some food for the reindeer as well.. haha

Photo Collage:

Chose memorable pictures from the year and create an ornament.

Tradition Book:

Every year that I add traditions add it to the book. Keeping record of all the Christmas activities.

Write & Deliver Santa Letter:

Not only write Santa his list of what we want also telling him a little about my year. Example to him new things I have learned and tell him what my new year resolution will be.

My list can go on and on! But these for sure are some that I will be doing this Holiday season! Thank you for all the support. Let me hear some of your traditions that you do during the holiday season!

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