Ya’ll I can’t get how stinking cute these pictures of Jayden are. Seriously that smile melts my heart! This stage is my favorite stage. Jayden loves Christmas, and has been counting down the days till Christmas comes! I created this gift guide for toddlers and some of my favorite things for Jayden including items I’ve personally bought for him and he has loved! Check out my gift guide for toddlers and these adorable pictures of Jayden!
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Three more weeks till Christmas and we are counting down the days with my little guy. Every year it get’s more and more exciting as Jayden grows and realizes more what Christmas is all about. We have been watching Christmas shows and movies all year to prepare for this time, and Jayden is so excited for Santa. He tells us non stop how Santa is going to give him presents. His Great Grandma even got him an Elf on the Shelf this year. However, I don’t think he quite knows what it is other than something he wants to play with lol. But as much as Christmas is for the kiddos with presents and Santa, I also wanted to make sure Jayden knew what the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate it. Today I partnered up with Be Good for Children to share with you our night-time routine, and how we are teaching our toddler the true meaning of Christmas.
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As we get ready for Thanksgiving with our family, I find it important to find ways to incorporate the little man into our fun holiday festivities. Whether it is helping decorate our house to helping in the kitchen. I love being able to share these moments with him. There’s nothing like watching your little man grow, learn new things, and really appreciate the special moments as a family. Today I teamed up with Cuties and their #100daysofsunshine campaign to share a simple easy to make fruit parfait you can make with your kids that is not only easy but delicious to eat! There’s nothing that makes this momma happier than being able to share a healthy treat with my little man.
Happy Monday friends,
Yesterday I had a fun event with my favorite mom bloggers at the new Evereve store in Baybrook. I loved getting to partner up with Megan, Michelle, and Channing for this amazing Mom’ Day Out event sponsored by Evereve, Popbar, Alex and Ani, and Maggiano’s. It almost marks our one year anniversary when we did our first event together last year. It is so refreshing to be with other mom bloggers in the area who get what you do as a blogger and as a mom. Motherhood can seem isolating or lonely at times, and without my mom friends I don’t think I would have my sanity. I can’t thank blogging enough for all the amazing mommy friends I have made. Today I am sharing this adorable outfit inspired by Evereve’s #dresslikemom campaign, and the importance of your mom tribe.
When I say I don’t do cardio, I mean I don’t do cardio in the gym. But I am constantly doing cardio keeping up with my little man. Everyone always ask me how I stay fit, and I am not joking when I say being a boy mom. This little guy keeps me on my toes, whether it’s asking me to play baseball with him, or being his jungle gym he likes to climb and jump on, this momma gets her daily workout just trying to keep up with this busy toddler. Today I am sharing activities you can do with your toddler to replace your boring cardio routine!
Can you believe it, Halloween is only a week away? I’m especially excited about this Halloween because my husband will be off to spend it with us. And on top of that he is actually wants to dress up this year. Our family costume theme is “Out in the great big blue ocean…” I fell in love with these cute mermaid leggings from Tipsy Elves. They are cute, comfortable, and easy to run around with my active toddler in. I had so much fun with this easy mermaid make up tutorial. Watch the video on how you can create this easy mermaid makeup tutorial, and see our family costumes below!
Can you believe it we are already half way through the month! I am so excited for all the fun Fall activities we are having this month. But I am even more excited to be sharing it with my little man. I love this stage we are in. I told my husband for the first time in I finally feel like I have this motherhood thing down and it feels so good. I am not one of those people where motherhood came easily. I was never fond of the newborn stage, but this stage has to be my favorite. It is a new adventure with my little man. I love watching him learn, and talk, and show me things from his perspective. I love his energy, his joyful spirit, and his sweet love for his momma. It honestly makes my day when he gives me all those sweet kisses and hugs, and tells me “Momma thank you so much,” for the little things like getting him a cookie or taking him to the pumpkin patch. He melts my heart every day, and I am so thankful to be his momma. There truly is something special about being a boy mom, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Today I am sharing our fall checklist and the things we look forward to doing this month.
Today I wanted to take a break from all of my NYFW to share what’s on my heart. This week has been surreal, surpassing my wildest dreams. I remember laying there in my hotel room, a midst all the chaos, and all I could think about was how thankful I was. How thankful I was to have such a wonderful husband who was working double after the Hurricane Harvey disaster with work and then coming home after a late night to take care of Jayden, all while encouraging me to have the time of my life at New York Fashion Week. But even before I got invited to NYFW, he had already promised me he would take me to NYC so I can live out my Sex and the City dreams. If you know my husband, he is a simple guy, he isn’t into big cities, photos, and the latest trends, but he has always been the thoughtful one. From the moment we were dating, I remember him surprising me with orchestra seats to the Houston Ballet to see the Nutcracker because it was something I had dreamed of seeing. He has always gone out of his way, out of his comfort zone to help me achieve my dreams. So today I wanted to share these photos my husband surprised me with for our anniversary, and a letter to my Instagram husband.
Hey guys so I had this really amazing post for you guys about tips of finding a family photographer, and of course to share all of these beautiful family photos we took with Olya Helga Photography. But instead I wanted to share what is heavy on my heart lately. As all of ya’ll know we have been going through a lot down here in Houston with the Hurricane Harvey after math and the flooding that came with it. If you have been watching my Instastories you know we have been unable to reach our family do to the streets being flooded. Family who live not even fifteen minutes away, and it is truly disheartening. But I think what is most disheartening is reading all the negative things people are saying about God’s word and towards the people who preach it. Would you believe me if I told you I was criticized and told I was insensitive because I attributed my family’s safety and our house not being flooded to the power of prayer and to the glory of God? I never thought in my life I would be criticized for my belief, and by a fellow Christian surprisingly, especially during this time where we need prayer the most.