He is Now 2

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It is so scary to think that my son is now two years old. His birthday was a couple of weeks ago and he so grown up! He says yes and no and knows exactly what he wants. He sleeps in his own bed and will walk most of the time, but not usually holding Mommy’s hand unless Daddy is there too because he likes to swing. He knows the routine of our day and is a helpful little boy.

He also has a slight case of OCD. He doesn’t like doors that don’t need to be open, or the opposite. He also has to make sure that all dishes have to be in the sink. He is so smart and so sweet.

He doesn’t quite talk full sentences and has other ways to express what he wants, but still throws lots of tantrums because of miscommunication. We are still working on it but it is a slow process.

His favorite shows are Bubble Guppies, Paw Patrol, and Blaze and the Monster Machines. He still loves Cars but we don’t have Disney channel, only Nickelodeon.

He is very active and loves the Truck Mommy bought him for Christmas. He has an active imagination and his mind is always turning.

He knows exactly what to do when its time to get dressed, including bringing even us our shoes. And he gets mad if we don’t wear the shoes he wants us too.

He is very opinionated and does not care who hears. He wants it done his way.

He has also started sleeping in his own crib, for the whole night! At first, it was a couple of hours, now it’s all night! He is growing up to be such a good boy.

He still wears between 12-18 months and can wear up to 24 month shirts. He is lean. He is about 25 lbs and 31 in. Small boy, but the biggest personality you will find. He needs to be heard and makes sure you know it!

We are potty training which is a long journey for us. He does wear underwear sometimes and it makes look so grown up.

He drinks from a straw cup and loves his milk! His favorite cup is his Thermos. I need to buy more of those because it’s nice for out and about.

 

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Project Pomona Pants (And a Giveaway!)

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It Could Be Love…2015

When we cloth diapered, it was hard to put regular pants over them because the diaper was so much more fluffy than regular disposable diapers. It was so hard to find pants that would fit him and not grow out of quickly. He is one size in the waist and another in the length.

Project Pomona is just that. They are pants that grow with your kid, up and out! They have adjustable waists and cute designs on the inside of most of their pants so you can roll it up and it actually be cute!

Well, I have teamed up with Project Pomona to offer you our first official giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Project Pomona. However, all opinions are mine.

Here is what you got in store for you:

Project Pomona: $100 Gift Card to Project Pomona

Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot: $50.00 Gift Certificate (Free Shipping Can/USA)

Funky Fluff: Cloth Diaper in winners choice of fabric and print/color ($20.99 – $22.99)

Cotton Babies: 2 bumGenius 4.0 cloth diapers – solid colors only, 1 bumGenius Outing Wet Bag ($48.85)

Spray Pal: 1 Spray Pal Splatter Shield ($25)

Shop Teenie Greenies: (1) Ju-Ju-Be BFF in either Tokidoki The King’s Court print or Hello Kitty Tick Tock print ($170)

Logan and Lenora: Mini Wet Bag in ZOOM ($19.50)

BabyKicks: Premium Pocket Diaper in Snaps ($21.50)

BALM! Baby: “Baby Lover’s Bundle” 1 BALM! Baby Butter, 1 BALM! Baby Fresh out of the Tub Baby Wash & Shampoo, 1 Taylor’s Spritz Rose Room & Body Freshner.

Momme Meals: 4 Delicious Bags of Go Chews ($40)

Geffen Baby: 1 Hemp Fleece Fladdle (flat/swaddle) ($11.99)

Gro-Via: 1 GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper Snap Shell in choice of Topaz or Lotus, 1 GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper 2-Pack of No-Prep Soaker Pads ($51)

GEN-Y Diapers: Next GEN Universal Cover, Size Large, Sucker Punch Print ($21.99)

Smart Bottoms: 3.1 All-in-One Diaper, Winner’s Choice ($25)

Thirsties: One Size All in One Diaper ($19.75)

Little Things Collective: Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar ($14.95)

Forever Gingerbread: 1 Large Forever Gingerbread house ($50)

Tushie Ties: 3 Pack of One Size Bamboo Velour Cloth Diapers ($45)

Boingo: Starter Pack: 4 Sets of Boingo’s, 6 EcoMax OS Prefolds ($85)

REcreate Designs: 1 Pair of Fancy Pants ($26)

Drop Everything: Young Living Premium Starter Kit: Home Diffuser, 10 Everyday Oils Kit: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Melaleuca (tea tree), PanAway blend, Purification blend, Thieves blend, Joy blend, and Stress Away blend…and more ($300)

That is over $1150 in prizes!

Good luck!

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Exciting Things are Coming in the Next Month!

We will be having our first official giveaway soon! I will also have at least 1 (or maybe 2) reviews in the next month.

February is a big month. Not because of Valentine’s Day but because I am turning 25 and Baby is turning 2! It is so exciting for us. His party is already planned. It will be quite different from last year.

I hope you guys stay and are as excited as I am!

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Gratefulness

Sometimes we tend to forget to be grateful for the things we do have and the things that people do for us.

I know I am going through a hard time right now and it is hard to be grateful for things when my life is not what I wanted at all right now. I am stuck between in a hard place and a rock, so finding things that are positive in my world right now is really hard.

I was not always this way. I was the happy-go-lucky girl who always looked on the positive side but in the past 3 years with so much drama surrounding my son, it has been so hard because I feel like I am being forced to live I do not want.

I do want to be my son’s mother. I love him with all my heart. But it is so much family drama. I want to just go on vacation for an extended amount of time with just the two of us because I need for us to get away. I would never abandon him, even though if I try to pursue my dreams, certain people will think I have to because it will be “hard”. Life is hard. And I cannot imagine living my dream without him.

Yes, Geoffrey is here too, But I am not in the right state of mind of us to actually be fully happy together. I feel like he does so much for us but for that, I am not always as appreciative as I should be.

But something happened last week that I was not expecting as bills are piling up and school is making my life difficult with it even just starting!

I was a given a $10 bill.

Yes, just given a $10 bill.

You have no idea how hard it was for me not to cry. Because it really did change how I was doing that day.

You see, I had recently lost my card in my room (where all things tend to get lost to). I had gone a week without access to my money, only Geoffrey’s. I was not liking it. My only access was through a bank, which is not always convenient when the locations are not by you, and of course, there are only 3 of them.

I was given $10. I’m not sure why they picked me. Maybe because they thought Samson was cute. Maybe they thought we really needed the money because we were in Wal-Mart.

I’m not sure why they chose me. But I do know that those $10 can go a lot farther than I want. I could pay for gas (even with it being so cheap now!), buy Samson another movie, buy more food for us, or even just take us out (when we deserve it).

That money is still in my purse right now because I’m still not sure what I will spend it on.

I don’t think I will even know why they chose us. But I am glad they did.

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My 6 Favorite Stroller Accessories

6 Favorite Stroller Accessories

Strollers are awesome by themselves, but sometimes there are times you want that something extra. I have bought something from each category but I also am including things that I do want to try someday or could work for your situation better. I may add to this list as I go on, because different accessories have different needs:

1) Parent Console

If you’re stroller did not come with one, you will definitely need to buy one! It is super helpful just evening putting extra stuff in.

The one I have is this one:

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Britax Stroller Organizer, Black

It has two cup holders, a middle compartment with a magnetic cover, two mesh pockets, and a regular pocket on the front. It works so well on our stroller and is nice to have.

This is another one I have looked at:

Zen Kid Premium Stroller Organizer

It has coin pocket and a zipper pocket (I love myself some zippers). And it still has the two cup holders which I most definitely need between mine and the baby’s cups.

2) Child Tray

Your child will eventually need a place where your child can put their snacks or sippy cup, especially when eating out and about. There are different kinds, some that can clip on the stroller frame like this:

BRICA Deluxe Snack Pod

There are also some that clip on the bumper bar:

Valco Baby Universal Pocket Pouch Snack Tray

Of course, there is the one where it actually works with your stroller. I have this one:

Baby Jogger Child Tray Action Shot

Baby Jogger Child Tray City Series

3) Rain Cover

A rain cover or any weather cover, is extremely nice to have no matter the time of year. In the rain, it can help block the rain from blocking your precious one. But also, in the cold, it really does help to keep in the heat. It makes a world of difference in things that you think you need and that you actually used.

Depending on what kind of stroller you have, I would suggest getting one that is specially made for the unique design of your stroller by your stroller’s company if possible.

Baby Jogger City Mini/GT Rain Cover

Baby Jogger City Mini/GT Rain Cover

Here is a basic rain cover:

Jeep Deluxe Stroller Weather Shield

4) Stroller Fan

If you live in a place where it is hot often, or if you plan on visiting a place that is, this is a must! There are two kinds, ones with shields and ones without. Within those categories are so many difference variances on it. There are some that you can sit in the child tray or some that actually clip on the stroller itself (shade or tray).

I have this one:

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Babies R Us Stroller Fan

I found it was very worth it to have the ability to clip it on the stroller shade. I actually learned that if you clip it on the shade, pull it all the way down, leave the fan going while you step away for a few minutes, it will keep the stroller cool, like a A/C for your stroller. So nice!

I have also found a new one that I want to try:

Cool on the Go

You charge it by USB and then you can just go with it! It is a personal A/C for anybody because it can clip on just about anything. Looks so innovative and cool!

5) Clips/Hooks

These are so helpful! You can extra stroller bags, diapers bags, just about anything you can think of! It is nice when you are shopping or going to a theme park where you need quick access to some essentials. There are different kinds, some like a carabiner and others look like wall hooks on your stroller.

I have this one:

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The Mommy Hook

Another type:

Oxo Tot Stroller Hooks

6) City Grips

These are a life saver in the really hot heat and your hands can get sweaty and icky from rubber handles on your stroller. They are also very cute and can help you distinguish your stroller from everyone else’s. These are so functional but also very cute and a must have accessory.

City Grips Red Lion Action Shot

The have three styles:

Double Bar (Umbrella style)

Large Single Bar (Longs)

Small Single Bar (Shorts)

I have some shorts and umbrella and let me tell you, they are the cutest things you will ever see! Grab some yourself and it will make you wish you had gotten them sooner.

This is our list of must-have stroller accessories. What accessories do you think are necessarily for your life?

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