Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Real Life, Mom Life: THANK YOU!

My last "Real Life, Mom Life" post was a little depressing. I know that. And I'm sorry, but I'm just trying to keep it real here. I got so many kind messages and comments from you all and I am so grateful. So seriously, THANK YOU to those of you who took the time to write me and make me feel better about being a working mom. Some of you who responded I don't even know personally! You are all just so great.
This week has been a little easier and I am so grateful for that.
Because I was so overwhelmed last week with all of your kind words, I decided that I would dedicate this "Real Life, Mom Life" post to things I am grateful for.

I am grateful for a college education.
My parents that gave me my college education.
A good job.
A husband that rocks Boston back to sleep at 5:30 in the morning so that I can sleep. (This happens almost every morning as of late. Thank you sleep regression...)
A husband that often offers to cook so that I can play with Boston.
The greatest baby sitter.
Back up baby sitters!
My family.
My friends.
My blogging friends. Seriously though, if you have ever thought about starting blog, DO IT. You meed the kindest people.
Diet Dr. Pepper.
My milk supply. And pumping. Even though I hate doing it.

I'm grateful for pictures. If you ask Braden, he will tell you that I have the worst memory. And I really do. So I cherish pictures because they remind me of the simplest moments. These pictures by Wyatte are my favorite. She has taken family pictures of us before and I am obsessed with her work. Check her out next time you are in need of some pictures.

And now, time for a picture overload.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mommy Style Monday: Meal Time

Happy Monday everyone! That's kind of an oxymoron, happy Monday?
Anyway, I hope your Monday is going well! All I know is that the weekend went by way too fast and I'm already ready for the next one!

Today for Mommy Style Monday we are sharing with you some foods that we feed our kids. Boston is 9 months old and basically eats whatever we eat, just in smaller bites/pieces. What I have a hard time with is packing food for him to eat at the sitters. I always pack a jar of baby food, some treats, and usually a fruit. I kind of feel bad though... packing the same kind of things everyday. What do you working moms pack for your little ones?

I decided to try out a baby friendly recipe this weekend. I made butternut squash cakes from The Gingerbread Mum.

They are kind of like a healthy pancake but made out of veggies and beans. They are kind of bland for me to enjoy but they are perfect for Boston!

She suggested serving it with some yogurt as well so here is some low fat, plain, greek yogurt. I liked it better that way.

Do you have any suggestions for food I can easily pack for Boston?

Don't forget to check out the other moms ideas!

Madeline at CaseyLand
Beverly at What a Day 
Chelsea at Tessa Marie
Monica at It's All About
Erica at Good Job Momma

And if you would like to join us for our next Mommy Style Monday sign up HERE! We do them every other week :)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cutest Teething Necklace

WrightDesignCo contacted me a while ago about their teething necklaces. I did a post back in July about this teething necklace. I love their necklaces because they are so different from any others that I have seen. I honestly would probably even wear their necklaces even if I didn't have a baby! They are THAT cute!

Today I am sharing with you their January necklace. 

Isn't it the cutest! What I love is that you can chose your custom length and colors on some of their necklaces!
Boston is always grabbing at my necklaces and this is one he can actually pull on and chew on and he loves it!

Make sure you check them out! They also have a great deal, any 2 necklaces and 1 bracelet for $29! Check it out here.

Also, this is what happens when Braden says "Don't fake smile." And I'm like I'm not! How do I "REAL" smile?