Kids clothing. It’s like this never ending cycle that sucks you in. Finding the cutest little outfits, get all the matching accessories, and then BAM… they grow 2 inches overnight and that $30 outfit has suddenly been worn twice… This brings you back to the beginning of the cycle. Am I the only one who is driven crazy by how quickly babies grow out of their onesies? Landon is 3 months now, and already has gone through his newborn clothing, his 0-3 month clothing, and now is into his regular 3 month sizes. We barely got to wear some of our favorite things before they were impossible to snap. I now have an amazing solution that I’m super excited to share with you!
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One of the most amazing things about becoming a mother has been the fact that every single moment, big or seemingly small, has suddenly become special. From the early mornings watching the sunrise and snuggling the boys to playing ball in the yard in the afternoon, there is never a dull moment anymore as a mommy! As a couple, my husband and I love to travel and explore, and this was something we wanted to instill into our children as well. This summer, we are on a mission to make every day an adventure.
Dear Mom That Does It All,
I know right now you’re thinking, “that’s not me” but it is. It’s you. I know that as the days go by and your to-do list never gets any shorter you may not think you’re truly accomplishing it all. But you are. I know that as you sit down at the end of the night after (finally!) getting the kids to bed and debating on whether to do the dishes or take a shower (or throw out all those ideas and get a few hours of rest) that you don’t feel like a supermom. But you are.
As I’m sure any mom can agree, we worry about our kids. We worry about if we are teaching them enough, if they are eating the best foods, if they are growing fast enough, and if we are surrounding them with only healthy, positive, and beneficial products and experiences. Sometimes in this world, however, it’s so hard to tell what’s good for them & often times we only realize something was wrong when it brings harm.
Mr. Landon Fisher Panganiban joined us on March 13th at 12:17 am and it wasn’t without it’s eventful details. I have gotten a lot of questions about his birth, so I’ll give a run down for you here… Don’t worry, I’m sparing you the TMI details 😉 After getting to 41 weeks and 1 day pregnant (yes, you read that right) I was sick and tired of being pregnant in the most literal sense of the saying. HA! We got scheduled to be induced and off to the hospital we went bright and early.
Staying organized is not necessarily my strong point. I have so many things going on between family life, our business, my blog, and our ministries at our church that I can get overwhelmed by everything that seems to pile up on my to-do list. An incredible product that I came across to combat this has been the Daily Action Planner. It is an entire planner that is only for ONE month, which means so much space to organize, plan, and categorize my thoughts and ideas in one place.
Since the moment I found out I was gonna be a momma, I knew that I wanted to be there for my kids. I made a promise that very night that the test said positive that I would do my best to be present and active in my kid’s lives. As a preschool teacher at the time, I had experiences with lots of different kinds of parents. It was easy at that time to nitpick their flaws and applaud their successes from the outside, but little did I know how hard (and extremely rewarding!) parenting could really be.