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Happy Fabulous Friday guys!
It’s always a great day whenever I get to hangout with my friends on SA LIVE and today I’m sharing with you all about it!!
As many of you know, I am the founder and Lead Placement Specialist at No Other Nanny based here in San Antonio Texas…Basically, I work with a lot of families to help them discover their childcare needs, and I love every. single. bit of it. My mission is to make parenting less stressful, and more enjoyable! I truly believe that life doesn’t end when you start a family, it’s really just beginning and with the right people and resources in place, this new normal called raising babies is one that has more highs than lows.
I was on instagram several months ago, when I came across this gorgeous looking mint blue bike that had what looked like a cargo storage bucket on the back..the beautiful mint color and milk chocolate leather handle bars and seat caused me to want to find out what on earth was this beauty? I had been looking for a bicycle that I could use with my own nanny kiddo Blue this fall because being outdoors is the only way to live life right during the cooler temps in Texas.
That’s when I discovered this fabulous bike was the Madsen Cycle…
If you’re reading this post and you’re a mom, I just want to say that I hope your mother’s day was filled with tons of love and appreciation! You guys make this job look way too easy but as a nanny, I know it is not!
Last week I got to share a TON of products out there for new mommas, and momma-to-bes!! This list was so hard to condense, but due to airtime, I had to make my list short, but powerful and of course, fill it with tons of products I feel mommas not only need, but didnt know existed to make their life easier!! Several brands like Juju be, and Tula baby (just to name a few) were so generous and helped me giveaway a ton of these must have items (giveaways are still going strong and are being held on my instagram page so make sure you send me a follow request to enter!!)
If you can’t beat em, join em! Or make what they’re addicted to a valuable tool 😉
We are living in a day and age where tablets like the iPad are King. We can’t get away from them! Try to keep them out of your home, and BAM! They’re in your child’s classroom! But no need to fear. The tablet doesn’t have to be this eye straining screen that turns your child into a zombie to just stare at it for hours. It actually can be a very valuable learning tool for your child. I’m someone who believes that exposure to screen time like the iPad and computers, are something that every parent should encourage. It’s learning how not to abuse the time spent in front of the screen, and also figuring out what programs/apps are best for teaching your child. You want these little guys to know how to work these techy gadgets and exposing them to it is simply part of the deal.
“Terrible twos,” “un-thrilling threes,” “war with fours” you name it, at some point during the toddler stage you’re going to find it a bit of a challenge to get your little ones to behave. It’s not completely their fault either. Your little ones are learning how to handle these emotions, and express theirself, all while wanting to have some control and independence in this world. Parents, and caregivers have to teach children how to deal with these emotions, and how to behave in different situations.
It’s all fun and games until your toddler has no interest in getting their teeth brushed!
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect when I came across one of the best inventions ever. It was dinner time, and I was trying to get my nanny kiddo to try some pasta…The event sort of went like this: Jada warms pasta up, puts pasta in bowl. Jada sets pasta bowl on highchair tray…Blue (my nanny baby) looks at pasta, takes one deep breath and…WHACK!…Blue knocks pasta in bowl right onto the floor…
Anything that makes traveling with children possible, I want it!
Do you remember the movie transformers (of course you do! It hasn’t been THAT long)? Well just how those things transformed from cars to oversized giant robot things that protected planet the earth, I have a transformer that’s a total game changer for parents and nannies that will protect your sanity!
It’s called the Bag rider.
Photo by Taylor Lucille Photography