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Showing posts with label For Mommy. Show all posts

My Lazy Mom Confessions

Here are My Lazy and Imperfect Self-Confessions:
(I think it's safe to say that this is "Volume 1"...)
  • I still wear maternity pants...and maternity shirts.  My child is 21-months-old.
  • I still blame most of my shortcomings on being overwhelmed, tired, and exhausted from the demands of my newborn.  My "newborn" is now a toddler and is almost 2-years-old. (See You Know You Have a Newborn If... for more on my shortcomings due to my newborn).
  • I still wear "pregnancy shoes" (aka, the shoes that my co-worked/classmate pointed at when was 6-months pregnant and said, "Ha. Nice pregnancy shoes.")  I wear them every day.  My child is a toddler now.  
  • I don't remember the last time I wore jeans.  See my Love Letter to My Yoga Pants for more on that).
  • I am on and off of the "laundry" bandwagon.  I am quite possibly the most irresponsibly person, in the world, when it comes to laundry.  I hate this about myself.  But I hate laundry more.  I've been battling using our Pack N Play as my gigantic laundry hamper ever since we received it at our baby shower.  (See post "These Are My Pack N Play Confessions.")
  • I bought a one-year gym membership. It just expired.  I didn't go...not even once.
  • I often find weird stuff growing in my fridge.
  • "No one wants to clean the refrigerator  I find, because that's when they find out how filthy that they really are..." - Ellen DeGeneres.

Share your "imperfect" self by confessing your imperfections in the comment box below.
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(Throw me a bone here.)

someecards.com - I sure do feel a whole lot more attractive at Walmart than I do at the gym.
someecards.com - I would rather buy new tupperware, than bother to open this one to clean out whatever this used to be.

                  


6 Types of People Who Do Not Deserve to Hear Your Shame Story - Web Favorite


Are you opening up and sharing your "shame stories" with with the wrong types of people, or friends, in your life?

Think before you speak, and make sure that the next person you share your "shame story" with truly has your best interest at heart.  In the YouTube video below, Oprah Winfery interviews Dr. Brené Brown and discusses how there are six types of people with whom you shouldn't share your "shame" story with (from "one-upper" friend to the women at the mall that you try to prove yourself to and more).  She talks about the dangers of sharing your most vulnerable self with the wrong people.  This is very interesting , and is great advice to keep in mind.  I'll definitely be including this in the "part 2" of my post, Top 35 Life Lessons, Wisdom, and Advice for Daughters and for Yourself.  

I think this is good advice, and I highly recommend watching the video.

Here is the YouTube clip of Dr. Brené Brown and Oprah discussing the six types of people that you shouldn't share your shame story with:



YouTube Link:  6 Types of People Who Do Not Deserve to Hear Your Shame Story



Dr. Brené Brown is the author of the following books:

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead 
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

           


Share your thoughts on sharing "shame stories" by commenting below.  
(I would love to hear your insight!)

Mommy Hack - Matching Socks and Laundry Time


Mommy Hack:  Standardize Your Socks and Eliminate the Pain of Sock-Matching On Laundry Day

Buy a bunch of the same exact sock type to prevent the pain of matching socks.  (I had to save up my money for a couple months, but it was worth it).  Do this for your kids as well.  I'm sure  that you've heard of this hack before, but I am here to personally endorse this.  Thank you, Pinterest.  If you only wear a small variety of sock types - for example, ankle socks, crew cut, black/white, etc., then get a tub for each type of sock.  I have a tub in my closet for my (a) black work socks, (b) white socks, and (c) dress shoe socks.  I never have to match my socks when doing laundry, and the only sorting that I have to do is separate the socks into the three bins.  You can find great sock-bins in the Dollar Aisle at Target.

This is the greatest thing that I have done for myself lately.  It's changed my laundry life.  Now, don't get me wrong, I still use my Pack N Play as my laundry bin (see the post My Pack N Play Confessions for more on that),  but this little mommy hack has helped a lot when it comes to sorting laundry for my daughter and me.
It's your turn!
What "hack" do you use that 
makes your daily chores easier? 
Share it with us by commenting on this post!






Daily Mom Humor - 10 Funny eCards, Volume 1

10 Funny eCards for Moms

Volume No. 1

(Because eCards are funny.)

someecards.com - Shower Schizophrenia: The constant belief that you hear a child crying while you're trying to take a shower. someecards.com - Too many people are walking around unmedicated, unsupervised, and affecting my life. someecards.com - Daddy, this is where all mommy's friends live.someecards.com - Why do they want dinner every single night?someecards.com - someecards.com - woo hoo it's Friday!! oh wait...I'm a mom.someecards.com - That moment when you realize the kids are being quiet... Too quiet.someecards.com - Folding Laundry with a Toddler is like trying to straighten a desk full of papers while a fan blows on it.someecards.com - Just replace the word research with the word Pinterest and your day sounds more productive.someecards.com - If you love someone, let them sleep.

19 Baby Gifts With a Twist of Humor

19 Cute Baby Gifts With a Twist of Humor

I've been trying to limit my baby product recommendations to practical items, but I recently decided that funny, humor-based newborn and baby gifts deserved attention too.  Below is a list of funny newborn and baby gifts that I, personally, find to be funny and/or adorably and ridiculously cute.  If you are looking for a baby gift for someone that has a sense of humor, then you might enjoy this list. Keep in mind that whether you find some of these items funny (or not) is largely dependent on your type of humor.



19 Funny Baby Gifts

1.   Tuxedo Onesie Bodysuit

Link:   Frenchie Mini Couture Onesie Bodysuit, Tuxedo 

Funny Because.....Because a baby wearing a tuxedo is funny.  
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.




2.   Goodnight iPad


Link:   Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation 

Funny Because...I probably don't need to explain why this is funny.  This is a funny parody on the book "Goodnight Moon," that any tech-savvy family can appreciate.  For a more practical list of favorite baby books, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby's First Years.





3.   Monsters Eat Whiny Children - Book

Link:   Monsters Eat Whiny Children 

Funny Because...Because monsters don't really actually eat whiny children.  This for those with a darker sense of humor, and for kids with a good grasp on fantasy vs. reality.   For a more practical list of favorite baby books, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby's First Years.





4.   The Baby Owner's Manual


Link:   The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance 

Funny Because.....At some point, a "troubleshooting manual" would really come in handy for that newborn of yours.  This book is great for the engineering "type" of dad.  (Mr. Mia loves this book).  For my favorite "troubleshooting" baby item, see Make Your Life With Newborn Easier - The Newborn Podster or see Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items for a complete list of must-haves for newborns and babies.   




5.   The "Mute Button" - Pacifier

Link:   Mute Button Pacifier 

Funny Because.....Because pacifiers do often mimic the "mute" button on a remote control when it comes to babies.





6.   "These Fools Put My Cape On Backwards" Bib



Link:   These Fools Put My Cape On Backwards Bib 

Funny Because.....This bib is my favorite, and it makes me laugh every time I think about it.   For a list of our most practical baby bibs, see Top 5 Must-Have Baby Bibs, or see Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items for a list of all must-have practical baby items





7.   Mustache Pacifier -"Mustachifier"

Link:   Mustachifier - The Gentleman Mustache Pacifier 

Funny Because...It's a baby with a mustache!  (Hehe!)





8.   Weird-Looking Animal Bibs


 
Link:   Animal Face Baby Bibs  



Funny Because....I just think the animals have funny-looking faces.  For a list of our most practical baby bibs, see Top 5 Must-Have Baby Bibs (2013).




9.   Daddy's Little Tax Deduction


Link:    Daddy's Little Tax Deduction 

Funny Because......Children really are tax deduction.  My friends who are accountants find this to be hilarious.   
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.




10.   The "I Only Cry When Ugly People Hold Me" Baby Onesie

Link:   I Only Cry When Ugly People Hold Me on Infant Onesie

Funny Because....Because people get really insecure when you let them hold your baby, and when they do, your baby starts crying.  For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.




11.   All My Friends Are Dead - Book


  
Link:   All My Friends Are Dead 
Link:   All My Friends Are Still Dead 

Funny Because.....These books have a very clever, dark sense of humor.  This book is NOT for kids - it's for adults (an interesting coffee table book that makes for a good conversation starter when friends come over).  It also makes a great "bathroom" book.  For a list of the best books that actually for for babies and children, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby's First Years.




12.   Go the F**k to Sleep


Link:   Go the F**k to Sleep 

Funny Because.... I, personally, find this book funny, but this book will not be funny for parents who have perfect kids, or parents who dislike swearing.  This book is NOT for kids - it's a parody of a children's book for adults - specifically for adults who have struggled with "bedtime" and sleeping with children.  First-time parents (especially first-time moms who are still pregnant) will not find this funny.   For a list of the best books that actually for for babies and children, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby's First Years.




13.   Belly Laughs, by Jenny McCarthy



Link:   Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth 

Funny Because.....Jenny McCarthy "says it like it is" when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth  (from stretch marks to gas and much more).  This makes for a great baby shower present.



14.   The "Pull to Sound Alarm" - Pacifier


 
Link:   Personalized Pacifiers Pull to Sound Alarm Pacifier 

Funny Because....Much like the Mute Button Pacifier, this idea holds true for many babies - pull out the pacifier, and the baby will be sure to sounds his alarm.



15.   Shark Baby Robe

Link:   Baby Aspen Let The Fin Begin Terry Shark Robe 

Funny Because...Because babies dressed like sharks are adorable.  
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.




16.   Little Night Owl - Sleep Sack and Cap


Link:    Baby Aspen My Little Night Owl Snuggle Sack and Cap 

Funny Because....Because it's a baby dressed like an owl!  This is actually a practical gift too because sleep sacks are actually something that you truly need for a baby (see Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items for more practical baby items).





17.   Animal Baby Swaddle Wraps


  
Link:    Beehave Swaddle and Cap Set
Link:    Sozo Baby-boys Newborn Puppy Swaddle Blanket and Cap  
Link:    Swaddle Blanket and Cap Set - Ladybug

Funny Because....The caps have little antennas and doggy ears.  How are these not adorable?  
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.




18.   The "Gimme a Kiss"  Pacifier 



Link:    Gimme a Kiss Pacifier  

Funny Because...because this pacifier will make your baby look like she's giving you a kissy face.




19.  I Drink 'Til I Pass Out

 
Link:   Baby Onesies - I Drink 'Til I Pass Out Onesie

Funny Because.....Not everyone will find the humor in this onesie.  This is a better gift for NON-first-time-parents who understand that a bottle/breast puts a baby to sleep (otherwise they will probably just think you are extremely rude and wonder why you gave them such an inappropriate gift).  For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes, or see  Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items.




Are we missing something?
Share your funny baby gifts and baby items!  
Leave a comment below.



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