Happy Tuesday sweet friends! I hope you all are doing well. If you have been following a long with me on Instagram you already know that I went back to work part time. I’m so blessed that I’ve been able to stay at home with L for two years. Before I stayed home, I was working in the dental field.
As a mom struggling with postpartum depression & anxiety some days are good and some days are bad. Even though I love spending my days at home with my sweet girl, I knew I needed adult interaction. We are so lucky enough to live close to my in laws so we didn’t need to put L in daycare while I was working part time. I decided to go back into retail (I’ve worked retail in HS & college). I’ve had some family & some others ask why I didn’t go back into dental. I even had some people JUDGE me for working retail. Here is the answer: I am doing this for me. My mental health. If my mental health isn’t in check then how can I take care of my daughter. This job is FUN and it helps me get the adult interaction. This part time job HELPS my anxiety/depression. So for anyone that has judged me, can just keep their thoughts to themselves.
I’ve been working for three weeks so far and I am LOVING it. I have SO much fun at work and I love meeting new people.The best part of my job is that I only work a couple of days a week so I still get to spend time with L.
As for my anxiety and depression, it is still a journey but taking this step has definitely helped. I do get mom guilt every now and then. The first couple of days were a little rough. (more me than her lol) But in the end this was the best decision for me and my family. We as moms are always taking care of others that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. What good are we to our families if we aren’t all there?
I hope you all have a great week and remember mama, YOU are doing a great job.
Happy Monday babes! I hope you all had a great weekend! I am so excited to share with you about my favorite new product that makes life just a little bit easier!
The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper provides a safe environment for children to counter height. Lily loves to help me with household chores and always wants to help in the kitchen. However, it was hard for me to keep Lily safe while letting her help. With the Guidecraft Kitchen Helper I know Lily is safe while helping me.
The Kitchen helper:
- folds flat for easy storage
- lightweight and easy to navigate
- has locking sides to make sure it is secure and safe
- has a wipe-off marker board and chalkboard
- easy assembly
- front & back support
If you are looking for a safe environment for your child to help you in the kitchen then look no further! Head to https://www.amazon.com/Guidecraft-Classic-Kitchen-Helper-Adjustable/dp/B000SQNAQC to check it out!
I hope you all have a great week!
Hello Friends! I hope you all have been doing well. Today I wanted to talk about something that has become my favorite box ever. If you have been following along for awhile, you would know that I’m a BIG believer in kindness. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you The Bee Kind Box!
The Bee Kind box is a monthly subscription box of 5 gifts included that you can share with your family, friends, neighbors, or strangers! How neat is that?! There is nothing I love more than being kind to someone and with Bee Kind Box it makes it so easy to spread kindness! Each gift comes wrapped with a tag and ribbon so all you have to do is surprise someone with the gift! The Bee Kind Box was created by two twin sisters who love kindness just like me!
We recently just moved into our home so the Bee Kind Box came just in time! I can’t wait to surprise my neighbors with these gifts! Well friends, what are you waiting for?! Head to http://www.beekindbox.com/ and get your box ordered today!
Be sure to use my code LYNN10 to receive 10% off anything in the store or 10% off your first month subscription!
I hope you all have a great day! 🙂
Happy Wednesday friends! I hope you all are doing well! I am so excited to be bringing back my Buy or Bye reviews! Today I’m reviewing the Ryla Pack Diaper backpack.
Ryla was founded by Kelsie & Jeremy Rios. You guys, I’m just going to say it now. THIS BAG IS WHAT MY DREAMS ARE MADE OF! If you have been following along with me you know that I have a bag problem which is now a diaper bag problem. I have owned almost all of the diaper bags on the market. (I know, I got problems. LOL) But this is where it stops you guys. If you ask me which diaper bag is hands down my favorite bag? My Ryla pack is my FAVORITE bag. I’m being 100% honest. It is literally everything I want and need in a diaper bag.
I use to over pack my diaper bag with things I thought I “needed”. With Ryla, it makes me think of what I TRULY need to have with me and the size helps me from over packing. You might be thinking, “Lynn, hello I need to pack all of the things.” Well girl, you can pack ALL the things in this bag! I took my Ryla bag to Disney World and you know what?! It fit ALL of the things I NEEDED for the trip and it was amazing!
One of my favorite things about the bag are all of the pockets. Everything has a place and it is so easy to find everything! Another thing is that it keeps me hands free. I use to lug around a bag on my shoulder and try to hold a carseat. What was I doing with my life!! LOL Now with Lily being a wild toddler, I need both of my hands free to run after her. It is life changing! Another bonus with the Ryla pack is that it has a secret zip on the back where the changing pad is located. I put Lily’s iPad in this pocket to keep it safe!
The quality of this bag is out of this world! I truly love it. So is this a Buy or bye? You already know it is a BUY! Head to RYLA to purchase yours today! Also, Ryla has pre-orders for their Ryla Ready bags! Ya’ll the light Gray color is to die for! Go and check them out!
I hope you all have a great day!
Hi everyone! Happy April! It has been awhile since I have posted. There has been so much going on! We are actually moving and on top of that we bought a house! Last week Lily and I both got sick and we are finally on the mend! At the end of February we took a trip to Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World was so kind to give us one day tickets to go experience it!
My husband and I have never been to Walt Disney World so we were both so excited to experience it together as a family! Let me tell you that it was the best vacation we have ever taken! Lily is a little under 2 but there was so much for her to do and ride! We started our day at Magic Kingdom. It was so fun to walk in and see the castle for the first time! Everything about our day was absolutely magical. We had an idea of which rides we wanted to do and used our fast passes! Our first ride was It’s a small world. IT WAS OUR FAVORITE RIDE! Lily even enjoyed it! We then went on the Winnie the Pooh ride & The Little Mermaid ride. We ate lunch in Tomorrowland and then went to the Huggies care center to change Lily’s diaper. You guys, the baby care center was AMAZING. It made it so easy to change her diaper and rest a little before we headed out again!
Before leaving Magic Kingdom we had to try a Dole Whip! I mean if you didn’t try a Dole Whip did you really do Disney? lol We then hopped onto the bus to go over to Animal Kingdom! We had reserved fast passes to Avatar The River Journey ride. (My husband and I are big fans of Avatar so we were so stoked to be able to ride it!) It did not disappoint! There was so much to see! We ended up resting with some coffee while Lily took a nap in her stroller. (Sleep hard party hard right? lol) After visiting Animal Kingdom we went back to Magic Kingdom and walked around some more.
We had a blast! We spent all day at Walt Disney World and we were already planning our next trip back! It was so much fun experiencing it for the first time with Lily and she even had so much fun! We can’t wait to go back next year!
Disclosure: Walt Disney World was so kind to give us tickets but this was still 100% my honest review.
Hi sweet friends! Happy Friday! I am so excited to be collaborating with my friend Mai on today’s blog post! Mai is a fellow mama blogger from Canada & is married with two adorable kiddos! Be sure to check her out & give her a follow! I will be sharing what’s in my Ryla Pack and then be sure to head over to http://mamaindulgences.wixsite.com/mysite to see what’s in her Ryla pack!
The Ryla backpack diaper bag is a sleek minimalist diaper bag! I love how it keeps me organized and looking fashionable. I took my Ryla pack on our trip to Disney and let me tell you TSA even complimented on my bag and said my bag was the most organized mom bag they have ever seen. #thankyouRyla LOL With my Ryla pack I’ve made sure to know what I do & do not need to in my diaper bag. I have a tendency to over pack but with the Ryla pack I pack just what I truly need.
So, what’s in my diaper bag?
- Diapers: Duh, I always carry at least two diapers with me unless we are going to be gone for a long time then I’ll carry 5.
- Wipes: Again, DUH. lol I use wipes for diaper changes & for any messes.
- Hand sanitizer: I’m a big germaphobe so hand sanitizer is a must have
- Clorox wipes: With the flu being terrible this year I’m wiping everything down when we go out. Most of the time stores have wipes but with my luck they’ve always been out so I bring my own.
- Trolls Sippy thermos: I either have milk or water in her sippy cup. I carry the thermos so it will keep her drinks cold!
- Pacifier: Our pacifier is a life saver! Can’t leave home without it! (I am not looking forward to taking away the pacifier soon 😦 )
- Pacifier wipes: Because kids. LOL If she drops her paci while we are out I can clean it real quick!
- Snacks on snacks on snacks: Snacks are a life saver. Can’t ever go anywhere without snacks.
- Wallet, keys, & phone are always in my bag as well.
If you have a Ryla bag, what’s in your bag? I’d love to know what are must haves for your diaper bag!
Don’t forget to head to my friend Mai’s blog and check how she packs her Ryla pack!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!