Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rain, rain go away!!

We've been cooped up in the house for a few days due to our lovely Florida rain & unpredictable thunderstorms. In the meantime, I wanted to keep my boy busy and happy with out the need of movies and TV. Quite frankly, this mommy needed a break from watching Toy Story for the hundredth time! :)

He loves to 'race' his cars on my leather couch, which drives me a little crazy, so I made him a paper track to use on the floor. He owns a big floor rug track in his room, but of course, that's not nearly as fun!  We needed something new to discover and tear apart, eventually! :)

Here's what we did:
  • I took a couple pieces of large paper I had from HomeGoods {the paper they use to wrap your purchased breakables}
  • We taped the papers down to the floor & started drawing! I drew some streets and he doodled. 
  • Viola! Instant race car track for our rainy day race! 

The paper race track didn't survive much past an hour, but it gave us something fun to make together! :)

Thanks for reading! xoxo, Natassja 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ending Mommy Wars

I just read a great article found on the Yahoo news page that inspired me to blog & share with my readers! 

Mommy Wars... You know we've all heard on the playground or maybe even secretly taken part in judging other moms, but doesn't it makes us feel like junk afterwards!?! So why does it happen? To breastfeed or not, to use cloth diapers vs. disposable, working mom vs. stay at home....the list goes on and on.

As a mother, you already deal with your own, "mother's guilt" {or at least I do} for giving yourself a break, taking a night out or even, letting them cry while you calm your nerves...Why do we add the stress of judging  fellow mother's of their own parenting choices?? Don't most of us have the ultimate thing in common?? Raising happy, healthy, well-rounded kids??

I consider myself pretty lucky to share this in common with my mommy friends; and yet, we're all different with different parenting choices we've made. But we share the ultimate be great moms to our kids. So, I've shared the link for the article below... I hope it offers some inspiration to you, as it did for me. If not, well, it serves as an interesting read, but I hope a little less judgement.

Cheers to all the wonderful moms out there, whichever way you do it! We all work hard for our babies, let's have each other's back for trying to be the best to our kids!

Click here to read the article! I would love to hear your thoughts too!

As always, thank you for reading my blog! 
xoxo, Natassja 

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