baby girl, parenting, Uncategorized

1st Day of 1st Grade: Hope

The¬†time has come. Time to say goodbye to Cot Time, Play time and Snack time. Time to step from “baby” into childhood. If you haven’t guessed- its 1st GRADE time!

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Look at that little hand ūüôā¬†

Wow! Exciting happy, slightly emotional (and that just us parents )

I wanted to write a post about the first day of 1st grade for my little one.  I want to grasp what this milestone meant for  my baby girl  daughter ( can I still say baby girl?) and our family.

So while I was preparing,  packing school suppliesimg_9455 and gearing up for the 1st day of 1st Grade- I was continually thinking what does this mean for her and us? What do I want for her this year?

 

 

 

 

Then I saw the word

Hope

and it resonated within me and I knew:

I

  • Hope that her year is Amazing
  • Hope that she walks in the confidence of who she is
  • Hope that she never doubts her abilities
  • Hope she finds herself surrounded by True Friends
  • Hope that her world will be filled with¬† Love, Grace, Peace & Joy
  • Hope she feels safe and empowered
  • Hope she has the voice to speak her truth- Always
  • Hope her ear is turned towards the Lord’s voice
  • Hope she always dance like no one is watching

I cannot lie- The truth is, it can be uncomfortable sending your baby into the world- no matter the age or season or milestone. It may be the 1st day of Preschool, Kindergarten, High School, College or the 1st day at their 1st professional job. When we look at them – we still see that baby, that toddler just learning to navigate their world.

As parents we HOPE

Hope that they are living their best lives without compromise. So this year I join with you on this 1st day of 1st grade- as she enters into the a different environment-

I HOPE with you that your ‘babies’- no matter if they are 4, 5, 6 , 18 or in their 20s or more-that they excel in life, that they walk in their purpose , that they learn to¬†

Hope and Dream on their own.

 

                      Happy School Days Everyone!

 

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Wife/Mother/Nurse/”Champion ” for all pregnant women

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E-mail: theamazingadventuresofpregnancy@yahoo.com

 

parenting, Uncategorized

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Meet Kayla: A 20 year something-year-old female. Momma to a sweet one year old boy named Cameron.  Kayla shares her tips on returning to work after Maternity leave. Be sure to visit her blog as she shares her passion for fitness, healthy lifestyles, saving money, marketing, fashion, make-up and of course being a Mommy to a tiny human.

Visit Kayla’s blog at

www.Mommyingainteasy.com

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In June 2017 I returned to work after having a baby and being off work for over a year. I remember dreadfully counting down the number of days we had left together before I had to go back to my 9-5 office job. The first 3 weeks were the toughest. I was exhausted, struggling with what to cook for dinner, battling the traffic to and from work and being away from my son for 10 hours a day.

Here are my tips for returning to work after maternity leave and what worked for me and our family.

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 1) Get organized the night before, for you and your baby.

Not only do I pick out my son’s clothes for daycare, I also pick out my own clothes, pack my gym bag (for the gym at lunch), meal prep my lunch and snacks, get the coffee ready and set a timer, shower and straighten my hair the night before.

2) Wake up early and even earlier in the winter

 I give myself a full hour in the morning to get ready and out the door on time. The Canadian winters can be harsh and unpredictable. Snowy winter days means you’ll have to sweep off the car and let it run for 15 minutes to warm up. I give myself and extra 10 minutes in the winter months to get boots, coats, hat, gloves etc. on and into the car.

3) Bring photos of you baby to work

I was so excited to print out photos of my sons first birthday and decorate my office with them, I would look at a photo of him smiling, covered in cake and it instantly brought a smile to my face

4) See the value and take pride in your work

As amazing as maternity leave was and how much I valued this time with my son, it is nice to know you are good at something aside from parenting. Don’t get me wrong, motherhood is the best job in the world and I would not change it for anything. Getting back to the digital marketing and e-commerce world felt great.

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6 months later, we’ve all adjusted and settled into our new normal. We look forward to the weekends, stat holidays and vacation days. Most importantly, we value and cherish the time we have together.

 

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Canada Day 2017

 

Ms. Kayla

www.mommyingainteasy.com

family, parenting, pregnancy

February : Pregnancy Love Month

February : The Love Month

Pregnancy is beautiful, amazing, miraculous. What better time to celebate the Miracle of life than during the Month of Love: February!

The Month of February is a fun time to celebrate everything there is to Love about Pregnancy. Often we hear about the Pregnancy Woes, complications, pains, aches and discomforts. ( All of which are true.)

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                      Sometimes you just need to nap, and that is 100% okay.

However, while the pregnancy journey is not always smooth and easy- it is definitely worth it!

Therefore, during this Month of Love, I want to Focus on the Lovely aspects of Pregnancy. I’ll attempt to write a post a day that focuses on one aspect of Joyfully being pregnant, in hopes to inspire , encourage, give hope and encourage all the #momtobe and #momtobeagain to enjoy this season of pregnancy.

Welcome Everyone to the Month of #Pregnancy Love

By: Mary Echols, Wife/Mother /Registered Nurse

Find me to chat: theamazingadventuresofpregnancy@yahoo.com

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Pregnancy Love    (https:pixabay.com/photo-1910302/)