I am Giving Myself a Time-Out
Yesterday was an incredible day, I gave myself a time-out FOR my kidz. That’s right, I needed to take a time-out and re-evaluate how I spend my day with them I needed to take a couple minutes, take a good peak at the situation and make a smarter choice. I chose my kidz!
It is so easy for me to get caught up in the craziness of life, specifically work. It isn’t unusual to see me engage the kidz in a craft or an activity and then quickly sneak to the computer to get some work done. This usually results in me getting frustrated with the lack of work being accomplished as they inevitably need to interrupt with questions, or receive any kind of mamma bear attention.
Yesterday, I chose my children and to spend time with them and only them. I chose to Time-Out from work and Time-In to my kids, I chose to cook together, play together, read together and just be together.
Tomorrow, I am going to do the same…because my kiddos are more than worth it!
I am Crazy about Car Seats
If you have ever met my family, you learn very quickly that we are Car Seat CRAZY! That’s right, we are the family that our children will stay rear facing forever, will be in a 5 point harness until they reach high school, and still in a booster when they start dating!! Which will be never if I have a say. I know too much, I have seen too much, and I have researched too much! So although “until they are dating” may not be an option, my children will be “those” children still in a five point harness until they are 65 lbs, because it is safer!
Because this is our passion we want to ensure that children are safe, parents are educated and the public is aware of car seat safety. So, this passed week Snuggle Bugz hosted a private Britax –Next Generation launch party. Media, car seat installation technicians, local bloggers, and car seat enthusiasts were in attendance to learn about the new seats Britax is launching. These seats have held true to Britax’s reputation for not only meeting government standards but exceeding them. The Next Generation seats have addressed many safety concerns and have added to the seats: new safe cell technology, steel reinforced side bars, they have lowered the seat allowing for less head excursion, are now using EPP foam, and are rear facing to 40lbs, yes the list goes on and on! Britax has once again “wowed” me!
So, check this out……Because I seriously haven’t made it through this video yet, without tearing up just a little bit, and being reminded that a safe seat installed properly is worth everything to me if it is going to save my babies lives.
So from mamma bear of 3 I beg you to educate yourselves, ask questions, and above all else keep your children in a car seat until your child reaches the maximum weight limit! Your children won’t be alone, just keep your eyes peeled for the Snuggle Bugz truck with three kidz buckled into their car seats for a long time!
I know my husband.. he pushes himself ALWAYS. He is the most driven, hard working person I have ever met. He is always looking to improve, always looking to get another step further, he is consistantly in competition with himself.
So, why was I surprised when my 4 year old S Bear decided to tackle water sports this summer with the same drive? It wasn’t good enough to try waterskiing on his Kidz learner skiis. He was bored of that quicker than we imagined. He then decided to try carving, maybe crossing the wake, jumping over the little waves approaching from other boats.
It didn’t stop here, and this is when proud mamma bear steps in grinning from ear to ear about how awesome her son is. (Bragging about our kiddos is just part of being a parent right?) S Bear, then decides that all the big boys (daddy and friends) are surfing behind the boat, so why can’t he? Of course we tell him to grab Uncle C’s board and lets go. So again, why was I surprised when he got on the board, boat started, and he stood right up!! He stood right up, and went around the bay balancing like a pro!!
I can only imagine what 15 will bring and how he will be pushing his athletic ability, until then, I am the proud mamma of the 4 year old surfing behind the boat!!
I am a Daughter, Sister, Friend, Christian, Teacher, Car Seat Technician and….
I am a Wife, we just celebrated our 9th anniversary! We have been married for 9 years, together for 10 years, and are having an amazing journey together. I am always learning more about myself, and Dear Wonderful husband each day, which makes this marriage more fun each and every day. I know that sounds very “cheese ball”, and I do know that marriages take a lot of work, but there’s nobody else I would rather do this with!
I am a Mom! I have 3 incredible children S Bear, Little A and Baby V! All are no more than 2 years apart and I wouldn’t change the chaos in my life for anything. They are incredible children, and of course being the proud Mamma bear that I am, can’t even remember what life was like BK (Before Kidz).
S Bear has the most tender, beautiful heart, he is sensitive and kind, and a complete monkey. He loves to socialize and is often found running out onto the front porch to invite anyone over for supper, apparently the table can never be too full…and therefore he is the organizer of many impromptu suppers with the neighbourhood kidz (I love every second of it)!
Litte A is the family comedian, with a sparkle in her eye that can win anyone over! She is totally “girlie”, insisting on nail polish, asking for earings, and dressing up like a princess at every opportunity. She of course is a spitting image of “Rella” (aka Cinderella) and insists that nobody else is a princess but herself. One of her first words was “shoes” which basically means we are in for a lot of “trouble” with a capital T!! Although she insists on all these wonderful cute “girlie” things, she is also tough enough to keep up with big brother!!
Baby V, is of course the baby of the family. Big sis and brother adore her. I love catching them in moments when they are taking care of her. For Little A, sharing her “cozy”, which is her favourite blanket, with Baby V is the ultimate form of affection, while S Bear sits and talks to her in his sweet high pitched baby talk voice. We are still learning so much about sweet Baby V, but for now her newborn little personality says “mellow-jello”, she could sit forever watching and crawling after her siblings, unfortunately usually by the time she reaches them, they are turning around and running in the opposite direction.
I am a Business Owner, mompreneur of sorts. I am the owner of a baby store that is the source of lots fun in my life. Take for instance the product testing! I take home as much as possible to test with my kidz so I can give an honest, genuine opinion to customers when they ask! I Love shopping, I get to go to buying shows and personally select all the products we carry in the store. And everything comes back to family…because this is a family run business we are fortunate enough that we can have either my husband or myself at work, while the other is at home with the kidz! There’s a lot of great quality time we get to spend with them!!
And now I get to add to my list… I am a Blogger! This is a blank screen and a fresh start to a whole new chapter in my life, and I am excited to begin! So jump on board and join me in this new adventure!
Since this is our first time together, let’s chat… let’s get to know each other a bit better, and pretend we are just hanging out in my backyard watching the chaos of my kidz running around as we have a drink, a snack (because I am always all about great food) and enjoy some adult conversation, of which I get far too little of!
Hmmm, so who am I? Sometimes it is easier to start with who I am not. I am not witty, (although at times I find myself quite funny). I am not a person of many words, I pretty much say what I want, and not a whole lot more! I am not an expert on raising YOUR children, what I am is an expert on mine, I know what makes them happy, what is going to put them into a full tantrum and best of all what is going to put a smile on their faces that light up the entire room sending them running for hugz and luvz.
What I am is a passionate person, most decisions are made with my heart, and I am completely emotional, whether that be overly excited emotionally for a friend or myself, or incredibly crushed and sad over my child having hurt feelings.
I am a passionate mom, I am passionate about my kidz lives and trying to help them become incredible people. I am honest and genuine and throughout this blog I will share with you what is really happening in my life (oh my, are you ready for this???), the great things that are happening with my kidz and the things that are just driving me into a passionate crazy!
Welcome to the view from here… and take a peak into my life with kidz.
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