Tag: motherhood

Mealtime Success With Food Cubby

Mealtime Success With Food Cubby

Does your child like their food separated? Is it hard for you to bring a special sectioned plate everywhere you go? I have found an easy peasy way to deal with these issues! With Food Cubby you will be able to separate food on a 

1 Way To Get Veggies Into A Toddler Diet

1 Way To Get Veggies Into A Toddler Diet

What do pretty much all kids eat? Fruit! What do they pretty much all dislike? Vegetables! Izzy has loved applesauce since she first had a tiny taste at 4 months old. I want to share with you all how I get some veggies mixed into 

My Baby, Mean Girls Are In Your Future

My Baby, Mean Girls Are In Your Future

Do you look at your child and worry for them? All of the things they will experience in life that you know will hurt them and hurt you all the same? I’ve thought about this a lot lately and I worry for my child mostly because she is a girl and girls can be mean. I’m sure you heard about the body shaming on the internet by Dani Mathers. It’s not okay, what are we teaching these younger girls?

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Isabella I want you to know that some most girls can mean. But I want you to be like me and keep your heart open. Love all until you see that they are not worthy of your love. At the same time be cautious with that love and don’t give too much of yourself and that bright beautiful personality. The more you give the more it’s going to hurt when they push you down. Someone will, honestly many will in your adolescence and adulthood. You see girls can be so mean. My husband asks me, “Why do girls have such a hard time being nice and getting along?” I don’t have an answer for him. I wonder too, why we can’t bring each other up and pull each other to the top rather than push each other down. As long as I see woman continuing this conduct I hoped to escape when leaving middle schoolhigh school, college, I’m not sure this nasty behavior will end.

It starts with us the moms, the caretakers, the teachers, the grandmothers. We need to put an end to it. We need to raise strong, brave, loving woman that are confident enough to not have a need to bring others down. Show love to your daughter and show her how to be kind to others. Correct your child and explain to them why something they are doing can be hurtful. Ask your child if they would feel happy being treated that way. I taught social skills and in that class bullying, making friends and keeping friends was a big topic. So be that teacher to your child. Demonstrate the correct behavior and as woman, please let us put this means girls crap to rest!

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For now I’m going to hold my child tight and try not to worry, but hope that she won’t have many mean girl days ahead. I’m trying not to fear the days of her dealing with being left out, lied about, lied to and emotionally abused.

It starts with us MAMAS! Let’s end it now!

*Share this post with other moms if you agree*

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XO Eryka

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3 Ways to Create a Great Stroller Environment 

3 Ways to Create a Great Stroller Environment 

What’s the worst part about the stroller for you? Getting your child in and settled or keeping them content? For me it’s both! I pulled some tips together for you. Izzy isn’t the best in a stroller or carseat or really anything that restrains her. 

Keeping A Healthy Relationship, After Baby

Keeping A Healthy Relationship, After Baby

If you think marriage is something to work at, try adding a baby to the mix. Keeping that spark alive is so important for your relationship and your child. Every child wants to see their parents in love. What can we all do to help 

10 Reasons I Love Being A Mom

10 Reasons I Love Being A Mom

Being a mom isn’t always easy is often difficult. The biggest reasons are kids test their moms constantly and your child is constantly changing. You think you have the routine down and then boom they HATE that favorite food, they don’t sleep through the night anymore or they now fight brushing their teeth. But being a mom is also so beautiful and special.

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I got this gorgeous necklace from Call me Mama Designs. Her necklaces remind me of all the wonderful reasons I love being a mom and really reflect one word Family. Pick a silver or gold colored nest and then choose from different colored beads for the eggs. I chose to go more simple with three white eggs representing my little family of three. If you have more than one child you could chose a different color egg for each child. They are very customizable and that’s what I love. *You can create a necklace on Etsy here: Call me Mama Designs


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  • Here are 10 things I love about being a mom:
  1. The Snuggles: No one holds you tighter or like they need me more. That feels amazing! The infant snuggles are amazing, but once Izzy got older and she started holding you tight, oh man!
  2. The looks of love: The way your child looks at your signifiant other… seriously I could cry thinking about Izzy and her Daddy. They are so sweet together and there is clearly a bond between them that is unique to mine with Izzy.
  3. Teaching your child something new: Not many things are better in life than when you teach your child something new. When Izzy finally started signing more I was ecstatic and she was too because she could communicate with me.
  4. That brings me to Your child’s FIRSTS!: The first time they roll, crawl, walk, or say “Mama”, really nothing is better than watching your child grow.
  5. Grandparent Love: Seeing your parents and in laws enjoying and loving your child is a beautiful thing. It’s amazing how grandparents find their grandchildren to be the most special little people.
  6. Playing dress up: I have a living doll that LOVES to shop and requests a necklace every day. I really enjoy dressing Izzy every day… If you couldn’t tell.
  7. Play Dates: It’s so fun to hang out with your friends, especially when it’s a play date. I love watching Izzy engage with other children and if feels special to see your tribe of mommy friends loving on your baby too.
  8. Keeping you on your toes: Izzy definitely keeps me thinking about what we can do that’s new to stimulate her learning or keep her attention. She thrives off of routine but loves to try new activities.
  9. Special Moments: Nothing beats those special moments especially the ones you caught on camera or film. The first time your baby took steps, crawled, rolled, laughed or said your name, “mama.” For me I’m so thankful I have some personal and professional photos of Izzy and I while she nursed. That will be a short part of her life but one of the most difficult and beautiful  moments her and I shared.
  10. That feeling of fulfillment: Even if you have days you felt you just barely survived as a mom, don’t you feel so accomplished? I do. It’s hard work taking care of your baby all week or after work or on the weekends, whenever it is you get to see your child/children. You survived another day of motherhood and that makes you a rock star!

Giveaway details for a necklace from Call me Mama Designs can be found on Instagram. Look for the photo of just me wearing my beautiful necklace. Comment below with your favorite design from the shop or what you would chose for an extra entry.

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XO Eryka

I received the mentioned item in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

1st Birthday already?

1st Birthday already?

I remember when I was 5 weeks pregnant throwing up from midnight until 5am. I laid on the bathroom floor in between dry heaving. I’m not sure anyone hates puking more than me and I did just that my entire pregnancy. Around 37 weeks it got 

Nursing… the struggle is real

Nursing… the struggle is real

Caution there are tasteful photos of nursing.. so if you don’t want to see them, just don’t read this post. To those who don’t mind, enjoy a small glimpse into my nursing journey. Just a few hours old, Izzy and I are finally settled in our