Parenting

It all started at the library

April 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lately I’ve been wondering why I am so afraid to take the plunge into a different life (here and here). I think it all started at the library. When I was a kid, my mother used to bring my 2 older sisters and I to the city’s library on a regular basis. There, we would check-out books and games.  I loved going to the library and I always brought home more books than I could read. One time, I must have been 5 or 6, my sisters and I were in there, checking out books. Roaming around, I decide to step over to a new section.  Suddenly, my sister K tells me that I can’t go over to that section (for kids 8 and up) because I am too young and I have to stay in the baby section. The 8+ section is forbidden to me. Now I know it was just some childish ranting, and I’m sure my sister didn’t mean to hurt me, but what she told me really got ingrained in my brain.  You’d think I would have rebelled against her, but I’ve always been shy.  My sister K, 2 years my elder, was also my “favorite sister”.  We were best friends, we were ALWAYS together. We even made plans to break down the wall separating our 2 bedrooms so we could share one big room (which, for obvious reasons, never happened). She was my idol, […]

The world’s toughest job

April 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s a video that’s been going around lately in social medias.  It explains the world’s toughest job: being a mom.  I find the video well made, and although it paints the job a darker shade than it really is, it’s still somewhat accurate. Even if I don’t get breaks, or lunchtimes, or even vacations, I’m still glad to be a stay-at-home mom.  But I guess now I can add “Director of Operations” to my resume 😉    

The Honest Company diaper review

April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

While I was pregnant, I did a lot of research regarding diapers.  First, I wanted to go with cloth diapers, and did sew a lot of inserts and cloth diapers thinking I’d used these. And while I wish I went with cloth diapering instead of using disposable because it is so much more environmentally-friendly, I ended up using disposables (mostly because we don’t have in-unit washer and dryer, and having to go out and carry dirty diapers with a baby in tow is a lot harder than it seems). I tried a bunch of different brands, beginning with the “eco-diapers” (Seventh Generation and stuff) and finally ended up with 2 brands I really like: Huggies Natural Care and The Honest Company. I’m a big sucker for the underdog, and while Huggies have great diapers, I also want to encourage a relatively small company who makes great products. The Honest Company is that.  Famous for its founder, Hollywood star Jessica Alba, this organization features great quality, environmentally-friendly products.  The diapers are great, plus you can buy these in bundles if you want, which saves you money.  I personally order them only when I need them because I enjoy my freedom to choose as a consumer and I switch from Huggies to Honest every diaper change.   They are free of unnecessary chemicals and plant-based, yet they are gentle on my son’s […]

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