I’m linking up today, with A Sorta Fairytale for Mama Memoirs. Every other Thursday, she will be having a link up, of anything to do with motherhood. I had to think long and hard before i wrote this, because there are a lot of things I would love to write or read about in parenting. I decided this is going to be today’s topic. Why did I choose to be a Stay at Home Mom.
This is a very hard question for some people. A ton of mothers go to work every day, have a social life, and spend a lot of time with their children (and they love it.) I tried this, and i decided it wasn’t for me. I will start from the beginning.
I got pregnant with Molly is May of 2010. It was a surprise (we were not planning it) but were so, totally excited. I experienced a miscarriage in December of 2008, and at that time we definitely were not ready to be parents. As horrible as this was, and I may be criticized for saying this, but it was a blessing in disguise. So at this point in our lives (2010) we were absolutely ready. I worked full time as a pre-school teacher, literally 2 minutes up the road from where we lived. In October of 2010, I started experiencing some complications (spotting, etc) and they put me on bed rest, so I had to go out of work on disability in November. I honestly hated being out of work. I did nothing all day and it was really tough. I decided that after I had Molly, I would take three months off and go back to work in April of 2011. I originally planned to take Molly with me three days a week (I worked in a daycare) and my sister would watch her two days a week. Of course when I had her everything changed.
I was not paid for this, I just wanted to tell you all how much I love The Honest Company (again!) Molly, has always had red Rosy cheeks since she was born. I just thought that’s how her skin was. As she got a little older (6-9 months) and started eating certain foods and drinking different things, I started to notice her cheeks getting a little worse. I took her off foods, put her back on foods, etc. and could never figure out why they were so bumpy and red. Her pediatrician told me these were specific bumps ( I completely forgot the name) and if I used a sugar scrub they should go away. Nothing worked, i tried sugar scrubs, Aquaphor, Cetaphil, anything you could think of!! A few months ago I heard of The Honest Company and decided to give it a try. I noticed a difference right away. I can not believe how much her face has cleared up since using their products.
This photo is her progression. The first photo is three months ago, second is two months ago, and last is this month. I just wanted everyone to see what these wonderful products did!! Thank you Honest Company!!
This morning I posted a favorite things Mommy edition, so i figured I would do a Kids one too! I think this may really be a Molly edition, but I’m hoping maybe some of you will try a new product or two! This is stuff we love, and its totally okay if you don’t love it too, I just know I love to read these types of posts!!