Oh How Pinteresting

Remember when I used to blog a lot. When I did those fun weekly things? I think I’m ready to get back to that. I think I need to have my out, even if it is doing those silly little things.  Some things won’t be making a comeback, simply because I want to switch it up, but OHP was one of my faves!
And, since it’s Wednesday I guess that means it’s PINTEREST DAY!

The original host no longer does OHP, but that doesn’t have to stop me, or anyone else ;)

So let’s get to it

Usually I have a theme, but since I’m just getting back to it I decided to just post 10 randoms from  this week.

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Mom-Day Monday

Mondays I go to a local moms group. I’ve mentioned it before, but basically it’s a bunch of us moms (dads are invited too,but so far only Ottis occasionally shows up). We do different things different weeks,for instance, every 6 weeks we do “collective kitchen” where we cook a new thing and take it home -those are my fave ones! Last time we made spring rolls! NOMMM!, sometimes we get speakers who come in to discuss various topics, and sometimes we do crafts. It’s very ‘group’ run, we decide what we’d like to do and the coordinator makes it so. It also helps to build connections with other parents in the community, which is always fun.  It runs during the school year (Sept – end of June here) at various locations across the city, then we have some fun things for all the groups in the summer.  It’s a lot of fun. I’ve made some great connections there.
Anyways, today was a craft day. Usually I suck at crafts. I’m so not a pinterest mom. I mean, I love it, I just can’t get it right the way other pinterest moms do. Today we made pinterest sensory bags….and…. they worked! They were super easy and fun!

We used
-A bottle of hand sanitizer (you can use gel, but we didn’t have any)
-Various little trinkets from the dollar store (buttons, eraser, little things like that)
-Large ziplock bags (x 2)
-Colourful duct tape

We simply put the gel and trinkets into the bag and then closed it. Folded it over and taped it shut. Then put it in another bag. Another mom opted to frame her bag and kept  both sides visible, I decided to tape the whole back of my bag to make it one sided. Both turned out super cute!

Inspired by: http://nurturestore.co.uk/sensory-bags-babies-toddlers-beyond

Try it, share what you made if you’d like!

Here’s how ours turned out:

We made sensory bags at our local moms group today. Baby girl loves it! (Mommy does too)

International Day Of The Midwife

If you know me, or you’ve read through my blog you know that I had my last three babies under the midwife care. A while ago I wrote a whole entry on what Midwives meant to me
Today is International Midwife Day. A day to celebrate all that midwives do.  Personally I think we should have a midwife MONTH. One day is too short to recognize all that midwives do.
I’m thankful for my care at WCM with three of my five pregnancies.
I felt completely empowered by my midwife births in a way that you really can’t describe, for that I will always be thankful for having my midwives. They kept me informed, they were always available to answer my (thousand) questions or just listen to my concerns (no matter how crazy  ) and be a calming voice.  Midwives saw me through an induction, breastfeeding issues and a pregnancy that kept me on my toes & ended with quick birth. They were there for me when I needed and reassured me when I was anything but sure.
My midwives helped to make pregnancy and birth a beautiful experience, even when it doesn’t go as expected or when babies come a moment too fast   They will always be a special part of our babies stories.

A whole new level of mom shaming.

As if moms don’t get shamed enough, now it seems people are ganging up on moms to complain about them posting about their children on their social media sites.
Seriously, I can’t even make this stuff up.

What is wrong with people? They actually think they should tell someone what not to post on their own social media? I guess these ‘ladies’ only post intellectual things about politics and world news. I’m sure if we scroll their feed we wouldn’t find anything “uninteresting” to us, right?

A mother’s moments with her children go by fast, she also probably spends a huge portion of her day with her children, so keep that in mind if you’re going to complain that all she does is post about her baby. It’s not that she isn’t intelligent, or that she doesn’t have anything else to post, it’s that her focus is on her child. Her baby is learning and developing at the speed of light and she wants to document all the moments. Be proud that she’s sharing those moments with you. It means she feels you are worthy of seeing these posts that she holds dear to her heart.