I Did Something Controversial

This post contains links to websites where I bought products. They are not affiliate links and I gain nothing from any purchases. Controversy is part of my life, as an atheist woman married to a Mexican immigrant with two bi-racial children (which I hate to label any child as such). If I talk about my…

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House Cleaning With Two Toddlers: A How-To

Disclaimer: Its not actually possible to deep clean your home with two toddlers in tow. Therefore it is wise to do small things every day as part of a cleaning routine. However, if you are forced to clean up the whole house in one day here’s how I do it. (My kids make big messes…

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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Day 6 was a success! Sergio didn’t use the phone once, mainly because he didn’t have abuelita’s phone anymore. And also because I am loathe to give up my own phone so that he can look at YouTube. Now, on day 7 we are making some real progress. The phone’s whereabouts have not been sought…

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Skincare Resolution

Back in January (as many did) I wrote a list of goals for this year. I am happy to announce that the first goal (to potty train Sergio) is complete, as well as the goal of finding a skincare regimen. I am not sponsored nor affliated by/ with the following company or Birchbox, which is…

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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Day 5 was a bust. I don’t even want to talk about it. Sergio used the phone for most of the day. The phone he used is my mother’s and it is now dead. I’m sure day 6 will be full of crying. Ugh.

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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Days 3 and 4 have been rough. I’ve won some battles and also lost a few. However, he had very little screen time on Day 3, even though when I awoke later than usual I found that my husband had already given him a phone. Day 4 was full of arguments over the phone. By…

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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Day 2 Surprisingly, our second day of abstaining from YouTube went quite well. At 10:00 a.m. there had still been no mention of the phone and shortly after, the two babes went on a rare outing with S. to wash his work truck. The day was not without its hiccups, however. When my family returned…

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Backyard Picnics Through COVID

Nice to Haves A rug that you don’t mind getting dirty Sunglasses Sunscreen Lunch (Today we cheated with McDonalds) Comfortable clothes (That’s why the baby lacks pants and shoes – in a bid to keep her cooler) Music or videos to entertain A thankful and positive attitude Nice weather (LOL) However you picnic in your…

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Lessening Screen Time with Sergio

Being in isolation (nothing new to me), the cell phones in my household have been in use quite often lately. Though we don’t watch very much TV and the baby is allowed no screen time, Sergio is an adept YouTube scroller. However, it needs to stop. Against my better judgement we let Sergio start playing…

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Before the Postpartum

Judging by my postpartum experiences, one might expect that I had traumatic birth experiences. Well, I didn’t. I gave birth two both of my children easily. I received the epidural with my son when I was dilated to 7 cm and I received an epidural with my daughter at 9 cm (I should’ve skipped it…

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Baking has Begun

I have begun to bake! As a huge fan of the Great British Baking Show, I’ve had an interest in baking for awhile. However, I lacked confidence to begin. Well, I have successfully baked two cakes recently and the feeling of having conquered my fears is great. I have a lot to learn about baking,…

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Likes are Great

But nothing beats being with my kids. Nothing tops “Mama, mama, mama.” Nothing compares to making snacks for a little voice saying “Thank you very much.” Nothing is equal to playing on the floor with my two pups. Nothing satisfies quite like having my hair pulled and my pants tugged on. Likes are great but…

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Immune to Embarrassment

Well, almost. I think embarrassment has been triggering my panic attacks (and I’ve been trying to put a finger on my triggers). I am embarrassed of a lot of things that I said while in the hospital and after leaving it. I’m embarrassed for having lost my children, for acting crazy and hurting my family.…

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One More Coping Mechanism

I am not a make-up expert but recently I’ve found that playing with make-up is soothing. Organizing these products has also been therapeutic. I’m practing and learning lots. To all make-up bloggers: you guys are great! This stuff is a lot of work! Lol.

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On-Ramps

Skuuuurrrrrrrr. I’ve just slammed on the brakes. We’re on the shoulder of the on-ramp. You’ve just asked if I was sure I wasn’t trying to hurt my children. You’ve just given me that wide-eyed, what-kind-of-woman-is-this look that I’ve seen over and over again since the incident. No, no, you’re not getting out this time. It…

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