Yes, you are seeing it right, these are baby size Moon Boots.
I am going crazy here and trying to justify infant’s snow boots priced at $75.
When we started planning Alien’s first birthday party we realized fast this will be a huge party, 100+ people. I knew right away we have to register for gifts otherwise we will end up with so many toys we may not really like (no offense) and probably multiples.
Registering for gifts always makes me feel funny since this is not something that is common in our homeland, no one does it and even after 12 years in the states I find it a little bit difficult. Registering for gifts makes it seem like a gift is a must to attend a party and if you know me and my family you know we only make parties so we can eat endlessly and of course drink endlessly. Registering is just to give ideas to those that were going to spend money on the gift anyway.
So to Toys R Us I went and register for a birthday wish list.
99% of the toys I wanted people to get for our little Alien where Melissa & Doug toys or of course Legos :) who does not like Legos? Please, look at this set my friend Susan got I am still trying not to open it and play with it myself (Alien is a little bit too small for it at the moment).
Melissa & Doug have huge selection of wooden classic toys that my heart just melts when I see Alien playing them. They are educational and really great for the development of the little ones. I have been able to find some on a huge discount at the TJ Maxx and Marshall’s stores but even at a regular price these toys are afordable and since they are made from wood forever lasting. For her birthday Alien received a room full of these absolutely beautiful toys and I wanted to share few favorites with all of you. If you have a little one in your life or you are attending kids’ birthday these are some great options.
Over 24 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug’s parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men’s bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 2,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We’ve always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We’re honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!
Here are few of our favorites (I am going to be honest and say it with pride that sushi set is AMAZING and yes I have played with it).
I wanted to post a sleep update since writing this a few weeks ago. Every baby is different and will have different sleep routines and needs, but I wanted to give a little endorsement to the below book, which has hands-down saved my life and my sanity:
It doesn’t look like much (and actually bears a creepy resemblance to What To Expect When You’re Expecting), but this book changed the way I thought about infant sleep. Here are two of the main things I came away with:
- Babies need sleep—and lots of it—in order to continue progressing developmentally.
- Healthy sleep habits do not always come naturally to babies.
These two items were huge game-changers for me. I saw huge developmental leaps and personality changes in Isobel once we started her on the sleep routine in earnest.
Sometimes I forget how lucky we are for having a baby that sleeps well at night! Regardless, I am going to get this book to be ready in case if Alien’s habits change. This sounds like a game-changer. I cannot wait to share this with friends.
Gap Seed Co. collection is melting my heart.
Today is a bad day.
Work wise I have had a setbacks in the past, but the one today is completely my fault and it makes me sick to my stomach (no, for real I puked already). I feel like I make one step forward and immediately two steps backwards.
Same in my personal life, this morning out of nowhere I found my windshield cracked on the Target parking lot. According to the body shop it’s from the heath. Honestly how hot it has been I am surprised car is running at all. The windshield would have not been a horrible thing if we did not just get that car and if we did not just recently put lots of money in it.
I had a panic attack in front of my baby and it made her cry. You never want to do that. To scare your own child is by far one of the worst feelings. I collected myself and calmed her down. She is playing now behind me so I can sit here and cry my eyes out without her staring at me being all scared and all.
I worry I won’t be able to provide for her. To keep the house we have, the standard we accustomed her to. I feel like I am slacking in everything.
Being a working mom and a homemaker is a hard combination. I am actually wondering if it is possible to do it all. I appreciate everything my husband does but due to his work situation majority of the day I am on my own and it has been a struggle. I know I wrote about this before but it got worse since then.
I have always taken pride at being a perfectionist in everything I do. It is who I am. Or rather, it was.
Now days if I return all the phone calls within twelve hours and respond to all the emails within a day or so I call it a success. This has to change.
My personal life is not any better.
I have neglected my friends, my family, my own body.
Having a baby changes everything but no one prepares you for the changes you have to make to adjust. I do not know how to do it. I need help. So many things I am clueless about and clearly what I am doing is not working for me. It is not as if I lost a discipline, it is just that I have too much on my plate and I do not know how to organize it:
How do other moms do it all? There have to be more self-employed moms out there that have better control over their lives. Please share your own experiences, blogs that you follow that help, any ideas…
This is my cry for help.
At this moment I feel like I should be medicated, that’s in how much pain I currently am.
If you are not a mom but have a great meal planning system, or laundry system or whatever system please let me know. I am open to anything.
And please do not worry about me if you are my friend/family. I am going to be ok. Today is a bad day but trust me I am aware that there are many poeple out there that have it worse than me. I am greatful to have a title “mom” and I am greatful for everything, I am just hoping for some help along the way.
Our alien is almost
five eleven months old and with friends expecting I figure I better share my “must have” & “can’t live without” baby list. So here it is!