Monday, February 27, 2012
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 8:19 PM
And when I got home, I was exhausted.
And you know what, I'm still exhausted as I crawl into bed to call it a day.
I didn't do anything too strenuous either but I was all over the place doing this and doing that and I feel like I could collapse (of course, going to the park and the grocery store after all this didn't help) and I feel like I would die if I worked full time.
It leaves me pondering how the hell do working moms do this?
I also wondering if I could even hack it as a working mom?
I'm sure after some time I would find a healthy balance and I wouldn't be bitching about how tired I am but you know me, I'm a whiner.
So how do you do it?
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 7:50 PM
Friday, February 24, 2012
All of these activities are without a doubt a fun experience, but... they come with lots of crowds, lots of traffic and lots of mayhem.
If you're like me and tense up at the thought of too many people, you can avoid big ticket crowds and opt for smaller activities.
I came up with some great ways to have fun without feeling like a cow in a chute full of other cows.
Check out CoCo Key and its fantastic water park. The weather is in the high 80s today and it's the perfect time to skip the crowds and have some fun.
There's the Orlando Science Center and it's low-key activities that entertain kids of all ages.
You can make the drive out to Fantasy of Flight and spend the day drooling over gorgeous restored airplanes and even take a flight in a Bi-Plane.
If you have a sweet tooth you can spend time at Farris and Foster's mixing up to-die-for chocolate treats.
Or indulge your artist senses and soak in the masterpieces at the Orlando Museum of Art.
All of the above mentioned activities are super fun, I'd done them all and can vouch for them.
And there's a good chance you won't get caught up in the mega crowds and lose your mind.
Have a great weekend!
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 3:35 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I was perfectly sandwiched between them and in the dim light of the morning coming through the curtains I was able to sit still and gaze at them.
I could hear their soft breath, see their little bellies rise and fall.
And I fell in love with them, all over again.
I drank in Roo's perfect profile with her tiny nose and beautiful lips.
I was able to snuggle into Turtle's thick hair and her sweet scent.
It was in that moment I felt complete.
I felt that no matter what happened in my life, I was lucky enough to have this moment.
I was lucky enough to be their Mama.
I'll tuck this memory into my pocket and when I'm feeling overwhelmed, upset and bothered by the crap of a day I can pull it out and remember that there's more to life than groceries, homework, blog posts or drama.
And the world will be right again.
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 7:38 AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I love love love it.
Our beautiful weather makes every weekend perfect. Heck, it makes every day perfect.
The wonderful folks at VisitOrlando have put together a very thorough list of festivals and shows for the upcoming months to entice you to visit my home state.
From a press release:
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 10:32 AM
Monday, February 20, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012
And I had a moment of what my life was going to be like for the next 18+ years.
Or maybe even longer.
Sometimes my babes get along swimmingly... they play nicely, they share, they make my life beautiful.
Then there are moments when Turtle is straight up mean and snatches every toy that Roo is playing with and throws temper tantrums when I scold her for misbehaving.
This is not to say that Roo is a complete angel while Turtle runs around with the devil horns. Roo can be quite the troublemaker when she wants to be, girl has been known to shove.
Those moments when they are at each other's throats make me want to put everyone in their beds and crawl into my own bed with a pile of chocolate and bad reality television.
Of course, the moments when they are sweet as can be, I just want to run and find my phone to take video of them playing together so I can save it for those crazy days when they make me nuts or when they're 13 and screaming that they hate each other.
I try to convince them that they are going to be together forever and that they might as well just get use to each other, but that often falls on deaf ears.
Regardless of whether they are pulling each other's hair out or they are snuggling on the couch, I love these girls so damn much.
So much that I feel like crying if I stop and thinking about them.
And regardless of anything, I am blessed... I am lucky and I am thankful.
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 4:32 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Turtle is absolutely in love with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
We will spend all morning watching it and when the hot dog song comes on, she drops what she's doing and starts to dance.
The latest DVD from Disney is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I <3 Minnie.
The DVD is out now (it hit the shelves on February 7th) and has an all-new, never-before-seen episode and four other episodes to enjoy.
From the press release:
- Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower (All-New, Never-Before-Seen) - The botanical highlight of the year is in trouble, unless Minnie and Daisy can get their flowers to bloom! Together, they board the glove balloon to help coax the clouds to sprinkle much needed rain.
- Daisy’s Dance -Clap your hands and tap your feet! Join Daisy, as she gets ready for one of the most important events of her life––performing in the big talent show!
- Daisy’s Pet Project - The Pet Parade is almost here and Daisy needs to find the perfect animal for which she can love and care. But it’s not as easy as she thinks and soon she has three new friends: an elephant named Bubbles, a giraffe called Longfellow and a bunny called Captain Jumps-a-lot!
- Minnie’s Rainbow - After a brightly colored rainbow appears over the clubhouse, Minnie searches for the pot of gold that’s supposed to be at its end. Along the way, she meets a leprechaun and discovers that not all treasure turns out to be as she expected!
- Minnie’s Birthday – Today is Minnie’s birthday, but the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends need to set up her birthday party.
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 12:17 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Posted by SuZ at 8:37 PM
Posted by SuZ at 12:13 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I like to think that I am an open person, meaning that I am open to how people live their lives and I’m cool with it. I am an accepting person and believe that people make their own decisions about their lives and I have no say in it.
Sure, if they ask my opinion I will give it, but I always stress to them that the decision is theirs.
I’d never tell anyone what to do, how to do it or why I would do it a certain way.
It’s just not my bag, baby.
I’ve never spoken about my girls births like this before but February is C-Section Awareness Month and I want the world to know that I had a c-section with both of my girls and I had them by choice.
Yes, there were medical reasons to my choice but I still choose to have them that way. I had a choice to risk their lives and I decided that it was in their best interest to play it safe and have them delivered in a sterile operating room.
And I’m not ashamed of it.
I have had women try to shame me into feeling like a worthless piece of shit for having my babies the way I did, one even telling me that I really wasn’t a mother since my babes didn’t come out the chute.
I think I gave that woman the finger.
Mature, I know.
My point is that the births of both of my girls were wonderful, special, moving, beautiful and full of happy tears.
The point is they arrived!
The point is they are here.
Having them via c-section doesn’t mean I am a horrible person, it means I’m their mother and they are my children.
Despite how a child arrives to be in their mothers arms is irrelevant. Whether it’s through natural birth, an adoption, a c-section, heck even if a stork drops them off in a basket, they are children and we are mothers.
Despite how a child arrives, Mothers still bathe, dress, nurse, nurture them.
We still love them.
And they love me.
Posted by SuZ at 9:34 PM
Have you ever watched that commercial and nodded your head along with it?
Yeah, me too.
Turtle is one squirmy baby, especially when I am changing her diaper. Her favorite move is the twist and roll and then dart to the corner of the bed where I can't reach her... and then she laughs at me, all while naked and jumping up and down.
Cute, yes. Annoying, sometimes.
Yes, I just admitted my baby can be annoying sometimes.
Huggies has just launched their own You Tube channel where you can upload videos of your own squirmy baby! This is a delicious way to spend some spare time because OH MY GOODNESS! The cuteness!!
To celebrate the launch, Huggies has graciously given me a Little Movers prize pack to giveaway to one of you! You'll get a package of Little Movers Slip Ons and a cute magnetic photo frame for your fridge.
All you need to do to enter is tell me your babies favorite move.
This contest ends on February 22, 2012.
Please make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win.
I received a package of diapers in exchange for this post. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Have you even started shopping for your honey?
I spent some time on one of my favorite websites, EdenFantasys and picked out some yummy goodies that just might score you major brownie points with your sweetheart.
Another great thing about EdenFantasys is that they have a ton of hot lingerie for only $14.99!
Posted by SuZ @ NYTMBlog at 8:17 PM