Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Little Patients!

This week has been one that requires a lot of patients. Patients with my children and the world in general. Everyone has heard that "Patients is a virtue", and it is one that I do not posses. I am finding that no matter how much prayer goes into something, it doesn't always work out the way that would be most obvious. I believe it was Morgan Freeman that said "If you pray for patients, God doesn't make you patient, he gives you the opportunity to learn how to be more patient". Although that seems like the way it should be, it certainly isn't the easiest. After all, who wants to change their behavior? It's much easier to stay the same and simply expect the world around you to change completely.

New Mom Advice:
Try to remember that as we expect our newborns to adapt to their new surroundings, they expect us to adapt to them and thier regular routine (in utero).

Established Mom Advice:
Personally, I know I always said "I'll never do/say that when I'm a parent". Since then, I have done and said almost everything that I never thought I would. So, the advice is Never say never! Until you walk the path of all that have come before you don't make assumptions.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A new day, a new product.

Since my last blog life has been crazy. Keeping up with the kids, their activities, and life in general is proving to be a large and chaotic mess!!

On the business front life has not been any easier. It's no secret that I love a challenge and boy, has this week provided. The old saying of "be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it". Well, that has been the theme of this week. I am not a real patient person and somehow my brain believes that if I stay over-prepared so will the rest of the world. Much to my disappointment, that is not always the case.

This week I have had several orders, three new product requests, and two charitable donations. I try to keep on top of things by doing what my husband calls "obsessing". It is my personal belief that once I have agreed to take an order or donate products I should have it done within a few days, or less. For example; I recieved an order from Ireland this week. The lady let me know that she needed the item quickly, so I finished it and mailed it within 24 hours. Don't even ask about the shipping, OMG!!

So, all of this boils down to my lesson learned. Take a deep breath, make the husband put the kids to bed, put on a pot of coffee, and obsess all night long! At least I get my work done:)

New Mommy advice for the week:

Buy two times the diapers that you think you will need for the next week. Worst case senario, your darling bundle of joy has blowout and you are prepared. Best case senario, you won't have to go to the store as often as you thougt, allowing you to go another day with no makeup!
P.S. don't forget the wipes.

Established Mommy advice for the week:

When you find yourself doubting your parenting skills (we all do at some point) remember that kids do not come with an instruction manual. On that same note also remember that someone on ebay or etsy or something like it must make toddler straight jackets, hey wait a minute...that could be another new product idea:) lol.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mommy advice

New mommy advice for the week...

"Always remember that sleep deprivation accounts for a lot! "When your fighting at 3am with
your husband over what color the baby's eyes are, take a deep breath, take a nap, and chances
are that when you wake up you'll never remember that you were fighting in the first place.

Experienced mommy advice for the week...

"When you argue with a two year old, you sound like a two year old!" When your tot tells you
"NO!" remember that when you argue with him/her you sound as silly as they do. Afterall,
your'e the parent/adult, so your probably going to win the fight anyway.