Monthly Archives: November 2013

Felt Creative this Weekend

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I have been meaning to get started on a lot of projects. This weekend, aside from the usually weekend deep clean of the house, I got motivated!

On Saturday, I made two insta-dresses for Isabelle (& William) that I had found in the scrap bins at Walmart months ago. Then I made my first attempt at a toddler strap.

I loop it on my belt and it is better height for my toddler to reach to hold on to, in case my hands are full.

Then on Sunday, I got really busy. I went to work converting some of my tank tops to nursing tank tops.

My first attempt, I ruined it. It was the wrong type of strap.

My second attempt was my first success.

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Then I tried two more times. Success both times!!!

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So I successfully made 3 nursing tank tops. Next, I moved onto the fabric I had gotten awhile ago to make pillowcases for everyone. Decided I would try to make one of William’s. It came out really good.

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Aside from a little imperfection at the opening….

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But it proves I’m human and you can tell I made it with Love ❤

Kmart Commercial

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Was watching TV with hubby the other night and saw this. It was SO FUNNY!! I can’t believe this was on TV but I guess, anything is possible in today’s world. Anyway, I think this is the whole one. The one we saw on TV was only part of this but they are both HILARIOUS!

Clean up in Aisle 2???

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Isabelle, William, Garrett, my mom, and I decided that we wanted to get out the house and go do some “wandering” as my mom said. We all went to Salvation Army first. The whole time we could tell that William wasn’t feeling good. He didn’t want to walk, wanted to be in the cart. And when he wasn’t sleeping he was just leaning on Garrett’s blanket that we had sitting next to him.

We left Salvation Army and went to McDonald’s to get some dinner. While we were eating my mom ran into JcPenney’s really quick to see if they had diapers. When she came back out, William had eaten a little bit and seemed to being feeling a little better so we decided to go to Ollie’s then go to her house.

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We got to Ollie’s and I had Garrett in the wrap, but that didn’t last long. William didn’t want to walk again but wanted to be carried after sitting in the cart for part of the time. We were almost done so I decided to hold him since I could tell he still didn’t feel good. So I handed Garrett to my mom and carried William the rest of the way through Ollie’s.

We just get into the the only checkout line open (my mom is in front of me with Garrett, Isabelle, and the cart) and William throws up all over everywhere!!! We had to ask the checkout lady several times for paper towels before she grasped the concept that he had just thrown up and I needed to clean it up. I had to put my poor sick boy down on the ground so I could clean up the throw up in the middle of the checkout line.

The checkout lady FINALLY gets on the loudspeaker and what does she do??? Calls for someone to come open another checkout line!!! Not a mop, not someone to come help clean up, no…..someone come open another checkout line. Not one person offered to help, everyone just stood there staring at me like I could help that I was in their way to the checkout!! I even had to ask for a plastic bag to put the paper towels in.

What happened to the time when you went to the store and they called for a mop for messes??? What happened to stores helping moms when they need it most?? It was really a shock that I didn’t hear the “Clean up in Aisle 2” over the loudspeaker!!! So I guess moms, be prepared when you go out with sick babes. Be prepared in case, you are required to clean up puke in the middle of the only checkout line open with other customers staring at you because you are holding them up while you clean up puke….

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The Socially Accepted Violence Against Pregnant and Labouring Women

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Sad but true. Feeling like a failure and that my body didn’t work is why I pushed so hard for a VBA2C, that I successfully had on August 25th with my beautiful son Garrett. ❤

Mumanu: the new way to sleep

Birth Related Violence Against Women

By Samantha Thurlby-Brooks

Today Amnesty International and One Billion Rising are campaigning together for women’s rights. They are encouraging everyone across the world to support the elimination of violence against women and girls. I think in the light of recent events, such as the horrific Delhi gang rape that happened in December 2012, this day is much needed.

We usually think of violence against a woman as being rape, beaten or emotionally abused, often by someone they are in a relationship with or someone else they know. Domestic violence is a serious issue and society is working together to find out what is going on behind closed doors and helping women in need. Sadly the prevalence of abuse specifically during pregnancy is rarely thought of yet 20% of pregnant women will suffer at the hands of their partner. This is unacceptable.

It is estimated that one in five women…

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