Category Archives: motherhood

Purex Laundry Help Sweepstakes!

The Purex Laundry Help app has been released! I immediately downloaded it and got to exploring. I’ve done so much laundry in my lifetime that I thought I was an expert, but apparently not!

If you’re like me, you HATE ironing dress shirts. For some reason, I could never figure out how to iron them correctly. The Purex Laundry Help app fixes that by giving step by step instructions and illustrations on how to do so! Ironing and Folding is easy Now I know what I’ve been doing wrong!

Another great feature of the app is the Stain Guide. Line up the category, the type of stain with the material. Want to know how to get Baby Poop out of silk? The Purex Laundry Help App can tell you how to get it looking new again!


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Random Things I Have Learned from Motherhood

You never forget childbirth. No matter what people tell you, it stays fresh in your mind.

You will be overprotective. When you have your first child, you will check to see if they are breathing. You will wonder if you are doing everything right. And no matter how much you doubt yourself, which you will, you will know that you are doing everything in your power for that child.

“Sleep when the baby sleeps” is something that people who don’t have small children say.

Once you have a second baby, you suddenly feel more confident about your mothering skills.

No matter how much you babyproof everything, babies will find a way to put something in their mouth that they aren’t supposed to.

Things that seemed normal everyday tasks before suddenly become sacred (Hot showers, coffee, sleep)

You will always somehow compare your child to someone else’s in terms of development (Your baby is walking already? My baby just started crawling. He has teeth already? She hasn’t gotten one yet.)

When your child learns something new, it might just bring tears to your eyes. (I started crying when Zaara learned how to clap her hands, lol)

I realize what a selfish person I was before I had kids I really didn’t have a care in the world. Now I worry about everything.

Your baby is not the only one who will get bumps and bruises. You have to be prepared to be bitten, bump into walls when you are half asleep and trying to get a bottle, stepping on toys, and pulled muscles from carrying your child and everything else at the same time.

No matter how much you swear you will be different from your own parents, you will end up exactly like them. And when you realize it, it will scare the crap out of you.

You cannot control everything. It is just impossible. Children will fall down and bump their heads, they will eat things off of the floor, and they will be absolutely disgusting sometimes. You just have to let it go.

Certain things are phases, and the sooner you realize that, your life will be much easier. They will not eat paper and smell like that forever.

Everyone will have an opinion about how to raise your child. I’ve learned just to say, “Oh really? I’ll try it” and change the subject.

You will judge other parenting styles, and even if you don’t mean to, you will do it subconsciously.

Somehow, you will project your dreams and desires onto your children, even when you try not to. And even before they are potty trained.

Mother’s intuition is a very real thing. You WILL know when something is wrong, even before it happens.

Your body will change completely after having a baby, and you will long for the body you had before childbirth, even if you weren’t in the best shape.

If you have a rough pregnancy, (I had morning sickness and heartburn throughout both of my pregnancies) you will swear you never want to have another baby, but after the baby is born, you will kind of think in the back of your mind when you want another one.

No matter how much they spit up, sneeze or drool all over you, you just want to kiss them anyway.

They grow up way too fast. You will miss when you were able to hold them and feed them.

After having a baby, you will cry over anything. My poor Zaara. Her head would get wet from my tears while I was feeding her and watching stupid Kleenex commercials.

No matter how much you swear you won’t be one of those moms who only talks about their kids and motherhood, you WILL turn into THAT mom.

You will have to fight to get time for yourself, and when you do, you will constantly worry about your child.

The first time you leave your baby with your husband, your mom or a sitter, you WILL be a nervous wreck. It will take you longer to get out of the house then you will actually be out.

It is always better to over-prepare than under-prepare. I will always have everything with me. You never know when you need a snack, a diaper, or Wet Wipes.

Children want to play with weird and random objects as opposed to their actual toys. Cardboard boxes are suddenly more fun than the latest toys.

There is nothing better than your child saying “mama” and giving you a hug and kiss. No matter how aggrivated you are, that WILL make you feel better.

A Letter to My Daughters

*Note: I wrote this a few years ago, but now that I have two daughters, I feel it is still important! It’s been edited slightly, but the words are all mine.

My beautiful girls, the world is a scary place. There is hate, prejudice, fear, and violence. It exists now, and it will exist when you are old enough to read and understand this letter.

There will be times when you are scared and nervous. There will be times that you feel that you cannot overcome the obstacles that exist before you. I want to tell you that it will be ok.

It is ok to cry. You are human. Crying is not a sign of weakness nor is it a sign of stupidity. It is an emotional expression. If you feel like crying, do so. Just realize, that you cannot cry forever.

Stand up for yourself. There will be people who judge you and want to put you down. You can NEVER let those people win. You must stand up for your beliefs, your ideas, your emotions. They are all valid. Don’t let anyone take that away from you.

Ask questions. Asking questions is not a sign of stupidity, in fact, it is the opposite. Asking questions shows that you are willing to learn, to understand and to absorb. When you don’t know how to do something, ask questions! You will never move forward if you succumb to embarrassment.

It is ok to know what you don’t want. You don’t need to accept less than the best for yourself. You don’t need to have something, just because everyone else wants you to have it.

Go against the norm. What’s normal for you, might not necessarily be normal for others. Be unique, be an individual and be a leader. The clothes you wear, the words you use, the music you listen to….it all makes you who you are.  And that is special.

People will constantly give you unsolicited advice. You don’t need to follow it. But don’t get angry about it. Just smile and say, “Thank you for your advice”. No need to make anyone feel bad.

People will judge your actions, even if they aren’t bad. Whether it is the job you choose, the life you lead or even the food you cook, someone will always have something to say. Block out the noise and keep going forward. You know what you have to do.

Be polite. A simple “Thank You” goes a long way.

Smile! A simple smile can really change your mood, and even someone else’s.

You are beautiful. You don’t need to wear makeup or color your hair to show that to the world. You should only to do those things if that’s what you WANT to do, not what you think you NEED to do.

You have brought nothing but joy to my life. I will always love you no matter what you do. You have a piece of my heart and nothing will ever change that. You make me laugh, you make me want to live life to the fullest and you make me want to be better for you.