Most essential items as FTP’s!!! 

Hey everyone!!!! If you’ve been keeping up, then you know that my boyfriend and I are FTP’s (First Time Parents) and as you know the struggle has gotten real when it comes to parenting. At first, our baby was so quiet and barely moved now we have to make her take a nap because she’s so on the GO!!! Mind you, she’s only a few days shy of being 7 months old! I can’t believe it, but I digress. 

I’m bringing you our perspectives as first timers what our most essential items are for our baby girl. Of course my boyfriend’s answer was short and to the point saying for him the most essential thing to him is having her pacifier. Wait, what?! That’s it?! A pacifier. Yeah, okay gotcha buddy. 

Me, on the other hand, I have about three essential items and they include:

  • Diaper bag (which consists of basically everything)
  • Easy feed on-the-go spoon
  • Vaseline 

Since having her and becoming used to being a mom I have downgraded our diaper bag to a very inexpensive $4 (caught on sale) bag that fits everything we need without us being weighed down. Now on to my favorite item… 

This thing right here…..I’m so glad Munchkin invented this! It’s heaven sent seriously! 

  
She loves it! I love it! We all love it! It’s no mess and it’s especially great when your baby doesn’t like to wait for you to dip the spoon in the bowl and bring it to their mouth. Only  $6 at Walmart, go get it now! 
The last thing that I’ve been carrying around since before she was born is Vaseline. I use it for EVERYTHING. It’s my go to for everything, and I use organic coconut oil  but mainly on her hair, but this does great for our baby’s eczema prone skin. Especially during the winter time. It’s hypoallergenic and has a very light baby scent so baby can still have that baby fresh smell without all of the parabens, etc. that are used in other brands. $5-$6 at any drugstore, Walmart, and Target. It’s old school and always does the trick.  

 

Building myself up in the wonderful world of Blogging. 

Hi! 

For the past couple of days I’ve been using Word Press to connect and follow new bloggers and bloggers who blog about things that pique my interest. I’ve found some great blogs dealing with everything from parenting and lifestyle to branding. I can’t wait to go through and read & gain more insight & knowlege on how different people blog. I haven’t quite gone all the way public yet when it comes to my writing. I’m comfortable with sharing my work within the blogging community, with people who understand that writing is an actual hobby and can almost be made a career if you choose to do so. As far as sharing posts to my Facebook andTwitter, I’ve done so before but I’m not 100% comfortable yet and I want to spruce my site up a bit before officially letting people go in and read. After all, this is my new baby.  

I recently joined a blogging group here on Word Press to help along the way with my journey to consistently blogging/writing and branding my writing. In day four of our group we were asked to target an audience, basically what kind of readers you want for your blog.

  
What kind of readers or audience am I gearing towards in my writing? 

 Honestly, I want all different types of people to read my blog. I plan to write about being a mom, the highs and some lows of it, grad school, life situations, fashion, my cooking journey, any and everything that pretty much comes to mind when I choose to blog. 

Get ready for my post on my e-vision board for this year! I’m excited to explain the things on it. Later! 

Tardy for the party. 

You guys! Why didn’t anyone tell me how great Being Mary Jane is…?! Ok, ok, ok. Essentially I vowed to not watch the show because I didn’t want her lifestyle and what the show represents to have any type of effect on my life. That so didn’t work. I was hooked from the first few minutes of the first episode and now I’m sad because I’ve binged watched it and I’m almost done with season 2 and season 3 isn’t available on Netflix just yet. That’s what I get for watching it too fast huh, oh well. This is just a quick post about how I really like the show and I had to realize that it’s just a show not anything to overthink. It’s pure entertainment. Not to mention how beautiful Gabrielle Union is from the outfits, and hairstyles to the simple but naturally beat face that she serves on each episode. 

 

I love the show and love her too. Black women rock, yes we do.  

Quarter life crisis??

So lately I’ve been in a funk. I’ve decided not to fluff it and fake the funk on here. It is what it is and I’ve been in a funk the past few weeks. I guess this is what some people would call a quarter life crisis…hmm not really sure. Lately I’ve been so confused and feeling like I’ve failed for some reason. 

The holidays were nothing short of amazing and I enjoyed spending lots of time with our families. It was great and it’s all Brooklyn’s first holidays so that made everything all the more special. I digress. Let’s get back to the topic at hand here. 

So much has been on my mind lately from what my goals are for this year (2016) to figuring out what my purpose is and what career path I should follow to fit my passion or purpose into that. It seems like I should have way more of my life together at this point, much more accomplished but I just simply don’t. Maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit for the things I’ve accomplished thus far. I’ve graduated from college, earned my bachelors, have an awesome family of my own..where I get to stay at home and take care of my beautiful daughter with no hassles (new job didn’t work out but that’s another post) I’m also working on my MBA (online). I mentor in my free time as well.  It all sounds great but something is causing me to feel…unfulfilled.   

 
This about sums up how my days have been for the most part. I have faith that things will get better for me, they always do. I just needed to get this post out of my head and onto virtual paper. Good night folks.