Seriously though, 2018 was one of those years where I learned 10 thousand lessons. As much as we can all say 2018 was one of the hardest years for a lot of people. Personal growth does not happen without challenges and moments where we are forced to deal with adversity. When we face adversity, when we are resilient, when we overcome the challenges, we grow.
Do you prefer to eat clean and healthy? Are you particular about the products you feed your babe? What about the products you use in your house to clean?
I care about all that stuff, I make sure I eat clean. I buy organic when I can, use natural products to clean the house, my skin, my hair. I make sure every product I buy for Charlie is natural and as pure as possible. But what I had failed to notice is I never paid attention to the type of feminine hygiene products I was using. I’d just hit up a local pharmacy grab some pads and tampons and off I went to pick up organic chocolate at my local health food store ‘cause I needed to be prepared for the coming week, obviously.
This story is full of tears, heartbreak, uncertainty, doubt, unknowns, but more importantly, faith, belief, hard work, facing adversity, overcoming adversity and a woman, me, who chose to follow her life long dreams while life as she knew it crumbled around her.
A couple of weeks ago Charlie and I had the opportunity to hit up Miami and met up with Charlie’s best friend and his mom. I’ve had the opportunity to travel a ton with Charlie, but I’ve never travelled solo with him during his toddler years. I gotta say I was super impressed and also secretly really stoked and proud that my little dude has turned out to be an independent traveler who knows how to navigate the airport world like a boss.
If you grew up in Toronto you know the CNE marks the end of the summer. Seeing as I don’t have Charlie this Labour Day weekend, I took the opportunity to hit up the CNE with him last week. We had tons of fun and as a Mom I learned a few valuable lessons so I’m sharing my experience with you all, along with HOT TIPS for surviving and having a successful CNE adventure.
The first and most important reason is because I watched my son pull at his hair in anger, cry and scream and say “ I HATE MY HAIR, I WANT TO CUT MY HAIR SO I CAN LOOK LIKE A BOY, LIKE PERSON SO & SO” I won’t name “person so & so” because they are irrelevant. What is relevant in this post is the fact that my 3 year old who is the sweetest, most sensitive, loving, gentle, caring boy you will ever meet (I’m not saying that ‘cause he’s my kid, it’s actually how people describe him) does not have the level of comprehension to express himself in that manner and yet he was.
I had way too much fun prepping for Charlie’s 3rd Birthday Party so obviously I have to share my DIY’s with you. First things first, your local dollar store is going to be your best friend! Seriously, all the supplies I purchased came from my local dollar store.