Boob maternity and nursing fall '16 picks...

Friday, July 29, 2016

If you have followed me before blogging days back when I owned retail you would have heard me talk about Boob. It was a brand that I sold in my store's in Canada that had great success. It fit all sizes of women so well! Most items Boob creates can be worn through pregnancy and then after for breastfeeding. I have picked out some of my favourite pieces from the newest fall collection. The best part of Boob is that you can wear them casual and dress most items up. The access flap also is nice and discreet when on!

Carmen and Apple's favourite things the last six months..

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

While traveling miss Apple has turned six months. I thought it would have broken my heart to have her half way to one year but it didn't. This is finally the first of my four babies that I am ok with growing up. Not that I want to rush it or anything! When the boys were young I would cry because they were growing too fast and now with Apple I don't stress. I think that it is because of all the different things I will get to enjoy with her when she is older. I honestly can't wait until she understands a girls day out, tea parties, dressing up and the million other girly things I have dreamed about.

Ever since Apple arrived I get questions daily on parenting advice or product questions. I'm often asked to write a post for all sorts of things. While I would love to write about everything I can't always find the time to do so. I try my best to get back to everyone's question's, with advice on gear, sleep and breastfeeding. I appreciate every darn single comment, question and compliment! More than anyone will know! But sometimes it can be overwhelming. The thing with all these social media outlets is they can consume a great part of my day and time. I could literally take eight hours a day answering messages! This can be challenging as I have started to work part-time with my husbands company and I really want to love on my beautiful baby more ad spend time with the boys before they leave to school.

Most people that do what I do have ads on their sites and take on sponsored posts or have links to make income. (they deserve it! It is HARD work!) However, I try not to take on too much and being so selective I pass on the income stream most times. I have talked about authenticity many times and how much it means to me! I want items I am using to make sense to me or to be something I would have purchased or do buy. Basically, I guess I am trying to find a balance between looking at blogging as a job or a hobby and how much effort and time I should be putting into it. That said, I much prefer the hobby side currently and working with a very selective few... Maybe when the kids are in school I will "work" on it more giving more product posts. For now, I will share when something stands out to me and when it feels right.  **I suggest following snapchat {carmenModernMom} for daily updated and lots of sharing of videos of life with kids. That is the easy and fun part of sharing tips, tricks,gear and family for me! It isn't as structured as Instagram, the website or Facebook.

OK! So now on to why you probably came over here! Of course I hate for my wealth of knowledge to go to waste! (Gosh, I spent years educating myself and others when I owned my children's stores it would be a shame not to write this. LOL!)

  What were my most used items in the first six months?  I am going to link each item if you click the photo it should direct you to their site.

I already did items for postpartum so I will link that HERE is you didn't read.

Carmen and Apple's favourite things the last six months.

The Dockatot has been a life saver for us! Made co-sleeping so much better.

(I linked a code to save 10.00 off your purchase for the Dockatot site!)


Micuna OVO high chair ..

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I've shown the OVO by Micuna on here before. It's the high chair with the side tray. We decided that the tray wasn't right for us and decided to remove it. It's perfect now! Still has the look I want for our semi-formal dining area and functions up to the table perfectly. The tray was great when she was tiny and now removed we can set her messy dish at the table with us. It is very easy to attach back on if we want to later on again.  I wanted to share a few snaps to those who have considered this chair.

My favourite part is the seat and proper fitted straps to hold her in!



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