Monthly Archives: July 2015

10 Things You Should Really Expect When You’re Expecting (Part 2)

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Mommy’s Corner is a weekly series exploring our journey in becoming parents, our love for our ShuGar baby, and general topics related to mommyhood.

Hi Sweet Loves – I hope you are all having some summery fun! I listened to everyone’s advice and took a vacay to spend time with my little prince and the hubs. Best thing ever! I have felt more refreshed and calm. I highly recommend any new mom to do the same!

Now, let’s continue our talk on what you should really expect when you are expecting a new baby. To get all the juicy details for the first five things, click here. As always, if you prefer to be more in the dark when it comes to motherhood in the first year, please stop reading here.

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Summer Pattern Love

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 ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!

Hello You!

Hope you have been enjoying summer wherever you are. The weather has been a bit cuckoo here in Los Angeles – it feels like I am living in a tropical country these days. I am also so happy that I am on vacay. I haven’t really had proper time off since maternity leave.

Since we are deep into summer, I thought it would be fun to share some of these cheerful art prints that exude the summer vibe. Lately, I’ve been wanting to use more patterns in every place I can. These are cooler than cool!

ice cream pattern

honeycomb pattern

black cherry pattern

flamingo pattern

Which one is your fave? What patterns are you currently loving?

Happy Monday to all!

Photo credit: |Lip Pattern|  |Ice Cream Pattern|
Honeycomb Pattern|  |Black Cherry Pattern|  |Flamingo Pattern|

10 Things You Should Really Expect When You are Expecting (Part 1)

 

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Mommy’s Corner is a weekly series exploring our journey in becoming parents, our love for our ShuGar baby, and general topics related to mommyhood.

Sweet New Mommies & Mommies-to-be:

This is my love post to you. A Top 10 list of what you should really expect when you are expecting. I have so much to say on this topic that this is Part 1 in a two-part series; for Part 2 click here.

Of course, we are all too familiar with that infamous book by now. Truth be told: That book was so overwhelming for me and stressed me out. I also think it focused too much on the “what if’s”, and not so much on the “probably’s” and definitely didn’t give enough attention to the real struggle: the first year of motherhood. Below is a cliff notes version of what to consider pre-baby when you actually have time to reflect and study these things (this list may take on a new meaning when you are sleep deprived). I compiled this list not only from my own experience, but anecdotal information from my mommy friends and a wonderful support group of mommies I am a part of. They are my tribe and I thank you all for being a constant in my life as a first-time mommy.

This list is not to diminish the research you should be doing on labor and delivery, your birth plan, or how to create a gallery wall for your baby’s nursery. All those things are definitely important; this list is to help guide you in the blur of the first year as you try to navigate motherhood. Keep this in your back pocket and read it when you are feeling lost at 3:00 a.m. when your baby won’t take to the bottle or won’t latch on.

You are not alone. Please remember that. Many mommies have come before you and have survived. You too can do it.

Disclaimer: If you prefer the “ignorance is bliss” approach, then stop reading here. This list is for those moms who prefer to know the truth, the whole truth, and be as informed as possible about the world they are about to enter.

But wait! I want more reading!

Smell the Roses

Smell the Roses

The All You Need is Love Project is a movement to inspire more love on this planet. The more we come together, the more love we can share. Join the revolution here!

Thank you all for the kind welcome back love! I really do have the absolute best followers ever!

Do you remember the All You Need is Love Project? It was my attempt to add more love into this world through a love revolution. I can’t keep up the same pace with the project, but I still want to keep it alive in an informal way. On Thursdays, whether I post or not, share thoughts, photos, videos from your heart. Use #allyouneedisloveproject so we can all stay connected. That’s it! Easy peasy! When I have more time, I will return to more structured posts, but for now love is all we need.

Let’s get to it! Ever since I was reborn as a mom, I’ve seen life so differently. In many ways, it’s been a whirlwind and in other ways I am seeing life through a toddler’s eyes. Let me tell you: Life is magnificent. You just have to stop and smell the roses. Want proof?

  • Have you seen the sunsets we’ve been having lately? They’re out of this world! Take the time and study the rich colors. It will blow your mind.
  • I have always eaten my cereal with warm milk. I know that is odd for most. Lately, I’ve discovered the joy of cold cereal at the end of a long day. #puredelight
  • There is absolutely nothing cuter than seeing your baby master his language syllable by syllable. It’s as if I see his world opening right before his eyes. He says “tra” for trash and “guwa” for agua (water). I die!
  • Mr. ShuGar told me the other day that I was the best thing that ever happened to him. I stopped for a bit to think about that statement. To be considered someone’s best is pretty rad, but coming from him, it’s about the raddest thing I could have ever imagined. If you knew him, you’d know he just doesn’t throw those statements around; there is profound truth in his words.
  • Because of ShuGar Boy’s sleeping habits, I’ve had time to read more while he naps. When was the last time you read a good book? I’m not talking about just any old tale, but one that transports you into a universe filled with all your imagination running free. It’s incredible to allow yourself to be immersed in a good read. In this age of instant gratification, a book is a nice way to slow things down and cherish every word.

What are some things you’ve noticed when you stop and smell the flowers?

Happy 4th of July to all my American ShuGar Lovelies! Hope you enjoy celebrating our country’s birthday.