Author Archives: Mrs. ShuGar

Mother To All

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 ShuGar Lovelies! How are you? I sure miss you although I love to hear from you on Instagram. Life as a working mom is busy and that’s why I haven’t popped in for a while. However, I have SO much content I want to share with you all; I feel like I have blog posts already written in my mind, like this one I am about to share.

Let me start by saying prior to Camden being born, I was not a baby person. Like not even a little bit; he was the first infant I had ever held.  I would actually get annoyed when little kids would be running around and being messy and I’d wonder why parents couldn’t control their children! Boy, have I learned my lesson on that one!

Fast forward to the present and I am an entirely different person now that I am a mommy; in fact, I feel like I have become a mommy to all and sometimes this new identity weighs heavily on my heart.

Allow me to explain…

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Mommy Gear Fashionably Comfy

Mommy Fashionable Comfy Gear

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

Hello sweet Loves! I’m popping in to give you some delicious fashion candy for all you mommies (or non-mommies) out there!

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6 Types of Posts to Avoid in Facebook Mommy Groups

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.

Mommy world is a funny place – you can find your squad of mommies and discover immense support on all sorts of parenting-related questions or you can find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of judgement and gossip-mongering like no other. I’ve experienced both – more the former than the later. Add Facebook to this mix and you’ve got a whole other set of behaviors and codes you should avoid if you want to make/keep any mommy friends. Of course, you can choose to ignore these suggestions (confession: I haven’t always taken my own advice), but if you want to be drama-free you might want to steer away from creating or getting involved in the following Facebook mommy group posts:

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Hands Free Love

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

Lately, I’ve been trying to practice the art of letting go. It’s not easy for this self-professed perfectionist, but I am a work-in-progress. Images which inspire this sense of freedom that are dancing in my head are balloons (or as ShuGar Boy calls them “BaBoons”).

Below is some imagery that reflects on the beauty of embracing life and relinquishing control.

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And away we go!

P.S. Pic of ShuGar playing with his own balloon melts my heart!

Photo credit: First Balloon, Second Balloon, Third Balloon, Fourth Balloon, Fifth Balloon, Sixth Balloon

Search for the Lemonade

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!

It’s been a while since I last posted an All You Need is Love Project post – it feels good to be back! Thank you for all the love shared with me about yesterday’s Postpartum Depression post – I am always amazed at the support from the mommy world.

I wanted to follow up with a more practical post about how we all can pull ourselves out of our own funks because, let’s face it, life has its share of ups and downs so we need to discover what can pull us up. And, I do believe the strength should start within us – It allows for less disappoint if we constantly depend on others for our happiness.

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Little Mrs. Perfect

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 ShuGar Loves,

Hi! I’ve missed you these past few months. I needed time away to gather my thoughts and process all that has been going on in my life since becoming a mommy. If you follow me on instagram (my fave social media platform), you most likely saw my post explaining where I’ve been. There is so much to unpack in that post and I will be doing so in subsequent blog posts. For now, I will share what has plagued me for almost two years: Postpartum depression.

It’s not the fairy tale side of motherhood by far, but it is the raw and authentic side that I have lived. I share to not say all mothers go through this – in fact, I would hope most don’t. Yet, it has been my truth and on my blog this is what I do – I share my heart. Allow me to open up about how postpartum depression (PPD) has affected me.

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The ShuGars Turn Four

The ShuGars Year Four

Hi Loves! I am SO late on updating on Year 4 of our marriage, but it’s just hard to find time to sit down and reflect these days.

I thought about sharing how much I adore my husband and that would be so sweet, but instead I’d like to be more transparent in sharing our marriage as first-time parents.

It’s been a hard year for us – the roughest one yet. Why? Because having a tiny human who depends on you 100% of the time leaves little crumbs of time for you to invest with your partner. It’s our reality now.

I write this post as a dedication to my dearest husband – the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with and also the person I miss the most these days.  It also goes out to all the dear husbands out there who are surviving the first few years of being a parent. Cheers to you!

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Zzzzzzzzzz’s

Zzzzzz

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 All! Boy, oh boy, (pun intended) is sleep a big deal when you become a parent! The moment you become pregnant complete strangers congratulate you and then snicker as they say, “Make sure you get enough sleep now while you can.” It may register or may not register what these people are saying, but either way you will be entering the world of sleep deprivation soon enough.

I alluded to this in my post about what you should really expect when you are expecting a while ago. What I’d like to focus on is more about what your body goes through from lack of sleep and also the aftereffects on other areas of your life. I also want to discuss this whole concept of “sleep training” which will surely be something all new parents have to address.

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Five Steps to Insta-Brand Yourself

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Hi lovely gals and guys! I know it’s been a while since I’ve been in bloggy land, but life has been so very busy these days. I wanted to pop in and share an awesome collab post I worked on with the fabulous Sarah Smirks of the Mama Marketing Blog. She runs a rad #mommyboss facebook networking group that helps support mommy entrepreneurs in building our brands. I highly encourage you to join. Sarah blogs about how to navigate these internet waters and develop a successful brand that is uniquely yours. She’s so talented at what she does!

Sarah reached out to me a couple of weeks ago asking me to share how I rebranded my Instagram account. I immediately said “hell yeah!” because you all know how obsessed I am with this social media platform; it has so much potential to showcase the beauty of who you are!

Would you like to know how to make your Instagram shiny, bright and insta-pretty? Hop on over to the Mama Marketing Blog to read my 5 easy steps to Insta-brand yourself. Go now!!

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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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