My Fave: Simple Products

6/22/169:19 PM

I have been a fan of Simple products since I accidentally ran across it one day browsing the aisles of Walmart, at the time I was looking for a new moisturizer that would be light weight on my skin but would still keep my face properly  moisturized and not feel like a grease ball. I read the details on the bottle and didn't see anything that looked harsh or would make my skin freak out, so I was like well there is no harm in trying something new. Mind you Simple is a UK brand, so it was just getting into the American beauty brand market at the time that I discovered it so there weren't much reviews or people that had really used it or knew about this brand (at least in the United States). So I was kind of going on a whim and trying this product, and let me just tell you I definitely made the best decision on that.

 After getting the moisturizer and completely falling in love with it, I have gone ahead to try other Simple products that I love just as much such as the facial wipes. I mostly use it to wipe makeups and I think the thing I love most about the wipes is the fact that I don't get that oily residue all over my face every time I use it. To me, it feels like I grabbed some paper towel from the kitchen, poured some water on it and I am using that to clean my face. And the fact that the wipes are so light they make perfect cleansing wipes, especially with moving to this VERY HUMID and HOT Texas weather.

 Whatever formula is being used in their product definitely works for my skin, ever since I started using simple products I have seen tremendous improvements to my skin like less break outs and a I could almost say my skin has a glow to it as well. If you are in the market for a new facial product I would definitely recommend you try this out, being a mom always on the go its nice to not have to worry about my skin as well.

Weekly Thanks!

6/13/1611:02 PM

Is it just me or does it seem like 2016 is flying by, can you believe we are already half way through the year? hmmm not sure how I feel about that though. Anyway in other news I got back to work this week, and became a part of the real world again (lol). Being a full time working mom ain't easy man, and after being off for some time I got a little too comfortable with enjoying being on my own schedule and working at my own pace. So its been so hard getting back to waking up at 5am (ok i lied, more like 6am on a good day) and then not only did I get back to work, but my daughter also got back to daycare as well so trying to figure out our new schedule and of course remembering I am someone's wife now and gone are the days of just thinking of myself and the little one in my daily schedule. I will be honest the entire time I was off, I really wanted to get back to work and back to the busy go, go, go schedule. But, as soon as 9pm Sunday evening hit, I was eating my words up and wanting to take it all back. I was already entering the week off with a defeated attitude, I was very tired all week and by Wednesday my morale was very low and just regretting why I decided to go back to work again.

I realize something the 9 to 5 deal can get a little depressing, going day in and day out putting your all into something and not necessarily getting the results we have all set out in our head but one thing I have to remember is that at least I have something to fall back on. Having a company that allowed me to take the time I needed to get married, and get settled into my new life before jumping back to work that in itself is a blessing. So this week I am thankful for my portion, because with every situation in life there will be pros and cons but in realizing that this is my portion right now and that what I have right now is exactly what I prayed for at one point. I hope you all have wonderful week, and as you enter this new week just remember be thankful for your portion.

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How I deal with my Threenager

6/4/1611:43 PM

The toddler years are one of the most interesting, rewarding and very very entertaining years if I say so myself. My daughter is about half way through three years, and I realized the other day that my toddler is 3 going on 13. Its so interesting how she is becoming more and more herself,  and has really morphed into a little lady. Previous to having my own child I had heard of the terrible twos, and  was a little scared to see what that phase would be like as a mother but, I recently learnt that the terrible twos ain't nothing compared to the Threenage year. If you are like me and just hearing of this toddler phase don't worry I will be sure to fill you in. I have compiled a list of three popular traits you will notice if they are dealing with a threenager.

  • Overly Independent - I bet you are thinking oh but at age two my toddler was already independent, well yes you are correct but when you have a threenager just think of their independence going to about a level 2000. My toddler wants to do it all on her own, and when I tell her no then it becomes a fight filled with the most dramatic tantrums.
  • Nap time? ummm ya that doesn't exist - No seriously nap time is a fight now because as a threenager your toddler is officially grown, and as we all know when you are grown you don't need kiddie naps. 
  • Attitude, Attitude, Attitude - Yes just like a teenager, your threenager is full of the sass, fingers wagging and hands on waist sass. My threenager knows it all, and definitely tells me just like it is lol
Honestly while it is quite an exhausting phase and a true test of patience as a parent, It also very rewarding to see my child mature into this little adult. And if anything the amount of laughs I  get from seeing my little one trying to be the big boss, is enough to give me some patience when I am running thin.

She really wanted to wear that darn vest, even in the blazing 80 degree weather smh. 
I will be honest there have been days that I have been ready to ship my toddler off but, one thing I have learnt in my little time being a parent is if your toddler doesn't make things a little hard on you then what fun is it having a toddler (lol). I am definitely no perfect mom and I haven't exactly mastered this parenting thing (not that you ever really do anyway) but I thought I would share some tips I have learnt to make the job and getting through this phase in my toddler's life just a little easier.

  • Drinking is key (lol) ok totally kidding, but you have to learn that you were here before your child came around and you can't completely lose yourself just because you are a parent now. This was so hard for me to grasp, and honestly its still hard some days for me to come to terms with. I have gotten so used to having this person in my life, that I barely ever take time for myself anymore. No I am not saying you should  be out partying it up each day, and put yourself first all the time but its a balancing act. You have to learn that yes your child is very important and you will have to make lots of sacrifices most times but, you still have to take time for you. Make alone time, even if its only for a few hours a week.
  • Remember to breathe! There have been countless amount of times that I wanted to lose my marbles and couldn't take my toddler any more, but I am learning to take a minute and breathe because if I react to every little thing she does then I won't make it. I think that is when I am able to laugh at her silly butt. I believe kids were brought into our crazy adult lives so we can laugh because  we tend to be a little too serious anyway. 
  • Don't be so hard on yourself, I have learnt that kids will be kids and yes you are going to have the days when you go in public, and that is when your toddler wants to have a full blown tantrum because you don't want to buy that candy for her at Walmart.  And yes, you will get the stares because clearly its' only your kid that has these types of moments in life. And yes, in that moment is when you will start to wonder where you have gone wrong as a mother, and as badly as you want regulate on her arse, you gotta act right and continue to do the look but, clearly toddlers know nothing about that. Anyway my point is just know that you are an awesome mom, your toddler will test you and will try to get away with as much as they can because yes that is what toddlers do and just because you saw that other 3year old that was so well behaved at dinner with their parents and your kid is a total spaz and can't seat still for one minute doesn't mean you have failed as a parent. It just means your kid has way more personality and a lot more entertaining.