Friday, May 26, 2017

Took a Break

Well Hello again as you can tell I took a little break. I needed a break this has been a difficult month and a great month all in one. Business this month has been tough really tough. The weather has been really bad and therefore I have had to reschedule a lot so therefore money has been very tight. It was seriously one thing after another and I got very depressed while this was all going on. This has been a hard month for my anxiety and depression and I have been dealing with it the best I can but as most of you know it is a hard thing to deal with. I have been debating on what to write on here and haven't been able to put the words together. I have a lot of upcoming things with my business so it is going to make next month super busy so I will try to keep up with this as best I can. I apologize for such a short post but I want to give you an update.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Re analyzing

ok so the goal for this blog was to post everyday except for Saturday and Sunday. It's just not working out so I'm coming up with a different game plan I'm thinking posting twice a week would be ideal. Business is getting busier and my time is becoming less. If I can narrow this down to 2 days a week of posting and make better fuller posts with that then that is what I am going to do.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Weekend update Monday #3

I didn't get around to posting on Friday. I am sorry! This past week and weekend have been a struggle. I feel slightly defeated and overwhelmed at the moment and I am glad at the moment that I have this platform to write it all out. Not this weekend that passed but the weekend before I had a bunch of clients scheduled and ended up having to reschedule them all as it was raining pretty hard. It rained most of the week letting up for a couple hours here and there. L and I did get out and do a bunch of stuff to keep her busy as I now have her home full time. So this weekend I had rescheduled a few clients and it ended up raining yet again so those all got cancelled. On Sunday I was supposed to have a client come to my home and do there session in studio but guess what the basement flooded and I had to bring everything that could get damaged up to my studio area and had to cancel the session and reschedule. It has literally one thing after the other and I currently have nothing coming in so I am feeling the pressure. As much as it was nice having L in daycare I'm happy I don't have to struggle to find the money to pay that this week. Guess what is happening right now it is snowing! What the! It is May 8th and it is snowing everywhere around us is flooding there are roads closed and conservation areas blocked off. Peoples docks are floating away it's crazy right now. I'm trying to not let myself depressed and hoping that things will soon turn around and go in my favour but that's getting harder. We will just have to wait and see what this week brings.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My Apologies

I apologize I didn't post anything yesterday. I had the full intention of writing something out yesterday and posting even if it was something small but the day got away from me. This is my first week home with L full time. It's been a bit of a change and I'm trying to balance both my work life and my paying attention and parenting my child life. We have done a lot in the last couple days that hasn't given me anytime to get on here and write. I'm pre planning a bunch of posts so that I don't get too far behind as I would really like to keep this blog going. It's some what of an outlet for me and I do enjoy it even if I'm not very good at it.

Today was a full day of excitement we went to a free playdate at our local kids indoor gym which L loved! I met up with an old friend who I haven't seen in probably 8 years which was great she had one of her 4 kids there and I had L. It was funny watching L show her little guy how to go places in the gym and help him out of places when he was stuck. She is a total mother hen. After we spent a good hour and a half at the gym we went over to our local Crock-a-doodle and painted some pottery that L is going to surprise her grandma with for mothers day. She was so excited and loved every minute of it she would go there again in a heart beat and so would I. We ended out big day with a visit to McDonald's where we ate Lunch together.

All in all it was a pretty good day for us and tomorrow I am totally planing on not leaving the house and enjoying being home and hopefully getting a bunch of work done that I haven't gotten done yet OOPS!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Potty Training! *Tip Tuesday*

Potty training was the worst!! I don't think I have had such a hard time with anything else that had to do with L learning something. Potty training was by far the hardest thing for me as a mom to deal with. I did give up on several occasions.

When L turned 1 I started getting her into potty training mode. I wanted her to get used to the idea of it and wanted to see if she could be potty trained by the time she was 2. Everyone and there mother was giving me advice and telling me that it was either really hard or really easy for them. I had one Gentleman offer to give me his wife's number because supposedly she was the potty training guru!

I tried taking her diaper off and just letting her go bear bummed for the weekend and she peed everywhere and wanted her diaper on. So that was a bust. Yes I could have tried a little longer with her but I didn't want to have to clean and sanitize my entire house every hour.

I tried giving her rewards for peeing we started with m&m's and that lasted a week, Then it was Kinder eggs which lasted a while but she got to the point where she would run to the potty sit on it not do anything and expect an egg and then pee in her diaper. We tried Shopkins and again it worked for a short time but then was expected every time her bum hit the seat.

We finally went to Walmart one day and were walking around. L was just over 3 and she noticed the big cars that you can drive and she wanted one sooo bad. So we made a deal for every pee on the potty she got a dollar and for every poo she got 2 dollars. Well you should have seen the sparkle in her eyes! That was it since that day she has had a total of 2 accidents and they weren't her fault she made almost $100 before I cut her off and she was fully trained.

Once she was totally day trained I took diapers away at night as soon as I started noticing that she was getting up in the night and in the morning to go potty. I keep her potty in the bedroom for those occasions it took a week to have her night trained and we have been going strong ever since.

It's true what they say once they are ready they will let you know and it will be easy. Until then it's a pain in the butt haha!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekend update Monday #2

Saturday

Woke up early today and got ready for the day with L. She dressed herself so it was a very eccentric outfit she had a white and red sparkly sweater on with grey pants and then a green and yellow sunflower spaghetti strap dress over top of it all. Thankfully she ended up taking the dress off. I spent the day out at work. I  didn't think or realize that I was going to be sitting out in the sun all day and I should wear sunscreen so that was a fun learning experience.

Sunday

Woke up today and it is pouring rain out so all my plans have changed. Was supposed to be out with another full day of work but due to the rain everything was cancelled. I totally feel like a crispy lobster today though I hurt and am super itchy on my scalp and face. I'm hopeful that that will only last a day or two and turn into an awesome tan. That's usually hope it works for me. So since plans changed I get to spend the day with L and play and have some fun. Tomorrow is going to be totally different for us I can actually sleep in (if she actually allows me too). Have I mentioned that my child is scared of movies even the mention of a movie sends her into a panic. I just got Mary Poppins in the mail on Bluray for my mom and we decided to put it on and watch it today while we were working. Well L got so upset that she hid behind the couch crying. We told her it wasn't scary and she would love it she didn't believe us. We got her to calm down and start watching her TV show in the other room and put the movie on hoping that the singing would bring her into the room and spark her interest. Eventually we called her out to show her some of the fun stuff that happens on Mary Poppins and she ended up sitting there and watching it with us. I asked her last night if she wanted to watch it again and she excitedly said yes.

Monday Morning

We all went to bed last night fairly early. We were all very tired last night and ended up going to bed at 9:30pm. It was a great sleep last night L woke me up at 6 am asking if I remembered to charge her iPad which I hadn't. So she switched blankets with me because I was using her favourite one and she feel back to sleep. It is now 8:25am and I just woke up about 15 min ago and L is still sleeping. This is L's first day of no daycare during the week. Wish me Luck!


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