It wasn’t long ago when I had the privilege to review and learn about The Healthy Shopper (don’t forget to read my 2012 review on The Healthier Shopper). The Healthy Shopper is a service that I am over the moon for (and a site that I frequent often), it helps make your healthy lifestyle easier (and cheaper).
I will never forget shopping for Carter while I was pregnant. It was so exciting to get everything together and organized, but it was also a little stressful. While I was expecting, with Carter, I was overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with medical issues, renovations, stress at work and then I was stressed with what I needed. I lived in a smaller town in Central Alberta at the time and if I wanted anything I had to travel to the city. There wasn’t a store that had everything I wanted, at a fair price, so I had to hop from store to store and not only was it tiring for a pregnant woman but it took the fun out of baby shopping.
I just moved back to my home province of British Columbia (from Alberta) last month. There are so many things I love about BC: the mountains, the lakes, the trees, and the Okanagan. I moved to the north (or coastal north, I’m still figuring it out) but I still have the Okanagan in my long term plan. It’s my favorite place to be. For those of you who have never been the Okanagan provides amazing things: fruit orchards, the Ogopogo, beautiful weather (mostly all year round), and plenty of wine. My love affair with southern British Columbia also runs with a little bit of jealousy. My best friend lives in Osoyoos and she has access to some of the world’s best wine just ten minutes away in Oliver. One of those wineries happens to be Inniskillin Okanagan.
Carter is 14 months old now and the information that he is currently taking in is substantial. I cannot believe how much babies learn in their first year of life! Now that the first year is behind us it’s time to work on and build some more skills such as : logic, recognition and tune his fine motor.
So that’s my new front door. Haha! It’s very Beauty & The Beast (my favorite movie). We probably won’t replace it, we have so much work to do with everywhere else in this house. Sigh…
Back to more unpacking, cleaning and organizing.
I’m not a fan of dryer sheets or bars. I really don’t like the idea of the chemicals going all over my clothes and interfering with my sensitive skin. Also, did you know that over time they can build up on your dryer vent, causing a fire hazard? So we don’t use them, but the static is annoying. We’re walking lightening rods.
When I hear the term “Super Mom”, I don’t think of myself. I have only been a mom for a little over a year now and I definitely have my moments where I doubt myself to the point where I feel anything other then a mediocre mom. Then every once in a while Carter will give me that smile and I feel like I’m doing things right. You know what I’m talking about, right?