The Best Nursing Bra

To put my body on the internet like this was so scary. I’m still in shock that I actually did it. I mean, we’re talking rolls and all! But, let’s get back to the topic at hand, these nursing bras, I couldn’t get over how comfortable they are. Like, seriously! So, I don’t nurse anymore, but I still wear these bras on a daily. Oh, yea the “I don’t nurse anymore” is a topic for discussion on a different day. So, if you want to know how I really feel about these bras click on the video below. Enjoy!

~Taliah Jenee

Are You The One Ready To Potty Train?

Hey guys! So, we’ve been potty training Micah for about 6 months now. But, if we’re talking consistently, I’ll say about 2 months. I wanted Micah potty trained by his 3rd birthday, which was February 27th, but we see that didn’t happen. I just knew he would be potty trained in 3 days like, so many mamas rave about!! Well, of course you know all children are different.

There’s sooo much to say about potty training and the slow or fast process of it all. But, my question to you is… Are you ready to potty train your little one???

Children are only going to be as consistent as you are, and that’s what I found out with Micah. I would start doing household chores and forget to send Micah to the bathroom, then get mad at him when he would pee on himself.

Wait, what? Exactly! It doesn’t make sense!!! But, so many mamas do this.

How can you get mad or upset with your little one for having an accident, when you forgot to send them to the potty in the first place? Before we try and hold a 2 or 3 year old accountable for their actions, let’s make sure us mamas did what we were suppose to do in the beginning.

Because of my consistency with Micah, he has been consistent with potty training. Well, at least at home because, school is a different story, lol. But, all I’m saying is, really make sure your ready and have the patience for your little one. This potty training thing is no joke, and your patience will be tested. So, get ready and put your seat belt on. Because, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

~Taliah Jenee

How To Get Your Child Adjusted To Daycare

Before here recently, Micah had only been to daycare maybe four times, between 5-8 months old. And, that last time he knew he was not at his Nana’s house. He cried and screamed for that whole 2 hours I left him in that room. I watched him through the tinted window crawling around screaming, in the unfamiliar space. I was so upset, I called my boyfriend and told him to pick up Micah and take him to my mom’s house.

My mom watched Micah for the first 15 months of his life, while me and Jonathan were at work. So, I knew transitioning him from staying with my mom all day, to daycare would be very hard on him and me. Remember, we tried the daycare thing before 🙂 But, I wanted Micah to start building his social skills and get into the school atmosphere.

We started Micah off part time, going Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for 2 weeks. Tuesday’s were harder for him than Thursday’s. He screamed for 2 hours straight when I would drop him off. Luckily, I work at the daycare Micah goes to, so I was able to look through the window and check on him at all times. It killed me to drop him off screaming, and to still hear him screaming down the hallway, when other parents were dropping off in his class 😦

Micah missed his 3rd week of school because he caught Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. So, of course the beginning of week 4 sucked for him, which is also when we started him full time. He was finally use to daycare by week 5. SN: He does get upset and cries, when his teacher leaves the room. Micah loves his, Ms.Vannah 😉

Fast forward to now: Micah has been in daycare for about 3 months and I couldn’t be more happier with his progress. When he randomly see’s me throughout the day he doesn’t freak out anymore. Before, I would hide and sneak around the building, so he wouldn’t see me. He’s more social than he’s ever been and he loves school!!!!

A couple tips:

#1: Ask your friends that have kids what daycare facilities they attend, to help with your research.

#2: Don’t be afraid to set up times to tour daycares.

#3: Drop and Go is key!!! Lingering in the classroom only makes the drop-off worse for the teacher and the child.

#4: Make sure the daycare facility you choose, has a really good teacher for your little one! I love Micah’s teacher, she’s the best 🙂

#5: Even though your child may scream or cry in the beginning, they will be okay. Don’t feel guilty! I promise the transition is harder on you, than it is on them.

*I hope this helps with you and your little one’s journey into daycare*

~TaliahJenee

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