Day in the Life

This morning actually started earlier than usual. Iris woke up every two hours last night which is not usual for her now that she’s 4 months. The last time she woke up, around 5:30ish, Arya woke up crying as well. (That has unfortunately been happening more often than we’d like recently.) My husband went go lie in her bed with her while I finished up with Iris. Not long after that, Arya joined me in bed while Richie got ready to go to work since he had some out of town extra training this morning.

As soon as the sun came up, Arya was ready to start the day, so I got up and made me some coffee. I filled her snack cup with cheerios, gave her some almond milk, and put on her choice of tv show, so I could finish getting ready. Today’s choice was Sid the Science Kid. Once I was dressed and had breakfast served for both of us, she was excitedly talking about leaves.

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Homeschooling a One Year Old

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Let me start off by saying that there are those who don’t consider what I’m doing to be homeschooling. Many just look at it and say, “Oh, that’s just how you should be parenting your child.” No, there are many ways to parent your child. In my opinion, if you have actively looked into preschool activities for your child, and you wish to consider it homeschooling, by all means, call it homeschooling.

We didn’t actually start actively “homeschooling” until our little one was about 17 months old. Before that, she was more likely to put things in her mouth than to play with them in almost any other way.

That being said, here’s what you are all wondering: What do I do to homeschool my one year old?

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8 Nerdy Baby Products

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For the longest time, I was first and foremost a nerd. Nowadays, I’m first and foremost a mom. However, that doesn’t mean I have to stop being a nerd. Here are some awesome baby products that also showcase to world your love of nerd culture.

1) DC Comics Silicone Teether by Bumkins

The majority of a baby’s life from pretty much 3 months and up is spent teething. These silicone teethers are perfect for little mouths. My daughter has the Superman one and loves it. They are also dishwasher safe (so really easy to clean), BPA free, and non-toxic, so I love it, too!

2) Wonder Woman Wet Dry Bag by Bumkins

With cloth diapering being easier than ever and so much more eco friendly than disposables, it’s no wonder so many moms are going back to using cloth diapers. Carry your diapering supplies in this Wonder Woman themed Wet Bag. It is stain and odor resistant making it perfect for carrying soiled diapers when you’re on the go.

3) Hedwig Shawl Scarf by ThinkGeek

Shawl scarves are amazingly helpful when breastfeeding. They are large enough to use as a cover, but they are thin enough to cool and breathable for the baby. Since they are also a scarf, you can wrap it around your neck as a fashion statement instead of adding yet another thing to your diaper bag.

4) Super Hero Monthly Baby Stickers by Amazon

Because what better way is there to show off your awesome nerd mom cred than with baby brag stickers that are reminiscent of various super hero outfits.

5) Ulubulu Expression Pacifier Set by Ulubulu

These classic comic book expressions let your baby express themselves in a fun way. They are BPA free and the nipple is made of medical grade silicone. They also have extra large holes to prevent skin irritation which is not something you want when chasing super villains.

6)Batman Bandana Bib by Bumkins

Babies are messy. It’s an unfortunate fact of life. Mine had reflux, so she spit up all of the time. Unfortunately, the meant we had to constantly keep her cute clothes cover with bibs, so we weren’t changing her clothes even more often than we already were. These cute bandana bibs are cute in addition to being functional.

7)Wonder Woman Cloth Diaper by Bumkins

For those of you that choose to use cloth diapers even some of the time, Bumkins offers a range of DC Comics themed cloth diapers. Some of them even have little capes that you can attach to the back which is Super cute.

8) Superman Messenger Diaper Bag by DC Comics

With everything you have to bring with you to keep baby fed, clean, and happy, you need a place to store it all. This messenger bag style diaper bag is easy to just sling over your shoulder while you’re already holding your little one. It comes with a washable burp cloth that attaches to the bag like a cape, a matching changing pad (which is a must on public changing tables, and an insulated bottle holder.

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