When we found out we were having a baby boy; I started to look for places to shop for boys and began gathering ideas from mommies who had boys as well.To be honest, I didn’t know many shops that carried kid’s clothes. What I saw for boys at the typical Carter’s or Children’s Place was not impressive - all those “handsome like daddy,” or “I love mommy” shirts and onesies were not how I wanted to dress Mathis.
The first birthday, it’s a big thing. I often wonder if it’s a celebration for the parents that they survived a whole year and kept a little human alive?! Or is it faint hope that now finally, when a child is no longer a baby, you will get your life in order?!
Being a mom for me is the most rewarding but also challenging experience. As I am writing this Mathis is napping. I had to be up at 5 am, and he kept me up for most of the night. My husband is on the west coast for work, leaving me alone to care for Mathis for these last three busy days. If I were to answer the question, “What does daily parenting mean to you?” I have to say, “It’s endless love.”
The first time I saw pictures of Turks and Caicos and its beaches, it was love at first sight – it immediately went on my list of dream destinations. Years went by, with my husband and I living in New York expecting our first baby, I decided it was time to look for babymoon destinations.
This post is going to be a little different from the ones I’ve written so far – a self-reflection from the past year and some tips on how to achieve your New Year’s resolutions this year. Sure, resolutions get broken every year; but I have decided this year is going to be different for me. My hope is that this will inspire you to make your 2018 year of changes as well because goals and dreams are worth pursuing!
Winter in NYC can be fun and exciting, especially around the Christmas season, as you can read about in my previous post. But outside of that, the wet grey cold can last a solid three months. So by February, we are ready to go somewhere warm. With a baby that just learned how to crawl, we knew we wanted to go vacationing somewhere close. We decided this time go to Cancun, Mexico with a direct flight from NYC, and for the very first time booked an all-inclusive resort in the Cancun-Playa Del Carmen area.