Every year about 30% of Americans make a New Years resolution to become healthy & live healthier lifestyle. Like most people at the beginning of the year I decided to start that journey also. I started thinking about what small steps I can do. I decided to cut caffeine & sugars from my everyday life. I thought this might be the easiest thing to do with my busy lifestyle. Doing this turned out to be harder than I thought; so much harder than you can think. It turns out I need these two things to stay awake. Most of my days involves me chasing after two very busy kids all day long. Being able to stay awake and active is a necessity.


Enter the Pranamat ECO into my life right on time. I read through the directions and reviews. I saw it works great for an energy booster. So I decided it might be a good way to zap me awake and recharge my batteries.
I set my Pranamat in front of the sink. Why the sink???? Well like most mom because I do dishes about 4 times a day 😂! It was the perfect spot for me. Every morning, I started my day off with stepping on the Pranamat; this would jump-start my energy. I would then step on the mat for about 10 minutes whenever I need a boost of energy throughout the day. It made giving up caffeine and sugar a lot easier. It also gave me that afternoon 3 o’clock boost that I needed.


Warning: The lotus flowers can feel a bit sharp on direct skin contact!





Winter Most Haves

As the cold weather rolls in; I come across tons of FB post of parents all asking what is the best coat to wear in a car seat. I always happily recommend Olie The Minkey. It’s not exactly a coat it’s more of hat, gloves, and scarf combination. All the pieces are attached to each other making it easy to keep track of.

Olie The Minkey is the only thing that I’ve come across that works the best with car seats. Coats and car seats don’t mix. I’ve included a link for coat and car seat safety.

I had the pleasure of doing a blog before on Olie The Minkey The Dino. So if you read my other blog you will now I love Olie The Minkey.

Olie The Minkey has redesigned The Minkey. It is now more snug around your little munchkin face. This is so no air can reach the little ears. It also made of a thicker fleece but not bulky. Fits prefect under sweaters and jackets easily.

I love Olie The Minkey and so does my son just look at how happy he looks.



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Sick Policy

In August my daughter started 2nd grade and with back to school cames all the colds. And of course she passes it on to her little brother; who then gives it to me. This past couple of months have been hard ones. We first got HFM (Hand, Foot,Mouth) then a stomach bug, and last a small cough. I get it; kids get sick 😷😷😷

This all got me thinking do parents, caregivers, play lots, classes have a sick policy in place. I know schools do. At the beginning of every school year I received email explaining the sick policy.

I asked a couple of owners of open play lots, nannies and parents I know. The owner policy was all the same. Some Nannies followed something similar with the child they cared for, but a lot parents had no ideal there was a policy.

Most classes and play lots have adopted a modified version of Dr. Bill Sears’ recommendations on when to keep children home, with additional information from the Washington State Department of Health’s policy on when to keep children home. This is what most schools use also.

When to stay home:

*a fever of 100 degrees or more within the last 24 hours.

*nasal secretions that are thick, yellow or green, especially if accompanied by a fever, an earache, frequent night waking, or a sick-looking-face.

*a cough accompanied by fever, chills, and coughing up of mucus.

*vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.

*a rash (especially with fever and itching).

*eye discharge or conjunctivitis (pink eye).

*open or oozing sores.

*lice or scabies.

Classes have all of the above and they also have this:

*If your child comes to class visibly ill (i.e. runny nose, fever, etc.) they reserve the right to ask that you not stay for class and you can schedule a make-up class when your child is feeling better.


Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections.

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Lena Cup


Warning! Warning! Warning! 

This is a TMI blog! I will be going happily into lots of details!
In 2012 my periods stop coming after many doctor appointments I was diagnosed with PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. After that diagnosis I started making changes in my life and lost about 50lbs. My menstrual cycle started back and shortly after I become pregnant with my son. Fast forward to him turning 16 months old my menstrual cycle started back.

The first 2 months were the worst I was going through pads like crazy. Spending $8.50 a bag and I need 3 bags a month that is about $25. I didn’t even want to think about all the chemicals I was coming in contact with each month.

I started thinking about alternatives to pads and tampons. A lot of my friends already changed over to cup. And I’ve been curious about them. So I looked at all the pros of making the switch

1. Cups are inexpensive. The average woman spends about $3000 dollars in her lifetime on disposable menstrual products. The average menstrual cups costs between $25-$50 and can be reused for ten or more years. Mean for my family no more $25 a month being thrown away.
2. Environmentally friendly The average woman throws away around 275lbs of tampons, pads and applicator in her lifetime.
3. No toxic chemicals Menstrual cups contain no bleaches, deodorizers or absorbency gels.
4. Lena Cup is Made in the USA

You know how people say “this product came into my life right when I needed it” and you normally roll your eyes. Well this is one of those times. My Lena cup arrived and I naturally started read everything in the package. Then the very next afternoon I got my menstrual cycle.

Day 1
I wasn’t expecting my menstrual cycle to come because I didn’t get it last month. (Having this problems before. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to go through that again or see a doctor about it) I wash my Lena Cup and started using it right away. At first it was a little difficult on placement but with a little adjustment and asking a friend; I got it.

Day 2
This was the worst day for me…. Don’t get me wrong the Lena Cup was great but my cycle wasn’t. I was still trying to learn how to put the cup in and placement. I was having a very heavy period I had to empty the cup every 2 hours. This isn’t ideal when you are at work. I work as a nanny which I guess is better because I’m not in a bathroom stall. At least I’m able to be in a home bathroom even though it’s not my home. Also it was hard because as a nanny you can’t tell a baby I need an extra minute in the bathroom to work this out. It was the longest 8 hours of my life.

Note: For regular flow you should only have to empty the cup every 10 to 12 hour. 2 times a day. Everyone’s flow is different so depending on flow.

Day 3
I got this. I learn everything I needed in those first two-day and mastered placement. I was able to get around without even noticing I had the cup in place. It was great.

Lena Cup comes in two sizes small(normal flow) and large(heavy flow) I use the large.

Before I started this blog I started talking about Lena Cup. I got tons of questions but the two mean ones “isn’t it messy” and “how does to hold up over night”. I honestly can say it’s not more messy than when you using other products. In fact I felt it was less messy no need to change your bathroom trash once a day. For over night leaking it was great. I had no more worries. I love the fact that I was able to wear it all night and not have to change my sheets in the morning.

I’m not going into how to insert, cleaning, dos and don’ts, etc Go check out Lena Cup’s blog/website/Facebook it is so informative. It has the greatest articles and answers all my questions. They have so much info that it can answer every question you might have. If you have any questions I might answer feel free to comment below.

I highly recommend if you are still using pads and other similar products make the switch to the Lena Cup. Please feel free to use code LENAMOON for 15% off at ‪lenacup.com‬ or Amazon.







Mom companies are the way to go. Everyone knows mom knows best. I got to meet another mom based company at the Baby Expo Chicago! I also got to try out her product it’s LatherMitts’!

As parents we look for short cuts with everything. Bath Time is where our household is in need of a short cut. Both my kids like to take 2 hour play time baths. That equals 4 hours in the bathroom. We are a family of 4 in apartment in Chicago which means 1 bathroom. Our kids in the bathroom for a total 4 hours isn’t working for us. For some bath times to help cut time, my husband will shower with our son. Once my son was lathered up with soap he becomes slippery and easy to drop. Also it was hard to get in his little ears with the wash cloth. This is were the LatherMitts’ comes in our life!

My husband slipped on the LatherMitts’ during shower time. It has made shower time go a lot better. With Neoprene (wetsuit material) making it easier to grip my slipper son no need to worry if he would be dropped. It made baths go faster also being able to reach between toes and behind little ears. I feel LatherMitts’ are not only for babies or kids they are a great alternative to the wash cloth and can easily replace bath time wash clothes. Our family really enjoyed trying LatherMitts’

What makes LatherMitts’ great
Safety: The gentle neoprene grip that lines LatherMitts’ thumb and forefinger ensures that slippery kids are secure and safe in your hands.
Quality: The glove is made of white organic cotton, perfect for a baby’s soft sensitive skin.
Machine washable just like a washcloth. Holds turn to color, shape, and size.

3 Lucky winners will win a pair of these great LatherMitts’
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As a mom and a nanny I get asked everyday what classes are you taking, what are the best classes to take, can we meet up at a class and which classes are your recommendations. In reality I’m just like any other mom when it comes to this, clueless. I have no ideal where to start, but Pearachute has helped with that.

When my high energy son turned 10 months; it was winter in Chicago. Any mom in Chicago knows how cold and hard it is to get outside during those winter months. I started to look for a classes I could put him in. It was a harder experience then I thought. Some classes were during nap time and others were during my 7-year-old school pick up time. Since it hadn’t attended a class in many years, it was hard to find the right one. Should I go with the art, music, or just a story time. I ended up going with a Chicago Park District class. I ended up paying a little more than I would have liked for a class we barely attended. My son would be sick, my daughter wouldn’t have school, nap schedule was off, the list is endless on why we couldn’t make it.

Shortly after that class I was asked to join the Pearachute family as ambassador. I have to say it’s has been the best experience. Pearachute is the new way to help your child discover and explore activities that best fit your family’s schedule. I’ve been able to search for classes that works for us. We have tried music, art, basketball, swimming, open plays etc. Everyday or every week (whichever works with our schedule the best) we try a new class or open play. There is so many classes or open plays to choose from. The best part is if my son is having an off day or my daughter is tired after school I can just cancel. I know most parents love this same thing about Pearachute, the flexibility!

someday It’s so hard to choose just one class or location to attend and thankfully with Pearachute I don’t have to. I can go to art with my 19 month old son in the morning, then to basketball with my 7-year-old daughter in the afternoon or we can go to an open play or swimming as a family. Since the summer has started we spend most of our Pearachute time in the pool.They have made it super easy adding the Chicago park district pool schedule; I don’t have to do the reach myself everything is just one click away. Pearachute is easy, fun and flexible. My whole family loves it and enjoys every class we attend. If you live in Chicago or the Chicago land area and looking for fun things to with the kids check out Pearachute you will not be disappointed.

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Logan and Lenora

imageAbout 4 years ago I started learning more about cloth diapering. My daughter was potty trained by this time and more families I worked with were cloth diapering. I knew nothing about cloth diapers or the many accessories that came with it. When I first started working with families that cloth diapered the knew less than I did.

Using cloth diapers at home was always easy. The problems occurred when changing diapers on the go I would just throw the  soiled diaper in a little supermarket bag. By the end of a trip to the zoo my diaper bag smell like that zoo. I first came across a wet bags about a year into cloth diapering. Wet Bags are a convenient on-the-go solution for storing your soiled diapers. They are so great and make cloth diapering so much easier outside the house.

You have never seen a wet bag like this! Everything I came across is a little boring; nothing had popping colors. Then I came across Logan and Lenora I thought these are not boring at all. All products come in brilliant colors & bold prints you don’t see in any other baby products. They are beautiful! I got to try Logan and Lenora’s Daytripper Wet + Dry Tote.

I now use wet bags for many things from cloth diapering to carrier wet swim clothes. I actually received my Daytripper wet + dry tote the day before a trip to the beach. The Daytripper wet+dry tote is great. It has a sleek waterproof lining interior pocket and a dry exterior pocket. I pack my Tote for the beach with towels and sand toys it had tons of room to fit everything I needed. After our day at the beach the sand wiped easily off the tote.

Since that beach trip I’ve use my Logan + Lenora Daytripper wet+dry tote, for everyday use. I love bags and purses that have to compartments one for my lunch and one for my knitting. This tote has been great for that.

I highly recommend Logan + Lenora Daytripper wet+dry tote! It’s Waterproof & Machine washable, comes in bold beautiful colors, and is made by a mom. I know all my Denver friends & followers will especially love that these product are Made in Colorado!

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