Plants + Urban+ ME

Have you ever wanted to start you own indoor garden but never got around to doing it? For what ever reason you never got around to it let’s just knock that out of the box because it’s not carved in stone. If you want something then you have to be willing to sacrifice for it even if it’s you time. I have always had a love for plants but never had enough time for myself to even collect one. That was a real blow for me because here I am stuck in the house due to quarantine looking for an outlet and I am still am making excuses. The thought did cross my mind quite a few times prior to quarantine that I should start my own but again I had so much going on that I quickly forgot. I really became interested in plants because of the great health benefits that they provide. My daughter suffers from chronic asthma in the beginning being cooped up in the house started to have a toll on her health. We were going through quite a few episodes. So I started to research plants that better help the air quality in you home. To my surprise there was quite a few choices when it came to indoor plants but I absolutely fell in love with the “Peace Lily”. The next day I went out and got my very own and the rest is history. Over a period of time my love for plants have grown causing curiousity as it pertains to each plant causing me to start my own collection.

In this blog you will find

  • Plants that produce the most oxygen
  • Collecting plants
  • Budgeting

More Oxygen Please

Some people like the air quality that plants provide and then you do have some of those people who in fact are looking for those particular plants that actually provides the most oxygen. If you believe that there is a such thing that exist I would have to tell you that plants like these do exist. Looking for one that produces more oxygen well here goes nothing.

  • Snake Plant
  • Money Plant
  • Palm (Areca)
  • Chinese Evergreens

All or even just one of these plants will give you the results you are looking for. I literally have a snake plant in every room of my home to esure better oxygen flow all throughout my home. I would reccomend that if you are considering one of these plants, you start will the snake plant being as though they are so low maintnence.

  • Watering: Every 2 -8 weeks
  • Sunshine Vibes: indirect sunlight
  • Fertilizing: A couple of times during the spring time

It is literally that easy no string attached type of deal and this is a great first starter plant if you have one kiddo’s or two.

Collecting plants

Once you get into it then maybe you will even start to explore new plants such as urban plants in which comes in a variety of sizes and vibrant colors. As I started to see and learn about urban plants the more I wanted my very own to grow and study. Where could I search for urban plants if I am a beginner, I wanted to tackle this as easy and gently as possible. I came to the conclusion that maybe Etsy was a start, but as I looked on Etsy I realized that it wasn’t just the plant that people were selling but cuttlings as well. I’m no expert but I can assure you this wasn’t the road that I was willing to go because I was so new to this. So I started small, facebook marketplace had a wide variety and so I started looking into different plants. I finally became linked to this nice woman who provides me with all my urban plants. Some in which you would originally have to order, she even puts baskets together. Cactus’s, Succulants, Rare, you name it then she has it. I can admit that I was over the moon when I found her it was from there till now 53 and counting. So If you are looking for urban plants don’t give up they are out there, try facebook first.

On a Budget

If your like me then you are always looking for a good deal because you are a plant lover save where you can and binge where it is needed. Generally when I purchase my plants I do go to my connect but I also dabble on etsy as well. I finally learned about cuttlings and I have been having a blast planting new plants that I have never seen before. They are reasonably priced and if your willing to pay for shopping it’s a plant lovers paradise.

Go for the green

Still thinking on whether or not you should get started well here is the answer “Yes”. Don’t wait like I did to start on something that yo love to do. If it bring you comfort than I am all for it. During these trying times we do in fact need a little more self care time  and need to unwind rather than releasing your emotions elsewhere.

What was your first indoor plant?

Oh….. The Things We are not ready for

Brushes, Make Up, and Good Ol Lipstick

Now hang on a sec…

I knew that becoming a mom to a daughter I would eventually have to deal with the make up thing. What I was not ready for is the timing. About a year ago my youngest started dancing and with that came the make up. Now it may seem that I am blaming dance for this early entry into the beauty world, I am definately not. The make up was being used due to recital purposes. Soon after my daughter started playing in make up heavy. It was to the point that we were buying make up sets for christmas. It was then I figured that we may have a little problem on our hands.

Beauty doesn’t sleep

This make up thing had developed into something way bigger. My daughter started to not sleep as much during the night. By the morning she would be wiped out with dark make up from forehead to chin. It was really funny but I had to let her know that this was not okay. We all need sleep or else how could we function and be our best? For a little while I thought that maybe it had worked but of course we still had the occasional rebellion. A lot of people say this happens once a child gets older but I beg to differ.

Fast Forward>>> Stop Live Pink

Now here we are at the age of 5 and we have been without the make up for almost a year and for some crazy reason it’s happening again. Only difference her is that she is a little older and understands a great deal more. I happen to over hear this constant bickering back and forth. Hmmm, I’m going to go see what is all the fussing about. I get in the room only to realize that zanai is wearing lipstick. She looks at me and I look at her, and she asks me “Mommy where is my kitty lipstick”.

Curiously funny

It always strikes me as odd how kids can just overlook the fact that they are wrong and just carry on with the normal. It’s funny yet interesting to me. At this point I’m like okay and just started laughing. No I’m not crazy but it just dawned on me that rather sooner than later this should be addressed. This is my moment, right here right now. Why, what is the harm in leaving them be when the want do play make up? Some people frown upon this but they learn to live with it, after all this is your life.

Don’t let what other people think influence your way of life

I’m no Baby

Not That It Matters But Uh,

Call me weird but I have been pondering about something for quite some time. My daughter is 1 is she a toddler? I mean I am far from one of those moms that counts months. If you were to walk up to me and say my child is 46 I’m going to give you the blank stare. Yes I am one of them. Once zoii started walking I said that’s no baby and I started calling her a toddler.

The age of a toddler

Believe it or not this i a very common question in the motherhood community. Especially the first time moms so you and I, we are not alone. A toddler is a child from 12 to 36 months.

I prefer the easier way 1 to 3 years. So with that in mind my baby is in fact a toddler. It’s not a big deal or anything but this is a milestone for me. Becoming a mom of three I just knew I wouldn’t make it. I knew this wasn’t true but i was simply a thought. A common one I think that most moms deal with.

Expectations Tsk, Tsk

Now that we have established the toddler crisis, are you ready for what comes next? When your child turns one generally you will start to see them do a variety of things. If they are not doing them already.

Glitter, Sparkle 1

At this age you child should be able to

  • sit down without assistance
  • Crawl on both hands and knees (some may even be walking)
  • Pull themselves up utilizing furniture

Are you excited because I definatley am. Need I not say that maybe it’s best for you to baby proof your home. We do not want any sharp corners harming anyone.

Level Up

I don’t know about you but I feel like I just accomplished something great. Random thought it’s not like I haven’t been through this before. It’s just something about being able to relive it has me over the moon.

Bullies In The School

How many of us have experienced some kind of bullying amongst children whether it be our own children or some one else’s. I tend to see this a lot and it really bothers me although I know that they are just kids I can’t help but wonder why they would want to bully others in the first place. In this case it’s not so much about why but how are they able to bully with adults being present.

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This is an ongoing problem in schools everywhere not just a general area. Most schools have chosen not to tolerate it while other schools tend to look the other way so to speak. My daughter attends a nice school where they teach a variety of different languages. She loves school and talks about nothing else literally. As of late I have seen a dramatic change in her when she arrives at school in the mornings. She is way less talkative then normal and she seems down not the normal motivated little person that I see everyday.

Is My Daughter Being Bullied

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I mean to any parent that’s a hard question to ask yourself because the next question is almost like how could I not have known this was happening. It’s okay it’s not your fault sometimes when there is a lot going on we tend to overlook things not intentionally but it happens. Try not to beat yourself up about this the only question that should be on your brain is how can I help, prevent, and stop this.

I happened to catch some things that were odd to me, but if you see a difference in your child or something that would lead you to believe they may be being bullied. Don’t overlook the signs if they are there.

Signs of Bullying

There is a wide variety of signs that your child could display from bullying other than verbally expressing it. There is no one that knows your child better than you, and you can tell whether or not they may be acting strange. I just want to make you aware that there are other things as well so don’t just limit yourself to one thing.

Signs

  • Lack of enthusiasm for school
  • Stomach Aches
  • Headaches
  • Hanging with a different crowd
  • Trouble getting sleep
  • Crying
  • Dramatic emotional reactions
  • Less Family Time
  • Withdraw from electronics

All of this may seem like nothing but just looking at this list I can pick out at least two of the actions being the ones my daughter displayed. What should I do now, address the situation of course. Everything starts from the top and works it’s way down the line.

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If your child is in fact being bullied at school I would start with the school

  • Speak to your child’s teacher
  • Address issue with administrators
  • Contact the school board

Sometimes when you talk to the teacher at times it can be swept under the rug or overlooked. Maybe the teacher is unable to handle all of the children within his care without help. Then the solution to that would be to get a volunteer or a teachers aide.

If you go to administration you have a chance of actually being heard and getting you issue across. Or maybe what you say will fall on deaf ears, you must always expect the unexpected. I’m not saying to just go straight above their heads, at least give them a chance to fix the issue. If nothing changes and in fact may be getting worst then I would encourage you to contact the school board.


Question:

If your child was being bullied what steps would you take to ensure their safety while in school?


Hair Care for Biracial Babies | Kids

Hair Care For Biracial Babies| Kids

In this blog you will find:

  • What exactly is biracial hair
  • Manageability
  • Maintenance
  • Products

I know as Moms we strive to be the best we can be in all things. When it comes to hair we sometimes fall short. There are so many products and choices out there for “Natural Hair”, but which one should you choose?

I myself have been in a constant battle with this for quite some time reaching out to moms, trying new products. It wasn’t until recently that I came across a product that I fell in love with and that worked miracles for my girls.

What exactly is biracial?

Biracial is just simply a term utilize here and now in society in which refers to two races.

How can you manage your little ones hair

When it came to my little ones hair I was kind of up in the clouds I had no idea as to where I should start first and so I asked around. People would gives me tips and tricks that would work for them and so I managed to get myself a list and it works wonders.

Stick To This Regime and Your Cant Go Wrong.

  • Wash There 2x A Week
  • Detangle After Every Wash
  • Utilize conditioner I recommend the leave in conditioner (use daily)
  • If dry, wet hair and apply moisturizer
  • Apply your favorite Products for styling

I would also recommend that you check out this post on pinterest for some awesome regime ideas as well.

What are some good products for biracial hair?

I myself do believe that there are hair products that were made mainly for biracial hair and there is always someone coming out with something. That neither here nor there chceck out some of my suggestions and leave a comment if they work for you.

  • Not you mothers
  • Shea Moisture
  • Carols Daughter
  • Cantu

Now remember cruelty free is always the way to go when looking for products because I don’t know about you but I would rather have my product tested in a human vs. animal. The “Not you mother” line produces products that are first tested on humans. Not that it;’s mandatory because everyone has there own preference, simply just letting you guys in on what I look for.

Not sure which product to use?

We all face this problem and I have come across a product that I am excited about and have constantly been ranting over. I want to be clear this may not work for everyone but it works for me and this proud mama bear is going to share my secret with you.

This whole line in just indescribable I love that they are all natural.

Now as I said this works for my girls and I love it, the smell is wonderful but if your still undecided I would check out this blog to learn more about this product. Research is always a good method to go about this I mean as moms where would we be if we didn’t research.

Check out this awesome blog below to learn more.

I hope this has really helped you and I look forward to sharing more with you.