Routine isn’t something we are extremely big on. Let me take that back. We have a schedule and a routine but it’s not typical. We are what you call, “go with the flow type of parents” meaning whatever works for us is how we parent. We have been this way since the beginning of our parenting journey. We always felt the more relaxed we are, the more we enjoy each other. Although we don’t have many rules or routines we do have a few guidelines we try and follow. Like types of food we eat, types of clothing we buy and types of t.v. shows we allow.
“YAYA’S, a group of three or more women whose hearts and souls are joined together by laughter and tears, shared through the glorious journey of life.”
In life you come across many people. Some that are meant to be present for seasons and some that become true friends. I can count my lucky stars because a few years ago I met these two beauties. Instantly we connected, sort of like a sisterhood based on our lives, kids, circumstances and goals. Not only have we shared laughs, dreams and secrets but we have also shared insights on what works best for us as mothers, sisters and wives.
During a recent trip to Disneyland our oldest child JJ decided to claim that he was afraid of heights. I’m not sure where this came from or how he even at 4 knew what fear of heights meant but I immediately thought this was something he learned from either a t.v. show or a friend. Somehow our sweet boy learned a fear and decided to proclaim it like he actually felt that way. I say actually because it wasn’t like we were on a ride and he said “this is too scary” but rather just claimed, “I am afraid of heights”.
By now you’re probably aware that we recently decided to homeschool our three children. It was a lot of back in forths in our decision but long story short we decided that homeschooling is what will work best for our family. Since our decision, I’ve been looking into all kinds of programs, groups (both nature and support), curriculums and all things related to teaching and enabling my children the tools to learn right here at home.
One of my goals here with Sincerely Mama is to introduce you guys to amazing people, brands, products and lifestyle changes that I’ve come to love and admire. One of those brands is AXL Brand. AXL Brand is a local, San Francisco based company created by Ryan Lafrenz. Ryan is a father who like most parents found there was a void of, “simple, clean and modern basics” for baby.
When I started my journey to live a more natural lifestyle I wanted to throw everything away and start new. Of course I didn’t because lord knows that would’ve cost me hundreds of dollars and an upset husband who already hates my online shopping addiction. Long story short after years of trying out products I have narrowed it down to my absolute favorites. read more
August + September are usually my most crazy months of the year. With new inventory, the buying season and tons of end of summer events to plan and attend things are literally C R A Z Y T O W N!!! So what else is better to do besides online shop to relieve the stress? Here are ten of my current must have’s that truly make me happy!
1. This amazing bath wash that we must add to the Mothers Organic lineup.
2. Non-toxic crayons that stand behind the charity mission “one for you, one for me”.
3. The most comfy lounge pants ever created.
4. Shoes that can dress up any jeans and plain tee.
2 cups of organic all-purpose flour
1/2 cups organic sugar
3 teaspoons organic baking powder
Now that we’ve decided to homeschool I find myself searching high and low for local places to visit that provide both education and fun. Not to mention somewhere that is local and has great parking. We’ve visited a few museums and I cannot begin to describe the difference between NHMLA and the others. For starters, this museum was as much fun for my husband and I as it was for our kids. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles lives up to their mission to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.
All summer we’ve been enjoying the great taste of agua fresca. Agua fresca is a Mexican traditional all natural fruit drink. I usually buy it but recently came across an easy DIY recipes on Pinterest. My absolute favorite flavor is watermelon. Next on my DIY agua fresca list is a spinach and orange recipe. I’ll make sure to update and add the recipe here once I perfect it.