We are beyond thrilled to announce our re-launch and what better way to kick it off than with the beautiful Amanda Watters. Amanda Watters, better known as @mamawatters is our first feature within our newest Mama Muse category. Being that Kelly McKnight, co-founder of Mothers Organic is a mama herself, we particularly want to spotlight other mamas that influence us. Whether that influence is through their parenting style, choice of products or their entrepreneurial attitudes we are over the moon that we get the opportunity to start featuring some amazing women here. Within this category we’ll also give each mama the chance to share their 10 Top Items from our store. This will allow you an insight to what products are current favorites of each Mama Muse. With that said let’s welcome Amanda Watters as our November Mama Muse. Below Amanda will share her philosophy on Motherhood and why it’s important for her to remain “picky” when choosing products for her family.
This has been one of my most anticipated post besides the births of my babies. Shouting from the roofs… Kaila is FINALLY potty trained. I’m sure you’re giving me the side eye, especially since my Sissy La La is 3 years old and way past the “normal” age range to be potty trained. But this little lady has truly represented her birth sign of Gemini and done everything on her own timing. From walking to talking and now even to potty training.
My beauty routine is ever evolving. It started off in my teenage years with Neutrogena then to overly priced “magazine worthy” facial scrubs in my twenties now to my current favorites of natural, inexpensive and simple products in my thirties. These days I’m all about the simple and natural option. Although I have a few more items I use daily these are the ones I feel are the most underrated but highly respected items in my cabinet.
One of the best decisions we’ve made has been to homeschool our three littles. With that said I’m always on the hunt for a good educational outing. Whether it’s planned during our “normal” weekly schedule or it’s during a vacation, I think you can find fun and exciting ways to teach your kids locally. As many of you already know, we are huge on visiting museums and discovery centers. I will travel miles and miles to find one that sparks interest for my children. So imagine how excited I was to learn about The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert.
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.