Top 10 Baby & Toddler YouTube Channels 

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I’m not here to debate anyone about allowing children to have screen times. We allow it in our homes, but you do what’s comfortable to you.

Here are the best videos we have found:

  1. SuperSimpleSongs – this one is our favourite. Catchy tunes, vibrant colors and there is no empty commands (doesn’t tell your kid “good job” even if they don’t do anything).
    https://youtu.be/eBVqcTEC3zQ
  2. LittleBabyBum – Focuses mainly on nursery rhymes, and has adorable graphics.
  3. Badanamu – fun and funky music, upbeat and does their own original songs. This will definitely get your little ones up and moving!  Here’s one of my son’s favorite that gets him dancing and jumping around:
  4. PinkFong – lots of cars, animals, and dinosaurs. Catchy tunes and original content. Another one of our favorites.
  5. Gigglebellies – everything is rainbows and unicorns with the Gigglebellies. Lots of animals and nursery rhymes.
  6. Blippi – for older kids and those who like cars and toys. My toddler loves him; he is funny and fun. Some music, some cartoons. Mainly humans and real world examples.
  7. Dave and Ava -Very cute bubbly cartoons. They have enough a lot of content and try to make their own stuff. Music is also pleasing.
  8. ABCKidTV – personally my favorite in terms of artistic. The colors and graphics are great to me. My son likes this channel because they have content others don’t – like older classics.
  9. BabyJoyJoy – cute and fun take on nursery rhymes. They use bright neon colors and I think that attracts the viewers. My son’s favorite is linked.
  10. MotherGooseClub – very colorful and we like this because it switches between cartoons and humans.

Post-baby Hair

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So everyone knows postpartum hair loss is a thing. It’s inevitable and it absolutely sucks. The beautiful and luscious hair you get when you were pregnant, well it was for lease only.

After filling our bathroom floor with my hair from my first baby, I decided to do some research to try and help reduce the chances or damage from postpartum hair loss. Now at 4 months postpartum with my second baby, I’m battling the hair loss but I’m so glad I found these products and so I’m sharing it with other mommies out there.

First things first, I have super thin “Barbie” black hair. It was thinning around the frame of my face and whenever I’d tie my hair up, you could see my scalp… it was THAT bad.

Here are my tips:

  1. Wash your hair every other day (or every 3 days) – really let your hair sit in your natural oil. It sounds nasty but it does your hair wonders.
  2. Use an argan oil base and regrowth shampoo.  Here’s the one I use and it works great!
  3. Use a leave-in oil conditioner. I use argan oil religiously.
  4. Take Hair, Skin, Nails supplements.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or given a discount for these products.  This is based on my research and seeing the amazing results I am getting, I thought I’d share!

If you do try it, let me know how it works for you!  Best of luck!

How did I get here?

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There are only so many things important in my life. My husband. My children. But once a while, I sit and wonder what she is doing. What she is thinking … Could she be thinking of me too? Probably not.

There are many moments I wish I had a mother with whom I shared a deep and true connection. I once saw a quote about how a daughter is the best friend you never thought you’d have.

But the relationship between my mother and me, similar to her mother and her, has come to a point where it is irreversible.

My mother grew up in a family where she was the youngest. She was much adored by her father, but her mother, biological, never took a liking to her. No one is sure of the reasons, or at least within my parents’ household, but one thing is for sure, because my mother lacked her mother’s love, she more than over compensated when she had children and it led to an overbearing, over protective and overwhelming parenting style.

Many a times we would argue, my mother and I, and I would not understand where she was coming from. Recently I found a book that is written with my mother in mind. This book, the manual to my mother and her episodes, calls her a toxic parent. A narcissistic parent.

And it couldn’t be more right.

The hardest thing I have done to date is becoming a mother. I am Mama to two beautiful boys. They are so young, so innocent. Which is why I needed to cut my mother off. Distance ourselves from her toxicity. Perhaps this post is my justifying my actions, perhaps not.

She’ll never read this and she’d never understand. But if she did read this, I hope she too finds the peace she needs to move on from her dead mother’s grip.

I am here because in order to give my boys the best, I can’t just learn a new parenting style. I need to be the new parenting style. And in order to do so, I need to peel off all the damage and toxicity that I have adopted over the years, and start anew.

Welcome to my collection of resources and my thoughts. Stay as long as you like.