Separating the “wets” from the “drys”…no time for soggy messes. #LilBeanzBoutique

Have you ever taken the kiddos swimming and somehow, after you’ve tossed all their wet gear back into the pool bag, a sneaky sopping swimsuit managed to find your cell phone and grocery list and decided it was a great idea for a group hug?

Wet cell phone

This happened to me, and went un noticed until we happily arrived at the grocery store 15 minutes after leaving the pool.

My phone was wrecked and I had no idea what we were to pick up at the store because my list had disintegrated and I suffer from a serious case of Mommy Brain.

A friend told me about the Wet Bag that Lil’ Beanz Boutique carries.

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Wet Bags

This bag is great to use with cloth diapers. When you have a bum change, instead if tossing the soiled diaper in your diaper bag and contaminating the world or using a plastic grocery bag, this bag contains the soggy mess and keeps it’s contents from leaking out and having your diaper bag smell like a port-a-loo. It can also be used for wet swim duds or soiled clothing and also to keep your valuables from getting wet. It’s water-resistant and completely washable.

I use ours to keep my valuables safe and dry. No more messed up phone and my shopping list will remain legible.

We’re planning a beach holiday soon, so this fabuloso bag will be joining us and keeping our electronic devices, passports, money, keys and books safe from sun, sand and water while we get in some much needed quality family time.

There are so many more awesome products available from Lil’ Beanz Boutique! Be sure to visit their website or Facebook Page to check them out. I personally am in love with the Head/ Neck Pillows and the Minky Blankets!

Lil' Beanz Products

Lil' Beanz Boutique

Could your subconscious be altered to help your lifestyle? #NoahsArkHypnotherapy #YMCCommunity

Since having our two littles, my memory has been shot.

I used to have the memory like a steel trap! I could recall anything and even things for my family, friends, and work collegues. Now, as soon as I think of something and get up to do it, I’ve already forgotten what it was.

Frustrating, as many a Mom can relate to.

Recently I tried a hypnotherapy session with Noah’s Ark Hypnotherapy, hoping that this would help with my “Mommy Brain”.

Hypnotherapy
What is hypnosis, you ask? It is a natural, relaxed state of mind. Daydreaming is considered a light form of hypnosis. Kind of like when you’re taking part in a seminar that doesn’t interest you or you get nabbed by that super gabby person at the play date or water cooler and you just seem to drift off into outer space. Yeah, that!

Hypnotherapy can help with issues like addictions, anxiety, depression, fertility, grief, sleep issues, weight loss and more. It usually takes about 6 sessions to start seeing results. Check with you health plan to see if this is a claimable expense.

During my session, I experienced a deep sense of relaxation. I could still hear what was going on around me, but the distant sounds became muffled and less distracting.

My mind has a tendency to start thinking of a million things at the same time, so as I was trying to relax, I was thinking of how our daughter was doing at my girlfriend’s house while she watched her for me, if our 18 month old son was behaving for my husband, what I was going to make for dinner and how I was going to write a blog post about this experience.

See I didn’t lie, my mind has a way of taking over and running amok!

Relaxed state

Once I gave my brain a mental slap for veering away from what it should be concentrating on, I was able to relax.

Since my session, I have been remembering things a bit better, but I think a few more sessions would improve my results. Now that I know what’s involved in a session, I’d probably be able to seriously relax and potentially fall asleep, being the sleep-deprived Mommy that I am, but the chances of me waking up without protest at the end of my session would have been slim to none.

Noah's Ark Hypnotherapy

Keeping Mommy organized.

Before I had kids, my memory was like a steel trap.

I could recall anything that I was asked and I even remembered stuff for other people.

Now 2 kids down, and I forget what I was going to do as soon as I stand up. Call it Mommy-Brain, I call it, just having WAY too much on my mind. From meal planning, to-do lists, grocery lists, play dates, doctors appointments, and extra curricular activities. I’m running out of room for the not-so-important things, like showering, eating, brushing my teeth. you get the gist.

Busy Mommy.

Busy Mommy.

I must now rely on my smartphone to keep me organized. I have reminders popping up regularly, keeping me on track. If my phone died or was “misplaced”, I would be lost and immediately jump in to panic mode. I sync my calendar with the home computer, so hubby has an idea of what we have going on. I even throw in the occasional “Me Time” appointments that are a requirement to keep Mommy sane. We must however, schedule a little “Mommy & Daddy Time”. We have not had a date since our daughter was born, four years ago.

How do you stay organized? Do you use an app, the calendars on you devices, an old-fashioned calendar or perhaps a day-timer?

Mom's Ultimate Fridge Calendar

Mom’s Ultimate Fridge Calendar