Introducing October’s MOMtrepreneur. A Mother, A Blogger And A Holistic Nutritionist.

Introducing October's MOMtrepreneur. A Mother, A Blogger And A Holistic Nutritionist.

Every month that goes by I am both amazed with how fast time goes and excited because it means I am one month closer to being a mom of two! October’s MOMtrepreneur is also a mom of two, a 2.5 year old and a 7 week old. If being a mom of two wasn’t hard enough she is also a Holistic Nutritionist and a fellow Blogger. She is on a journey of wellness and motherhood, and after getting to know her a bit better I can tell you her journey is an amazingly successful one.

If you are new to Organizing Motherhood then you have been missing out on learning about some amazing Moms! Every month I aim to feature a MOMtrepreneur. A MOMtrepreneur can be anyone. From a stay at home mom Blogger to a 9-5 working mom that has a passion for sewing. I know so many remarkable moms out there that hold down a 9-5 job, have a side hustle and raise amazing kids. How do they do it, especially with only so many hours in the day. I am here to find out and share these astounding ladies stories with all of you in addition to promoting their businesses. Because most of all us mom’s need to help one another and support each others ventures!

This is my 8th feature, I literally can’t believe it. You can read my past features below. Starting with a very good friend that owns and operates a stunning baby accessory brand. You definitely don’t want to miss these fantastic ladies:

I was so lucky that Lacy from  Living with Lacy responded to a post of mine on Social Media. When I started the MOMtrepreneur features I never imagined it would be so enjoyable, but it really is! It would be an absolute pleasure meeting more mom’s among my readers. If you are a MOMtrepreneur like Lacy and would like to share your story on my Blog please send me an email at organizingmotherhood@gmail.com. I will send you all the details! Please reach out and share your story with all of us!

Today’s feature of Lacy from Living with Lacy is an inspirational one. She is someone that all of us must get to know! She as a Holistic Nutritionist focuses on preventative measures to make sure that we feel better! Because as she says when you feel better, you look and perform better. Now I would like to introduce all of you to Lacy –

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How To Explain The Spirit Of Halloween To Your Toddler

How To Explain The Spirit Of Halloween To Your Toddler

In the middle of March I wrote a super successful post about the history and origin of St. Patrick’s day. I wanted to research it because honestly I didn’t know anything about it. Yet I was dressing Morgan in green head to toe! That post ended up launching a series of posts after I received multiple comments to create a post for each holiday. I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway. What a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. You can read all of the past posts below:

  1. St. Patrick’s Day
  2. Easter
  3. Mother’s Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Father’s Day
  6. Fourth of July
  7. Labor Day

I learned so much from doing these posts, and I found that I really enjoyed researching and writing them. Today I will be sharing with you How To Explain The Spirit Of Halloween To Your Toddler. Because so many countries and cultures have their own Halloween/All Saints Day celebrations I focused on how we celebrate Halloween here in the United States.

I would once again like to thank my wonderful friend Google. As always Google was able to steer me in so many fascinating directions while researching this history. Prior to my research I had no idea why we would dress is costumes, carve pumpkins or say trick or treat on Halloween. I hope you truly learn as much as I did.

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Why Meal Planning Is The Best Budgeting Tool

Why Meal Planning Is The Best Budgeting Tool

I started hearing about the concept of Meal Planning a few years ago. Back then however it  came  from my extremely fit and active friends. Today Meal Planning at least in my circle has been coming more and more from my mommy friends. You see as I have discovered Meal Planning is not only a key to weight loss and/or a balance lifestyle; but it is also a key tool for efficiency and household money management.

If there is one luxury that I was always willing to spend money on it was food. Austin and I before Morgan loved to eat well – very well! We dined at the finest restaurants in Los Angeles and on our travels. And we made sure that we used the best ingredients when we cooked at home. When Morgan arrived we didn’t skimp on the ingredients in fact they became almost exclusively organic and natural. However we did cut back drastically on going out. You would think that would have meant that we were saving more. In fact the opposite happened. Because I was cooking more we were spending more. Our monthly grocery bill was soon becoming outrageous.

After a few months in denial, thinking it was just the increase in prices. I slowly started to realize that my additional spending was attributed to not having a plan! This is when Meal Planning entered the picture. Once I started Meal Planning I was able to drastically reduce my weekly grocery bill from roughly $160-$170 per week for a family of three to $100-110 a week. Today I am going to review with you 9 of the best Meal Planning tricks that I have learned along the way that has saved me on average $240 a month or $2880 a year!!!

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The Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition AwardI was so honored and humbled when I checked my comments this morning. I have been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award from a fellow mommy blogger! Thank you so much Taylor from Simple Living Nursing Mama for nominating me! She has an awesome blog that I have been glued to all day! Taylor is a wife, mother, nurse and new blogger! Her Simple Living and Motherhood post is one of my favorites, because it ends in the most poignant way – Choose Joy! It just instantly made me happy and overcome with emotion, because us busy mom’s sometimes forget how to just be happy and slow down.

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

It is an award that is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers that appreciate all the hard work and effort that you put into your blog! We all know how hard it is, and it is a good way that we can support each other. It is also a great way of networking by finding new blogs and also finding new readers for your blog!

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
  3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  4. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  5. Comment on each blog and let them know that you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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5 Must Have Products That Make Pregnancy More Comfortable

5 Must Have Products That Make Pregnancy More Comfortable.

As I’m now well into my third trimester I have noticed that I am becoming more and more uncomfortable. Sitting, standing, driving and sleeping all have their downsides. I don’t remember being this uncomfortable when I was pregnant with Morgan, but maybe that’s part of the whole after birth amnesia that people tell you about. Not remembering how much it hurts etc! Although I can assure you I still remember ever second of labor and birth and for some crazy reason I decided to do it all over again. Is it too late to turn back?

If Parker arrives early just like Morgan did then I only have three weeks to go! If he decides to cook until he’s full term I have 6 more weeks of discomfort. I don’t know which option I’m hoping for more, longer pregnancy or shorter discomfort?

I knew that in order to make these last few weeks the best that they can be that I would need to turn to my trusted friend Amazon for some ideas. Needless to say I went a little order happy but the items I found have really made a huge difference! I’m hoping that if you are pregnant (any trimester) that these products will work as well for you as they have been for me. Here they are:

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The Administrative Side Of Giving Birth. Are You Prepared? [Template]

The Administrative Side of Giving Birth

For today’s post I am resurrecting a past one that I written regarding the Administrative Side of Giving Birth. We have so many decisions to make right after giving birth, and so many people to contact regarding maternity leave. The last thing you want to do is stress about that fact that you can’t find your leave of absence coordinators number or your bosses number for that matter.

I am currently about to embark on this journey once again as Parker’s due date is now only 7 weeks away. I was actually very thankful that I wrote all of this down since my mommy brain couldn’t remember everything I put together last time around. Hope you find it as useful as I do!

Hospital Bag – Check.

Camera Bag – Check.

Car Seat – Check.

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