Introducing June’s MOMtrepreneur. Create, Smile, Dream!

Introducing June's MOMtrepreneur. Create, Smile, Dream!

Hello my wonderful readers. I am so excited about my June Featured MOMtrepreneur. She is extremely creative and imaginative and I am absolutely in love with her Etsy shop. I just know that you will be too. I featured some of her adorable and versatile handmade creations in the main image, be sure to check them out via the links below.

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 endeavors!

This is my 4th feature, I literally can’t believe it. Time has really flow by since I started this blog. Read past posts 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 Amit from ILoveBarushka messaged me on my Organizing Motherhood Facebook page. It’s such an amazing time that we live in, that I can be introduced to such a wonderful mom on social media.  When I started the MOMtrepreneur features I never imaged 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 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 ILoveBarushka is an Etsy Store Owner. She has one amazing son who she raises as a stay at home mom in addition to creating a variety of beautiful handmade goods to sell on Etsy. I am so happy to introduce you to Amit!

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How To Explain The Importance Of Father’s Day To Your Toddler


How To Explain The Importance Of Father's Day To Your Toddler

In 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 recommendations to create a post for each upcoming holiday. I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway and what a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. You can read all of the past posts below:

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 Importance Of Father’s Day To Your Toddler. I was extremely fascinated by the dark history of Mother’s Day so I was super excited to begin researching it’s counterpart.

Here are the top 7 things that I have learned about the importance of Father’s Day that I will use to explain it to my little Morgan. Thank you so much to my wonderful friend Google as always for steering me in so many interesting directions while researching this history.

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How To Avoid A Very Costly Pregnancy Blunder

How To Avoid A Very Costly Pregnancy Blunder

May was such an exciting month for our little family. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary.

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And we made an extra special announcement featuring Morgan for our Baby Boy coming in November.

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However with every bit of good news comes some bad news. Luckily my bad news is not anything that is life changing or terrible. It is rather silly in fact now that I can look back at it in retrospect.

10 years ago Austin let me design my wedding ring. It was super special to me because I love symmetry and I always thought the engagement ring with a one band look was unbalanced. I decided to go against the norm and opted for two bands one on either side of my engagement ring. To describe my ring you would say it is two diamond eternity bands that sandwich a third eternity band with a center stone surrounded by a halo containing diamonds. I absolutely love love love my ring. It’s perfect. You might be asking yourself right about now why is Julia describing her wedding ring to us?

Well you see when I got pregnant with Morgan and every single night for 8 years prior to that I removed my ring every single night. It was annoying to sleep with it, mostly because I would either scratch myself or Austin in the middle of the night. That sucker can be sharp! But for some reason after giving birth once it fit again I put it back on and haven’t taken it off ever since. Therein lies the rub! I’m almost 5 months pregnant, two weeks ago I woke up from a tossy turney sleep to realize my ring finger was super swollen. I tried my go to method of cold water and soap to remove my ring but it wouldn’t budge.

I nonchalantly let Austin know that I think my ring was stuck. He became way more worried than I was. He started to Google ways to remove a ring from a swollen finger. In today’s post I am going to list all the ways that we tried to remove my ring before I finally had to call and make an appointment with our jeweler to have it cut off. My precious lovely ring.

Here is what we tried:

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How To Explain The Importance Of Memorial Day To Your Toddler

How To Explain The Importance Of Memorial Day To Your Toddler

In March I wrote a super successful post about How to Explain The Spirit Of St. Patrick’s Day To Your Toddler. Then in April I followed it up with How To Explain The Meaning Of Easter To Your Toddler. In May came How To Explain The Importance Of Mother’s Day To Your Toddler. I received overwhelmingly positive feedback for all of these posts. I also learned so much from doing them, and found that I really enjoyed researching and writing them. A recurring comment that I received was that I should create a similar post for each upcoming holiday. I think that is a fantastic idea! I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway, and what a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. Today I will be sharing with you How To Explain The Importance Of Memorial Day To Your Toddler.

To be honest all I knew about Memorial Day was that it is a Holiday honoring those that served in the armed forces and have since passed. It also commemorates my and Austin’s wedding anniversary. This year Austin and I will be celebrating 10 years! We had an extremely patriotic wedding. It was at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. We requested every single American Flag that they had on premises. We dined in a replica of the White House East Room. And our guests even got to board and tour Marine One. In my eyes our wedding was absolutely perfect!

But I digress, this post is about Memorial Day and as always I want to know more. Especially because when Morgan does come to an age when she will start asking me what it all means I want to know a little about what I’m talking about. Currently Morgan is still too young to understand fully what I share with her but I wanted to make sure that I did my research so that I can pass on to her the stories and traditions of the many holidays that we celebrate here in America.

I do absolutely love traditions and customs. So I set out to learn as much as I could about Memorial Day and the meaning behind the holiday. Here are the top 7 things that I learned about the importance of Memorial Day. I will use them to explain it to my little Morgan. Thank you so much to my wonderful friend Google. You have steered me in so many interesting directions while researching this history.

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5 Of The Best Traveling With Baby Made Easy Finds

5 Of The Best Traveling With Baby Made Easy Finds

It’s been a crazy three weeks. We have successfully completed two full road trips and boy where they fun! First we went to Las Vegas to visit Austin’s cousin and his family. Las Vegas is about a 3 hour drive from Los Angeles. It took us almost 5 hours with all the stops along the way. This past Mother’s Day weekend we went up to Mammoth Lakes to visit my parents. Mammoth is a 6 hour drive from Los Angeles which took us roughly 9 hours with all the baby stops along the way.

We have a few more road trips planned for the remainder of the year and I’m sure we will squeeze in a few unplanned ones as well. Road trips are just a fun, easy and affordable way to travel. Previously I wrote two posts about Road Trip planning with a baby, read them here: How To Love Going On Road Trips With Your Baby and 7 Astoundingly Epic Road Trip Splurges. The best part about Road Trips for me is the bonding that you get to do in the car along the way. You see new things, chat and have sing-a-longs. You also get to discover some cool new restaurants and attractions.

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How To Explain The Importance Of Mother’s Day To Your Toddler

How To Explain The Importance Of Mother's Day To Your Toddler

In March I wrote a super successful post about How to Explain The Spirit Of St. Patrick’s Day To Your Toddler. Then in April I followed it up with How To Explain The Meaning Of Easter To Your Toddler. I received overwhelmingly positive feedback for both of these posts. I also learned so much from doing them, and found that I really enjoyed researching and writing them. A recurring comment that I received was that I should create a similar post for each upcoming holiday. I think that is a fantastic idea! I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway and what a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. Today I will be sharing with you How To Explain The Importance Of Mother’s Day To Your Toddler.

To be honest all I knew about Mother’s Day was that it is a National Holiday honoring mothers and motherhood. I am so every fortunate to have become a mother for the 1st time in 2015. Although I have been celebrating Mother’s Day with my own mother for years and years; until today I didn’t know much about the history of this special day.

Morgan is still too young to understand fully what I share with her but I wanted to make sure that I did my research so that I can pass on to her the stories and traditions of the many holidays that we celebrate here in America.

I do absolutely love traditions and customs. So I set out to learn as much as I could about Mother’s Day and the meaning behind the holiday. Here are the top 7 things that I have learned about the importance of Mother’s Day that I will use to explain it to my little Morgan. Thank you so much to my wonderful friend Google for steering me in so many interesting directions while researching this history.

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Introducing May’s MOMtrepreneur! Raw, Honest and Empowering Mommy Blogger

This is seriously awesome! It’s May 1st and I’m posting about another Featured MOMtrepreneur.

Read past posts here: Introducing April’s MOMtrepreneur! An Adventure and Homeschooling BloggerIntroducing MOMtrepreneur The Baby Atelier. An Amazing Baby Accessory Brand.

I am so happy to be doing this for the third month in a row. I hope you are just as happy to meet May’s MOMtrepreneur! A MOMtrepreneur is a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her child or children.

A MOMtrepreneur can be anyone. From a stay at home mom blogger to a 9-5 day job 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!

I was so lucky to meet Nicole from jthreeNMe on a Facebook Blogger Group Page. It’s such an amazing time that we live in, that I can be introduced to such a wonderful mom on social media. When I started the MOMtrepreneur features I never imaged 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 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 jthreeNMe is a fellow blogger. She has three amazing children who she raises as a stay at home mom. In addition to raising three babies (which she equates to being the ringleader of a three ring circus), this MOMtrepreneur is a honest, raw and empowering mommy blogger and a seller of clothing on Poshmark. Poshmark is a mobile and online marketplace for women’s fashion. I am happy to introduce to you Nicole!

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7 Astoundingly Epic Road Trip Splurges

7 Astoundingly Epic Road Trip Splurges

Since my last post How To Love Going On Road Trips With Your Baby just a mere three days ago my hubby and I added another Road Trip to our calendar. I’m super excited about all the fun things we have planned this year. In order to prep the way only a true Organized Mother can prep, I began to envision my road trip must haves. The more I thought about it the more I realized we already have some pretty amazing things that we have been using all these years.

In no particular order I have listed items that we have splurged on in the past to make our road trips top notch. In today’s post I am listing 7 Astoundingly Epic Road Trip Splurges. When you see the list below you will not know how you ever traveled without them! I know that I totally can’t.

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How To Love Going On Road Trips With Your Baby

How To Love Going On Road Trips With Your Baby

When Morgan was just 7 months old we took our first Road Trip with her. We drove from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes. A roughly 6 and half hour trip to visit my parents. With Morgan the trip ended up taking almost 9 hours, but it was well worth the extra time. Morgan was a pure joy in the car, but then again most 7 month old’s are because they tend to sleep most of the time. Here we are today, Morgan is now 16 months old and we will be taking that same Road Trip in just two weeks.

We learned a lot from that first trip. We also learned a lot from several smaller trips we have taken since. Including a three hour disastrous crying frenzy of a trip to Oxnard for a Strawberry Festival. Luckily that trip wasn’t the norm and since then we have learned how to keep an active toddler entertained on a long car ride. In today’s post I am going to share with you How To Love Going On Road Trips With Your Baby.

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Introducing April’s MOMtrepreneur! An Adventure and Homeschooling Blogger

Introducing The Featured Momtrepreneur Captivating Compass

Can you believe it this is my second Featured MOMtrepreneur post; if you missed last month’s feature check it out here Introducing MOMtrepreneur The Baby Atelier – An Amazing Baby Accessory Brand. You will definitely want to check out last month’s post as mother’s day approaches. Adorn your gorgeous baby’s with the most precious accessories for the big day.

I am so excited to be doing this for the second month, and I hope you are just as excited to meet another MOMtrepreneur! A MOMtrepreneur is a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her child or children.

A MOMtrepreneur can be anyone. From a stay at home mom blogger to a 9-5 day job 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!

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