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This week I’m learning how to create my very first digital product for my online business. I’m starting with some smaller products to get a feel for all that goes into product creation. I’m loving creating content that will help so many new mommas who are exactly where I once was. There’s definitely a learning curve with all the technical aspects of integration (for me anyways) BUT everything is figure-out-able!
I’m doing my best and learning something new each day. Success is inevitable, if I just keep moving forward! At my “day job” I’m transitioning to working more at home and less at the office. I am a medical biller and coder and it has been very hectic during this time, for obvious reasons. I’m learning how to work and juggle 3 little kids’ needs and keep the house in a livable state throughout the day. Let’s just say I’m always counting down until daddy comes home. Definitely learning how to be more effective with my time!
At home, I’m learning to make baby food. My littlest is starting solids this week. I’ve always wanted to make my own baby food for my kiddos, so I’m finally doing it. Also trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies in my toddlers’ diets, smoothies have been awesome (shhh! They don’t know they’re eating spinach for breakfast). Learning new things and improving myself used to feel like such a chore, when it’s honestly the one of the biggest privileges! With a little hard work, you can do anything you put your mind to.
My little one is 8 months old this week – so, for the majority of her life she has been in isolation. This week I learned the importance of human interaction for her (and that’s not just with mom and dad).
For the past month or so, my little one has been extremely irritated, irrational, and whiny for what seems to be no reason. I assumed she was teething or constipated; but then it went on for days…and then weeks. Every morning I FaceTime my parents and she crawls around chasing the phone. Lately, she has ignored the phone altogether and I thought it was just because she was over it, it wasn’t cool anymore.
I know socialization is important, according to the stages of play – I thought she had a little bit more time before social play was mandatory on my end. She has started “playing” with the baby in the mirror and I thought she was developing fine. Then, this past weekend my little family went to visit my husband’s side of the family and she was so active, engaged, interested, and social; she wasn’t upset with me, she wanted me, and she wasn’t irrational.Once we came home and it was just the three of us again, within two days she started “hating” me again (that’s how it felt – I was miserable and sad). My brother came over to bring me something and she was overjoyed… then went back to just me and my husband and she was miserable again.
At this point, I don’t know how to solve this problem with the stay-at-home order in place but at least I have figured out the problem. This week I learned how important socialization and human interaction is for a child’s development and overall well-being, my new problem is how to solve it while in isolation.