Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Twitter Integration

I've had some great pictures of my daughter's art and some of them look like visualizations, and I want to share. Twitter.com is a platform that I use a lot, so I may post on there more than here and sometimes exclusively. I have plans to integrate with Instagram and Tableau within my posts.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cloth diapers: Reusable rags

My daughter sits here cleaning the table with a preemie sized cloth diaper, this is after she spilled her hemp milk. She is learning to drink from our glasses, as she has mastered drinking from daycare's, but not our more fragile glasses. An aside, I am on the hunt for restaurant grade drinking glasses, the kind you see in a diner. 

The first glass I filled to the top: out came the large cloth diaper. Then Mommy got wise(r), and gave her less fluid: out came the newborn cloth diaper. 

Www.BabyDiaperService.net sells these by the bag, of mixed sizes.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

One or two children household?

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about whether to have one child or two children. So far I have asked many of my friends and one way or another the two even themselves out. Now you have to imagine that me, as a data analyst, is not okay when the numbers don't tell a story. Only choice is to make my own story...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Duct-tape to the rescue!

A favorite book can be read for hours, or in toddler time, over and over again and again. Needless to say that can lead to wear and tear to said book. What to do with the book? Fix it! 

Being the DIY mom, I thought, I need to learn book bindery now. Then, I remembered the many Kindle covers I've made using duct-tape, and it became clear that I found a more simple approach. Also, using duct-tape, something that I already had, made it low to no cost to fix. With larger board books, like the picture featured, duct-tape makes sense. For smaller, more delicate paper books, washi masking tape - made of many different patterns and colors - will be perfect to reinforce loose pages and binding. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Me time

Imagine this, a clingy 1 year old who anytime you leave the vicinity, she cries. Well having to go to the bathroom while alone watching my daughter, I chose to, being the super mom I am, I peed with my daughter on my lap. It worked! We both had our needs met. 

In all seriousness, sometimes you just need you time. A time to get pampered and surprise your husband instead of showing him you flossing your teeth etc. After my husband being in the delivery room, nothing compares to the things you experience there. But now, I think it's time to shut the door - to get more me time back; finding the balance. 

After the first few times, I was doing a dance and singing a song just because I could in the privacy of my own bathroom.  Now I shut the door with authority and peace of mind. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Being a new parent

Is their a guide book to being a new parent? Sure, plenty. They all say don't do this and eventually come to the conclusion that whatever you do you will F them up. 

Being a new parent: no rules and learning as you go. Did I mention at what rate you have to learn?? Constantly. If it were slower, wouldn't that be boring?!
If only there were a dull moment. From wiping snots all over your own shirt to flaking cradle cap, these are the exciting moments...

As if! The smiles and laughs or the cuddles while reading a book. These times make all the "exciting times" wash away like the food on a baby's face after eating.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Losing the baby weight: Day 19 update

I work out 6 times a week. First week, I did three days of ab ripper x, two days of aerobic exercise (jogging, walking, hiking etc) and with one day off, then I get to choose what I want to do during the weekend. 

Meals: breakfast- honey nut Cheerios with peanut butter powder and a banana on top. Lunch - eat out and had fish tacos. Snacks of yellow peppers and a protein bar between meals. Dinner - yellow and orange peppers and chicken breast.

Realization: I can spin my ring finger finally. I can walk up hills faster and without needing to stop.