I’ve been avoiding this post for a long time, but it’s finally time. The era of Jae Mommma is coming to an end. It’s just time. I’ve been half-heartedly managing this blog, but you all deserve more. If you’d like to keep up with me and the future of Jae Mommma, follow my personal Instagram: @freetobejazzy. 🧡 This blog will be available until February 18, 2022. Because I know this content is meaningful and can help mothers through difficult times, it will be rebooted in another space in due time.
I’m experiencing a shift in my life and unfortunately, Jae Mommma as it shows up today, isn’t joining me in my next phase. To reiterate, this is not the end of my relevant, relatable content. Think “transfiguration.”
I’m thankful for every like, share, comment, and save. Every encouraging word and piece of advice. 💛
Parenthood is all about ingenuity and creative problem-solving. I can’t recall how many times I’ve had to use a product outside of its intended purpose to avoid a crisis. This post is all about that! I want to share some common household items and their unconventional uses.
BPA-free Silicone Straws = Teethers
The first items are BPA-free silicone straws! Not only are they an excellent, eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws, 🌍♻️ they’ve been LIFESAVERS for our teething son!! These straws come with cute, little carrying cases, perfect for packing in the diaper bag and a straw brush to ensure a deep clean.
For the next item, I present an #AppleWatch! ⌚️Not only is it great for counting your steps, monitoring your heart rate ♥️, or sending emojis, it also makes for a perfect, makeshift baby monitor, when used with an iPhone. 📱
To set up your makeshift monitor:
1. Prop up your iPhone so it’s facing your baby
2. Open the camera app on the Apple Watch
3. Makeshift baby monitor!
I am sooo thankful for Poppy’s ever-growing book collection, 📚 but we quickly ran out of space to store them all!! What a great problem to have! Thankfully, an old shoe rack (or if you’re like me, a shoe rack with way too many shoes) makes for the perfect bookshelf! This one is bamboo, stackable, and only $26! Purchase yours by clicking the picture or using the link here: https://amzn.to/2Qfj4xQ
Check back often for more great finds.
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“New year, new me!” I said jokingly as I rang in the new year. And like most people, my New Year’s Resolution/s fell by the wayside around February, maybe even the end of January if I’m being honest. One resolution that I made was to write out at least three experiences or thoughts that made me smile that day. My mantra for 2019 is “prioritize self-care” and journaling and positive self-talk is a part of me taking care of me.
My most recent obsession is cloth diapering! Gah! I looove cloth diapers. I originally began to cloth diaper for one reason: to save the planet. Once I got into it, I mean really got going, I stuck around for the prints. I mean you can literally have anything printed on a diaper: Black Lives Matter, UFOs, Harry Potter, 2Pac, tacos, you name it!
The cloth diapers of today are not the cloth diapers that your mommma or grandmommma used back in the day. Although you can opt to use the more traditional style (flats and/or prefolds) there are so many more “user friendly” options available today. I prefer pockets and covers.
So what’s the major difference between disposables and cloth? Cloth can be washed and reused for years and years. WAAASHED? REUUUSED? Yes, but it’s not nearly as gross nor as burdensome as you may think.
If you have no idea where to start with your wash routine, check out the video below! If you still have questions, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email; I love helping other mommmas live their best lives!
Storing dirty diapers: 1:54
Prepping diapers For washing: 2:37
Main wash: 5:50
I never knew how much I needed to be alone until I had my son. If I’m being completely honest, I did not realize how much alone time I needed until my son was about six months old. Up until that point, everything about motherhood was fabulous! I loved nursing my son. I loved being the one who could soothe his woes. I even loved being the one who changed his diapers.