Going Back to School during Covid

I only want the best for my son.

This has been at the top of every parents to do list for a while now. Going back to school during a pandemic. Is it safe? How will they do it? Will they have to close again? Why would they open when cases are rising? I’m sure I could have listed over 100 questions surging through parents minds all over America. This is something I never made room for when I had my firstborn, I always knew school would be the most important decision. But I never imagined making that choice during a deadly pandemic. My son is a rising kindergartener who is also autistic, and receives some therapy and goals for therapy through the education system. Our or my whole world has started crumbling in on me. It’s a temporary stressor, and feeling of being defeated..but nonetheless valid. And it is taking over right now. It’s hard to let these feelings just be because I never thought I would have feelings like this in my entire life. I have at this point tried to cover every scenario! My son has a spot at a Magnet school, he’s registered for virtual academy, and I have homeschool prepped and ready to go. I have tried to get all the private therapists I can to make sure he has everything he needs if we decide to homeschool. I have consulted with his pediatrician, therapists, past teachers, family and friends about this decision and about what they plan to do…we all have one thing in common. We all aren’t really sure and are having the same struggle. This is all the result of very inadequate leadership at the presidential level. But we can’t change things at this point, just try to stay safe. Learn from mistakes made. Collectively we can get through this if we lean in on every resource we have. All those dormant resources you never thought you would use check them out! You never know what you might learn and it may give you much needed peace about the choice you make for your child. Most of all during this have patience, allow yourself a chance to feel disappointed and then figure out your next move. Trust me when I say this is hard, but take this time to find your friends and tribe of people who can help and who you can help during this time.

Kindergarten 2020

Stay safe everyone and sign up with your email, I have lots of content coming.. mom hacks, homeschool, autism and tips on how to navigate the world of therapy and services offered, outdoor activities and indoor rainy day activities!! Sending you xx,

Brandy

Treasure Your Child’s name forever with Namestories

“Your name, even when shared by scores of others, is your own private one-word poem. It contains multitudes, and it cannot be defined by its meaning alone, but by the spirit it gains through its historic evolution.” -Namestories

When I first learned I was pregnant I immediately started to wonder about what I would name my baby boy or girl. I even had a long discussion with my husband about what should baby’s name mean or symbolize. For example in his family he and his brother carry their fathers name as their middle name. So a name can extend a legacy of another family member. We also wanted their first name to have good strong meaning.

“When I first learned I was pregnant I immediately started to wonder about what I would name my baby boy or girl.”

I mean your child’s name is a forever thing. It was something we loved to see and hear. To have a piece of beautiful artwork customized with your baby’s name is so sentimental. They come in two different sizes, a complete rainbow of colors and you can customize some of the text at the top, we chose birthdates for our sons. These are very special to give to grandparents as gifts and to new parents. And if you can’t find your child’s name on the website you can just send them a message and they will make sure you can get your child’s name on a poster.

A little bit about the company, it’s a small business. When you go to their website not only can you read the story of how their business came to be but they have a nice section that explains the history of naming. It’s interesting and informative. So if you are looking for a birthday gift or welcome gift to new parents I will go ahead and link their website below so you can click and shop 😉

I hope everyone is doing well!! Please check out Namestories they have a really unique product for parents I know you’ll love it!! Also subscribe with your email!! And follow along!! xo

Brandy

http://www.namestories.com

Nanobebe Duet Diaper Bag

“As a mom, one of my favorite necessary accessories is my diaper bag.”

As a mom, one of my favorite necessary accessories is my diaper bag. For this stage in my life it goes with me everywhere so I want something stylish, and I need something that can handle holding all of the things my kids may need outside of the house, and sometimes inside the house!(I’m sure we’ve all ran out of diapers at some point and went straight for the diaper bag until we can make it to the store)
**The nanobebe duet diaper bag is designed to provide storage in duel level compartments. The top compartment is full of dividers and pockets to store different things you may need for baby. There’s a secure almost hidden pocket on the outside to put your phone, money, important cards and keys.

There is plenty of open space for clothing and any extras you may need to carry. It comes with a nice changing pad that has hidden pockets to hold wipes and diapers.(It’s washable!!) On the bottom there is an insulated space for any other items you might carry and a removable divider. So you could take out the divider and pack your breast pump to carry or you could put bottles, extra wipes, etc. I use it with the divider. It comes with a bottle cooler bag which I keep in the bottom and I use it to pack my snacks for outings! It has different options for carrying, it comes with handles, detachable shoulder strap, and stroller straps so it can attach to your stroller handle. I’m going to leave a link so you can check it out for yourself. (I’ll upload a video soon so you can see all the storage space in the duet diaper bag.) **Everything discussed is my honest opinion.

https://www.nanobebe.com/product/duet-diaper-bag/

Back to School Shopping With Kidson45th

Kids on 45th

::::Summer break is almost over!! And it’s time for back to school shopping…school supplies, books, and CLOTHING for your kiddos!! If your a parent who shops on a budget or loves bargains then Kids on 45th has sweet deals on everything even shoes.

They have created a super simple way for parents to conviently shop from the comfort of their own home….or from their phone. I mean who doesn’t have time to shop from their phone…pretty clever right? Sizes start at newborn and top off at 14/16 or preteen. Items average $4 and can be as low as $1.99 and max at $12.99. Their children’s clothing is gently loved (some items are NEW, I had 3 items with tags in my clothing haul) but guaranteed still good quality and if your unhappy with any picks or purchases all it takes is two clicks and you get credit for that item. You simply sign up through email and customize your kids style profile then build your box!

The best part is there is no subscription necessary. There is a seasonal option to set up a quarterly subscription of clothing for your kid before each new season but you have to go and turn that on. there ARE NO subscription obligations unless you want to sign up for a seasonal subscription that’s four times a year. Right now if you purchase a box totaling 65$ or more you get free shipping. There are no extra stylist fees! We were so excited to get some more summer clothes for Jackson and Eli.

Check out my video of our clothing from kidson45th!! Along with some outdoor clothes we go one pair of nice school pants for Jackson, an extra swimsuit, and T-shirt’s. Eli got a T-shirt, a few pairs of shorts and two coats…I wanted to be ready when it gets cooler! Every item looks great and I’m still swooning over Elis’ baby Columbia jacket…now we can go out twinning. If you need to get your shopping done click the link in my bio or check my stories for a swipe up link. And don’t forget to use my code at checkout [ brandy] to get $10 off of your first box!! Click the link to begin shopping today…. http://www.kidson45th.com/brandy

Please subscribe at the bottom or drop me a comment and let me know what you think!! Have a great day!

Brandy