Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thankful Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday!  I woke up this morning to some exciting news- Moo loss her first tooth!  She was too excited that she had wiggled it out all by herself.  For a while now that tooth has been hanging by a thread.  She went to the dentist on Tuesday and they said that it was going to fall out any day now.  She has another tooth that is slightly loose and will probably be ready to fall out next month.

Oh where is the time going?  My babies are growing so fast!  I'm thankful though to be able to share these milestones with them.  I'm very thankful that Moo didn't swallow her tooth because I was sure she was going to bite into one of her apple slices and that tooth was going to be gone forever.  That's what happened to my first tooth.  I bit into an apple and down it went.  Talk about one pissed off preschooler, I was mad and the worst part was it happened at school.

I'm thankful that the kids are both excited about school.  We've really been talking about it and working on getting them on schedule.  I'm not thrilled that they have to wear uniforms because I went to a school where we could wear what we wanted.  Call me sentimental but I want the same for my kids.  No worries though, I've looking on Pinterest for ways we can make our uniforms stand out without breaking any rules.

I'm thankful that I've been keeping up with my VEDA/Vlogust challenge.  Not going to lie, I was a little worried about how well I do with keeping up with it.  Vlogging is very different from blogging, but I'm enjoying it and have met some pretty awesome vloggers in the process.

New opportunities have been coming my way and I'm thrilled about them all.  I am being careful about the ones I accept though, especially since I'm getting a lot of offers that deal with my kids sampling products now.  I'm grateful though because Moo has been taking a great deal interest in the business side of this blogging thing.  It makes be proud because one day it will be her sitting here writing on YUMMommy and chronicling her parenting adventures and sharing the brands/products she likes.

Another reason that I'm thankful to be working with some new brands is that I'm building relationships in the corporate world which could translate to great partnerships and sponsors for when I'm ready to launch the nonprofit side of YUMMommy.  Also, as a mom of color it's nice to have these brands that I only saw reaching out to non-black or non-minority moms finally getting more diverse in their partnerships.  We spend like everyone else and it's nice to have our opinions sought out and shared.

What are you giving thanks for this week?


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4 comments :

  1. Happy for the new opportunities flowing your way and I can't wait to read about them! Good for you for doing VEDA! I wanted to do it but August is simply too hectic to even try.

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  2. Can't believe both of your kids are in school. I remember when you first found out you were pregnant with your son. Time is surely flying.

    Yes, for the partnerships. I am thankful for those opportunities as well. Despite what people have to say about bloggers and sponsored content for those of us that don't have full time income that money is well earned and deserved.

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  3. As someone who wore uniforms for 12 years of her life (all the way from first grade to kindergarten), there are definitely good things about uniforms. When they're a little older, you won't have to worry about buying the trendiest thing, and you'll never have to wonder if what they're wearing is appropriate. I missed mine so much that I took it to college with me! (Don't worry--it just stayed in the closet!)

    That's awesome that they're excited about school. :) Here's to a happy and healthy year of learning!

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  4. Kids do tend to grow up way to fast. :(

    I haven't ventured into vlogging yet, I haven't gotten over being camera shy.

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