Friday, December 28, 2012

Toddlers And Medicine: Tips to get it down!

#FamFridayTip

Delivery:
Use a medicine dropper and not the cup.

The right aim:
 Taste buds are concentrated on the front and center of the tongue, so bypass those finicky taste zones by placing the medicine near the back of her/his tongue. 
Or try dropping it between the rear gum and the inside of her cheek, where it will easily glide down her/his throat with minimal contact with taste buds. 
(Yes, this requires a bit of skill, and maybe an extra set of hands to keep your toddler still while you perfect your dunk shot.)

Hide it:
Ask your doctor if it’s okay to sneak the particular medicine into foods or drinks. 
If you get the thumbs-up on that, stir the medicine into a small amount of applesauce, ice cream, or fruit juice. My favorite (or theirs..haha) is chocolate syrup!
 But remember, if you do mix the meds into something else, your toddler needs to eat or drink the whole thing in order to get the full dosage.

Give them a say:
Empower your child by lettering her choose between different flavors or colors of medicine if you have the option. That way they will feel like she/he has some control over the situation.

Refrigerate:
The cold can mask the taste. 


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Mac lipstick dupe alert

#ThriftyThursday If you love or if you have been wanting to try Mac's angel lipstick save yourself some money and pick up this drug store dupe! In person you can't tell them apart! Same texture and everything !

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

10 ways to make Mommy Life a little simpler !


Hey ladies so I get asked ALL the time what I do to relax or how I deal with so many kids and stay sane lol
Let me just say Im going crazy half the time but I do have a few tips Id like to share that do help, hope these are useful to some of you!


1.Handle important two-minute tasks immediately.
2. Meal plan (I weekly meal plan) 
3. Do laundry every time you have enough to make a load, put it away as soon as it comes out the dryer
(Im Still trying to master this one :)
4. Set your clothes out and your kiddos clothes out the night before.
5. Some of you may not like this idea but I keep all of my kids socks in one basket they are not matched I just throw them in there, Keep in mind I have 4 sometimes 6 kids so for me to sit and match theirs and mine and Joseph's is just not realistic for me. This saves a lot of stress and time. 
I keep a basket for all of their socks and a basket for mine and Joseph's. 
6. Crossbody bag
A hands-free, crossbody purse is great for moms who need to use their hands for other essential things. I recently started using a cross body and I wish I would have used these a long time ago!
7. Have a before bed routine and a morning routine. 
8. Dont be afraid to ask for help! 
9. When running errands the night before fill a small backpack with a few of their favorite toys and snacks and set it by the door. I know this comes in handy when I have to go to the post office for hours and I have my 1 year olds things ready on my back when she gets restless, goes for my 4 year old as well!
10. Take time for your self! This is so important.. whether you can get your hubby or grandma or someone to take your little ones for hour or when their asleep. Find time for yourself. 

Hope this is helpful!



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My new favorite foundation! Kat Von D Lock it tattoo


Hello..  So Im here to review Kat Von D's 
"Lock It Tattoo foundation"
Before we start heres a little background on what I usually look for in a foundation...
Im a liquid foundation user.
I usually go for full coverage and I prefer matte finishes.
My skin...
is super oily so I also go for oil free foundations. I also have sensitive skin, I easily break out :(
I've been using Estee Lauders double wear the past 3 years (my color was ecru) and up until now its been my favorite..
but now this Lock It Tattoo is my new obsession and heres why..

Pros:
*Long wearing
 (from 8am to midnight this stuff didn't budge with and without a primer
I did however blot twice.. not a big deal :)
*Oil free
*Fragrance free
*Matte
*Flawless finish (It covers EVERYTHING)
*A tiny bit goes a LONG way
*Highly Pigmented
*Has a pump
*Didnt break me out
*No need for touch ups
*Light 46 is my shade DEAD ON.. its perfect
*No need for concealer
*It doesn't oxidize 

Cons:
*Can look cakey if applied too heavily, use a TINY bit
*You can feel it on your skin, theres no forgetting you have foundation on
*If you have oily skin you will need to set with a setting powder, also after about 3 hours you may need to blot 
*Priced at $34 its pretty pricey (But I'd say its totally worth it)

Extra info:
I use my hands(fingers) to apply this product.
I set it with Mac mineralize skin finish natural 
(Color Light Plus)