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Family Fun Day In Baltimore

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Hey Mamas! I hope all is well! I just wanted to drop in real quick to let you know about Family Fun Day in Baltimore at Power Plant Live! It’s happening this Saturday, June 3rd from 12-4.

Who: You and your family

What: Having a blast at Family Fun Day! There will be face painting, pony rides, games, an inflatable obstacle course and more!

When: Saturday June 3rd, 2017 12 noon – 4PM

Where: Power Plant Live (Downtown Baltimore)

Why: To get the kids out of the house, get Summer off to a great start and most important to support Volunteering Untapped.

Cost: Yup, just $5 and all proceeds go to Volunteering Untapped

The Best Part: This is only the first event of the summer! There will be a Family Fun Day July 9th and August 5th as well!

So…will I we see you there? I sure hope so. Tweet me @_TheMamaDen so we can meet and snap selfies together!

June 2, 2017
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Happy New Year!

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From my family to yours Happy New Year!!! I hope this year brings out the best in us all! 

Let’s set some S.M.A.R.T. goals and crush them! 

January 1, 2017
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5 New Ways To Use A Formula Dispenser

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We're finally past the formula stage and I figured out 5 new ways to use my formula dispenser.

This post contains some affiliate links.

Camille began drinking formula at 5.5 months. She had been exclusively breastfed until then (minus 2 days when she was born) and I had thee hardest time figuring out how to store and transport formula. Not only store for transport but making bottles on the go with little to no mess. I tried milk storage bags and small Tupperware containers. Then I thought I would just put the formula in bottles before leaving home but then how would I know how much water to add? I was lightweight stressing.

I was strolling through Target one day and saw the Munchkin Formula Dispenser. Blew. My. Mind! Why was I unaware the product existed? Duh, because it just hit the market right? Nope, Elle was like “girl I had one of those too” (her daughter Rai was 3 at the time) so obviously this was not a new thing.

I was so excited I bought two! Now Camille is off formula (thank goodness!). Shout out to Honest Company for holding us down though. What do I do with these dispensers? The cheap mama in me says hold on to them. Why I’m not sure but ok. The recovering hoarder in me says let them go. The product reviewer in me says toss them because at the rate baby products are changing something better/more efficient/more modern will be out when baby #2 rolls around.

I gave in to the cheap mama in me and found 5 ways to use them so I’m not technically hoarding or wasting money. Here goes.

  1. Powered formula, duh! Trust me, it makes all the difference when you’re in the car, at the mall or wearing a dark color.
  2. Snacks. Camille is a sucker for some Cheerios and the formula dispenser will keep them fresh while on the go. The dispenser has three sections so I could actually put different snacks in one container without them touching. I hear toddlers don’t like their foods to touch.
  3. Herbs/Spices. This is cool if you pack a lunch or for your spice cabinet.
  4. Craft accessories. Think glitter. Little girls LOVE glitter. Or even beads.
  5. Thumb tacks. Cool to keep in an office drawer and I swear the packaging for thumbtacks is never easy to open/close or stays closed as it should.
  6. Safety pins. Another sharp object that little ones shouldn’t play with.

I think I’ll keep one for snacks and the other for spices. I currently work outside the home and sometimes I need to doctor up this cafeteria food. I’ll probably keep cajun seasoning, garlic powder and oregano in mine.

Do you have any ideas for the formula dispenser? If so please let me know.

The Munchkin Formula Dispenser can be found at Amazon and Target.

Thanks so much for reading! Please feel free to comment and share.

Until next time…LionessDae.com

October 1, 2016
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Hello MAMAS!

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Wow, it is such a blessing to have to the opportunity to connect with you all. My name Elle and my mini muse is Sarai Grace! We both are Baltimore natives and are Thespians who are strong activist for our community. Sarai Grace is three years old and is a vegetarian by choice. She may call herself a Princess but just recently discovered the fun in sports so watch out! I always dreamed of having a ton of kids but sometimes life just doesn’t plan out like you actually vision it.  I married my best friend in the heated summer of 2009 and completed my undergrad studies. I figured since I did things the “right” way why not start a family now. Of course, two years of trying flew by and I decided to chat with my gynecologist about conceiving. I never thought that after mentioning this topic it would lead my husband and I both into a fertility center. All of my dreams came to a halt because I always pictured announcing my pregnancy as it is on a commercial or movie. In grade school, you never here about IVF or anything to the subject matter. I expressed to my family that I needed treatment and I decided to pray about it. Yes, it was hurtful to be told as woman who you can not conceive naturally but I knew that it was in my destiny to be a mother and I was going to get there someday. Test after test, shot after shot, pill after pill…need I say more? We were extremely blessed once we found out we conceived after just one IVF cycle!

Fast forward.. a year later in September of 2012, I welcomed my love Sarai “Princess of God’s Grace”! Geeezz…I am tearing up as I write this but I would love to connect with Mama’s who need support and or resources about fertility. Don’t be ashamed and never feel alone. It is a process where we all need each other! It is nothing like connecting with someone who has been through the same journey as you. Please don’t give up…your angel is on its way!

 

I look forward to sharing great things with you Mamas!

 

-Elle Tenille

June 13, 2016
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Baby’s First Christmas

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Christmas has not always been a big deal for B and I. The only tree we’ve ever had was about two feet tall and it came from Five Below. Then last year around this time we created something so beautiful and we knew Christmas would never be the same again.

December 25, 2015
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