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Clean, Feed Chickens, and Swatch Makeup | #MOMLIFE #LGBT

Just another #DITL ( Day In The Life ) Video!

00:00:20 Potty Training Treat – Mickey Mouse tray with pancakes and fruit

Over a travel weekend we purchased a Mickey Mouse fruit tray from Wal*Mart and I kept it on a whim. I know some YouTube moms (ahem, Beauty and the Beastons) who keep the character juice caps and other weird gimmicky items that their children obsess over, and I feel no shame using pancakes as a bribe if it means I don’t have to scrap a pancake out of underwear. We were fully daytime potty trained for two months, then regressed to pooping even at preschool (barf) and now we are finally resorting to treats, which we have resisted with all our might, but which seem to do the trick. Whew.

00:00:52 Toddler practicing with a pen for the first time

I cringe when I watch the video because OMG TABLE SCRATCHES (but don’t worry, he was using super light pressure and no tables were harmed during this filming. Although silly me, USE A PLACEMAT OR PADDING UNDERNEATH).

00:01:11 Sticker book pages

Always a hit with my 2 year old.

00:01:20 Organizing and lint rolling the dresser drawers

My dresser drawers are lined with some fancy and annoying flocked material, meaning I am constantly fighting the good battle (that is, kicking lint’s arse).

00:01:37 Making a blueberry cobbler

Not because I am fancy or domestic, but because we are having a birthday party soon and I need all the fridge and freezer space I can muster. Breast milk for everyone! (I kid).

00:02:27 Playing Chicken Farmer while my neighbor is at Disney

Whenever anyone needs some B.S. or awkward/weird job done, they call me. I mean, seriously. I have been asked to do all sorts of stuff that strangers can’t bear to ask their family or friends to do for them. I guess that means I make people feel comfortable? Or am I a giant spineless pushover? In this case, I was honored my neighbor asked me for her chicken’s care for the week she was in Disney. Her dogs were boarded, her mom was watching the cats… but chicken people aren’t easy to come by. I’m so glad I took the job, putting an extra few dollars in the kid’s piggy banks and procuring fresh eggs for myself and my mom and sisters and in laws all week! Plus, Canyon got to hand feed some animals, which he lives for.

00:03:34 Saying goodbye to my team – soccer season is ending

I coached YMCA youth soccer this season, but didn’t film it for obvious reasons. Still, I wish I could have shared more with you, we had some seriously amazing highlights and bloopers. Seven year olds are a hoot!

00:03:50 I try so hard to wear lipstick but not sure it’s my thing. #kylielipkit

00:05:00 Cleaning my makeup brushes is super gratifying to me

Please let me know if these cleaning or makeup videos are slowly killing you. But sorry if I don’t quit right away because they give me life! I mean, I love sharing my day with you, and sometimes that means the boring stuff, TBH.

00:07:00 Rockin’ Green Funk Rock takes stubborn stinks out of laundry. I use it for diapers and also for a cleaning rag / kitchen towel laundry (every few months)

00:07:41 Bathroom Deep Clean

I spared the details in the vlog, but I usually try to sanitize the kid’s and master bathroom toilet and sinks every day, and do a deeper clean once per week in both bathrooms. If you want to know more, you can find a Clean With Me playlist on our YouTube channel

00:08:08 My beautiful baby girl (just LOVE HER!!!) and feeling guilty for deep cleaning days. How do vlogging mamas do this without feeling guilty — or secretly having help behind the scenes‚Ķ?

If you are a stay at home mom just struggling with the basic (and imperative and exhausting) task of ‘just’ keeping your children alive and well, please take a second to give yourself a hug, and to feel the virtual one I am extending to you. It’s so easy to want to portray an effortless life, but you can bet in half my music montages there is a driving force (that is, children arguing or a television show playing).

Nobody is perfect, and if I ever give that impression in any single vlog, make sure to watch the next one; the odds are you will get a glimpse of my hair or house being a wreck! I figured if we have shared birth vlogs at this stage in the game, I fail to see the point being embarrassed of adult acne…

00:08:48 My sister comes over to swatch the Pretty Rich palette by TOO FACED #toofaced

No words. Just watch the pretty colors ūüėÄ

Love, Mama B

This video is not sponsored in any way.

July in a Snap

Well, here we are, nearly through summer and I am posting an entire July vlog in one sitting.

In September.

Alas, I hope you’ll forgive this busy mama.


Coming Up:

Lots of fun vlogs coming up, and a potential partnership with one of my very favorite childhood brands to launch their “new ride”…

Can it be true??? It is!

Also, my Color and Co. box is here! I am currently undergoing the 48 hour allergy test patch (on the inside of my elbow) and then it’s on, baby!

Follow me on Instagram for the most recent updates – with videos to follow on YouTube.

Color and Co. Unboxing and (gulp…) SELF DYEING!

See you in the next video…

Pee Slides Down The Potty

*This blog freely mentions bodily functions, including pee and poop as the title insinuates.


Just like that, we have a potty trained two year old. I am still shaking my head in disbelief (but mostly because it took me so long to update this blog; I wasn’t too surprised my kid picked up the whole potty-in-the-toilet thing).

Since the last update I started boning up on the book “Oh Crap! Potty Training” by Jamie Glowacki and a few light bulbs went off in my head.¬†I think he really is ready to do this. It’s¬†me that’s terrified.¬†

So…we went for it. Long story (really really long story) short, we are officially halfway through our third week and we are in underwear and shorts with minimal accidents, mostly when he is trying to get to the toilet and can’t quite make it but after he is on his way and so far, only at home.

This week he used the toilet at his playgroup twice, and last week he used a few public toilets at the market and gymnastics. I am so proud of him!

Thank you, thank you very much. No, stop, you’re embarrassing me! Ya’ll are too kind.

I couldn’t have done it without the help of SUMMER, MY WIFE, THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDERWEAR and JAMIE.

Seriously. The book was a savior, and the second my wife got home she watched him like a hawk and reminded him and helped when he needed it while I got to focus on other things that needed my attention. Like the infant that I will hardly mention in this post (it’s brother’s turn to shine! But Dakota is great and sweet and pulling herself up to stand using all the things – chairs, brother’s potty chair, my leg…).

We all spent many hours in the first three days hanging outside by the kiddie pool, him buck naked, Dakota and I¬†mostly nekkid. Per the book’s recommendation, we graduated into elastic waisted shorts after the first few days (or ‘block one’), even going commando to the mall which was terrifying for both him and I, but I think we both played it pretty cool.

Skipping the undies helps the brain rewire itself in a way that that snug turd-catching apparatus is gone. Undies or briefs feel like a diaper, plain and simple. For us, I think this was the game changer that facilitated us in helping him ‘catch’ his accidents in the first days: Stop a pee mid-stream, hold it, and finish in the toilet.

Poop has it’s own chapter and can be difficult to deal with. In our case, we had a few days of tummy aches as he held back for a couple days, and a couple incidents where we have made 20 trips to the toilet because “poop is coming” but then he is too anxious to sit and let it happen. We also have had 20 trips to the bathroom for marble turds that also somehow require 100 yards of toilet paper.¬†¬†

I think we’ve turned a corner (which makes me think of a looping intestine. Parenting is so gross, turns out). He’s so amazing and smart and potty training just validates how¬†ready he is. He has been asking to go to school, and so I’ve been experimenting with dropping him off places for a couple hours at time and he is living his best life this summer. So much love for that kid.

Just as I think we’re getting close to sleep training with undies he’s decided to pull a wild card and sleep in front of his bedroom door, despite me moving his bed closer to it, as he likes to peer under the door until he passes out. Happily, though, never making more than a few bangs as he rolls around for a bit trying to get comfortable, a stray foot slamming a wall or the hollow door.¬† Alas, I am going to try to get him back into bed before I risk potty training.

Pee on the sheets, whatever. Potential poop on the carpet I just cannot get behind.

…Then I remind myself that wouldn’t be the first time there’s been something questionable and kid-related on the floor. #momlife

And if you thought the Baby Shark song was bad, it’s creators Pink Fong has found a potty training version.

“Pee pee slides down the potty,

Wee wee wee wee wee wee

Potty potty see you when I pee again!”

(Repeat ad nauseam)

Thank me later.