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Let’s Get HappiSnappi!

One of the many fun parts of being a mommy to a little girl is dressing her up!  In addition to the frills and tutus, there are headbands. Mommies, you know what I’m talking about – the headbands with the big flowers. There’s a part of me that finds them a little obnoxious, and then there’s a part of me that loves them!  A brand that allows for you to flex your creative muscles, and keep the obnoxious to a minimum is HappiSnappi!

With a simple snap, young girls can choose from a wide variety of snap-on/off floral embellishments that easily attach to the brand’s headbands, knit hats, necklaces, hair clips, and more. Every item has the same snaps, so you can mix and match embellishments with every piece, making the fashion possibilities endless.

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The brand isn’t just mix and match – it gives back! The company, created by child therapist Karlee Ohm and her nine-year-old daughter Peyton, donates one hat to a children’s hospital for every hat purchased. Additionally, the mommy/daughter duo teamed up with Sadie Keller, a brave and courageous 9-year-old who is fighting leukemia. In an effort to find a cure by bringing attention to the issue and donating proceeds to her cause, HappiSnappi will donate 50% of online sales to the Sadie Keller Foundation for the remainder of the year.

With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great gift for that special little girl in your life, with the added bonus of having proceeds go to charity. Prices range from $3.50 to $22.50.

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Age-Shaming Women Without Children

I’ve always had an issue with people asking me when I’m having children. I find it not only to be an extremely personal question, but invasive. What happens when you ask someone this question who has been trying for years to get pregnant? What if you’re asking someone who just miscarried? Or someone who just had their third failed round of artificial insemination?  I can think of a myriad of other reasons, but I think I made myself clear.

I know we can’t control people, and there will always be people who are going to ask, but there’s certainly a tactful way to do it, and “age-shaming” is not the way to go about it. Exhibit A:

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I came home to this post on a Facebook pic of mine from one of my husband’s aunts (for those wondering, Kate’s my MIL).

When I saw this, I think my jaw dropped all the way through the earth to China. I was fuming…FUMING…I still kinda am. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I knew better than to respond because no good would come from that, so I thought I would just sleep it off.

But I didn’t. I woke up yesterday for my morning run, and it was all I could think about. The phrase, “Kate’s not getting any younger, and neither are you two” kept running through my mind. She not only brought my age into it, but my mother-in-law’s, which I had no idea could impact my pregnancy.

The age at which someone chooses to get pregnant, if at all, is a personal choice, and likely something said person has already taken into consideration. Frankly, I find it unacceptable and disgusting to insert unwanted opinions into such a personal life-decision, which is unique to everyone.

Morning, Laurie.