Tuesday, April 23, 2013

{guest post} homemade nature bags

Hi there! As you know, I've been vacationing with family for the past several days -- my littles are experiencing Disney World for the first time! I can't wait to share our experiences with you upon my return. In the interim, I have some really wonderful guests submitting posts in my absence. 

I’d like to introduce to you, Connie, author of Momma of Dos, where Connie is cultivating her dream as a parenting/lifestyle blogger. I met Connie, recently, at a blogging event where I was the newbie -- I knew no one -- and Connie helped me feel right at home. She has a remarkable knack for making a person feel comfortable and important. Please help me welcome the sweetest of souls, Connie...

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As I mentioned the other day, one of my biggest challenges as a fairly new Stay@HomeMomma is keeping my 3 & 1/2 and 2 year old busy....


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From the moment my children wake up at around 7 am, sometimes earlier, sometimes later, they are little chunks of energy. They do not sit still and they are curious about it all. As a Momma I have house chores and long to-do list every morning. I have to find ways to keep the kids busy as well as ways to burn up all that mental and physical energy that they build up with only about 6 hours of sleep every night... 

The other day I was sitting on my computer and watching the kids in the yard when my son walked up to me with a leaf and said "Mom, what's this?" I told him it was a leaf and a part of nature... it usually opens up millions of possibilities in his growing and learning brain, naturally he came back in with grass and rocks, so I gave him and his Sister a plastic bag and sent them on an adventure to seek out "Nature". They found some pretty cool things, right in our backyard and I as I finished one post and wrapped up their afternoon activity, I got an idea for a new post....

"How to make your own Nature Bags"... 

It's not difficult at all! You need 3 basic things:

1. A Zip Lock bag, any size is good. 
2. A Marker to give your bag a date and name 
3. The great and awesome outdoors! 

Then on a recent trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to visit my Dad, we did the same thing as the kids explored my Dad's backyard and all the different flowers growing in nature. I have a feeling this is the beginning of something much bigger than just one afternoon with nothing to do.... 


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I don't believe in making anything too complicated or over thinking things, I think simple and sincere is best.

Enjoy!!
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Connie Gomez is a Momma of Dos toddlers; a 3 &1/2 and 2 year old and Wife to one hard working Daddy! Houston Native. Creator & Writer@Momma of Dos!  You may read more about her here: // blog // facebook // and twitter //

10 comments:

  1. I love Connie's simplistic and not fussy approach - kids only care that an activity is new, done with love and that they can get dirty :) And I agree, Connie is certainly the most loving of souls. Beautiful site and enjoy your babies's first trip to Disney World!

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    1. Are you for real? So sweet! Thank you for your kind words. I know Connie appreciates you, too.

      I am officially back from Disney and desperately trying to catch up. Though, I am certainly eager to share our wonderful experiences with all of you.

      Love to you!

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  2. What a fabulous idea Connie! Sounds like something I'll be doing very soon!

    I hope you are having an amazing time at Disney Mandi!

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    1. Thank you, Candy -- it was an amazing trip! Truly, a great time with family bonding.

      Additionally, thank you for supporting Connie while I was out. XOXO

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  3. Ahh thank you ladies! So much!

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  4. I like your blog. Olive and Ivy sent me.

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    1. Really?!? I love that gal, Olive and Ivy -- her blog is ah-mazing! Thank you for visiting me -- I appreciate you SO MUCH!

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  5. Cute idea, my kids did this in preschool while exploring the grounds! Keeps them busy and interested in the world around them!

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    1. Hi Michelle! Are you new here -- I don't recall seeing you comment before? It's so lovely to meet you.

      What is your blog? I would love to become more familiar with you!

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I am incredibly grateful for your comment! I will respond as soon as possible. XOXO, Mandi

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