Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jord Wood Watches

Luxury Wood Watch
I hope you're all having a great week so far. It's been a busy one over here as B finishes up his OB rotation and I'm cheering like it's Christmas morning, haha! I partnered with Jord Wood Watches for today's post and I'm really excited to share more about this brand. When Jord Watches contacted me, I'd heard about their watches, but I never checked out their site. However, once I took the time to look at their beautiful wooden watches, mission statement and inquire more about how they are a sustainable brand I was so excited to partner with them. B had yesterday off  and I had so much fun snapping pics of him and Lucia in our kitchen with his watch that he really enjoys wearing. He's not a huge jewelry person, but he loves the functionality of this watch for his clinic days and he really loves the beauty of it too. Also, at the end of this post there's a giveaway for $75 to use towards your very own watch!

I asked my contact specifically how Jord watches are sustainable and it was so great to hear what they are doing as a brand. A great majority of the wood they use comes from furniture remnants. It takes very small pieces for them to create the cases and individual links so they are able to utilize what would otherwise end up in a waste cycle. Both Bamboo and the Maple are sustainably sourced, and as is expected in the industry. All of the Koa comes from damaged trees or trees that were brought down by a natural weather event. The watch pictured on B is made out of the Koa wood. What I also love about these watches is that they are really well-made and are affordable for being luxury timepieces.

If you're in the market for a unique and gorgeous watch I would recommend checking out Jord Watches. You can see more of their men's watches, here. Also, their women's watches, here.

 And now for the really fun part! Enter to win a $75 e-Voucher to use towards your very own Jord luxury watch. Also, anyone who enters recieves a $20 e- giftcard (excluding the winner). You can enter by following this link here.

Have a great rest of your week! 
Thank you Jord Watches for sponsoring this post.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Today, I'm not only writing this post as a mother of two sweet boys and a daughter I'm also writing this as a sexual assault survivor.

Friday, October 07, 2016

new school nook, homeschooling!

This month has been a little crazy with B's schedule. He's in OB (put in his first epidural!), and has a 24-hour shift every 3 days. He works his regular days in between, but luckily has a day off every 6 days. Which gives us all a nice break to catch up, and spend time together. The days run into each other, and more often than not I have no idea what day it is, haha! We've been keeping busy as always, and have begun homeschooling. I use that term loosely, because we tend to embrace a more unschooling philosophy. I have lots to say about this topic, and you can read on if you'd like to learn more :)

I feel that there is an unspoken pressure to enroll kids into pre-school early on. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against pre-schools, and I think families should do what is best for them. But it can all be a bit much for me. Gabriel turned three in April, and that's when I felt like I totally missed the memo that he should already be enrolled in a program. Also, that we should already know what university he's headed to. Only kidding! But not really. Here's the dealeo. Sorry for just saying dealeo?!  Both B and I feel that G is still so little. Yes, some days it seems like he's a threenager, but he's got all of his life ahead to be in school. And if he ends up wanting to be a doctor like B, well then he'll be in school for all eternity. 

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Owlet Care

I still can't believe that we're already at the point where we are transitioning Lucia into her crib. These past three and a half months have flown by. Whenever we get to this point, I feel an overwhelming sense of longing for time to slow down but as I've been a first-hand witness it never does. Our sweet Lucia has been such a better sleeper than her brothers and for that I am extremely thankful! Having her sleep in the co-sleeper next to our bed has always been so comforting because I know that I can reach her if she needs help. However, she has almost outgrown it and we decided it was time to have her sleep in her room. 

I always worry so much once they have to sleep in their own cribs and room! My biggest worry is whether or not I'll know if something is wrong. I always lose so much sleep over it and end up waking up multiple times a night just to make sure they're okay and sleeping. I'm sure a lot of you mama's can relate too! And believe me when I say that the worry is the same with the first little and the last. That's where Owlet Care comes in. Owlet Care is a remarkable product that uses the hospital technology called pulse oximetry to measure the heart rate and oxygen level of your baby. When we opened up the box together, B mentioned that it's the same technology he uses in the OR to measure how his patients are breathing while he's providing their anesthetic! 

What's really great about this product is that it's completely safe to use at home. It uses a Smart Sock that fits snugly on Lucia's foot that monitors her heart rate, oxygen level, and alerts our phones if anything becomes irregular. I love how easy it is to put on and it comes in three different sizes as she grows.

I have peace of mind and a better nights sleep after using the Owlet Care! It's never easy watching them grow up so quickly but it's so helpful to have a product that makes the transition more manageable. 

To learn more about Owlet Care, click here.

Thank you Owlet Care for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.