Two things happened last week that made me think “wow you lazy bum you haven’t blogged in forever! Get it together!!” So here we are two days later than I wanted but we here or I am here typing away late Monday night for my first MOM HACK MONDAY if I finish before midnight it still counts right?
One of our goals as a family this year is to get out more and make plans! It’s so easy to just be lazy, hang out at the house, not really do much of anything special besides errands and a crap ton of laundry!!! I needed to take a purse in to get fixed in Laguna, which made the perfect excuse to go to the top of world for a hike and stop into Tommy Bahamas in Newport Beach after, I worked there for oh I don’t know 12yrs!!! The food there is soooo good! We haven’t eaten there in about 2yrs (lazy and no plans remember) so it was not only the food we wanted but family and fun! There are so many things I miss about working there, mostly the people. Some amazing friendships were forged there, friendships that change you, that light up your life, and never fade from your memory…Im a sentimental sap bare with me… Anyway while talking with some old friends I met a few new ones, one was asking me all about being a mom, being mostly a one income family, starting/owning a small business you know the usual small talk questions little did that person know what a chatty cathy I was!!! The can of warms was open! Which got me thinking how we all love to pick each others brains especially when it comes to kids!!! How do you make it easier? what do you do? what are the tricks? We all have our go to’s that we had blessed upon us from some saint of a women with 10kids or that crazy busy working single mom. We also all have our own that we have figured out along the way from trail and error or just “how the heck can I prevent this…” This is mine!!!
When my son was just a little over 6months old we took a family work trip with my Dad to Texas and Louisiana…5 flights in 6days with a 6 month old as a first time mom!!! ahhhh to say I was nervous is a bit of an understatement. I was so afraid of forgetting something i double/triple checked everything and once i knew i had everything my new fear was “what if i lose something, what if i lose his toys, pacifier, stuffed animal…” I knew I needed a plan a tool but what? The minute my Dad saw me standing there baby in ergo with about 5 things clipped to me, clipped to the ergo, clipped to my backpack he burst in to chuckle. He said “do you have enough clips lol” as the trip when on and the little guy kept throwing things he saw me for the genius I always knew I was. HAHAHAHA
The… Everything Clip…(not really sure what to call it) back then it was only meant to create an emergency nursing cover and turned into the most magical thing ever!! I used them for everything now! Connect blankets to strollers, blankets to ergo like carriers, swaddle blankets for a nursing cover, and my favorite toy leash!!! Ive even used them to keep my son from flipping his bib up, just clip to one edge of the bib and around the back of the baby to the other side and clip again! Genius I know, I know! Lol
I’ve made leather and fabric ones both are great! Fabric is of course easier to clean cause you can just throw it in the wash and be done. Leather is more of a hand wash situation. So if your not much of a leather worker but have a sewing machine you can totally hack this beauty!
All you need are two clips I like these enamal ones
And a piece to connect them! Fabric or leather is what I prefer anything from 18in on, depending on how versatile you want it to be.
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