• Those pedicures hit diff when you can’t go to the nails shop! It had gotten so bad that I didn’t want to touch my own feet. I grabbed my pumice, cuticle remover, soaked my feet and went to work! These were supposed to be my spring summer sandals. Got them from ASOS before ish got real! I’ll link them in my stories shortly.
  • Shout out to all the moms holding it down and homeschooling!  These kids may be trying to take us out but we got this!  @Supermomculture #dontrushchallenge featuring 

Visit @supermomculture or www.supermomculture.com for the coolest mom gear to get you through this quarantine. Stay Safe!
  • No judgment zone! While scouring IG looking for hair inspo at time I’ve noticed “strangers” in the comments telling people how their kids hair should look.  I’m guilty of having my opinions in the past but I kept them to myself.  I remember when I said I would never put beads in my kids hair, add color, blow it out or add hair.  Look at us now.  I think all those “rules” held us back from embracing our hair. While I won’t do anything to damage their hair I do encourage them to try different styles.  Peyton knows her hair is magical and she can do so many things. She gets to the point where she asks me if she could wear it natural for a while vs the other way around. I offered to give her a long ponytail for her cheer competition and she said no she was fine.  Ok den! I know My mood is better when my hair is laid. Love our girls can express themselves with their hair. What’s a hair rule that you have broken for you or your children?
  • Black Supermom hats are available now! Black and white tees are available! FREE shipping! Limited quantities! Visit supermomculture.com or @Supermomculture
  • 🐆🐅 #DontRushChallenge Carole Baskin Edition🐅🐆
Here’s what happens when #baddies rock leopard print 🐆 and red lips 💄
Disclaimer: No ex-husbands were harmed in the making of this video 🤣 🐅🐆Cool Cats & Kittens🐆🐅
  • Harper got her bedroom “office” update. I styled the book shelves (she has a ton in her closet) and added a dry erase board.  She loves to practice her letter on it. Just after one day, her markers were confiscated 😒. Not sure what my next project will be.  I’m avoiding my closet but I seriously need to tackle that asap. You can find more pics of her room on the blog.  Link in profile. #heytrinashome #kidsdecor
  • My first time doing braid with hair ever! I did box braids on Peyton’s hair using @latchednhooked pre-stretched hair.  I’m so happy with how they came out I’m tempted to doing some on myself 😳. I used the rubber and method. Ore pics on the blog. Would you try these?  If you try this please share with me! #boxbraids #girlbraidstyles #latchednhooked #protectivestyles #diybraids https://heytrina.com/easy-box-braids-you-can-do-yourself-video/
  • My favorite part of Peyton’s bedroom refresh is her art from @sheisthisdesigns! I need to order more for Harper’s room and my new office space. I dreamed of having a room like Peyton’s when I was growing up (sometimes now 😆). She’s also has a closet to die for.  I always tell her if she can’t keep it clean, I’m putting my stuff in there.  We’ll be cleaning that out soon! Paint color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.  More room pics on the blog. Link in profile. #heytrinashome
  • Picture of my girls actually fighting against doing any school work.  This homeschooling thing is a full time job! Mr has locked himself in my old office leaving me to fend for myself. I’ve decided to give the girls and myself grace (and 🍷). Not that I’m letting them win, after hours of going back and fourth I have to know when to call it a day.  One night I was up with Peyton till almost 10 helping her finish her work and I knew this can’t be life.  So we’re working about 2-3 hrs a day on school plus reading.  That’s all i got.  Just praying  she passes 4th grade 😩. How’s it going for you guys? #graceandmercy shirts fine @pintsizefaith
  • Another project under my quarantine belt! Peyton’s pre-tween bedroom refresh is done! It looks so good and matches the vibe of the rest of the house. Peyton wanted to kick the bright pinks to the curb. Now Harper wants her room update 😒. Her only update will be a good cleaning 😩. Spent less than $100. Swipe to see the before that was already cute. Links to everything on the blog (link in profile) #heytrinashome
  • Spring is here but no spring break 😓. Just over here washing my hands, trying to stay positive and plotting where I’m going when this is all over. Homeschool was a fail this week but I did finish my new Supermomculture.com site, set up my new workspace and deep cleaned my kitchen.  Currently happy hour at the crib. Can’t wait to rock this @suakokobetty outfit again.
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My Baby Feeding Journey + Parent’s Choice Giveaway

July 12, 2017

This post is sponsored by Mirum. All opinions are my own

If you were like me the moment you found out you’re expecting you went straight to one of those mommy to be websites. You start reading all the tips and then fall into the rabbit hole of baby feeding forums. I fell in the hole and was I like O M G. What if I’ can’t breastfeed, what if it hurts, how am I going to keep it up for 5 years, what if I don’t get any milk at all, am I a bad mother, will my baby be ok if I don’t breastfeed? All those concerns made me question myself as a soon to be mom. Once Peyton was born (now 7 years old) all those insecurities went away and I made decisions on what was best for me, my baby and family. I thought I would share more about my journey and how Parent’s Choice from Walmart played a significant role. Parent’s Choice is also giving away up to $500. Check out this video about other mom’s feeding choices and keep reading for our story.

Parent's Choice Formula

When my first daughter was born, my milk came in like the Niagara Falls. I had so much milk that I had to start pumping in the hospital. Unfortunately, my baby had to be in the NICU for the first couple of days because she wasn’t breathing properly.   I wasn’t able to breastfeed or give her a bottle while she was in the NICU. Whether she got my milk or not was the least of my concerns. I just wanted her to be ok.

Once they brought her to me, I tried to breastfeed and everything was going fine. After she feed on each breast, I was still full of milk. That led to me being engorged most of the time. I kept pumping but it got to be too much to keep up with pumping and breastfeeding so I stopped breastfeeding and exclusively pumped. I was able to keep that up for 6 months until one day I mentally could not pump anymore. I proceeded to naturally dry up my milk. I did have about 3 months of breast milk stashed in the freezer.

After my daughter ran through the frozen milk, I asked her pediatrician what I should give her. She gave me some samples. I took them home and proceed to give them to my daughter. To my surprise, the samples were Parent’s Choice from Walmart. When I headed to Walmart to get more I was shocked at how much I would save compared to other brands of formula. I read the labels and they all had the same ingredients.   Until Peyton turned 12 months, she kept drinking Parent’s Choice formula.

My journey with Harper, who is almost 2 now, is similar but I only pumped for 3 months. I just knew I would be breastfeeding for a full 12 months but it didn’t work out that way. I was home full –time and taking care of two kids, it was hard to keep up with a pumping schedule. I seriously started to feel like pumping was taking away time with my girls. Not to mention I lost a lot of hair. I talked to my husband and we decided it would be best for me to stop pumping to spend more time with my children.

Parent's Choice Advantage Formula Parent's Choice Infant Formula Parent's Choice Sensitivity Formula

Parent's Choice Organic Formula

Like Peyton, Harper had a few months stash of milk as well. Once that supply was depleted, I headed straight to Walmart to pick up some Parent’s Choice Formula.  This time around there are more options of Parent’s Choice formula like sensitive, infant, tender, advantage, organic and more. We decided to go with the organic formula. Let me tell you that we saved $10 per container compared to other organic formulas.

Parent's Choice Formula

Parent’s Choice extends beyond infant formula to include toddler formulas and baby and toddler Foods.  You can learn more about Parent’s Choice HERE or at Walmart stores in the baby aisle. Use the widget below to enter their awesome giveaway. Good luck!

Please share how you choose to feed your children in the comments, it may help another mother in her feeding journey.

The Parent’s Choice Formula Feeding Time Summer 2017 Sweepstakes

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