Harem Pants by Cherry Brick Road Review

Harem Pants Review – Cherry Brick Road

This is a sponsored post in which I received free product in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Do You Use Cloth Diapers?

If you do, now that Winter is near, you either will understand the struggle, or you already do. Finding the perfect fit with pants and cloth, can be a little difficult. Usually, the clothes you buy have to be at least a size larger than normal, and while pants may fit around the diaper, they can be long in the legs (or too big in the waist).  But, never fear – you have options! One of those options; enter, Harem Pants.

Harem Pants made by Cherry Brick Road

What are Harem Pants?

In case you don’t know, harem pants are these nifty leggings, kinda like “baby yoga pants” that are designed to be worn with cloth diapers. Specially designed to allow room in all the right places, to accommodate the diaper, but still be comfortable!
I recently connected with Cherry Brick Road and had the opportunity to give a special friend a few pairs of their harem pants to try, and we are in Love!

Harem Pants by Cherry Brick Road

About the pants…

All of Cherry Brick Road’s harem pants are made with 100% Cotton. The material has been pre-shrunk (so no worries with the laundry!). The fold-over waist band and cuffs allow the pants to grow with your baby for the months to come.  They are nice and warm in cooler weather, perfect for wearing during fall and winter.Harem pants by Cherry Brick Road

The prints and available colors are so trendy right now, and I love the flair they exude! The stitching is high-quality. Compared to other brands, you really can’t beat the price, as far as cloth-compatible baby pants go.harem pants by Cherry Brick Road

Sizes for certain prints go from Newborn to 24 months! And the great thing is, even if you are a little off with size, they will grow with the baby for quite a while!Coop is wearing the Tribal Print Harem Pants by Cherry Brick Road

Our model loves his!

Our Model Cooper here, is only a few weeks old in these shots, but these 3 month size pants will last him the majority of the winter with his cloth. Cooper’s mother says he loves getting dressed and had no problem putting these on!!Harem pants by Cherry Brick Road

Cherry Brick Road also has a lot of other great products; Single/Reversible Bibdanas, and Top-knot Headbands!

Harem pants by Cherry Brick Road

Visit Cherry Brick Road!

Be sure to check out their site, Instagram, and Facebook page!  These harem pants are highly recommended for keeping your little warm while he wears his cloth diapers!

Handmade Harem pants by Cherry brick Road, perfect for cloth diapers!

Life After Marriage

Life Changes After You Say Your Vows

We pretend it doesn’t, but it really does. And it’s not a bad thing – but just a part of life.
My husband and I have shared many wonderful things, throughout the course of our marriage. And if you asked us a short time after we did it, we probably both would have answered,
“No, everything’s pretty much the same!”
 

But that’s not entirely true

Some things will change. Once you’ve become comfortable, you naturally drop your guard. Then you begin noticing things; Like used Q-tips on the bathroom sink (which makes absolutely no sense, when the trash can is right there!). And that make you never get around to those midnight walks on the beach. Some times you just really want your spouse to just go away…for like, an hour, so you can watch Grey’s Anatomy in peace.

It’s all natural, and there’s nothing wrong with it.

With that level of comfort and realization, you can find a sliver lining. You’re learning more about your partner, and yourself. And still finding ways to connect, and be your own person, at the same time.
But if you think being married is all about romantic candlelit dinners every night, a spouse who never has a bodily function, and remaining in complete agreeance on every subject (never fighting); sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s just not it how it works.
Husband’s are gross. And slobs. And they will argue with you over stupid things. You aren’t going to be drowning in Romance. And even if you did spend every waking moment together, either one or the both of you will want to scream.

But your marriage will survive!

And it can be made to be stronger – just remember that reality isn’t a Disney movie, and sometimes – marriage is hard. And annoying. And totally worth it.
I recently wrote a post on 5 Changes You’ll Experience After Marriage, that goes a little more in depth on this topic, but before I send you to read that – just remember this: The Hollywood Love Story always ends once the credits roll. Your own love story is a thousand times better. You get the real thing. And as disappointing/irritating/suffocating married life can be sometimes… the reality is so much better than what the Big Screen will show you.

What’s something you discovered about marriage that you didn’t expect?

I’m sick of politics…

Can it just be over?

 

I’m totally done with politics now.

With official election day a mere hours away as I write this, can I just say; I’m done. So f-ing done.

Don’t get me wrong…

It is important. And groundbreaking considering the candidates running. History in the making.
But as exciting as it is, it’s also; anxious, annoying, frustrating, complicated, and overwhelming!

This last year has been hectic with the upcoming election

And how could it not? This time, many voters who skipped out on the last few elections are voting again – not to mention a new generation of first-time voters, casting their ballots.

But it’s all we’ve been hearing about, at an ever increasing rate.

It’s blown up over every aspect of radio, television, social media, even every day conversation.
You can’t hardly go to the grocery store without a newspaper/magazine article staring you in the face. A conversation (even argument?) overheard the next aisle over. It’s inescapable!

But I did my part

I researched where each candidate stood. I thought about my own viewpoints, and carefully selected a candidate I most identified with. If you follow me on facebook, I even did a short live video encouraging others to do the same. I don’t care what your political affiliation is – it really only matters that you use the voice you have, to make a difference.
But as the official time for open polls nears, it’s really starting to get to me!
I’m not saying this isn’t extremely important…but is anyone else just ready for this to be over with?

The last straw…

I expect to be inundated with the scandals, propaganda, and praises through all the media outlets, and even from friends/family, and my Facebook feed. But when even scrolling through my feeds, or trying to watch Netflix, the current election is always present. Like an ex-boyfriend that DM’s late at night when you’re least expecting it (and really don’t want to be bothered). I honestly wanted to pull my hair out earlier tonight, when a member of the Cloth Diaper Buy/Sell/trade group I help admin, posted another political meme. “Is nothing sacred!?”
 

I’ll be honest guys. 

At this point, whatever happens, happens. If you voted early like me, you’ve done your part. If you are voting on Nov. 8th, you’ll then do your own. It only matters that you make the choice you are comfortable with. But I’ll be glad when the anxiety, frustration, and overwhelming media attention coming from the television, internet, and next door neighbors, are done. Family and friends have been divided and broken over this.
Luckily, it’s almost over. And life can get back to being a little different…but somewhat normal.

October Update

So, incase you were wondering what’s been going on lately, like why I haven’t been posting as often – Things have been very hectic down here!

I’ve had a lot of Halloween-y stuff planned for the blog, but here it is the 31st, and none have been accomplished. But this month has been super busy – planing the launch (and move!) of this blog on my own domain, coming soon, and making sure my son has alots of fun with the Fall Festivities taking place around the area.

I’m the kind of person that doesn’t like to start projects unless I can absolutely finish them, within a reasonable time frame. if I feel like I can’t-I simply don’t even start them.

Which leads me to procrastination, which I recently did write about on Wisdom.Ninja, a site I will be contributing to occasionally, and you can read the full article here on why I feel like procrastination has made me into a better mother.

Just because I’m putting off the mountain of housework I need to complete before I start packing for our move to a new city, or I’m not even going to consider tackling the daunting task of moving to my own new website; don’t necessarily mean I’m resting on my laurels. The times you don’t see me so much on social media, is because I’m spending that time with my child, learning new things. Making memories with Bruce at a Trunk-or-Treat is a little more important than organizing the hall closet as well.

It’s important not to let the To-Do Lists and anxiety, over chores and errands (and even hobbies and goals) get in the way of being a parent. And sometimes you have to just put it all off for a while, and play with your child. The bonding experience and memories are so much more important than a pile of laundry on the floor.

But – I am getting back into the swing of things, so in the meantime, check out this post, and I will have more coming soon, and (eventually) the launch of a new site!!

Finding Pride In Your Birth Story

How does one cope with shameful comments directed at their choice of child-birthing methods?

Every mother has a birth story for each of her children.Some of us have had Cesarean Sections. Some VBAC’s. Some mother’s gave birth naturally. About half of us, more than likely used some type of pain medication, while the other half didn’t.

No one way is any better than the other. Continue reading “Finding Pride In Your Birth Story”