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Life, Noah

Hey readers!

It is just about bed time for us now and I am exhausted. It has been a hectic and busy day and unfortunately Noah is running a fever now and he keeps sneezing poor guy, so he's sitting here next to me, feeling down, poor thing :( The day started with us going to the child health centre for Noah's 1 year control. I can't believe he's one year old next week, that is absolutely insane. I am always nervous about the big check ups like these mostly because of the vaccinations. I hate taking shots and I can feel Noah's pain when he gets them. But that is something I am trying to get over since Noah can feel all my emotions haha and I don't want him to grow up scared of that. Noah was unusually sad at the check up, even before his vaccinations when they were just weighing and measuring him. I don't know why because he is usually in an alright mood but it does hurt to see him like that. But he was right on the curve and is growing just as he should, thankfully! The vaccinations took 1 second before it was over. He was so good. Of course he cried, who wouldn't? But not for long, and he was in a good mood on our way home. He fell asleep when we got home, and slept for a while so I managed to get some stuff done around the house. When Noah had woken up and had lunch and we took the bus to Emporia, a big shopping centre outside of Malmö and we looked around a bit before meeting up with my aunt and made a very successful business phone call to Kenya, Yay! After that Noah and I took the train into town and met up with my friend Amanda. She had not seen Noah since he was a tiny little baby so it was really good to catch up. We came home around 7pm and I made some pasta chicken salad for dinner. Noah has been feeling lousy ever since we got home but he's still trying to keep his mood up, my little fighter <3 My mum is arriving late tonight so I was hoping to get some cleaning done tonight so it would look spotless when she got here, but because of how Noah is feeling, he won't let me put him down for one second, so I am just going to have to leave it the way it is. Now I am going to make myself a cup of tea and head straight to bed.

Nighty <3

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Recipes

Who is sick of having a wallet that only reaches to the junk food? Well being semi-broke whether you're a student, a single mom or living on a minimum wage does not necessarily mean you have to eat badly. Today I made my very healthy, inexpensive and delicious vegetable soup. Not only is it tasty but very easy to make!

  • Pour a tbsp of olive oil into a saucepan and crush one garlic clove in
  • Put on medium heat
  • Chop half a leek into pieces and add to the oil
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in four and add to the oil
  • Add a 1tsp onion powder to the saucepan
  • Pour 1 liter water into the saucepan and add two vegetable stock cubes into the water
  • Wait for the water to boil
  • Add 0.5tsp thyme, 1tsp rosemary to the water and 1tsp chili flakes to the water
  • Peel and chop one carrot into many pieces and add to the water
  • Let boil with the lid on until the carrots are soft
  • Chop half a broccoli and a handful of mushrooms and add to the soup
  • Add a handful of soja beans to the soup
  • Lets boil until broccoli is soft
  • When all the vegetables are soft, pour in a bowl
  • Enjoy the soup!!

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Life, Random

Good day from a cheerful mummy and son!! The sun is shining and spring is really on its way now. After a successful night with pizza and Zinzino meetings, and an enjoyable morning with friends and baby rhythmic, my mood is on top of the world today.

What makes this day even more fun? Well today is of course the day to ROCK THE SOCKS! For those of you who don't know what that means, well that means that you wear two different types of socks on each foot. Why do we do that? Well it shows support for those with down syndrome and since today is World Down Syndrome Day, it is kind of a given to rock the socks today.

This world is filled with so much cruelty and sadness. I want to encourage people out there to instead of looking down on people for being different, we should celebrate the fact that we are not all the same. That is the message I want to send out to my son at least. I have dyscalculia, and even though it was a struggle for a large part of my life, I say it proudly today because it gives me strength in so many other subjects. It does not matter if a person has down syndrome, is quadriplegic, is blind, has a learning disability or has any other kinds of handicap. Just like it does not matter if a person is black, white, gay, straight, fat, thin or anything else. We are all human! We are all equal and instead of pushing each other down, we should give each other strength! So come on, readers! Lets ROCK THOSE SOCKS to remind everyone that we are all worth the same!!

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Life

Hello, hello!

The other day, I was browsing through Facebook out of boredom when I came across a meme that said "Its aborted if I ever get pregnant in my 20's". Being a young mom, things like that actually gets to me. Nowadays, life is almost like a pattern for most people. Go to school, get a degree, get a job, find a partner and then have babies at the age's of 30 or 40. I think that is absolutely wonderful, the world is a better place because so many young women are striving to have an education. However, just because that is how most women want to do it these days, does not mean that having kids young is wrong or shameful in anyway. I still have ambition, I am still planning on getting an education and a degree and getting a good job that gets me to the top. Yes, I may have it tighter with the money issue because I had a child unexpectedly but I am still giving my son a roof over his head and food on his plate. One day I will be able to expand that with him in my life and there is not anything wrong with that. I believe that younger parents have more energy to play with their children and could probably relate to their kids better. Yes, I'm young, yes, I had not planned for my life to turn out this way but that does not make me a worst mom or a shameful one. I am just as capable as anyone else.

I just wanted to put that out there to let people know that I am not doing anything wrong by being a young parent, and neither is anyone else. I hope one day everyone will be treated equally no matter situation.

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Zinzino

Hello lovely readers!

Did you know that 95% of the worlds population has an unbalance in their everyday diet? What am I talking about? Well I am talking about omega 3 and omega 6. The human body is suppose to have a balance of a 1:2 ratio, but today the food we eat is filled with so much omega 6 and so little omega 3 that we instead have a ratio of 1:15 in Europe and 1:25 in the United States. Why is that a negative thing you ask? Well for one omega 6 gives the human body infections, which is a good thing because we can then feel when we have pain, but too much infections causes sickness and diseases. Omega 3 often surpasses the effects of omega 6.

I never actually thought I had such an issue with it because I eat a lot of fish, which is filled with omega 3 but because there is so much omega 6 in everything else, it does not actually even it out. This shocked me, and I felt quickly that I needed to change my diet. I'm a lover of food and love tasting different things, so instead I joined the very successful health business called Zinzino that sells Omega 3. I've started taking it myself and I am so excited to find out how my balance will change with this oil. I encourage everyone to get healthier and find the correct balance between omega 3 and omega 6!! Contact me on martawiberg94@gmail.com for a meeting to find out more!

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Family, Life, Noah

Hi readers!

This is Laityn. Tinii's partner and Noah's father. I have been given the honour to guest write on Tinii's blog. We both thought it would be a good idea for me to write about how everything is from my side of the whole complicated situation. I feel really fortunate to be Noah's father. I talk to him and Tinii most days and every day that passes by i see more and more of myself in him. I do however wish more than anything that I had more time with him. Noah is almost a year old and at times I don't feel like the father I probably should and right now it feels like no matter what I do, I'll never get to that point either. I've only spent three months out of his entire life with him and everyday I wonder how long our relationship will be long distance for. I fear that the longer time goes by, I'll start to matter less and less to him. It melts a mans soul having those worries and to just know that you have a son you love but you can't hold him or be with him because he is on the other side of the world. However I am still his father and always will be. I love him despite everything and I wish to be the best role model and father I possibly can be for him. I sadly don't have any good male role models in my own life and that hurts so I want Noah to have everything and anything that I never had. I hope that Noah has a happy life filled with love and good people around him. Tinii is the most dedicated mother I know. She would do anything for Noah. The two of them have a really strong bond. In the future I am planning on having a good and steady job so that I can support Noah the way he deserves. That is the goal I'm reaching for now, to have my life together for him and his happiness. My biggest dream and wish right now is that the three of us can one day live together as a family permanently on a beautiful and exotic beach somewhere.

Thank you for taking the time and reading my post. Maybe one day Tinii will let me write another post.

Love Laityn!



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Life, Random

Dear blog, I am finally in bed, laying next to my little snoring baby boy after a hectic day. I had a full on day planned which I had to cancel most of because of the very clumsy move I made this morning that broke my toe. Haha! I have broken my toe so many times, it is ridiculous but it hurts just the same each time haha. So I spent half the day, in bed and in pain feeling sorry for myself. But then I picked myself up, dusted myself off and took the bus into town and hung out with one of my absolute best friends in the world. Being a young mum and raising a kid on my own, I don't get to spend as much time with friends as I used to so I really cherish the times that I do. I want to take this time to thank my friends! Becoming a mum, and going through everything that I have been lately has been rough but it has really showed me who my true friends are. A couple of years ago, I had to let go of a friend who meant the world to me for personal reasons, which is something that really effects me now because I've really needed her lately to talk to and open up to. Life does not always happen the way we want and I believe that most things that happen is destiny and even though we as humans sometimes have to let go of what we once had, we still have it in us to wish situations could be different. My friends today are amazing. I know it can't be easy listening to me complain all the time haha but I am so blessed to have such incredible people in my life supporting me through everything I do. I have people I love and trust all over the world, and with little money in my bank account, I am the richest girl in the world because of it. My son is a very fortunate kid to have so many role models around him that he can look up to and follow because just as they never do me, I know my friends will never let him down, and that is the best feeling in the world. If something ever were to happen to me, I know that Noah would still have it good because of that. So to all you amazing people, you know who you are, I don't say it enough so THANK YOU! I love you all!

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Life, Random

claireeee:

how did u and noahs dad meet? when will u see him next?

Laityn, Noah's father, moved into my apartment, thats how we met and we quickly started a romantic relationship. I have no idea, if we're lucky, in a month.

Abraham:

As a mum what would u have done differently if u had the chance?

I don't know yet, I've been a mum for less than a year and so far my mistakes have only been things that make him cry for a couple of minutes. I do however wish that Laityn could have been more a part of this first year, but that really is not up to me.

Lane:

What are your near future plans? Like in the coming months/ year?

The question I am dreading so deeply right now... I have no clue! I hope that Noah is in daycare and that I am either studying or working by September.

Corine:

Do your parents help you out financially since you don't have a job? You have to have an income some how? Could you talk about this and the difficulties? I know many young mothers struggle with this and would love to hear how you do it since raising a child isn't easy and VERY EXPENSIVE!

My parents don't help me out financially. Of course, they are there for me always though if I ever need. Since Noah's birth, I've been living off the government, they help new mothers. It is not a lot of money, especially when I have to save for Australia as well, but I get by. I have also been working a bit with selling products for a company called It Works and just a few days ago I became a seller for another brand called Zinzino. I am hoping to go far with Zinzino eventually, I just have to work hard!

No one:

U should vlog! Can you?

Yes, I've considered it a couple times. Good idea!

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Random

Hi readers!

I've been meaning to blog for a couple of days now but to be honest, I am completely stuck. Noah is napping right now, so I thought I'd take this free time to make a post... but to do that, I need ideas, which I don't haha so please share because I don't want to leave this blog completely empty either. I have no idea what to blog about, so please give me ideas!! It has been a hectic week filled with birthdays, guests, and a funeral where I had to say goodbye to one of my favourite women, my grandmother, so my mind is honestly stuck. But I thought while I come up with new blog topics, maybe I can give everyone the opportunity to ask me anything! Just comment below and I will answer all the questions as honest as possible in a couple of days.

I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday x

Kiss xx

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Noah, Random

I can't believe that in just 5 weeks, my little Noah is turning one! I feel like I just gave birth to him the other day. Time goes by way to fast! I just sent out invitations to his first birthday the other day and it is going to be a day filled with music, games and fun. I hope my little man will enjoy it. I read somewhere that they are baby's until they turn one, and thats when they become toddlers. That is why a persons first birthday is so important. That may well be true, but Noah will always be my baby. Even though I feel like time should slow down, and I want more 'baby' time with Noah, I am still looking forward to see what the toddler years will have to offer.

Last night, while watching TV, I noticed that Noah was burning up. I gave him some medicine to keep the fever down and to keep him from feeling any pain from it but he was so sad for a great deal of the night and refused to sleep unless he was being breastfed so I did not get much sleep last night. But we were in good spirits today anyway. Noah felt a lot better when he woke up, but he has not been sleeping as good as usual. He usually has two naps a day, today he had one short one. There was a carnival in our small town today and because of how Noah was last night, I was debating whether or not to go, but since he was ok, I decided to dress my sleepy boy in his dragon suite and head on out. Noah was so relaxed, just chilling in his stroller, looking at all the funny looking people, performing and being loud. Everyone then headed to the church and Noah fell asleep on the way. The church was beautifully decorated with balloons and hearts. Noah didn't wake up until half way through the service and he was super excited about all the performances. After the service, we met up with my parents and we headed over to a rented hall by the church where we were all invited for coffee and buns. It was nice. The rest of the day has been super relaxing. I worked out a little, watched Harry Potter with my dad, and cuddled with Noah. He is so tired now... he has gotten to that stage where he is overtired and can't sit still. Hopefully he will pass out for the night soon so I can put him to bed, and perhaps I'll find some energy to stay up longer to watch the Oscars tonight! Excitinggggggg!! Who else is going watch it?

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