DIY Photoshoot & Tips for a Healthy Dinner

In this episode of “It’s Only Reality”, I show you how I do a DIY mommy and me photoshoot at home. I also prepare a simple, delicious and healthy meal perfect for busy mamas. What are your favorite recipes? I’d love to try them! Continue reading

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Petra Turns Two!!

Our daughter Petra just turned two years old, and we love being able to look back on old videos and photos to see how much she’s grown. We thought we’d share the journey with you. It’s been the best two years of our lives.

So, that’s that for now.  Be blessed and take time to make your dreams into your reality.

-Kytia L’amour

Watch the first episode of “It’s Only Reality”

Why start a YouTube channel? I used to wonder why many of the mommy blogs I followed also had videos embedded in the content. It was almost identical information in the video and in the text, so it seemed a little redundant to have two mediums within the same webpage.

It wasn’t until my mother had to tell me–for the millionth time–that I should start a YouTube channel that highlights my journey of motherhood that I even considered doing it. I’m an avid reader and I almost prefer reading someone’s blog over watching their video and mentally rushing them to get to the point. But I do understand that many people prefer to watch someone they consider an online friend. Hearing their voice, getting used to their mannerisms, and being invited into a stranger’s home is a unique experience for our generation. However; if I’m going to take on a project, I like to do it well, so the thought of taking on yet another task by choice was almost laughable. Continue reading

It’s Only Reality coming soon to YouTube!

 

Sit down, I have a major announcement to make. No, I’m not pregnant. Now that that’s out of the way, allow me to introduce the latest project I’ve been working on.

It’s taken me a while to get my motherhood journey on a platform where you can simply press play. I’m an avid reader, but I understand that not everyone is. The reason why I’ve taken up a new task–that I don’t have a ton of time for–is YOU.

I will still be writing because there are certain subjects that I’d rather pen down instead of have a monologue in front of the camera. And perhaps there will be days that I don’t feel like combing my hair, but I want to share some info or advice with the internets.

Thank you for viewing and please submit any topics you’d like to hear about. Also, if you’d like to collaborate in any way, let me know. I’m looking for:

On-Camera Mommy Guests

Jewelry Designers

Fashion Designers

Makeup Artists

Hair Stylists

Wardrobe Stylists

Photographers

Video Editors

Musicians

Sponsors for Product Giveaways

So, that’s that for now.  Be blessed and take time to make your dreams into your reality.

-Kytia L’amour

“Mommy and Me” Style

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Years and years before I had any children, I toyed with the idea of being the coordinated family. Part of me loved the idea of my daughter(s) being a mini me and our son(s) being a mini daddy. The other part of me couldn’t stand it. Now that I am a mommy, it’s become a mixture of the two. When we go out for a special occasion like church, parties, family date night, etc. we definitely coordinate our clothing, but on a daily basis, our style is usually dictated by the weather. Living in Southern California that means summer clothing for most of the year (Yay!). Continue reading

Becoming you again…

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Your body, free time, and brain function may never be the same after becoming a mom, but at your core, you are the same amazing, wonderful, and beautiful you! I think it took me about six months post-partum to get my head above water and exit survival mode, and maybe a full year to not feel guilty doing things for myself. There were certain activities that really helped me get in the right head space, and I’d like to share them with my fellow mamas. Some of these may not apply to you, but I’m hoping anyone who stops by to read (hey you!) will find a few of these tips helpful. Continue reading

Welcome to Co-Sleeping

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At our daughter’s 15 month checkup last October, my husband and I were asked by her pediatrician about Petra’s sleeping arrangements and how she was sleeping through the night. She sleeps very well throughout the night (disregarding teething, sickness, or the night before a developmental leap), but we informed him that she was still sleeping in our bed.

He was concerned that she wasn’t falling asleep on her own in her crib. I was surprised that he had an opinion on this. I politely said with a laugh, “We’re not bothered by it, and I’m sure she’ll be sleeping on her own by the time she goes to college.” He raised an eyebrow and replied “Well, I know families whose teenagers still sleep with them.” Continue reading