Archives for May 2017

05.27.17

Rodan & Fields

Exciting times guys. Recently I filmed an unboxing video of my Rodan + Fields business. I wanted to share the special moment so I will put it below for your viewing pleasure.

I have officially become a Rodan + Fields consultant. I took the plunge because I met someone who was living the life I wanted for myself. I asked her how she was able to stay home with her youngest and have a successful, fulfilling (key word) career. She then shared with me that she was in my same position 3 years ago and one of her friends introduced her to the business. Since then she’s built the life she’s always wanted for herself. I was really inspired and excited. She was living proof! Why would anyone turn the opportunity down? I talked to Tom about the opportunity and I have to admit, I went back and forth. I had moments where I thought it was too good to be true. But it WAS true! I met her, and I spoke to her partner who was driving around in her new Lexus given to her by Rodan + Fields. If they could do it, why couldn’t I? I decided to take the plunge finally. I knew it would take time and dedication. I think that’s probably why so many people pass on this opportunity. They want something for nothing and the idea of being your own boss is intimidating to some. Its really inane how society has trained us. We’ve been taught that you start from the bottom and work, work, work, work, work *wise words from Rihanna*. Then if you work hard enough and long enough, only then can you be a boss. Anything that deviates from that paradigm scares people. But why not be a boss now?

A lot of people start Rodan + Fields on the side while continuing with their other jobs. Anne, the lady with the Lexus – that rolls off the tongue nice! She was a Nurse Practitioner when she started RF. She had so much success with RF that she was able to stop seeing patients and live the life of a boss. She wasn’t even passionate about skincare when she started. But the product line is THAT amazing, she quickly become a fan.

In case you aren’t aware. Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields are world famous Dermatologists. They are the creators of Proactive – drop the mic. What a resume right!? They then created RF to cover other common skincare concerns like wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, pores, sensitive skin, and this line even has it’s own acne products. Rodan + Fields started in big stores like Nordstrom. Ya’ll know how much I love Nordstrom! The products were some of their best sellers in fact. You don’t have to be a genius to see that less and less people go to the stores to shop because of the internet. More online purchases and less in store. Well The Drs saw the trend and withdrew from the stores. Then they created the present business structure and started giving people like you and me an opportunity to be your own boss. Now here I am, and here you can be too!

Now after reading this post I hope you do one of two things. Contact me for a free skincare consultation where I can recommend products to fix your areas of concern and even offer discounts. Friends don’t let friends pay retail y’all! OR ask me how you can start your own Rodan + Fields business. You can have this life too! It’s easy to come up with dozens of reasons why you can’t – don’t do that. You CAN!

Contact me at sarahmarie55@gmail.com

05.10.17

See The New Sea World

Hey ya’ll – I love saying that. This last weekend we went to Sea World to see what’s new there. We all know or have seen commercials that Sea World is changing things up. They are not going to be breeding Orcas anymore and stopping a lot of the previous shows. We are season pass holders and we go frequently. I have to admit I’m sad about these changes. The war against Sea World has become so trendy. You have people cursing Sea World as they walk to buy a burger in their leather shoes.  Most people I know who are “anti-Sea World” have no issue visiting a zoo or other venues where animals are in captivity. Or worse yet they have pets of their own and a closet full of fur or leather. Let’s not forget folks that most people eat animals as well. Maybe you’re thinking “but orcas and whales are different”.  How are they different than other animals at a zoo? The only thing that’s different if your perspective or value from one animal to the next. I’m not against people who have a different opinion on the subject. What I’m against is the hypocrisy so many anti Sea World supporters exhibit.

Now that I’ve got that off my chest let’s get on to the fun! We went to celebrate my nephews birthday. It was his first time there. It was a great day for it too. The sun was shining and there was a cool breeze. The kids had so much fun looking at all the animals. We went straight in the see the baby Orca. He was swimming around with his momma. It was so cute. We saw the new dolphin and Beluga whale show. It was a bit boring compared to the show they used to do. I hope they revamp it because it was lacking a lot of the excitement that the kids were wanting to see.

My little Beluga Elliot was watching the shows on our laps. He did SO good! It was night and day from our visit to Disney World when he was 3 months old. It’s crazy how fast babies change. He was not a happy camper at Disney. But here at Sea World 2 months later I almost didn’t know he was with us. He was so quiet sitting in his stroller watching everything. When he got tired he fell right asleep. I was very happy. At first I thought we would probably leave early because he wasn’t going to like being in the stroller so much. Boy I’m glad he got over that! Our double bob is an amazing stroller and it’s too dang hot to baby wear!

The cherry on top was Tom surprising us at the end. He got out of the hospital early and was able to come see the dolphins and sharks with us. It was so nice to have him come spend a bit of time with us. We definitely miss him when he’s not with us. We were all tired by 4pm so we headed out. The drive home was just silent haha. All the kids were OUT cold. It was pleasant. You don’t get too many moments like that as a stay at home mom. I’d almost forgotten what silence sounds like!

Thank you Sea World for giving us a place to run our kids into a peaceful sleep. I’m sad about the changes, but Sea World offers so much for every kind of visitor. I’d love to think that these new changes will bring back all the business they’ve lost through these hate campaigns. I’ll be optimistic since our family enjoys coming here. Next on the list Aquatica!

05.07.17

Sleep Training Baby

Sleep training are two words that some parents dread hearing. It’s that time in your life where you need to start teaching your baby that he is not nocturnal. Since every baby is different there isn’t a one size fits all approach. Of course there are many different methods to choose from also. As a momma, I can tell a little bit of what my baby needs to sleep. So instead of just following one method I tailor the existing methods to my child. Audrey and Elliot are very different personalities and I realize that. Also when I started sleep training Audrey it was out of necessity. She was waking up every 30 minutes by 5 months old. I was exhausted, she was over tired. My pediatrician stepped in and told me to start. In the end it was the best thing ever. It changed our lives. Audrey went from being a horrible sleeper to the best sleeper in the house! She was still an early riser, but now at 4 years old she is still the first one up. I am a few days in training Elliot and I’ve already adopted a completely different approach to fit his needs. I’ll post another video on my progress with him in a few days, but here are some tips to get you started!