You’re here because you’re a mom with a problem, question, or simply in need of some ideas.
I’m here to help you solve those problems, give you the answers you’re looking for, and shower you with ideas!
No matter the topic, our mission here is to help mothers gain confidence, clarity, and inspiration on their journey through motherhood!
Who am I?
My name is Sydney but according to Starbucks employees, you can call me Cindy. I am the mother of a 1 1/2-year-old daughter named Lily, otherwise known as Silly Lily because that girl is crazy in the best possible way. We live in sunny San Diego, California which sounds wonderful, but my dream is to someday live in a place that experiences all four seasons.
I am also doing this whole parenting thing alone, I believe they call it being a single mother. I luckily don’t feel single very often though considering I have the most supportive parents and 4 siblings I can take advantage of whenever I need.
Well, enough about me!
If my subtle sense of humor hasn’t scared you away yet, keep reading to discover what this blog is really about. (*HINT* It starts with a “y” and ends with a “U”!)
How can I help YOU?
My goal for this blog is to use my strengths to support YOU through motherhood. I’ll do all the hard work and all you need to do is show up and read!
I’ll research the best baby gear, use my mistakes as a mom to teach you a lesson, hunt down the best natural baby products, and give you step by step instructions to organize that junk drawer you’ve been avoiding.
I am here to serve YOU. To help you and support you through this amazing, scary, fun, exhausting, funny, tear-inducing, incredible thing we call motherhood.
Are you new to breastfeeding and need a little help? I got your back!
Having a hard time figuring out some easy activities for your toddler to do? No problem, I made lists!
Want to make your own safe, all-natural cleaning products but don’t know how? Let me show you!
Struggling to make daily do-to lists and schedules? Don’t even worry about it. I already made some for you!
What’s Me and Lily all about?
The three pillars of Me and Lily might seem like an odd combination to some, but they are the three things I am most passionate about and where my strengths lie.
The heart of Me and Lily is motherhood. Everything you find here will lead you back to the journey of being a mom. Whether it’s bathed in beauty and joy or cloaked in struggle and strife, here at Me and Lily all roads lead back to motherhood.
Here at Me and Lily we also believe in natural living! However, we believe when it comes to living a non-toxic lifestyle a little effort is better than none. I call myself a semi-crunchy mama. I believe in being kind to the earth and avoiding exposure to toxins as much as possible, but I also praise the human who invented non-toxic disposable diapers!
The last pillar of Me and Lily is all about organization! I believe an organized mom is a happy mom and a healthy mom. Never underestimate the power of a label or a well-organized closet can have on your sanity. Keeping your stuff in order helps you keep your thoughts in order which helps you keep your life in order!
What inspired me to start a blog?
Honestly, I had a dream about a website called Me and Lily. A blog where I would help other mother’s through their motherhood journey by sharing my story and other tips and information. I had been hunting for jobs I could do at home for months, so the universe must have been giving a nudge in the right direction.
The morning after my dream, I decided to start a blog. I had never read a blog before and didn’t know anything about starting one. All I knew was a need a job to support me and my daughter and having a blog seemed like the perfect fit.
I LOVE sharing information that I learn that I think might be helpful to others. I realize that not everyone is as fond of doing research as I am, so I like to spread the love when it comes to things I discover. I swear my tombstone will have a quote written on it that says “Hey, so I read this article…”
I also LOVE writing. I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t spending all my free time writing something. From poems to songs to essays and now my blog! Writing is just what I am meant to be doing and I am so happy I found a way to use it to help other mamas.
Even though this blog sprouted from a fluke idea in a dream, it has grown into my biggest passion and I hope one day I can say it helped thousands of mamas on their journeys through motherhood!
Well, that’s about it!
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Have a wonderful day!