• Protecting Your Most Treasured Possessions

    Protecting your most valued possessions | Oh Lovely Day

    There’s something about this time of year that makes me think a lot about the things that matter most. Even though I’m well into my 30’s, I sometimes forget that I’m a bona-fide adult. I’m someone who needs to think about practical things and plan for the future. In the last 5 years I’ve become someone’s spouse and two little someones’ mother. And my most valuable possessions have definitely changed.

    No one wants to think about it, but big life changes also mean you need to plan, maybe even help prevent, bad things from happening. You insure your engagement ring – just in case. You write a will – just in case. If you live in Los Angeles, you prepare an earthquake kit (or at least put it on your to-do list every year intending to prepare one) – just in case. You also want to protect your most valuable possessions from things like theft, fire, and flood. Just in case.

    Protecting your most valued possessions | Oh Lovely Day

    My most valuable possessions are family memories and mementos. My wedding album and engagement ring (which I usually wear but had to take off for a while during my pregnancy). My son’s first pair of shoes or a lock of hair from his first haircut. Old family photos that were taken before digital and can’t be replaced. Love notes from my husband and homemade Mother’s Day cards. Family heirlooms, memories, mementos. Those are the things, aside from my family, that I would want to save in a fire or a flood. Because you can’t really save things in emergency situations – even the precious and irreplaceable stuff, and especially not when you have kids to save instead – it’s good to protect them ahead of time.

    Protecting your most valued possessions | Oh Lovely Day

    My family uses our SentrySafe Fire-Safe to protect those priceless things. We keep the safe in our home to store our family treasures and memories with our other valuables, as well as our important documents like birth certificates and passports. Now we don’t have to worry about a fire, flood, or burglars stealing our most precious and important things.

    We also use the SentrySafe Storage Container in our garage for storing things we don’t need easy access to, like Christmas ornaments, wills and old tax documents, and things we want to pass down to our kids someday. It’s the perfect thing for storing collectibles and heirlooms, especially in a garage or attic, because it protects them from fire, flood, and other environmental damage.

    I think these are a great thing to include on your registry or to give or receive as a Christmas gift. While it may not seem like the most romantic gift or the prettiest present, it will keep all of those romantic and pretty things safe forever. Just in case.

    Protecting your most valued possessions | Oh Lovely Day

    What are your most treasured possessions? What would you put in your safe?

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    1. Sandra
      Posted Dec 15 at 10:09 am | Permalink

      Off topic question: I know that you are a lucky mother to have Calvin sleep throughout the night so early

    2. Sandra
      Posted Dec 15 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

      I think my message was deleted by mistake before I posted it. So, the off topic question referred to the fact that my son who is 4 months as well is STTN and recently I feel that my milk production has decreased due to the fact that he has been sleeping like this for the last 5-6 weeks. Are you experiencing the same thing? I am breastfeeding him at 6/7 – 10-1-4-7 PM and I think sometimes that he is not getting enough milk. My pediatrician advised me to formula feed him after each meal but still I feel responsible for the fact that I didn’t start pumping earlier to keep the milk supply. Any thoughts on this?
      Thank you!

      • Posted Dec 20 at 11:17 am | Permalink

        Hi Sandra-
        I noticed it too, but my pediatrician said (and some research I did online seemed to support this) that your body produces what your baby needs. So when he starts sleeping through the night, he eats less often, so your milk changes to match that. My son still pulls himself off when he is done nursing, and I can tell there is still milk available (like, if you give a squeeze to check) so I think my production is just matching his needs. I think you could nurse a little more frequently if you want to up it a bit. If he still acts hungry (is fussy and frustrated, like he isn’t getting enough milk) I’d try a bit of formula (I refuse to pump this time around b/c I had to pump and supplement my first son with formula so I have no problem with formula this time and you shouldn’t feel guilty about that either!). If you he takes a couple more oz of formula then maybe he is still hungry, but if you just add one extra feeding a day, that should help him and will up your supply too. I’m no expert – this is just my experience! Good luck. Feel free to email if you’d like 🙂

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