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DIY Teething Survival Kit

DIY Teething Survival Kit

After potty training, teething can be one of the more stressful stages of child rearing, yes?  So, I thought you might be interested in this little gift idea. Today over on the Little Grins Dental blog, I shared the recipe for putting together your own Teething Survival Kit, including different ingredients you can include and what they are good for. These little kits are easy and fun to put together, and they make a great gift for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

The Thing About Lunch…

The Thing About Lunch…

At the end of last school year, throughout the summer, and at the beginning of this school year, I had my sights set on a big project: to figure out the science behind packing school lunch. These were my goals: Eat fewer school lunches Add variety to packed lunches Make the lunch packing process easy and efficient. I spent a good amount of time gathering ideas on Pinterest, including sandwich-free lunches, setups that let the kids pack their own lunch each … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

100 Days of Summertime Winners

100 Days of Summertime Winners

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Congrats to Sarah and Lenora, the winners of the 2013 100 Days of Summertime eBook planner giveaway – I’ve emailed both of you.  Hope to see you on the 100 Days of Summertime Facebook page! Don’t forget that you can download this handy resource for just $5. Just head over to the 100 Days of Summertime website and you’ll have it in a few clicks. There’s also a free downloadable excerpt if you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Booklists, Health & Fitness, Homemaking, Mommyhood, Product Reviews

100 Days of Summertime {giveaway}

100 Days of Summertime {giveaway}

Tomorrow is the big day for us – the kids’ last day of school.  Sort of.  Because they’ve both opted to go to summer school, which starts on Wednesday.  And I’m having mixed feelings about that, because on the one hand I’m glad that they love school and that my schedule will be free to help with the new business if needed, but on the other hand, it’s a whole month of summer that kind … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health & Fitness, Homemaking, Mommyhood, Not the Dishes, Product Reviews

Happy Tot Greek Yogurt Smoothies Review

Happy Tot Greek Yogurt Smoothies Review

My kids just barely missed the advent of food in a pouch.  It started with baby food, but my kids were already chomping baby carrots by then. I remember when I first started spotting itty bitties sucking applesauce out of a pouch, it reminded me of when a street vendor in Belize City tried to sell Craig and I water in a bag.  We were like, “Uh, no thanks?!”, only to find that that was … Read entire article »

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A Day of Reckoning

A Day of Reckoning

When I got up today, I weighed myself.  The scale said this: 145 is a pretty “average” weight for me, but it hit me wrong this morning.  I thought about it a lot. The problem is that it’s the most I’ve weighed in probably two years. The number has been inching up there. I’ve seen it coming.  I wouldn’t mind to weigh this much if I was fit and strong. But, I also am very aware … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood