In a home with boys, I’m often overrun with “manly” things… like sports balls, cars, and trucks. And trucks that can talk? Even better, they say! So naturally, my boys love to watch The Adventures of Chuck & Friends by Hasbro Studios and Shout! Kids Factory on The HUB TV Network. We recently had movie night with the boys after we received the newly released Chuck DVD- The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild. The house ran wild with testosterone (well, not really… it will someday, I’m sure hehe). But the Chuck & friends toy trucks came rolling … …..
When visiting the blog you see lots of pictures of Willow and lots of pictures of Ezra – my blog contributor Sunny’s youngest son. But what you don’t see is pictures of Willow and Ezra together. The reason for that is simple… we live in different states and don’t get to hang out in real life. But this past weekend was different. It was MommyCon weekend in Chicago which meant Sunny and I got to hang out and Willow and Ezra got to hang out too. Don’t worry there will be a much more detailed post about MommyCon coming soon … …..
Did you catch the second episode of Private Lives of Nashville Wives Monday night on TNT at 10/9C? I was super stoked for this episode because after being introduced to the cast in last weeks season premier I knew this week the drama would begin unfolding. Episode two followed three story lines that each tugged at different emotions. Erika planning a girls night out. Cassie and Gary adopting a baby. And Sarah’s band performing at a steakhouse. The episode opens with Erika and Cassie hanging out at the White’s home with Erika giving a little tour of her closet’s which … …..
I participated in this program on behalf of Carter’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Some days I feel like winter is never going to end. It’s so bitter cold outside here in Ohio and we are all going a bit stir crazy – especially the kiddos who really need to get outside and burn off some energy. Even though spring seems like a far off fairy tale land I know it will be here before we know it. And when that time comes I will be more than ready to switch out the jeans, sweaters, and boots … …..
I grew up with a huge bookshelf overflowing with books, and I knew that I wanted my kids to have the same thing growing up. So early on in my first pregnancy, we started collecting new and used books that would be appropriate for all ages. As our family expanded and the boys grew, we added books based on life events coming up- books on the dentist, having a new baby, the potty chair, and other exciting milestones. So recently, we added A Bed for Fred, written by Lori Zoss and illustrated by Cheri Polk, to our collection. A Bed … …..
If you’ve read any of my other posts, I’m sure you know by now that I’m a breastfeeding advocate. But I’m also a milk donation advocate too. I think I’ve donated around 3,000 oz since the time that my first was born. (Crazy, isn’t it?! It sorta blows my mind!) I also work 1-2 nights per week as an RN, so between pumping for work and for donation, my pump and I are trusty and very personal friends. So when it died a few weeks ago, I **almost** organized a funeral. And had a slight panic attack. And in the … …..
Sometimes I look at Alleigh and just can’t believe I have a daughter that is five years old. That will be six years old in just two short months. Kindergarten got off to a rough start for her just because she wasn’t used to being away from mom for that long. She attended pre-k, but that was only three days a week for about three hours a day – not everyday, all day. But soon she came to love going to school and her teacher. She is doing so well and excelling in absolutely everything. I am so proud of … …..
When it comes to music my absolute favorite is country. I love driving around belting out the lyrics to songs that have the ability to evoke so many raw emotions. There are some songs that instantly pop a smile on my lips and others that send tears streaming down my face. And so when I learned that a new reality television show would be premiering on TNT set right in the songwriting capital of the world – Nashville, Tennessee – which is heavily saturated with the best stars country music has to offer I was completely stoked. Last night I … …..
After over 3 years of cloth diapering, I’ve decided I’m done…. Done with the nasty ammonia smell I just can’t get rid of no matter how hard I try. Done with build up. Done with ammonia rashes. Done with the insane static. Done with using disposables because nighttime causes leaks. Just done with microfiber! (You thought I meant diapering in general, didn’t you? Nah, I don’t give up that easy!) So, we’re currently in the process of switching over to natural fibers, mainly cotton and bamboo. I’m especially in love with bamboo right now- it’s soft, super absorbent, and generally … …..
Boys liking sports more than girls is one of those stereotypes that my girls happily break. They love to kick back on the couch and watch every sport imaginable with their daddy. But what they enjoy even more is attending live sporting events. We have taken them to basketball, football, and baseball games which they absolutely loved and so when given the opportunity to attend a Lake Erie Monsters hockey game I knew we couldn’t pass it up! And so about two weeks ago we piled in the car and headed up to Cleveland to attend the game at Quicken … …..