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Archives for June 2011

Work-Outs and the Over-Worked Mom

If you hop on the internet and Google postpartum weight loss or workouts, you will be met with a very modernized, western philosophy that encourages postpartum sedentary lifestyle habits. Your search will leave you feeling guilty that you want to be … Continue Reading

A Rear View

If you took a peek inside my car, you might assume that I have two very young children - babies, infants.  Two identical, large, rear-facing car seats take up the back, leaving very little room between them in the middle of the bench seat.  But you … Continue Reading

Proving Us Wrong

It has been just over three months since I first posted about some concerns we had about our oldest son's development.  Since that first post, we have worried with fears that he was behind in speech and social aspects but thriving in more academic … Continue Reading

Postpartum Poundage Purge!

If you have ever lamented about the desire to lose weight postpartum, I am sure that you have probably heard someone say "it took nine months to get it on, it will take that long to get it off". While I agree with that statement, it drives me crazy … Continue Reading

Keeping House – #21

On this episode, Jamie and Krista catch up on Jamie's family travels, Jamie's baby boredom guilt, Krista's house hunting, and her youngest's destructive behavior. The Baby Whisperer's "Know Your Baby Quiz" The Baby Whisperer's "Know Your … Continue Reading

Best Of The Playdate Crashers: What’s For Dinner?

I'm not going to lie. I am worn out, y'all. I shouldn't be -- my Mr. Playdate Crasher and I got away (without the boys!) for our anniversary weekend!  But it wasn't just to lounge about, we helped some friends get ready for their wedding, which my … Continue Reading

Backyard Waterpark

Ahhhh, the lazy days of summer. Even if your children aren't in school for 9 months of the year, there's still something awesome about summer.  Everything feels more relaxed (even if your schedule is anything but), those longer days make you feel … Continue Reading

Love or Hate?:Tumzee Tummy Time Baby Seat

Many of you are familiar with the Bumbo seat but you may not have heard of the Tumzee Tummy Time Baby Seat. At first glance, this doesn't seem like a bad idea. Honestly, sometimes I wish the bumbo seat could be used for tummy time like the Tumzee … Continue Reading

Rows For Remembrance

I remember the feelings of shock, awe, excitement and fear that flowed through my brain when I looked down at that pregnancy test and saw two lines instead of one. Carl and I had been married a mere 3 months, and weren't trying to get pregnant. I was … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 3)

If you're contemplating cloth, we suggest that you check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Krista's series about cloth diapers! Okay, I'm really thinking about making the switch.  I think I know what kind of diapers I want and where I'm going to purchase.  … Continue Reading

Five Stages of Travel Grief

This week, I am away with my family on a trip to Indiana and Ohio to visit extended family and the in-laws. We are having a great time, but it has been a challenging and exhausting trip! At some point in our lives, each of us faces the loss of … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 2)

By request, Krista is delving into writing about cloth diapering!  Check out Part 1 of her Contemplating Cloth series! Okay, so if I want to start using cloth diapers, what do I really need?  Where do I buy this stuff? You first need to … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 1)

I have had several people request a post about cloth diapering. I know that our audience is a mixed group of parents who cloth diaper, don't cloth diaper, and those who are curious about cloth. There is no shortage of blog posts about cloth … Continue Reading

Review: Body By Vi (Visalus Sciences)

The following review is of samples received from Visalus Sciences, the company behind the popular Body By Vi 90 day challenge. Our samples included 2 pouches of Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix , 1 sample of Vi-Slim® to help burn fat and support lean … Continue Reading