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Archives for December 2012

The Top 12 Posts of 2012

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This whole blogging and writing on the Internet thing can be weird sometimes. I'm not great at accurately predicting which posts will be a huge hit with you, the reader, and what will bring in outside, unique traffic. I always find it interesting to … Continue Reading

Christmas Week Round-Up!

The boys, ready for the Christmas Eve service at church

*waves* Hi, remember me? I'm still here, just been busy running around like crazy during the holidays. I haven't fallen off of a fiscal cliff (heh.), I haven't gotten lost in a sea of stockings and ornaments, it's just been a lot of here, there, … Continue Reading

My Final Cinch Video

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Read my final update on my weight loss with Cinch! Disclaimer: ¬†Results and experiences from the Shaklee 180 Program are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180 program can expect to … Continue Reading

Month 6 Cinch Update!

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Six months ago, I had a hope, a dream, and a way to carry it out. Using Shaklee's Cinch Inch Loss Program along with 49 other female bloggers on Team Cinchspiration, I would transform my eating habits and as a result, my weight would go down, my … Continue Reading

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pvBody outfit

I'm a terrible shopper. I never know what looks good on me or what types of clothes are good for my body type, so I never look quite right. When it comes to workout gear, I'm even more clueless. I have a terrible time finding what I need at the price … Continue Reading

Christmas Blahs

Santa at Toyburg

*sigh* What on earth is wrong with me this year? I cannot get myself into the "Christmas spirit" (whatever that really means)! I started out well enough, getting our Christmas tree up the week after Thanksgiving, a perfectly respectable date … Continue Reading

The Kid Dictionary

The Kid Dictionary

If you've ever experienced something ridiculous, infuriating, or downright unbelievable with your kids and thought "Why isn't there a word for that??", you have to pick up Eric Ruhalter's The Kid Dictionary. Published by Source Books, this hilarious … Continue Reading

Farewell, Playroom.

I made sure they could see each other from their beds in their new, separate bedrooms

Ugh. Sometimes I exhaust myself with my constant need for change. Don't get all psychoanalytical on me, but I have a hard time keeping things the same for longer than 6 months. We're constantly moving furniture around, reorganizing closets, making … Continue Reading

A New Chapter

Miles and Charlotte's Web

I've been waiting for this for a long time and I'm so excited that it's here! I recently started reading chapter books with the boys (mostly Miles, 4.5). I love reading and while we've always read books with the boys, I've been waiting patiently … Continue Reading

Excerpts from the Heart of a Mom

Excerpts from the Heart of a Mom by Jennifer Laurent

So many parenting books focus on specific things you must do or must not do in order to raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. While those tips can be helpful, sometimes life doesn't go according to plan. It's important that parents center themselves … Continue Reading

Tech 4 Kids

Magna Color Underwater World

Today I'm excited to tell you about a company that makes some awesome toys for kids! I first met the folks from Tech 4 Kids at the Sweet Suite event while I was in NYC for BlogHer '12. They had some of their favorite items on display and I was lucky … Continue Reading

Fantastic Products at Imagine Toys

Mighty Mixer

Imagine Toys has some fantastic toys that you should definitely take a look at for all the kids on your Christmas shopping list! They were kind enough to send me a Hape Toys Mighty Mixer to review with my boys and we absolutely love … Continue Reading

Nap Snack

Snack Nap

Parenting Math: 1 trip to see Santa + 1 midday trip to the grocery store - 1 regular nap = 4:30pm, sound asleep on the living room couch, mid-snack, with an arm stuck in the cracker box. To see more photos like … Continue Reading

A Letter for Santa

A letter for Santa (funny)

Here's something cute that happened yesterday when we took our boys to see Santa at Toyburg, our local toy store. Preschoolers are so adorably literal! … Continue Reading

Christmas Advent Calendar App Review

Free Christmas Advent Calendar app

Today is the traditional start of advent, the season of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Many families use this time to do fun and meaningful activities with their kids using an advent calendar like the one I made … Continue Reading