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There’s No Place Like Home

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Today's the day!  This morning, my husband and I are closing on our new home, just across town from where we currently live. We are so excited!  We have lived in this town for almost three years, but we haven't settled in yet.  We've had several … Continue Reading

Keeping House – #21

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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

Contemplating Cloth (Part 2)

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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

My Little Roommates

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Late night games, flashlights and ghost stories, forts and glow in the dark army men. I guess you could say I have a romanticized view of sibling roommates. Possibly because I had a nice experience of rooming together with my older sister until … Continue Reading

Baby Stuff – #19

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We discuss... Baby Purchase Flops Jamie's car seat mirror post Once a flop, always a flop? Baby carriers (See the widget below for the carriers we talk about!) (Go, Baby, Go! Water Wraps) Awesome baby purchases Diaper bags What to do … Continue Reading

Regression Depression

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"Oh yes, he's potty trained!" The moment those words escaped my lips, I was addicted.  "Diapers? Oh no, we won't be needing those!  He's potty trained!" "He'll let you know if he needs to potty.  He's potty trained, you know!" Fast forward to … Continue Reading

Discipline Discussions – #18

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Parenting Chit Chat and talking about discipline! Books we've read and used Time Outs Defining our discipline styles Our discipline struggles Spanking To spread the word about our show, tell your friends about The Playdate Crashers … Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning

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I have a confession to make:  I am not the greatest housekeeper.  *insert collective gasp here* I really don't enjoy going through all of the work it takes to keep a fresh, disinfected house.  I'm far too scatterbrained to keep up with a bleaching … Continue Reading

Springing Forward

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Daylight Savings Time is weird. Time zones, losing hours, gaining hours...that stuff gives me a headache.  So it's no surprise that I don't do much to "prepare" for Daylight Savings Time changes.  But I know some of you do, so tell me how you … Continue Reading

It’s A Date!

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I am pumped. Tonight, my husband and I are going out with two of our good friends to celebrate my husband's birthday with (get this) NO KIDS!  We spend a lot of time with this couple throughout the week and weekends, but most of the time all four … Continue Reading

NICU Survival Tip: Go Home?!?!

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The NICU can be a scary and overwhelming place. I remember going up to the NICU only a few hours after my C-section so I could see my babies as soon as possible. It will be hard to erase the memory of the frequent 3 minute hand washes, the smell of … Continue Reading

Potty Time – #15

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It's Potty Training Week for The Playdate Crashers! We discuss: Jamie's toddler adjusting to having brothers, Krista's son's upcoming first birthday, a hilarious baby poop story, potty training techniques and methods, and one crazy bottle … Continue Reading

Great Use For Leftover Universal Gift Cards

I know that there are probably several of you who received universal gift cards for Christmas. Well if you are like me, there will probably be a point in which you have spent all but $6.92 cents. While these kind of cards are nice because you can use … Continue Reading

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Parenthood

Ok, before I delve into this post let me offer this disclaimer. I am not a Sci-Fi nerd I swear, but if you are, you may appreciate my application of a simple truth that comes from the science fiction series, Douglas Adam's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the … Continue Reading

Mother Knows Best

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I have long been a fan of the late Tracy Hogg, aka "the Baby Whisperer", and her book is one of several go to sources for baby care. I recently stumbled upon a blog post on motheru.com titled, "Mother to Daughter: I know more than you think" that … Continue Reading

How Honest?

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POP QUIZ: An acquaintance of yours shares that she is pregnant and experiencing morning sickness. Do you: A.) Pat her on the shoulder and warmly say "I'm so sorry you feel bad." B.) Make a face and say "Ohhhh, I haaaattteeeddd feeling … Continue Reading

“Helpful” Comments – #1

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Welcome!  You're here because someone sent you, most likely one of us.  We are looking for some feedback on our first podcast recording. A note about the audio quality:  Please bear with us as we start this new adventure!  We realize the audio … Continue Reading