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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

Contemplating Cloth (Part 1)

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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)

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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

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

Ways I’m Becoming My Mother, #53

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A few weeks ago, on Mother's Day, I wrote a piece about my mom and all the things she has taught me over the years.  I have a great mom, and like every daughter out there, I've said to myself on more than one occasion "Oh my gosh, that is EXACTLY how … Continue Reading

Make Me Laugh

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My youngest son has some "elimination issues" and we have been experimenting with a few different solutions to help him poo without pain.  This week's method of choice is prune juice.  When our oldest son heard that his little brother was getting … Continue Reading

Emergency Preparedness – #20

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It's our 20th Episode!!!  Thank you so much for your support in getting us here! The show starts off with a classic Playdate Crashers Podcast moment, Jamie and Krista discussing "Milkies" (from Episode #9: Breast Friends)! We discuss safety plans … Continue Reading

Your Input Requested!

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Last night, we recorded our 20th Episode!  Our topic is disaster preparedness and emergency plans and we thought we would add in a few of our favorite clips from our first 19 episodes as well!  That's where you come in!  Use the poll function below … Continue Reading

Product Review: The Velveteen Bible

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My oldest son, who is almost three, loves Bibles.  He has at least four and he sleeps with one every night.  Naturally when I saw that BookSneeze.com was offering a Bible for review, I jumped at the chance to add another Bible to his collection.  The … Continue Reading

Restaurant Woes

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My children have finally reached the age (almost 3 and 14 months) where I am starting to believe they are conspiring against me to make all public appearances something of a disaster.  Now, for those of you who have older children and are beginning … Continue Reading

Remember The Puddle!

Remember that story about my 2.5 year old peeing his pants in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago? Yesterday, I took him back to the store to get a few things.  He's really fun to take to the store (when he's not making puddles all over the dairy section) … 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

Things My Mama Taught Me

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On this Mother's Day, I want to tell you about my mother and share with you some of the things that she has taught me over the years.  This is certainly not an all-inclusive list and perhaps one day I'll create a second volume to this post, but for … Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Wishes

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In case you haven't heard, Mother's Day is this weekend.  (Don't scoff, there might be someone out there *cough ME cough* who thought Mother's Day was NEXT weekend.)  Every where you look, there are advertisements for lovely gifts for mothers and … 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

Product Review: Lamaze Books

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Most people know that reading to their children is important.  What many people don't know is that even when your children are babies, they can benefit a great deal from regular reading with their parents.  Even at very young ages, children can learn … Continue Reading

Tutorial: Haircuts At Home

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We really need to stop referring to our youngest son as "Baby."  He is almost 14 months old, is walking, and is starting to talk (well, mostly jabber, but you know what I mean).  After he turned one, my husband and I started to start using his name … Continue Reading

On Our Own

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This probably won't be the most upbeat of all my posts, just to give a fair warning.  I'm writing about our Early Intervention evaluation which happened just this afternoon, so I'm still trying to think it through myself. Today, we had a lovely … Continue Reading

Product Review: COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Collection

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I'll admit it - I still wear makeup every day.  I know a lot of moms choose to forego makeup not long after their firstborn enters the world.  I am not one of them.  I'm not sure if this is simply due to a poor self-esteem or undereye circles, but … Continue Reading