The GroundHog Lied! #photography

It's been snowing consistently since this morning. I had to get to my clients house to clean which was supposedly 20 minutes away but really 40 because of the slick roads. Because my jeep is in the shop, I am using a little car, which doesn't handle well in the snow.

snow snow GO AWAY!!  #photography

Top Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know! #toptentues #moms #dads

Well what started the idea from this post would have to be when I was reading one of my favorite magazine, Parents, and I came across a little blurb about how every parent should know how to wash their favorite stuffed animal. Well a bunch of ideas started popping in my head about little things my parents used to do for me, things that I've done, and things my mommy friends do to make life a little easier,  now.

That's how this Top Ten came to be! Hope you enjoy!

During My First Pregnancy I Thought I Was Invincible, The Second?

{M with Baby!}
                               During my first pregnancy I thought I was invincible. Nausea? Not me! Aches and pains? HA! Maybe for all you NON-special pregnant ladies. But me? I was cozy with my new found abilities to eat and not gain weight, to attract every well wishing old woman within a 100 ft radius like the worlds strongest magnet, to grow beautiful long nails in a matter of days and to smell a rotting apple at the bottom of my trash can before I even bought it at the store (oh yeah! I could smell anything!) So when I saw that little blue plus sign appear on the plastic stick i just peed on, indicating that there was another bun in my oven, I was not nervous.

      Saying I felt foolish that i had been so cocky coming into this pregnancy only begins to scratch the surface when I found myself once again on my knees in the bathroom giving up yet another meal.

If a Child Lives With Praise, He Learns to Appreciate #moms #dads #parenting

One of my favorite poems I had posted on my wall growing up was Children Learn What They Live by Dorothy Law Nole. For some reason, I was thinking about it today and remembered that I have it safely put in a box somewhere because it is old and slightly torn. I think this is a great poem, and that every parent should have it posted somewhere. 

Couscous with Craisins #recipe #health

Couscous with Craisins

{ Photo By Dave }

This Couscous with Craisins, an idea given to me by Jenn because I'm on a VERY limited diet right now. This was DELICIOUS! And settled really nice. It's nice that I can still have GOOD tasting food even though my selection is limited.

Crayon's & Hot Dogs OH MY

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You have to love being a parent. The things your children will do. Stinkybutt has been feeling off for the past couple of weeks. Monday I get a call from his school, asking me to please come and get him because he was complaining of a headache, & just was laying his head down on the desk. So I went & I got him, he comes home & tells me that a little boy in his class twisted his ear.

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Him #toptentues

Love..the reasons I love you

10. I can always count on you
9. You can always make me laugh
8. I can be myself when I'm with you
7. Why I love you is you love me back!
6. You never give up on me and that's what keeps me going
5. I love the feeling of being secure when you wrap your arms around me
4. I love the way you keep your cool when I do something stupid
3. Your love gives me the feeling that the best is still ahead
2. I like your small gestures that speak volumes about how much you care
1. and of course, your intelligence 'cause you were smart enough to fall in love with me!

Sadly, I almost didn't have my amazing child #parenting #moms #dads

Written by Cat

My pregnancy was hard. I don't even think that begins to cover it. I had found out I was pregnant by mistake, I wasn't even due to start when I found out. I was shocked & amazed & already in love. I knew right away I was going to have a boy. It was a deep gut feeling I had. I refused to even look at anything girlie. I had my heart set on a boy from November 4th 2004. The day I found out I was pregnant.

Get a free Beech Nut Welcome Kit! #free #moms #dads


        As a mom choosing the right food for my children to eat was difficult. Occupying the baby and toddler food section going through brand after brand was not fun. There are several different brands to choose from, and they all say they have the best nutrition. How do you choose one?

Jake's Trick & My First Vlog!

My dog has such a personality and I love to show him off any chance I get! He's about 5 years old and a quick learner! Maybe next time he'll catch it!


Top Ten Ways to Entertain Your Baby #toptentues #moms #dads

Ways to Entertain your Baby (while laying on the couch!)

You come home from work, exhausted but are really looking forward to playing with your baby. Don't tear your hair out yet,
Here are 10 ways you can entertain your baby while relaxing on the couch!

Did you just threaten to run away? #parenting #moms #dads

It's like a knife to the heart when a mother hears this from her child, even though, most children say it at some point in their life. So do you board up the doors and beg them to stay? Probably not. So what can  you say or do to de-escalate the situation without making it worse?

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Top Ten thoughtful Valentine's Day Ideas #toptentues

Are you tight on a budget this year? Trying to find some nice ways to show your partner you care, without buying cheesy gifts? If you're all about saving money like I am, but want to do something nice for your special someone, then check out my Top Ten list of Thoughtful,  but cheap, Valentine's Day gifts.