Month: April 2016

What’s In Your Baby Wipes?

What's in your baby wipesIf you have a baby, toddler, or even a grown kid…chances are you have baby wipes in your house! We have baby wipes in every bathroom in our house. I keep a small thing of baby wipes in my car and in my purse! Need to wipe something up, grab a baby wipe…daughter has chocolate on her face, grab a baby wipe…need to wipe your child’s hands, grab a baby wipe. But do we really know what is in our baby wipes? (more…)

Does All Natural Deodorant Work?

All Natural Deodorant Are you looking for an all natural deodorant that actually works? I know I was! This post is 100% not sponsored…I did not get this for free and was not asked to write this by the Piper Wai company. I am just so passionate about products that I love, I have to share this! I was watching Shark Tank a few weeks ago and saw Piper Wai on the show. I have tried SEVERAL all natural deodorants and they never work. I was skeptical at first, but read a lot of reviews about Piper Wai so I figured I would give it a try. Due to the popularity of the Shark Tank episode, the deodorant was on back order. After waiting about 2 weeks, it finally arrived! I was so excited. I read the directions and applied it. (more…)

I get by with a little help from my friends!

friends are lifesaversDear Friend,

You came over with a bottle of wine. You saw dishes in the sink and rolled up your sleeves and started to put them in the dishwasher. The best part, you smiled while doing it. Once we made our way into the living room, you scanned the room and saw 3 kids sitting on the couch that needed baths..”okay girls, bath time”. (more…)

Raising Baby Ducks

caring for ducklingsI know they are called ducklings…but it’s more fun to say baby ducks. This is our 3rd go around with baby ducks. Nature took its course the past 2 times and they ended up being dinner for wild animals. Two years ago the pond froze over so badly that the ducks were not able to escape an attack by a pack of coyotes. And last year, only 1 duckling survived a raccoon attack. After each loss, we learned. Hoping that this time, they will all survive! Our 1 year old duck, Daisy, needs some duck friends…she thinks she is a chicken!! (more…)

Breakfast for Dinner…It’s Okay!

breakfast-for-dinnerI try to make a wholesome meal for my girls every night. Being a full time working mom does not make it easy to have dinner ready when we get home! I try to hold the girls off until 5:00 PM, but sometimes they want to eat around 4:00 – 4:30! Sundays are my meal prep days. I try to get everything prepped and ready on Sunday, this way I just have to heat stuff up during the week. Well, we all know that sometimes even the perfect plan gets messed up and shit doesn’t happen the way it is supposed to! This past weekend we were busy with softball games, birthday parties, and BBQs…so meal prep did not happen! (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 10

you-can-do-itOkay, I skipped a few days. I needed a day off on Friday. I don’t know if it was mental or physical, but I knew I needed it! Saturdays and Sundays I can’t work out because of my husband’s work schedule. Last night I told my husband to set the alarm, “I am going to go to boot camp tomorrow.” He set the alarm. It’s funny how motivated I am at 9:00 PM at night! The idea of getting up in the morning didn’t seem so bad. But damn, when that alarm went off at 5:00 AM….oh the pain! But, it was like a well rehearsed dance…I was back at this morning! (more…)

Have a Dog or a Cat? You need this!!

Pet-grooming-gloveWe recently adopted a cat…he is the sweetest cat! We picked him because he lets the girls pick him up and he never gets upset or growls at them. When I brought him home the first thing my husband said was “why did you get one with such long hair?” I explained that I chose him based on his personality more then the way her looked. But after a few days, I understood my husband’s concern. Diesel has long hair and sheds a lot! The girls wanted to help groom him but they had trouble with the brush. When I was offered the Per Grooming Glove for free in exchange for my honest opinion…I jumped at the chance to review it! (more…)

Toddler Nail Painting 101

How to paint toddler nailsMy girls love having their nails and toe nails painted! Over the years we have accumulated several colors and types of nail polish. The other night, after her bath, Franki grabbed the bag of polish and said “you paint my nails pwease mommy.” She wasn’t asking…it was more like telling. But, she did say please…so what the hell! If the thought of painting your toddler’s toes or nails makes you nervous, don’t be! Over the past 5 years, I have mastered painting tiny nails! Here are some tips! (more…)