Stop Telling Your Baby She’s Fat!

baby-bad-body-imageI can take a joke…seriously, I can. I have an dirty sense of humor too. And sometimes, things that are just so inappropriate, make me laugh. You know this about me if you have ever played Cards Against Humanity with me! This picture is a good example. When I first saw it, I chuckled. But then I thought about it. The one on the right says “I’m super”. I am guessing that this one is intended for boys…not that a girl can’t wear it…but come on, it’s for a boy. And then the purple one on the left is funny, but negative. (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 4

sweat-fat-cryingI am waiting for it to get easier to wake up in the morning. Seriously, so many people get up at 5:00 AM every day. HOW DO THEY DO IT!? My husband fell asleep on the couch last night…so when the alarm went off, I was on my own. It was so tempting to roll over and just go back to sleep. “I can have 1 day off. No, you are already awake just get up. But, I am so tired. Come on, you said you were going to do this…get up. Ugh, it hurts. You will feel great once you are done.” This was my conversation with myself this morning. I guess I am a good motivator, because it worked! (more…)

Trick Your Kids Into Eating Their Fruits and Veggies!

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Kids are so fickle with eating. One day my girls love something and the next, they push it away in disgust. Whenever I am with my mommy friends one of the main topics discussed is food! “My son won’t eat any vegetables” “My child will only eat carrots, no other veggies” “My son only eats pizza, chicken nuggets, and pasta” “My daughter hates fruit!”. Before you judge, know that some of my friends have kids with special needs and autism. And the bottom line is that they are doing the best they can…just like the rest of us! (more…)

Workout Journey…Day 3

moms-can-run-tooI remember getting up but I don’t remember the drive to the gym. Seriously, I think I was on auto pilot. I got into the car, cursed the seats for being so cold, and poof I was there! I was greeted by smiling faces, so that’s a plus. It’s crazy how happy people are first thing in the morning. But those smiles quickly faded and turned to determined sweaty faces! (more…)

Get a Pet!

benefits-of-petsGrowing up we weren’t allowed to have animals. My dad claimed to be allergic…I say “claimed” because my parents now own a cat. My sister and I longed to have a pet, a cuddly friend to hug and love! But, that day didn’t come until we moved in together after college. We got 2 cats, Austin and Frankie, and we were in heaven! I love having pets. When I met my husband we got a Boxer, Rosie, together and I can’t imagine life without a dog! (more…)

My Workout Journey…Day 2

mommys-work-outFor some unknown and awful reason I woke up at 3:20 am this morning. How do I know the exact time? I was wide awake. I did fall back to sleep, thank God! But then at 3:58 am my toddler decided to wake up, get out of her crib, and come to my room. She was fine, maybe she had a bad dream. She went back to bed with no issues. But now, I was wide awake. (more…)

My Workout Journey…Day 1

How moms work outBefore kids, I was in great shape. I loved my body…seriously, loved it! Fast forward 6 years and 3 kids…now I don’t even recognize myself in the mirror. Ok, that is a bit extreme..but seriously where did my tight body go?! So many people tell me “you look great”, but I don’t feel great. I know my body will never be like it was before kids, but I know it can be better. We were looking at old pictures the other day and I was shocked by the way I used to look. Seeing myself in the pictures was enough for me to want to change. I made up my mind…I am going to get fit! (more…)

Keep Harmful UV Rays Out of the Car!

block-the-sun-in-the-carRecently, I was given the opportunity to review a product designed to keep the sun out of children’s eyes in the car. This product also absorbs the UV rays! The very best thing about this product…you can use it with the window open or closed! A lot of sun blocking products are adhered to the car window, this is fine unless you want to open the window. The AutoSunFree shade meets all the standards you expect from a sun shade. It is really easy to install, it blocks the sun, it adsorbs UV rays, and you can have the window open! (more…)

How to Survive a Road Trip With Kids!

Survive long car trips with kidsTuesday afternoon my husband asked me “You want to drive to Florida and spend Easter with my dad?” My response, “sure”! I had off from work for Spring Break, so why not! The idea of being in the car for 18 hours was just an idea, not a reality. My first thought was to have no expectations and to plan for the worst. Overall, the car ride to and from Florida went really well. The girls did great in the car! Here are some tips to surviving a long car ride with little kids! (more…)