Ever feel like things are out of control? I hate that feeling. Then I realize how stupid it is that I even think that because that means I think that I am in control and isn’t that an arrogant thought! There are indeed parts of my life that I currently have direct influence over but [...]
Three years ago I stared taking baby steps toward making intentional improvements in our home for my families’ health. First step: change the skin care products that we use. It was after reading this Mom 4 Life guest post about skin care that I decided to make some changes in what I purchased and used [...]
It is raining outside. We have had a fair share of rain this winter. There is barely any snow, just a few piles here and there. The last two winters have been a different story–we had to dig tunnels to access the side door of our garage. It would snow so often and accumulate so [...]
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It is getting late and I should be focused on answering emails and getting to bed but I got distracted and wanted to write while this was still fresh in my mind. I have a great husband. For those of you who have read my blog very long, you know some background to how [...]
October has been designated as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month", with October 15 as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day". I got an email today from a mom named Emily from Stepping Stones Blog that also knows this lost first hand. She put to words so well my own thoughts. She said: How many [...]
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When Hunter was born I tried to do everything by the book. I took note of his schedule, I tracked his foods and started him on solids the day they said I should, I determined to avoid toys needing batteries, in short I was going to be the perfect parent and raise the perfect child. [...]
Today I turn 31. I have been thinking a lot about the past year and am filled to overflowing with gratefulness at this last year. What an amazing blessing it is to look back and have a year full of GOOD, HAPPY, JOY FILLED moments to remember! It seems like it could be considered my [...]
One month ago tomorrow marked our 10th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, we renewed our vows in the company of friends and a sea of kids (amazing how many more kids were around at this vow renewal as compared to our 5th anniversary:). For those of you who weighed in on which dress I should wear, [...]
I am a self professed organization junkie. Being organized makes me feel so happy! Several months ago I was at a MOPS meeting and the speaker was talking about organization and she offered several great practical ideas on ways to organize your home. I left with a spring in my step and grand goals of [...]
We are giving away a Fit + Giggles postnatal exercise DVD on our facebook fan page tomorrow (Friday) and so this week I have been working out with this DVD to get really familiar with it. I will begin by saying that I have been doing our “Get Fit, Have Fun: M4L Challenge” for just [...]
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I love to write, I love scrapbooking but I do not love keeping baby books up to date – is that strange? I forget to write down the important dates, I feel bad if there are blank spots that are not filled in, I often can't find one that suits my style. . . Enter [...]
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This last weekend Trent and I went to Seattle together for a weekend get-away to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Hunter and Ashlyn stayed with grandparents so it was just us and Quinten. Man it seems easy to just have one child (why didn’t it seem the same way when we only had one?)! [...]
Happy 10 year anniversary to us! I am still jumping for joy that we are married:)! P.S. This photo was taken before our ceremony. My mom is in the background behind me and was very nervous that I would fall and skin my knee – I am pretty laid back and was sure that it [...]
Not too long ago, I found myself rushing to the pediatrician's office with my oldest son, who apparently had an allergic reaction to something and was struggling to breathe through a swollen throat. I used to work at this pediatrician's office; so as I was checking in, the office girls were asking me about where [...]
Hi Friends:), I wanted to take a moment to update you on two exciting events that took place this weekend. Today Quinten turned 2 months old and his dr. told me that around 2 months he would be “ready” to start sleeping through the night. I had no idea that Quinten was listening when this [...]
It has been a while since I checked in:). I have been having a lot of fun with our "Get Fit, Have Fun: M4L Challenge" and haven't been posting on here as much, sorry! Here is a quick update: Today was Hunter's 6th birthday. I am amazed that he is 6. Here are 6 highlights [...]
Today is the second day of our two month "Get Fit, Have Fun: M4L Challenge". I was excited to see the goals of those of you participating posted on our facebook fan page yesterday. If you missed yesterday but want to join in the fun, you are welcome! Each day I will post 3 challenges on the facebook [...]
The “Get Fit, Have Fun: M4L Challenge” has begun! Come on over to the facebook fan page and get started with us. Each evening I will post 3 challenges on the fan page for the next day. As you complete the challenges, post and tell us about it. There will be weekly products given away [...]
Several months ago our family decided to try out a new eating plan. Hunter was having a lot of extra energy that was getting him into trouble. He was also finding it very difficult to focus on a task without becoming distracted. We researched the Feingold diet and decided that it was worth a try. The basic [...]
The first time I took Quinten out alone was after we went to his first dr. appointment and I stopped at a local thrift store to see if they had any infant long sleeve/long legged outfits (apparently we didn’t have much of a need for those with Hunter, born in August, in Southern California:). I had fun [...]