Pinned Wins and Misses

Happy Halloween!  Today, I am going to share my inspiration board for tonight’s get together and tomorrow I will share pictures of the real deal!  Pinterest is famous for making us all feel like entertaining goddesses who can conquer the crafting universe with one cute photo! I know that’s why I love it.  But, often times I am left wondering what the hell I did differently than creativemommy.whatever because my homemade gift looks less like a mason jar full of perfectly homemade sugar scrub and more like a jar full of dirt.  So, for the sake of keeping it real, tomorrow I will share with all of you my wins and misses of tonight’s Halloween extravaganza! Below is my inspiration board:

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Keep your babies in your bedroom, out of your bed to help prevent SIDS

According to new pediatrics guidelines, infants should sleep in the same room as their parents for a minimum of the first six months of life and an optimum of a year to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, the study strongly reminds parents that babies should be sleeping in their own crib, separate from the parent’s beds.

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The Talk Every Parent Should Be Having With Their SONS in 2016

Maybe election years are always bipolar. Maybe I’m just getting older and really seeing the long-term consequences to actions on a global scale. Or maybe the entire world has gone cuckoo for cocoa puffs this really is one of the most absurd years in modern history. I’ve found myself repeating the “But it’s 2016, that’s not possible!” remark multiple times. Or “There’s no way anyone will ever go for that…” and “Are we sure we didn’t drive 88 mph in a Delorian and wind up back in 1955?” but sadly, no, it is not. This is real life.

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The Veggie Wars: You Most Definitely Can Not Have Any Pudding If You Don’t Eat Your Meat

As a kid, I ate dinner with my grandparents every evening. Without fail at every mealtime, my grandfather would remind me that if I didn’t eat my vegetables, my hair would fall out and everyone at school would think I was a boy, which would mean I would have to join the football team. (I hate football.) I’m too embarrassed to admit how old I was before I realized that, along with my broccoli, he had been feeding me a steaming bowl of lies my whole life.

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