Month: February 2017

These Healthy Alternatives To King Cake Will Save Mardi Gras!

These Healthy Alternatives To King Cake Will Save Mardi Gras!

Okay, Mardi Gras is in zero percent trouble. But, still. I know I’ve started off every week this year saying that I’m going to pull in the reigns on the junk food and yet somehow something magically pops up- holidays, birthdays, This Is Us devastation. […]

Let’s Talk Oscars!

Let’s Talk Oscars!

All in all, I really enjoyed them this year.  Probably, better than any other year despite some blow-your-mind type moments.  One moment blowing my mind is seeing Warren Beatty at almost 80.  Wtf? The other, of course, being the Best Picture debacle.

Easy Ideas For Elementary School Dr. Seuss Week That You Can Do Yourself At Home

Easy Ideas For Elementary School Dr. Seuss Week That You Can Do Yourself At Home

My kids are in middle school now and have pretty much outgrown Seuss Week for the most part. But when they were in elementary school, they lived for it. Of course, I was always so busy running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I never really planned for it properly. We were always scrambling fifteen minutes before school started to come up with something that was remotely related to the appropriate Seuss Week days. Crazy Sock Day, Hat Day, Wild Hair Day, Wacky Wednesday, Mismatch Monday, etc… Some days we managed to piece together some decent ideas. Others… not so much. Then I’d drop my kids off for school and see that other moms -you know, the good moms who planned Seuss Week in advance-  who all but hired Mike Meyers to drop them off in the Cat in the Hat suit. So, here are some of the best ideas around the internet to giving you a running start and help your kids to have an awesome Seuss Week at school.

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Everything You Need To Prepare For The Best Week Ever: February 27-March 4

Everything You Need To Prepare For The Best Week Ever: February 27-March 4

Don’t believe the hype. Good days don’t just fall from the sky. They’re planned and prepped for. Here’s everything to add to your calendar and keep in the front of your brain to make sure that when the bad stuff tries to take you out, […]

Cheers!

Cheers!

Well folks, today is World Bartender Day!  Woo hoo!! This day is not to be mistaken for Bartender Appreciation Day which is celebrated on December 6th.  As a former bartender, I am very pleased that we have, not one, but two holidays dedicated to our […]

February 22nd; A Day for Sweet Potatoes, Yoga, and One (Or Two) Crazy Margarita(s)

February 22nd; A Day for Sweet Potatoes, Yoga, and One (Or Two) Crazy Margarita(s)

What Is Today?

Get your party pants on, guys, because there is a lot to celebrate today. It’s World Yoga Day, Be Humble Day, and much to my taste buds’ joy, Cook a Sweet Potato Day. We’re also really excited about National Margarita Day.

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Mixup Your Next Playdate With These 10 Margaritas That Will Relax and Impress

Mixup Your Next Playdate With These 10 Margaritas That Will Relax and Impress

It’s National Margarita Day! Pull out the blender, call up some friends with kids, and get to mixing.

Daily Do-Gooder; February 21, 2017

Daily Do-Gooder; February 21, 2017

I’ve been a habitual journal-keeper since I was a kid. I suffer from sometimes crippling ADD and I’ve found journaling and list-making to be one of the best and most effective coping mechanisms, not just in dealing with it, but in thriving with it.  It’s […]

Breast Isn’t Always Best

Breast Isn’t Always Best

While I love all of the beautiful photos of women nursing newborns and am a huge advocate for breastfeeding, it is a FULL TIME job and not an easy one. With my son I had an extremely difficult time producing enough milk so I had to supplement with formula which pretty much made me feel like a failure. It was devastating to me. With Savannah, while I don’t have a problem producing this go around I have had extremely rough days. I am completely sleep deprived which is no bueno for anyone and she can get extremely fussy at the breast for reasons I have yet to understand. I had a major meltdown last Thursday when, after weeks of feeding fine, she would not latch. My three year old kept running into the room just as I would get her calm and just about ready to sleep and she would awake in a screaming fit. I then would yell at him to leave the room when all he wanted to do was play with me which made him scream and cry which, in turn, made me scream and cry and the cycle continued. My husband came home to a house full of tears and “suggested” I quit nursing. I did stick with it and eventually we fell into a calmer routine and things are back on track. But, man it was tough for a bit. I just wanted to share how difficult breastfeeding can be and you have to do what is best for your whole family. My goal is 6 months and if I last longer, great and if I don’t make it that long I will be try to be gentle with myself. For today, this was my day getting my hair done. How spa days have changed! #breastfeeding #truth #momlife #mommabares

16 Awesome Podcasts For Moms

16 Awesome Podcasts For Moms

I often complain that I don’t get to read as much as I used to. But like every other mom, I have about 5.7 seconds of free time every day and reading is one of those things that lands on the “want”  side of the […]