At the end of a blustery winter day, it’s nice to change into something comfortable, put on a favorite movie, and enjoy a warm meal at home. …On the other hand, it’s also nice to head out to a restaurant to let someone else do the cooking and enjoy time out with friends and family!… [Read More]
When my first three kids were babies, I had a couple of different baby monitors that I used, to hear them once they moved down the hall into their nursery and crib. Not to make myself sound old, but wow baby monitor technology has improved over the past few years! For baby #4, we were… [Read More]
For my Phoenix-area readers, especially those of you in the West Valley, I have the perfect way to get you into the holiday spirit this year! Ghostlight Theatre, in Sun City West (just north of Surprise) is putting on The Jimmy Jenkins Christmas Special, a new musical which is guaranteed to get your holiday season… [Read More]
If you are like me and totally stressed out this holiday season, give yourself a break and take the family to Denny’s for a relaxing dinner. You’ll have a chance to unwind, bond with your loved ones, and enjoy some of the delicious treats on the limited-time Seasonal Flavors menu! I am a Denny’s Diner… [Read More]
The first year home with a brand-new baby is full of many things. It’s full of hugs, kisses, cuddles, and giggles. It’s full of nerves, stress, late nights, and no sleep. It’s full of tears of joy, tears of sadness, tears of exhaustion, and just plain old tears. It’s also full of messes!
When you have a baby, you’re signing on for the messiest year of your life. From dirty diapers, to baby’s first mealtime, to runny noses and epic spit-up, you may find that your most common phrase is, “Where are the wipes?!”
This is Carter, my oldest, after enjoying some sweet potato baby food.
Maternity clothes, who loves them? *crickets crickets* Okay sure, there’s the occasional top or dress that makes you and your bump look adorable, but after 9 months of gaining weight you are ready to kick those clothes to the curb! But wait, your regular clothes also don’t fit! It can be tricky and downright depressing… [Read More]
On September 9th, 2016, our family was completed. We welcomed our new baby girl, Melody, into the world. And as Harrison, our three-year-old, kept saying, “We’re all here!” So here is Melody’s official birth story. If you want the short version, she was born at 10:39am, on September 9th, 2016. She was 9 pounds, 1… [Read More]
Pokemon fever has reached our home, so it only seemed fitting that we did Pokemon costumes for Halloween this year! We had four willing kiddos (well the baby had no opinion), so we went for it. Here’s our Pokemon costume ideas! Carter was Ash Ketchum, Vanessa was Misty, Harrison was Pikachu, and Melody was a… [Read More]
No more excuses. Yep, my baby is now 7 weeks old, and it’s time for this mama to get her health on track and lose the baby weight! One of my favorite brands is Premier Protein. I love to use their protein powder to mix delicious shakes, and their on-the-go Hormone Free Chocolate and Vanilla… [Read More]