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]
I just had a beautiful baby girl, who is my fourth little one (and last!). When scrolling Facebook one day, I came across an ad for the Owlet Monitor, and I immediately knew it was something I had to have for my new baby! The company was kind enough to send us an Owlet Monitor,… [Read More]
One of my children’s favorite Mexican cultural celebrations is Dia de Los Muertos. Today we are preparing for the holiday by making a super easy, kid-friendly craft: Paper Plate Sugar Skulls with colorful General Mills cereals! When my husband and I met, I was immediately swept into a vast and rich culture. My husband is Mexican-American, and… [Read More]
If you’re a fan of Halloween and like to celebrate all October long, then you’ll be excited to meet my new friend, Boo the Bat! Boo the Bat is the star of a new product called Sneek-A-Boos. Much like the Christmas Elf on the Shelf, Boo shows up each morning, bringing either a “trick” or… [Read More]
They say you take the most pictures of your first baby, and that’s probably true. But what about your last baby? Melody joined our family on September 9th (birth story coming soon!), and we are just in love with her! I know I’m taking fewer pictures, because I’m so busy with four kids now, so… [Read More]
I don’t have a ton of memories of breakfast when I was growing up. My parents worked opposite schedules when I was young. Dad worked nights, he came home and went right to bed. My mom worked downtown, so she had to leave early in the morning. My brother and I usually fed ourselves before heading… [Read More]
When you bring home a new baby, you are going to have so many people who just “have” to come see her! In our case, this included relatives, close friends, and about 150 teenaged students! We decided it was a good idea to host the throng all at once and invited them over for an open house, meet-the-baby party!
We set the date and time (an hour and a half was plenty long), and put out an open invitation for anyone to drop by. We said that no presents were requested, just their “presence” (see what I did there?).
When I started Shaping Up To Be A Mom, back in 2008, I was just about to become a mom to a sweet baby boy. Last month that sweet boy turned eight! We were invited to celebrate Carter’s 8th birthday at the brand-new LEGOLAND Discovery Center, at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe. So we invited… [Read More]
Judging from the onslaught of “first day” pictures on Facebook, the kids are all back in school, Fall is just around the corner, and we are all settling into the routine of a new school year. It’s the perfect time to treat the family to a dinner out, and for the rest of September, kids… [Read More]