Saturday, January 24, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Today, I was just reminiscing about my life five years ago. We had only been married for about 15 months and had a nearly two month old son. We were living in our very first home we had bought together and had no idea that two little girls, a new home, and career changes would come to bless our lives in the coming years.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
The other day, I shared with you a post about how to shop on a budget for Valentine's Day gifts. The post featured many of the cute, cuddly and fun gifts that are available for just $1 each at our local dollar store.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Over the past year I have become pretty addicted to watching a few video bloggers (known as "vloggers"). As I watch them share their personal lives with the world in a creative way, I wonder if that's something I could do. Personally, my biggest barrier is that I don't care to appear on camera. In fact, most of the pictures taken of my family in the last five years have not included me. Of course, like most moms, this is actually pretty normal. But, for YouTube moms, they document their lives, share them with the world and regularly (often dialy+) appear in videos. They appear pretty normal, not flustered or nervous and natural. Those are the ones who are successful.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this year we are on a pretty tight budget. One of my favorite places to browse and shop for a holiday when on a budget is my local dollar store. Luckily I have two very reliable ones within a few minutes of my house. They have a pretty good assortment of stuff to choose from. Since my oldest goes to preschool, I have to get something to give his classmates (25 kids) that's not candy (restricted by the school thankfully).
Thursday, January 15, 2015
What a fun thought of the day, right? Since having my youngest, I think that this is something that is a trend on the rise. So, I wonder....If I were to have another child someday, would I have my placenta encapsulated post-birth? A little more research into it, led me to a few interesting articles:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Bonjour! I am Sophie la girafe and I want to tell you a story about the day I lost my mommy.
It started out as a typical morning. Lots of squeezing, sucking, gnawing and squeaking with my Mommy Giraffe. It was time for our morning stroll and I was all snuggled into the stroller with her. As we turned the corner to go to the park, I fell out!
As I have explained on the blog, our youngest, Savy Baby has a rare food allergy diagnosis called FPIES. She cannot have anything with dairy, soy, wheat, rye, bananas, sweet potatoes, rice, oats, corn or avocado. One of the things that is a staple in her diet is Quinoa, so I decided to try to modify a pancake recipe to include Quinoa flour as the base and use ingredients that we have trialed and deemed safe for her to eat. They looked and felt just like traditional pancakes. This was the very first time she ever was able to have a pancake and she absolutely loved them!
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