Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice. I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin. I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice. Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
This is my fourth week to participate in #ASKAWAYFriday. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Carissa asked me and I hope that you enjoy my answers.
This week I paired up with Carissa at The Green Eyed Lady Blog. She is married and has a beautiful daughter. She has been blogging since 2008 and…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:19pm — No Comments
I enjoyed participating in AskAwayFriday last week and figured that it was a great way for my readers to get to know me. This week I connected with Jhanis at Fascinations of a Vanilla Housewife. Jhanis lives in the Philippines. She is married and has two children.
I met Jhanis for the first time earlier this week, I am new to AskAwayFriday and I was looking for someone to connect with. She happily agreed to be my partner.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 22, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments
I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance. As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television. After all, many families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Many parents often times pressure their children to start potty training their child before they are fully ready. Potty training before your child is ready can cause unnecessary stress for both you and your toddler. With all three of my kids, I waited until they were ready to potty train before I even attempted it. A…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 16, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments
I can’t believe that school will be starting soon and in some areas classes have already started. It is crazy to think about who fast this summer has gone by. Last weekend I decided to take advantage of tax free weekend and I bought my children most of the items that they will need on the first day of school. I also bought extra basic…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
I can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month. It seems like this summer has flown by. I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 31, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Do you and your family enjoy spending time outdoors during the evening hours? When it is nice outside, I love letting my children play outside in the backyard while I watch them. I always notice that as soon as I sit down outside it never fails the mosquitoes, other flying insects, or even ticks seem to sense that you are outside and decided to join…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 20, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments
Most kids are out for the summer and parents find themselves looking for activities for them to do with their kids. Parents want to keep their kids busy and active during the summer months. As you are finding activities for the kids to do, remember that doing free things can be just as fun and rewarding. I remember when I was growing up my family…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Many mom’s don’t think about how their current job duties may affect their health during the course of their pregnancy, especially, towards the very end when you are often the most uncomfortable. Most mom’s will be able to work through the entire duration of their pregnancy with very minimal job restrictions or pregnancy related complications. However, if you…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 6, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies. In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things. A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it. If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…Continue
My son stayed home with me again today so that he could continue to heal and so that I could make sure that he was fever free before sending him back to daycare. He acts like he is feeling much better today and his fever finally broke last night. Thank goodness, I don’t like it when my baby doesn’t feel…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 2, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, my husband asked me if I needed anything from the store. I asked him if he would pick up my youngest son a coloring book because he kept grabbing my pen from me when I wasn’t watching and kept telling me that he wanted to draw. I took the pen away from him and he was devastated, even though…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 20, 2013 at 11:39pm — No Comments
If you children are using the Internet it is important as a parent to keep them as safe as possible. There are many dangers on the Internet that most kids don’t understand or care to understand because they are naive. They think that everyone on the Internet is who they say that they are and don’t feel as if anyone can really harm them, when in reality this is far from the truth. There are predators searching online for tweens and teens looking to mislead them down the wrong path. Also, many…Continue
In June of 2011, I began using a breast pump on a regular basis to start building a stash of breast milk for my baby so that he would have plenty of milk once I returned back to work. When I returned to work, I knew exactly where I would have to use my breast pump but I never did put much thought into how I planned on cleaning my breast pump parts after I finished a pumping session. Luckily at my job, we had a break room that had a clean sink. Thankfully, I didn’t have to worry about…
Added by Christy Garrett on January 7, 2013 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Rascal had a good time playing Wii games after the kids went to school yesterday. He got rid of his excess energy and crashed just about the time my oldest son got home from school. Then last night as I was getting ready for bed, Rascal told me good night as he was leaving to head back to the North Pole.
This morning I heard him coming in the back door shortly after I got up. It was really windy outside this morning and I wanted to make sure that Rascal made it inside safely. The…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 20, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments
Rascal came down from the chandelier after the kids went to bed. He said that he was ready to go for his nightly visit with Santa Claus. I don’t know why he was in such a hurry to run off, but it must have been very important to Rascal.
Hopefully, he wasn’t off to the North Pole in search of more sweets, this seems to be his favorite thing to eat. He must have been out pretty late again last night, because he was sneaking back in just as I was coming out of our bedroom to go wake…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 19, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments
The previous night Rascal had time to make a few bracelets and left a huge mess of beads behind. I decided to move him to the mantel so that the my baby or the puppy wouldn’t get ahold of him. Again, I placed him up on the mantel so that he can watch the kids. We have less than a week left with Rascal and I am already getting sad. He has been a great addition to our family and created a new tradition for my children.
Rascal was excited to go tell Santa Claus that he was able to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 18, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Rascal had to be rescued from the toy box so that my toddler wouldn’t misplace him or play with him. I placed him on the fireplace mantel so that he could still keep an eye on the kids. By that evening, he was ready to head to the North Pole to go visit Santa Claus, the other elves, and reindeer. He left shortly after the kids were tucked into bed and I didn’t hear him sneak back into the house this morning. In fact, I wasn’t sure if he made it home in time to cause any mischief.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Rascal was ready to head to the North Pole so that he could come back early and help prepare for my daughter’s birthday party. My daughter is celebrating her 16th birthday party this evening with a few friends.
Find out what Rascal did to prepare for my daughter's birthday. He was a good little elf! :)
See photos of Rascal's handy work at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 14, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments