So if you're anything like me, you're trying your damnedest to find something for your kids to do so that they don't kill each other over summer vacation. And that "something" would preferably be an activity that keeps 'em occupied for a long stretch of time, perhaps even long enough for Mama to have a well-deserved glass of wine and maybe even *gasp* take a pee in…Continue
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I'm a list girl. Always have been. Always will be.
I like a chore list. I like the focus it gives me during the day and I love, love, love being able to cross things off my list as the day goes on.
I live by a grocery list. I don't understand how people can go to the grocery store without one. Unless you have a list in your head of the 3 to 5 things you need, but then again, that's a list. A mental list? Yes. But a list, nonetheless. Walking through the aisles…Continue
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If you are of the male persuasion, you may want to skip this one. And if you choose to read, don't say I didn't warn you.
I HATE nursing bras. I figure that by the time I'm done nursing Elijah, I will have worn a nursing bra for two and a half years of my life. (Not consecutively. Cumulatively.) I've hated them from the beginning, and I hate them still.
First of all, they provide no support. None. I'm not exaggerating. Zero support. I get it. Underwire…Continue
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“Two nights a week I cook. Two nights a week he cooks. Two nights we go out. And one night is sandwich night”
Do you remember this line from the movie, About Last Night? This particular conversation was about cooking. But last night, Colby and I had a similar conversation about sharing the responsibility of putting Hunter to bed.
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I've been telling my husband lately that my life is a lot like Groundhog's Day.
Monotonous. Yes. But I'm actually the one choosing to shape it that way, since it keeps everything flowing smoothly and sanely here.
My personal Groundhog's Day is complete with:
* Anticipating hunger by pre-preparing snacks.
* Thinking of meals in as far advance as I can stand, so I don't end up in a hot…
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Parenthood is a balancing act; that cliche is almost too easy. Yes, there are many balls in the air and sometimes one slips through and crashes to the ground. But, to keep the metaphor going, doesn't it always come bouncing back? If one day I just don't have my act together and maybe my kids watch a little more TV than usual, doesn't it always work out that the next day we never turn it on and spend the afternoon taking a nature walk or stumbling upon a used…Continue
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THE IMPORTANCE OF JOURNALING…
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Argh! YOU DID WHAT?!
Yes. That's me on many an afternoon. Make that morning. OK, truth-be-told, it can happen at any moment. Today it was the crayon-covered rocker that did me in.
And despite the fact that children are not the behaviors they exhibit, I honestly have difficulty sorting the two when my impatient Aries-anger ignites.
Whew. Deep breath. Calm down. Re-focus. Now move forward.
Yes, having children who are ages 1, 3 and 5 can be challenging. But…
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I'm amazed how many moms would opt for breast implants if they had the opportunity.
And I'm amazed how many moms believe the myth that breastfeeding was the cause for their sagging breasts. Pregnancy and factors like smoking causes breasts to sag, not breastfeeding.
As a breastfeeding advocate, I don't want that myth to be the…
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Cute Beltz is featured in the July issue of Parenting magazine, pg. 30. Our Nautical Belt for Toddlers & Kids (top right corner) is featured as the "summer essential that screams Americana" in honor of 4th of July. This is a great honor and we thank Parenting for the feature.
Check out our full collection of D-ring and Velcro belts for children at…Continue
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Since having my children home during the day isn't the norm, summertime can lend itself to being a bit stressful. Arguments over the computer and the t.v. Can we go here, there and everywhere? "I'm bored!" (My girls have told me they don't need to hear me say 'Only boring people are boring' one more time. I, of course, say 'Then stop telling me you're bored'. Round and round it…Continue
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