Christy Garrett's Blog – November 2012 Archive (33)

Tips to Ensure that Your Child’s Car Seat is Installed Properly

Car seat safety is very important.  In fact, car crashes are the number one reason why young children are injured or even killed.  Keeping your baby safe is easy with these few simple steps.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 30, 2012 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

Rascal Got Locked in Doggy Jail

Rascal is a sneaky little Elf, he took off to the North Pole early last night.  He wanted to go back early so that he could visit Rudolf.  While sneaking, back into the house last night he found himself locked himself in the dog’s kennel.  I found him this morning, he looked so sad and scared while trying to get our attention to let him out of the kennel.  When I took a closer look I found the dog’s bone in his mouth and a sign attached to the kennel door asking for…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 30, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Learn How to Assemble and Use Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump

The Medela Pump in Style is a great investment for breastfeeding mother’s who plan to continue to offer breast milk to their baby once they return to work.  This breast pump is easy to use and is the most popular Medela pump.  The pump is easy to use and assemble.  Learn how to properly assemble and use the Medela Pump in Style.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 29, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Rascal Found the Toilet Paper and Made a Huge Mess

Rascal was still perched on the motion sensor when I went to bed last night and he seemed happy sitting up high watching the kids.  I didn’t hear him sneak out last night to head to the North Pole. The baby woke up around 1:30 early this morning and Rascal was no where to be found.  When I finally ready to go back to bed, Rascal was sneaking back into the house.  I told Rascal good night and that I would see him in the morning.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 29, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Hygeia EnJoye EPS Breast Pump Review

The Hygeia EnJoye EPS breast pump is an eco-friendly breast pump.  Hygeia is offers mothers a breast pump that is a professional-grade quality without the expensive price tag.  The EPS model is the cheapest electric breast pump offered by Hygeia.  This brand of breast pumps are registered as multi-user and can be shared.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 28, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments

I Caught Rascal Climbing the Walls and Perching Himself on A Motion Sensor

Last night as I was getting ready to go to bed, I opened the refrigerator door so that I could get a drink and Rascal comes bouncing out.  It was a site to see him bouncing around the house, similar to one of those high bouncy ball that bounces out of control.  He calmed down long enough to sneak out of the house so that he could visit with Santa Claus while the kids were sleeping.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 28, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

Tips to Avoid Excessive Weight Gain While Pregnant

Many pregnant women often wonder how much weight they should gain during the duration of their pregnancy?  Most doctors and midwives recommend that most healthy moms gain between 25 to 35 pounds.  The term “eating for two” is a common phase that pregnant women use, when in fact most women only need to eat only a small amount of additional calories a day.  Read the full story at Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 27, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Rascal was Found Sipping on Red Bull and Eating M&Ms

I saw Rascal slipping out the back door last night when I went to bed.  I didn’t hear him sneak back into the house during the middle of the night.  This morning when I came into the living room, I didn’t see Rascal.  I  woke up the kids and asked them if they knew where Rascal was.  

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 27, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

Tiger’s Butter – Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

My daughter wanted to make something to take for Thanksgiving dinner at our grandparent’s house.  A few years ago my husband made some candy that tastes very similar to peanut butter cups.  She asked me to pick up the ingredients to make Tiger’s Butter when I went to the grocery store.

 

Get the full recipe at: Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 26, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Rascal and His Girlfriend Had a Party In My Living Room

When I went to bed last night, Rascal was heading back to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus and give him a report on how the kids are doing.  When Rascal returned home early this morning, he decided to throw a party in the living room with his girlfriend.  He found a perfect chair for them to sit in and he placed it in front of the television.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 26, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Fajita Chicken Quesadillas

I wanted to share an easy recipe that your family will enjoy.  I love quick and easy meals that I can prepare during the week.  You will need a few ingredients to make these grilled fajita chicken quesadillas.  

 

I made these for dinner last night and wanted to share. 

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 26, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Rascal and His Friends Got into a Huge Snowball Fight Last Night

While we were sleeping last night, I heard some commotion early this morning coming from my kitchen.  I didn’t think anything about it because we have two dogs and they make noise sometimes at night.

 

What will Rascal do next?

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 25, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments

My Elf Has Arrived – Elf on the Shelf Name Ideas

 My elf has arrived thanks to my wonderful in-laws who gave him to me as an early Christmas present.  I am so excited to share a new Christmas tradition with my children this year, and blog about the naughty and fun things that he will do each night as we “Count Down the Days Until Christmas“.   Now it’s time to come up with a name for my Elf.  Read more at: Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 24, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Learn How to Properly Hand Express Breast Milk

Sally is a stay at home mom to her newborn infant. She planned on exclusively breastfeeding her baby; however, one day Jacob decided to skip a feeding. When Sally was pregnant, she never researched breast pumps or what to do in case she ended up with engorged breasts. She wasn’t prepared when her breasts became engorged and they began hurting.

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

How to Make Transitioning Your Baby Into Their Own Room Easier

Many parents work very hard to decorate a nursery for their baby; however, most parents will tell you that their child didn’t sleep in his or her own room for the first few weeks.  During those first few weeks most parents choose to keep the baby in their room so that they can easily check on them during the middle of the night.  Read the full story at: Uplifting Families…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 22, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Chocolate Chip Cookies That Are Similar to the Cookies in the Mall

Learn how to make chocolate chip cookies that are similar to the ones that you can buy at the mall.  I made the Nestle Tollhouse version and few years ago.  When I tasted them, they tasted bland as if something was missing.  These cookies were exactly what I was looking for.  For the recipe, visit us at Uplifting Families for the full recipe.

Added by Christy Garrett on November 22, 2012 at 12:24am — 1 Comment

Recipe for a Moist and Juicy Turkey

For Thanksgiving, we go to my husband’s parents house each year.  I haven’t had to cook a turkey in a long time, which I kinda miss because my turkey always came out very moist and juicy.  In fact, many years ago I would cook the turkey on the BBQ grill (charcoal).  I loved cooking on the BBQ grill because that meant that I had more room in my oven for cooking the side dishes.  However, you can still make my awesome turkey in the oven.  For the recipe for a moist and juicy turkey learn…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Expecting My Second Child - My Birth Story

My second pregnancy was a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t actively trying to conceive.  I found out in February 2000, that I was pregnant and was due October 9th, 2000.  When I was almost 20 weeks, I found out that I was having a little boy.  I was excited and nervous at the same time.  I had that feeling that I was having a boy since my cravings were totally different that my first pregnancy.  Continue reading my birth story at:  …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Expecting my First Baby As a Teen Mom

My first pregnancy was a bit of a shock, since I was just 18 years old and just out of high school. I found out that I was pregnant in April of 1996.  I was still living at home with my parents and wasn’t married to my boyfriend.  I knew firsthand that my parents would be very disappointed with me but for the most part my mom was supportive.  It was important that I tell them before they found out on their own, so I told my mom first.  She said she had already suspected something but…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Tummy Time Can Prevent Your Newborn from Developing Plagiocephaly

The “Back to Sleep” campaign was introduced in the early 1990′s to help prevent babies from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).  When a baby is born their heads are still soft and their skull will slowly harden over the next few months.  However, laying your baby in the same position all the time places gentle pressure on the back of the skull, causing it to slowly change shape.  Read the full post at …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 20, 2012 at 9:10am — 1 Comment

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