Guess what time of year it is again!! Not that it’s in the title or anything, but if you guessed the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Friendly Expo, you’re right! […] Continue reading »
Oh, hi! It’s been quite a while since I have been on here. Last year was a doozy. There was some extreme ups at the beginning of the year and then everything kind of fell apart for a while. Lots of extreme downs. Loss, abuse, depression, stress, sadness, confusion.
2016 was not always kind to me. […] Continue reading »
I can’t remember one minute to the next with all of the things I have going on in my life. All of the kids, all of the jobs, all of the school events, Navigators events, family events… I could go on and on for days. I am terrible at keeping track of things, so it is very important that I write everything down. An awesome planner lets me be responsible and have fun because I can customize and decorate it all I want. […] Continue reading »
Whoa!! Is it already that time of year?? It’s getting dangerously close to one of my favorite events of the year… The Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo is coming to Dallas, Texas this September 10th and 11th. This will be my THIRD year attending as a member of the press! Can you tell that I am excited?! […] Continue reading »
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Let’s see a show of hands… Who loves to suck out their baby’s snot? Me?? HECK YES I DO. Ok, no. I don’t really, but sometimes it is a necessary evil. When kids get sick, they get stuffy noses. When kids get stuffy noses, they get cranky. They can’t breathe. No one is happy.
Have you ever tried one of those big blue or green bulb suckers? You have to shove that giant tip into your baby’s tiny nostril and try not to suck their brain out in the process. I have never been able to achieve such a task without wailing and flailing.
The Neilmed Naspira is a new-fangled nose sucker. It has the features and functions of the regular type of bulb sucker that you know and may or may not love as well as the option to be a Nasal-Oral suction device. I know. It sounds gross. Believe me, the first few times I try these type of things, I always dry heave a bit, but they are SO effective. They are actually quite amusing once you get the hang of it. […] Continue reading »
I was sent a sample of the Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage from al fresco as well as a pack of the precooked chicken bacon to test out in some recipes. I think I was more excited about the bacon because, well… BACON!! […] Continue reading »
I am SO excited to announce that Liz and I will be headed to Austin this weekend to cover the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest. Last year, Liz was unable to make it, so I am super stoked to have her along with me this year. I am really looking forward to checking out all of the new vendors as well as those that are already favorites of ours.
I have a pair of weekend passes to the Fest to give away, so if you would like to enter to win, follow the steps on the widget below! Winner will be emailed Friday morning and tickets will be available to pick up at Will Call.
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Sunday is the last day of the weekend. It’s our last bit of free time before we have to get back to the school and work week. I usually have a bunch of chaos going on during the week and I thought that it would be fun to have one of my crazy moments turned into a cartoon by Angela McReynolds every week.
This week, it was pumping while driving. I have actually gotten pretty good at this thanks to my Spectra pump. It holds a charge so I can easily take my pump with me and get a day’s worth of pumps-to-go on one charge without worrying about plugging it in. Liz and I went to Houlihan’s for lunch (which was AMAZING, by the way!) and so I had to pump on the way to pick her up and on the way home. While I have always been comfortable breastfeeding in public, I always feel a little awkward while pumping and driving. Of course, the only people that can usually see in and see what I am doing are men driving big trucks. I avoid them like the plague, especially at red lights where I might have to sit for a minute or two in awkwardness.
Where’s the weirdest place you have ever pumped?? […] Continue reading »
I have been pumping since four days post-partum to give Laken the most precious gift of breast milk. At first, I was using the Ameda Purely Yours pump that I had. It was working, but I was having a hard time with sore nipples and I was getting clogs. I had heard in some of my surrogacy and exclusively pumping Facebook groups that the Spectra line of pumps were REALLY good.
I got in touch with Brianne at Spectra Baby USA and she hooked me up with the Spectra S1. I immediately fell in love with this pump. There are so many wonderful features that this pump has. Let me tell you about all of the pros. […] Continue reading »
As an extra special treat, another lovely friend, Katie of Katie Res Photography, came and did an awesome newborn photoshoot for us.
This post is picture-heavy. […] Continue reading »