How to ensure your child’s safety to and from dances

We were compensated for this post. With school starting up again here in Dallas, it’s only a matter of time before the dances start up, too. […] Continue reading »

We were compensated for this post. With school starting up again here in Dallas, it’s only a matter of time before the dances start up, too. […] Continue reading »

Organize Your Life!

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 »

Review: Neilmed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator

I received from product via MomsMeet in exchange for my honest opinion.

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 »

Sunday FunDay: Pumping While Driving

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 »

365 Arts & Crafts in 2016 – #1-17

Last year, I joined a Facebook group with some of my crafty mom friends and the challenge was to create 365 crafted items over the year of 2015.  ANY craft, no matter how big or small would count and you didn’t have to do one each day.  You could do ten in one day and none for the rest of the week.  It totally worked with your schedule, but seeing as how I had a completely crazy, all-over-the-place year in 2015, I failed at the challenge. 

This year is going to be SO much more stable.  I am not planning a move.  I have learned the ins and outs of my new home (RV).  I will not have a very toxic person interfering in my life.  I am surrounded by joy and happiness.  I have SO many goals.  I have many new things to look forward to in 2016. 

Even at a million weeks pregnant, I have already gotten a head start on my craftiness for the year.  Since I have been waiting for our precious Laken to arrive, I have created SEVENTEEN crafty things!! 

I created four plastic dinosaur necklaces that my children REALLY want.  Those might not make it to my sell pile. 

I also made five pairs of earrings and eight hair bows!  Not everything is in these pictures, but I was super excited to learn how to make the adorable hair bows!  I am hoping with practice, I get better and faster with them. 

Anyone is welcome to join the crafting madness!  Use #365craftsin2016 on your various social media when you post pictures of your wares! […] Continue reading »