Frozen Peach Moscato

Frozen Peach Moscato

This is the most recent picture of my sister and me. And it’s often how you will find us. With at least one kid attached to us, if not inside us. She’s pregnant in the picture and due very soon! In fact for at least the past 4 years, one of us, if not both of…

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Mommy and me monday

18 months | Mommy and Me Monday | 281st

After leaving B for the second time in a month for Mom 2.0, I was concerned she wasn’t going to want to nurse anymore. She already was refusing any form of my milk in any container, and when I returned, she didn’t want to nurse. (After missing a lot of the conference to pump, I…

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I’m Doing Something Huge!…will you support me?

Just a little over 6 weeks ago, my friend Rachel (she’s just set up a blog to follow her journey) found a lump in her breast and immediately went to the doctor. It took six weeks for the full diagnoses, tests and to get treatment started. Six weeks! And this is pretty normal!  Did I mention…

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having picnic lunches

Summer Happy!

We are already half way through our summer. School starts back so early this year. I mean, I have friends that just finished their school year and they aren’t even in year round schools. So, we’ve already done some “Summering.”  It’s good for me, pulling all of these up, because I feel like we haven’t done…

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My internship with the Chief Toxicologist for the Medical Examiner

In college, I thought I wanted to be a forensic chemist. Key word, thought. So, after hearing the Chief Toxicologist for the Medical Examiner’s Office for a neighboring county as a job fair or something similar, I approached him. I wanted to know with the summer coming up if there were any internship positions available…

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playing on the fountain

Saving on summer

When your vacations and adventures can take place on the drop of a hat, it’s best to be prepared for anything. There are many choices out there to find what you need but using the coupons and deals found on Groupon Coupons, you’ll keep more money in your wallet, ready for family fun. Groupon Coupons…

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Stop growing already

Up to my shoulders | Mommy and Me Monday | 280th ed

This weekend my oldest came up to me and gave me a hug. A just because hug. Which don’t seem to happen nearly as frequently anymore. Derailing for a second: I remember when I took her in for her 2 year check up, just days before she turned 2 and days before her sister was…

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Top Gun on Netflix

Movies for the 4th of July on Netflix

With the 4th of July in sight already (seriously, our summer is half way over already!!) I thought I would put together a list of movies to stream during the holiday weekend. Some oldies but goodies, some for the family and some for the grown-ups.  Forrest Gump If you can get through Forrest Gump without…

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Staying active on the go #stayfreesisters

9 Tips for staying active and on the go with your family

I’m sharing how I stay active with my family thanks to Stayfree® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #StayfreeSisters. We’ve been adventuring and exploring more with the family. Sitting at home just isn’t fun for us, so we’ve been heading out and checking out new places. In the las couple months, I and/…

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Chattanooga Mommy and Me Monday

Chattanooga, TN | Mommy and Me Monday | 279th ed

We’ve been to Chattanooga, Tennessee before. We did all of the tourist things then in one day! This time, we went to a LILLEbaby meetup with some new friends, had a picnic lunch and then went for a walk across a pedestrian bridge. I’ll share more about our trip later this week. Of course, we…

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The 2015 Toyota Sienna

A few weeks ago, we were delivered the 2015 Toyota Sienna to test out for a week long spin around town and a trip to Amicalola Falls. The kids definitely wanted to keep the Sienna aka “The Swagger Wagon.” The Sienna was named a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick + and is the only van in…

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Inside out review and fun facts

Disney’s Inside Out | A Love Letter to Our Kids and Fun Facts

At the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we had the privilege of hearing Jonas Rivera, Producer of Inside Out, talk about the movie from its inception to delivery. To say that he was passionate and excited about the movie is a complete understatement. It all started when Pete Docter, Director, wanted to know what was…

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Because babies eat sand

Children explore the world with their mouths

Kids. They put everything in their mouths. And then, even more on top of that. It’s part of the way that they learn. Case in point? Sand at the beach is much tastier than the snack bar in her hand. Part of our job as parents is to make sure that the things that they…

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pop of color

Time for a pop of color

I’ve been afraid of adding color to much of our house for far too long. I always find myself gravitating towards earth tones and neutrals. There is so much brown, eggshell and green that it’s so incredibly boring. But, the color overwhelms me and scares me. I worry that I don’t know what will go…

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Do you dare to be workout ready

I joined the YMCA three weeks ago. It’s been great for me. I’m exercising again and having some me time! And B is getting in some time playing with other kids in the childcare and getting more accustomed to not having mommy nearby all day. It’s good for both of us. I realized in addition…

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Potty training tips

Potty Training Tips from a Mom of 4

We are three (-ish) out of four kids in to the whole potty training thing. I’d like to pretend that I know exactly what I’m doing with potty training, or what they are doing, but in my experience, it’s been a lot easier if we leave it until they are ready and showing interest. E…

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Road trip to amicalola falls

How I avoid motion sickness

When I was in college, I went to Boston for a conference. We scheduled in some fun time, too because we were young and had time! Among other things, we had delicious meals and went out for some entertainment. One of those meals at a restaurant at a hotel had me feeling a little off…

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Family selfie

End the selfie face squish

You know when you are trying to get a selfie..or an “usie” and you have a big family? Well, the person holding the phone often ends up with that huge face squish. That’s Mr. Serious taking one for the team. After all, he has the longest arms in the family! See, more face squish! Want…

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Father's Day Gifts

How to get the kids involved in Father’s Day gifting

My girls are way better at gift ideas and gift giving for Mr. Serious than I ever am. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh, but they come up with great gift ideas on the fly. Last year, it was magnetic pictures for his new cubicle at work and a Best Dad Ever t-shirt. I pick…

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Children's Online Safety

How to help keep kids safe online

This post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal URLs that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. Before elementary school, my girls had very limited, if any knowledge, of what the internet is. They didn’t use a computer at home and…

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Building with my girl | Mommy and Me Monday

Building with my girl | Mommy and Me Monday | 277th ed

We are already starting week three of the summer. The older three have been in camp for the morning and then during nap time, the bigs and I try to do something together that isn’t technology or television related (admittedly, there is still a lot of that going on!) The girls have great imaginations and…

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Dumbo the flying elephant

Flying high on Dumbo [VIDEO]

Dumbo The Flying Elephant says Disney World to me. I don’t know why, but I have fond memories of the ride. It was one of our first rides as a family when we got to Disney World two years ago and it was the first ride in which I was able to take all of…

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