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What I Love About Breastfeeding

What I Love About Breastfeeding

There are many things I enjoy about breastfeeding my daughter. These range from benefits to special moments. While there are some days I may not like how dependent my daughter is on me, those are far and...


I’m Trying Member’s Mark 4X Probiotic for #DigestiveHealth

I found out the hard way that stress can do funny things to my body.  Too much stress can make you physically sick and affect your health, including your digestive health.  A few years ago, I couldn’t understand why...


July 2011 Top Ten Monthly Blog Traffic Report

July 2011 Top Ten Monthly Blog Traffic Report

As we grow and try different networking and marketing strategies, it’s fun to see where our traffic is coming from.  Who’s sending visitors over, what they looked at, and what keywords did they search for… though sometimes it makes...


New Grocery Coupons for August!

New Grocery Coupons for August!

These are hot new coupons and a bunch of good ones. I’m looking and going “ooh I need to buy that and that and that anyway!” I hope you’ll find some you need to and save some...


Monday Meet and Greet #1: Real Dad Reviews

Monday Meet and Greet #1: Real Dad Reviews

It’s nice to find out about different blogs and about the blogger behind them.  A group of us wanted to help introduce each other to our readers.  So, on Mondays we now have a meet and greet! Your Name: Nathan “The...


World Breastfeeding Week ~ August 1-7 and the Big Latch On!

World Breastfeeding Week ~ August 1-7 and the Big Latch On!

I’ve now been breastfeeding for 9 months.  Since Rissa is my first baby, it has been a tremendous learning experience.  While I’d like to say I was pro-breastfeeding and an advocate before my daughter was born… I wasn’t… not...


August Monthly Tailspin Blog & Social Media Hop

I love hops, but often get sidetracked or forget to link up for the week.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve remembered at the tail end of a hop.  The other thing that happens is I won’t...


#Giveaway Gala Link Up (7/31)

Giveaway Gala Hosted by: 3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Tales From the Nursery, and The Thrifty Things. Yes, that means if you link up here – your giveaway will be listed on all five...


9 Months In; 9 Months Out

9 Months In; 9 Months Out

Dear Aerissa, Today you are 9 months old.  I can hardly believe it.  You are babbling, crawling, standing, clapping, and cruising.  You even have two little teeth that you won’t let me look at.  You are growing up so fast...


Another Cell Phone Savings Option with Straight Talk

Another Cell Phone Savings Option with Straight Talk

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s a trend towards going contract-less for cell phone plans.  A lot of people prefer to pay as they go,...


July 31st ~ Last Day to Get 25% off Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers!

July 31st ~ Last Day to Get 25% off Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers!

Today is the last day of the 25% Charlie Banana sale at Sandbox Lane! They have Charlie Banana diapers for 15% off AND you can use my reader discount TFN2011 for an additional 10% off. Yes, that’s a total...


Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Summer Cash #Giveaway Reminder #BoostBuzz

We had so much fun participating in and entering the Boost Your Buzz giveaway in April that we just had to be involved again this summer! Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win...


Ask the Web Guy: Burnin’ Feeds and Taking Names

Ask the Web Guy: Burnin’ Feeds and Taking Names

Darcy asked me to type up a quick tutorial on your RSS feed and how to “burn it.” All blogs, regardless of their topic, should have an RSS link (sometimes also called Subscribe) in a easy-to-see spot. Many people,...


Watching Baby Play

The other day I was stressed out and feeling a little low so I did what needed to be done…. I stepped back and enjoyed my daughter. I play with her everyday but let’s be honest, my head...


The Muppets: Coming November 23rd

I seriously cannot tell you how much we are looking forward to the new Muppets movie.  And with Jason Segel?  It’s going to be...


Friday Night Meme: 2 Truths, 1 Lie [Updated]

Friday Night Meme: 2 Truths, 1 Lie [Updated]

Sadie at Randomosity started a fun new little icebreaker meme.  I’ll list 2 truths and 1 lie.  You guess which one is the lie.  In 24 hours, I’ll update the post with the...


Over $10 in Coupons for Groceries and Toiletries

Over $10 in Coupons for Groceries and Toiletries

Awhile back I asked on our Facebook fan page if you wanted some deals brought to you now and again.  I’m doing my best to bring some to you! Print these right away because some of these won’t be available...


Playtex The First Lil’ Gripper ~ Straw Trainer Cup Review

So Rissa has pretty much boycotted bottles.  Well, maybe that’s not accurate.  She wasn’t bottle fed very often to begin with, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that now she doesn’t want anything to do with drinking...


Xander Nash {Young Children’s Chapter Books} Review

Although I don’t have to worry about this yet, I know it can be a unique challenge to find appropriate chapter books for elementary school children.  They grow out of the picture books but aren’t quite ready for the...


The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure DVD Review

I grew up through the 80s and 90s which meant I got to enjoy a lot of classic cartoons, including the Smurfs!  I was very excited about the opportunity to review Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure since I had...