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Dining Out With Baby

While I was pregnant, we didn't go out to eat very often due to my gestational diabetes. I often found dining out to be more stressful due to the carb counting and insulin injections. After giving birth, I craved carbs since I was no longer worried about endangering Rissa's development with my


It’s Ultimate Blog Party Time! #UBP11

How exciting! This is my first Ultimate Blog Party and I can't wait to meet all of you who are partying it up this week. If you are visiting, please say hello in the comments! If you decide to follow me, we'd love that and let us know so we can make


How Does Breastfeeding Affect Fertility and Sex?

This week's topic is about fertility and sex. As you may imagine, this will be quite a personal post. Possibly including too much information (despite the PG rating). Read on if you dare… I figured having a baby would affect our sexual relationship. I just didn't realize how much. When I was


Review: Baby Rock Apparel

I love shopping for baby girl clothes. Any of you that read my blog during my pregnancy last year know this from the baby wardrobe posts. Girlie dresses and outfits have their time and place, but I don't dress that way myself. I'm most comfortable in a band tour shirt (or a


Park Ave Shirt Co Winner!

There were 272 entries in the Park Ave Shirt Co giveaway. selected #221 Congratulations to Sueboobadoo! Notification email has been sent. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will have to be selected. Thank you! {Update 8/4/11: Sadly after several attempts to ask them about the prize, they have


Review: Animoto Video Slideshow Creation Service

As a new mama, I take a lot of pictures. And I mean A LOT. Technology has made this easy with digital cameras, smart phones and even digital video cameras. No worries about wasted film! But what can I do with all of these? Scrapbooking takes too much time that I don't


The Great Sleep Dilemma

I have found in the past that when I'm feeling at my wit's end about something – no matter how big or small – writing about it helps. It helps me release the tension and emotions surrounding my issue. Sometimes it helps me organize my thoughts and discover a solution that I


I’m Raising Chewbacca

Rissa is definitely trying to work on her verbal skills. She makes some odd sounds, but it's fun to watch  her face. When she has her mouth opened wide, ‘yelling,' I can see her tongue moving around, affecting the sounds. She likes to get good and loud during this process! What amazes


Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Big Event Fundraising. I remember school fundraisers when I was a kid – selling pizzas, gift wrap, and candy. I remember it felt like a chore and I couldn't connect with the financial goal. Hearing about needing money for new playground


Bummas Cloth Wipes Review

So most of you know that we switched to cloth diapers in January. Naturally my next step is switching to cloth wipes, right? Much like cloth diapers, there are more cloth choices than I thought. They are made with various materials, layers, and sizes. It depends on what you want in your