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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Duracell Helps #PowerTheHolidays This Year


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Growing up Christmas was one of my favorite holidays, if not the favorite, besides my birthday.  Presents, families, fun, and so much more!  There's not much more a kid could ask for to be happy. But every year, one thing seemed to happen over and over again.  During one of our visits, one of us would receive a present that needed batteries and everyone forgot to grab them.   There's not much more upsetting to a child than receiving a new toy that they can't play with.  Fortunately, Duracell is encouraging you to be ahead of the game this year! 

The Hidden Truth Some Families Are Facing This Holiday

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You see her every week at the park playing and laughing with her children. She is the funny, outspoken mom, always making others laugh. From afar she seems so put together, and her children are always happy. What you don’t see is what she is burying under the surface.


The holidays are supposed to be full of love, laughter, family and the making of memories you will cherish forever. But all she feels is stress, and sadness of the memories she will live each day trying to forget.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Quinoa Bowl

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Before last year, I had never tried quinoa.  Once I finally tried it, my initial reaction was where in the world has this deliciousness been hiding all my life.  We starting eating quinoa because of the health benefits and while there's no real taste to it, much like rice, in my opinion it's easier to season and the little bursts of flavor in your mouth will leave you just as in love with quinoa too.  I have been making this quinoa bowl for a few months and tried a few different ways to make it, but last night I finally hit the absolute home run.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Levana Keera Video Monitor

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While we received a baby monitor during one of our baby showers when we were expecting, it wasn't a top of the line model.  In fact, I would almost assume that it was manufactured 20 years ago, even though it was brand new in the package.  There were no bells and whistles, it was extremely loud (and subsequently annoying); however, it was a gift, and at the end of the day, it did indeed work.  Yet, for almost 2 years, Andrew and I have been discussing that we need something better.  Not only to look after her while she sleeps, but knowing that our house is safe too.  In turn, I'd be able to do more knowing my child and home is safe.

Wubble Bubble Ball



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Skibbles is absolutely obsessed with balls and while her small little hands usually can't hold more than her tiny basketball or soccer ball, she tries so hard.  One of her favorites is my yoga ball.  The problem with that she can only roll the ball, otherwise she needs help from Andrew or I to assist her with it.  Insert the Wubble Bubble Ball.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

What Signs To Look For With RSV


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As a parent, I do everything in my absolute power to protect my child from everything.  Whether it's falling, bumping her head, or getting sick, there's nothing I dislike more than when my baby isn't feeling well, no matter if it's for 3 minutes or 3 days. And I know I'm not alone.  Every parent I know would go to the end of the world fighting for their children as well.  One of the most trying times, is always the fall and winter months.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sahara Sam's Indoor WaterPark

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We were recently invited to Sahara Sam's Indoor WaterPark.  I have been wanting to go here since we moved to New Jersey a few years ago, but never had the opportunity.  Now that Skibbles is old enough to go, we thought it would be the perfect time. She's still small for most of the activities, but there was enough for her to do without it being overwhelming too.  I love that as she grows up this will be a fun place for us to experience together throughout the years.