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    Outdoor Movie Night Drive In Style

    What you will need: Boxes large enough for kids to sit in Black paper plates Construction paper Paint color of choice for boxes aka car, taillights and headlights Glue Paint your boxes and let dry completely. Glue paper plates to sides as wheels. Add taillights in contrasting color from your “car” color. Add headlights and a grill to the front. Cut your construction paper into a rectangle and add kids name to. Glue the “license plate” to the back. And there you have it their very own car for the drive in movie! I use a large sheet as my screen and I hook my iPhone up to a projector. The…

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    Yogurt Silly Putty

    I found this on smartschoolhouse.com. They have a YouTube page as well if you prefer a video how to. Ingredients: Corn starch Yogurt (we used strawberry yogurt). Make sure it’s a yogurt without chunks of fruit. Directions: Mix together 1 cup of yogurt and 3/4 cups of corn starch When the mixture is no longer sticky, pick it up and roll the putty into a ball (to further mix the yogurt and corn starch) If it’s too sticky, sprinkle in additional corn starch. If it’s too dry, add a bit more yogurt   It’s so soft and addicting to play with. Plus it smells pretty good too! A little soap…

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    Solids Beget Solids

    So we started solids a few weeks ago and me being me was tickled about it! I have Pinned homemade baby food recipes as if it were my job so getting the chance to make them was exciting! So far lil man has enjoyed a pretty good variety and other than applesauce has loved everything! So you are asking that’s cute what is this post about? Well unknown to me, but makes perfect sense, when they start on solids well other things get solid too! It started Friday while we were sitting on the couch watching TV. and relaxing when the blood curdling screaming began. This was not an I…

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    Mama Bear Is Strong

    So the family was out at our local outdoor store this weekend and I apparently showed my mama bear instinct a bit too harsh (if there is a thing). One of the employees walked up to us and asked if we needed anything and bee-lined to Coop. She grabbed his hand and I immediately said “Please don’t touch him. He is little yet and has not been vaccinated”. She apologized and said she should not have just reached out and grabbed him. When she walked away my hubby looked at me with shock and said ” Wow that was the first time I have seen you go full on mom…

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    Why Your Parenting Meme May Be Hurtful

    I thank God I have been given the opportunity to lose sleep, be peed on, spit-up on, pooped on, kicked while trying to sleep, given up wine/beer and can’t wait to experience a full blown temper tantrum, hearing mom a million times, walking behind a lil one cleaning up after them only for another mess to follow, be late because he doesn’t want to get ready, asks a million questions, have zero time to myself because a toddler is following me, be interrupted a million times and a list of other things that go along with being a mama. You see we worked and prayed hard for this child and…

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    Post Pregnancy Hair Loss

    Remember pregnancy hair? It was amazing! Like model material with the crazy amount of volume and shine! Yeah I have pictures to remind me but let’s talk about post-baby hair! Another thing no one tells you about! So about three months after I delivered I started shedding. I use the word shedding because I felt like a Siberian husky blowing their coat. Look that one up if you don’t understand. I was literally losing hair everywhere. The bed, shower, blow drying you name it. This wonderful phenomenon is the resting/shedding phase and normally take about three months for the hair to shed out. The hormones during pregnancy which promoted hair…

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    Exercise After Baby!

    So I rode my bike yesterday and ran for the first time today. I accomplished two miles running and though it took me 21 minutes I feel great! I use Runtastic  to keep log of all of my activities and you can view my run to see what it looks like. I learned a couple of things while I am getting back to exercising. No matter how many kegel’s you do your bladder control is ummm well, you tinkle yourself. No other way to say it than to throw it out there! I have great running shorts by Nike and I put a pad in them to absorb what I can’t…

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    Milk Reduction When Period Returns

    Ugh your monthly aunt Flow returns! As if delivering a human, having leaky boobs and no sleep weren’t enough. You begin to wonder if you will ever catch a break! Eleven months of no visits from aunt Flow was amazing and I did not miss her one bit! Some women will not get a visit the entire time they are breastfeeding, lucky them! I was two months post-delivery when she returned. So how do you combat milk reduction while she visits? Here are a few pointers: Cal-Mag Supplements Just before your period starts, your blood calcium levels drop, causing your milk supply to drop. To combat this, you can take…