Breastfeeding Is NOT Natural

Breastfeeding is NOT Natural!

The definition of the word natural is ‘existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.’ So, if you go by that, then I suppose breastfeeding is, indeed, natural. However, the problem is that when people say that to new mothers, it sets up a standard. the connotation that is implied is that your baby pops out, latches on, and suckles happily ever after. And the only thing that really happens is Read More

The Day My Husband Saved My Ass (and then the story was published in a book)

I Just Want to Be Alone

A while ago, I got an email telling me that I was one of the bloggers being invited to submit a piece for the second book in the I Just Want to Pee Alone book series. The first book was all about funny parenting stories, and this one was to be humorous stories all about the men in our lives. Considering the title of my blog, I figured it was appropriate that I submit a Read More

The Do’s & Don’ts of Water Marbling

Do's & Don'ts of Water Marbling

As you might remember from my other nail posts, every Friday night, my sister comes over and we do our nails. Of course, that comes after scouring Pinterest for what, exactly to do on them. For the longest time, we’ve been wanting to try water marbling. After seeing it on Pinterest so many times, and watching numerous video tutorials on YouTube, we decided to give it a shot. I decided on a more traditional water Read More

How to Host an Olympic Themed Party

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What kid who has seen the Olympic champions doesn’t daydream about enjoying that glory himself? If you’d like to magnify the passion and perseverance it takes to be a winner, why not host an Olympic themed party? With the Olympics scheduled February 6 -23 this year, it’s an excellent time to plan a party. My friend’s blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams, spotlights party ideas for boys (and non-frilly girls!) so I have lots of suggestions Read More

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled pork is one of my favorite things to make for a large group. It’s so easy. You literally just throw the roast in the crockpot, and leave it until it’s done. Sometimes I add the barbecue sauce into the crockpot after it’s mostly done cooking, and sometimes I leave it on the side for people to add themselves. It’s seriously so easy and cost-effective, and there are so many ways to season it and Read More

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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There’s something about the taste of hot cocoa. It’s perfectly chocolatey, without being too rich. And don’t get me started on the tiny little marshmallows. These Hot Cocoa Cupcakes are the perfect winter snack! Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients Cupcake Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa ½ tsp baking Read More

What About When Moms Do Work?

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Right now, there’s a blog post that’s going viral. Well, it’s not so much the blog post, but the picture in it. It’s going so viral, in fact, that the blogger was even on the Today Show to talk about it, so there’s a good chance you’ve seen the pic around before now. Here it is: If you have yet to hear the hullabaloo around the picture, you might be wondering WHY this picture went Read More

The New Face of SodaStream

Sodastream | Turn Water Into Fresh Sparkling Water And Soda

In case you aren’t familiar with SodaStream, it’s this fantastic device that allows you to create your own carbonated beverages at home. They offer over 100 different flavors to cater to what you are craving. It’s much cheaper than buying soda from the store, and much better for the environment because you don’t use all of those plastic bottles. Last year, SodaStream created a lot of buzz with their Super Bowl ad: This year, SodaStream Read More

Hips Don’t Lie – When It’s Not Just Normal Pregnancy Aches & Pains

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I remember the first time I felt it. It was the day after Black Friday in 2008, and I was about 5 months pregnant with my third child, Tristan. I woke up and my hips were KILLING me. For the rest of my pregnancy, it just got worse and worse, and I didn’t really recover from that 8 hour shopping trip until I delivered him in March 2009. Then when I got pregnant with Willow Read More

Chocolate Dipped Football Pretzels – Perfect For Game Day!

Football Pretzels

Football season is winding down, but the play-offs and Super Bowl are right around the corner! Finding party snacks that don’t involve making a replica of a stadium out of lunch meat and cocktail buns can sometimes be a little tedious. But this one is easy! You only need three ingredients. Here’s what you need to do: Chocolate Dipped Football Pretzels Prep time 30 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: My Husband Ate All Read More