Easy Rainy Day Activity

So, if you’re in Texas, you’ve probably been stuck inside with all the wet weather, and if you’re a parent this means watching the wild look in your child’s eyes as they start to go stir crazy. So, here is a quick to set-up & easy to play indoor activity to curb some of that restless energy! What you’ll need: Baseball Cap (per child bc sharing/waiting wasn’t on the agenda) Small magnets Pipe Cleaners Tape […]

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Spring Fling & Easter Things Round Up — Vegan Bunny Pancakes

Last year, after Easter, I came across an idea for bunny pancakes and mentally filed it away to try when the opportunity came around again. Although I pinned the recipe, there wasn’t much point as our kid’s are both allergic to dairy & soy. So, I adapted the yummy activity to be vegan and here are the results!  To make the pancake batter: 1 cup White Flour 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon Salt 2 […]

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For The Modern Dad ((JORD Wood Watches Review)) #jordwatch

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, but all opinions expressed are my own. It also contains Amazon Affiliate Links**. There is only one way to start a review on a watch this incredible and that is to say, I love absolutely everything about JORD’s Dover Series Ebony and Copper Watch including the box it came in. The wooden storage box has a magnetic lid and a storage drawer in the bottom. It is stunning, […]

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Grill Brush 3X Review

*I received this product free for review. All opinions expressed are my own.* When my wife said she found a grill brush to review I was excited. I had gotten a new one about a year ago, but Texas had weathered down the wooden handle and rusted my scraper plate a bit. We had the brush for several weeks before I had the opportunity to use it, so I had ample time to scrutinize the […]

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Latch On SA — Celebrate & Support Breastfeeding Mamas

On August 2, 2014, 172 nurslings latched on their mother’s breast for one minute. This went towards a global count of women nursing together at the same time. I was so proud that my easily distracted little nursling stayed latched so that I could be part of the count! I was even more proud to have my husband and a few good friends surrounding me as we all supported one of the most important things […]

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The Little Gym Review

  A  few days back I shared about how I’m making an effort to get out of the house more, stop being a “Hermit Mom,” and actively trying to socialize Logan since he’s an only child surrounded by adults. I figured the best way to do this was to find local toddler classes to attend. I stumbled upon The Little Gym while perusing Google and pleasantly discovered there is a location five minutes away from […]

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The Manly Monday’s Series: 10 Things Kittens & Children Have In Common

Over the years, I have learned that children and kittens have some very similar qualities and I wanted to share my revelations with you: 1) They go to the bathroom in a small container that needs to be cleaned regularly to avoid unsavory smells. 2) They both have razor sharp claws and will use them without mercy! 3) They are soft and love to cuddle. 4) Unsupervised, they can be incredibly destructive especially to curtains! 5) […]

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The Manly Mondays Series: Enough With The Unsolicited Advice

I have more friends who are older than I am than those that are younger. I feel that this trend exists because I value those that have more experience than I do. When I was hired into a new department at work, I chose my desk very carefully. I was told that the desk next to Mike was vacant because he was extremely loud and this made it difficult to concentrate. But, his vast knowledge […]

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The Manly Mondays Series: What Men Want Women To Know

Everyone that thinks you’re ugly lives inside your head.  It’s surprising to me that the most powerful force tearing down women are women themselves. In most animal species the male is the most beautiful. He has the most vivid coloring and seems to be designed form over function. This is where humans are polar opposite–the females of our species are the most colorful, graceful, and considered by both sexes to be the beautiful form of […]

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The Manly Monday’s Series: DIY Glass Spray Bottle

Yesterday, I was given an important DIY project from my wife. We have recently learned that all plastics regardless of their number or even the ‘BPA FREE’ moniker still have varying degrees of toxicity! Our baby bottles, spray bottles, water bottles, and cups needed to go bye-bye. So, my task was to make a glass spray bottle for Logan’s wipe solution as we are going paperless for his wipes, deeper and deeper green.  Here’s a […]

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The Manly Mondays Series: The Importance of Birthing Classes

I initially decided to follow my wife’s blog topics for my subjects each week, however her blog on the birth story was (I believe) relatively complete. Instead I decided to blog this week about birthing classes. If you’re anything like me you’ll be wondering why you need a class when you had to take health in school. I was not excited about spending one of my weekend days for 12 weeks learning about a process […]

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Father’s Day & Pancake Art

A few weeks before Father’s Day, Eric and I stumbled upon the article about the Dad that makes these super elaborate pancakes for his kids. You can see them here. My husband, who loves art, wanted to try his hand at pancake art, too. My Mom had been looking for a good Father’s Day present for him and I mentioned that a pancake pen would be perfect! Like things in our life usually do, everything […]

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