My Whole30 Lifesaver: Pre-Made Paleo {review}

As you may recall, Tall Dad and I have decided to clean out our bodies  – which of course means our  pantry as well; all in the name of succeeding at the Whole30 Challenge.  We vowed to eat only meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and healthy fats for 30 straight days. Granted, we slipped up halfway through, but Tall Dad and I are going to restart the Whole30 with a new sense of determination. We learned what worked for us,…

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ParentCast – Episode 21: Top 10 Facebook Faux Pas By Parents

Ever go on Facebook and your feed is clogged up with nothing but babies, parent stuff, and complaints from parents?  No, not the occasional post from your friends, but those people that over-share EVERYTHING?  You know what I mean – those parents who make EVERY SINGLE POST about their kid?  Yep – we bring in special guest Julie, and return special guest Erik to talk about this very subject this episode.  Hit the jump to find out why no one…

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ParentCast – Episode 20: Breastfeeding – Tips, Tricks, Successes + Heartaches (Part 2)

We’re finally caught up!  Yay!  Anyway, this is the second half our SPECTACULAR interview about all things breastfeeding with Kathy Moren of Healthy Babies, Happy Mom’s Inc.  Hit the jump to find why breasfeeding isn’t natural and it requires a lot of freakin’ work. Let’s just say it – Kathy Moren rules.  She is smart, funny, and extremely informative.  I can’t tell you how many people contacted us about the first half of this episode and let us know how…

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ParentCast – Episode 19: Breastfeeding – Tips, Tricks, Successes + Heartaches (part 1)

Welcome back to another episode of ParentCast. This time we’re talking all about breastfeeding with Kathy Moren of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms Inc. We actually received so much great information from her on breastfeeding that we had to split this episode in two!  I know it’s kind of a pain in the butt to listen to two different episodes on the same topic, but it would have been way too long to make it one episode.  So, hit the jump…

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ParentCast – Episode 18: Financial Planning For Baby w/ Special Guests: Derek & Carrie Olsen

Mary and Blake talk all about how to plan financially for a baby with super special guests Derek & Carrie Olsen from the “Better Conversations” podcast!  They were excellent guests and we learned A TON!  Hit the jump to find out how money can be a force for good in your marriage.   Money and babies are basically oil and water.  There is nothing you can do to prevent those little buggers from sucking up every ounce of savings you…

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Moccasins Rock – Especially Hand Made Moccasins From “Freshly Picked” #Giveaway

I love my son.  He loves me.  But you know what he hates?  Shoes.  Can’t stand them.  Every chance he gets, those shoes are coming off his feet faster than I can put them on. Before he was walking, this wasn’t a big deal.  Shoes were only there for decoration.  If he kicked them off, who cares, right?  But then the walking began… Hit the jump to find out how a company called “Freshly Picked” helped save my kids feet.…

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Becoming A Better Parent In A Better World With An Iced Tea In Hand #BrewOverIce #BrewItUp #shop

It’s funny how having a kid can change your perspective of the world. I always wanted to be good person, but now that I have a pair of tiny eyes following me, I’ve realized that I need to be a role model day in and day out. Itty Bitty watches every move I make, whether it’s drinking my iced tea in the morning, brushing my teeth, or even how I treat my friends and loved ones. He is my little shadow, my…

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