Submit Your Bleachable Moments For a Chance at $20K! #bleachitaway

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Clorox. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. For being a mom for the past 10 years I've definitely seen my fair share of messy moments. If it's considered "gross" I probably don't even blink an eye anymore. These adventures — or “bleachable moments” — are … [Read more...]

How to get your kids to eat… something #hfbrightside

Raising Makenna to like fruits and veggies was so simple - food, plate, eat. She always did and 8 1/2 years later she still does. Talk about her 3-year-old sister though and things don't ever, ever go over so smoothly. Not sure where we went wrong because as a baby Kendall loved carrots, and peas. Then somewhere along the line she just hated them and now we get a face like … [Read more...]

Our Summer Goal Is In Sight – #SwimSteps

It's summer in Florida and that means swimming almost every day! Last week we had a full day of sun in between the day-night rainy days we've been having. I'll admit the water was still freezing and I barely stuck my feet in while my husband was the brave one to be in the water with Kendall. A few weeks ago I talked about how 2013 was going to be THE YEAR for Kendall. She … [Read more...]

Go Away Flu!

As a mom I never want to see my girls get sick. It's a horrible time for the whole family. While we try to do all we can to prevent the sickies from entering the house like washing our hands, covering our mouths when we sneeze or cough, no play dates if my friends have sick kids (and vise versa), ect; a cold and flu can still sneak in. Since we are a non-vac family I … [Read more...]

Pull-Ups Party – Why Wait, Celebrate!

We celebrate a child's first words, first hair cut, first tooth, first steps. Why not the first flush? A few weeks ago I held a party with some friends in honor of our babies becoming big kids. We're all on this journey through potty training and with the help of Pull-Ups we wanted to celebrate our kid's "first flush". We're throwing away (or storing away in my case since I … [Read more...]

“First Flush Celebration” Times Square Takeover!

We're in full swing potty training mode over here. Well, ok I could be doing better at it but for now we're taking it slow. Potty training is by far one of the hardest parenting things I've had to go through and I can say that since I've now had to do it twice. Makenna was a late trainer I would say. She finally used the potty on a regular basis around 3 but didn't poop on the … [Read more...]

Top 12 of 2012

I'm linking up with Sarah Halstead to show my favorite picture from each month of 2012. Here are my favorite picture I have taken this year. This was a random snap of the camera when Makenna was playing but I'm so glad I got it. Kendall walking down the streets of Celebration. A small town rich in history and gorgeous buildings. Again, in Celebration. The girls … [Read more...]

I’m a Pull-Ups “First Flush” Ambassador! Potty Training Here We Come!

We're starting a new adventure in this house. Well, we've "started" by boarding the Potty Train months ago but the train has never left the station for more than a couple visits to #2 town. Now I'm serious though. I love my cloth diapers but they just aren't working for us in the potty training department. I'm ready for Kendall to be out of diapers. She's 29 months old and I … [Read more...]

Mickey Mouse Obsessed

I think like most kids, Kendall is obsessed with Mickey Mouse, Minnie, and the whole gang. Yes, I'm that mom that lets her kids watch TV and I don't feel bad about it either. This past week Disney Junior has been playing an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse called "Pete's Party" (well that's what I call it) practically over and over again. Kendall loves it so much and this … [Read more...]