In honor of Superbowl I researched some Gabby-friendly low-fat appetizer options. Needless to say, it was a difficult conquest. Fortunately I landed back at my favorite place, Crock Pot Girl. This recipe was easy to make, low fat and stocked full of protein. In a world of cheesy dips, high in carbohydrates and low in nutritional value, this recipe seemed […]

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My New Favorite Island

February 1, 2012

The major heavy duty work for our new house has been completed. Not that there aren’t tons of more projects that I’d like to tackle, but all the immediate jobs are done. All the jobs we are doing now are fun jobs that make our house more comfortable or prettier. Frankly these are the jobs I like best. The most […]

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December 13, 2011

No, I’m not talking about Eternal Flame, although that is surely an oldy but goody. I’m talking about a creative gift idea for loved ones that incorporates pictures of your kids. I constantly have issues coming up with clever grandparent gifts. My mom always brought me up believing that a gift from the heart – something I made or a […]

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I Wonder! what you think…

November 30, 2011

There’s a new place in the Chicago-land area, as well as now in my backyard, called Wonder! It’s a kid superstore with tons of shopping, classes for kids, a place for birthday parties and an activity area all rolled up in one. For the record, I have only been there once and was managing a 5:2 ratio kids:adults. So my […]

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Calling all wigglebottoms

November 16, 2011

Through countless behavioral challenges, we have depended on books to guide us through the tough spots. When a new sibling came, we went straight to books to help prepare Drew. With all this talk of moving, books have helped to articulate all the things we wanted to tell Drew but struggled to find ways to make it 3 year old […]

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Cover my tush!

November 5, 2011

With two small kids I have tried my fair share of diapers. First I started out with Pampers. These I found to be perfect for infants but not as tough for a mobile kid. The infant diaper has that nice strip that shows you on the exterior if your child pee’d. They are soft and seemed like the best for […]

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Momma’s Got Some Bling

October 27, 2011

Disclaimer: I am by no means being compensated for this post. I am merely sharing information based on my experience. The only benefit being to help out a friend. If Stella & Dot would like to compensate me for this blog, I will gladly take any sort of compensation they see fit for this glowing review 🙂 I have a […]

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Shear Genius!

October 19, 2011

From approximately 12 months until about 30 months are the tough times. They are the months where the child is starting to gain some independence – walking, feeding themselves, bathrooming, etc. And for those of us who have major germ issues, it can be really challenging to watch your children try these new skills out. Drew had a hard time, […]

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Pumpkin Cookies

October 18, 2011

There’s something about fall that makes me want pumpkin and apple things all the time! So in honor of that, I researched some dairy-free, baked egg dessert options and stumbled upon pumpkin cookies.   Print Pumpkin Cookies II Author: Jupiter2 ( Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 18 cookies   Ingredients ½ cup […]

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Bring on the snacks!!!

October 13, 2011

For those of us who have an allergy princess who is very picky, this snack is great. Not to mention, much like her mother, she could easily eat the whole bag. That desire has helped out with many different restaurant outings. As long as the supply of veggie sticks are plentiful, Gabby is quite content. World Gourmet Veggie Straws are […]

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