I wrote last week that I had been feeling the need to grow something (other than kids, hee hee), so I picked up a “super sweet” cherry tomato plant, along with a couple of basil plants and put them in pots in our backyard. Ava helped me picked our first tomatoes on Sunday. Mmmm, they look tasty! Also, I’m having a bit of a photography crisis. I’ve completely filled up my external hard drive with pictures. I need to start deleting all of the duds (and there are many) from the past few years to free up some space, but it’s such a time-consuming projectRead More →

At nearly 8 months old, my li’l buddy has his first cold. If it weren’t for the snot often smeared across his face and the periodic junky cough, you’d never know he was sick. Julian is still his happy-go-lucky self, which is why Dr. G nearly laughed at me when I took him in to be seen about a possible ear infection yesterday. It’s hard to convince someone your kid is sick when they are so darned smiley, flirty and otherwise happy. ;) The only reason I took him in to the doctor was because the previous day, something came up when we were atRead More →

Before I announce the first, second and third place winners in the World Breastfeeding Week photo contest, I want to thank everyone who submitted a picture. I received entries from 40 women and I wish I could give a t-shirt to every one! I had the hardest time selecting a winner, because, quite honestly, you are all winners when breastfeeding is involved – both you and your darling children. :) I could have easily selected each and every picture as the winner and had several reasons why that one captured my heart. They were all amazing. I received pictures of newborns nursing – one babyRead More →

One of the many perks of having a blog, I’m recently discovering, is that sometimes people and/or businesses will send you cool stuff (aka schwag) for free. In some cases, they are hoping you will write about their business or product, but other times they are just sharing the love. Either way, I think it’s pretty darn groovy. :) A few months ago, I received an email from a woman with the company Ebeanstalk, saying she saw my blog and wanted to know if I was interested in participating in their “Mother Board,” a nationwide group of over 500 moms that receives, plays with, ratesRead More →

I’ve recently learned about the wonderful world of blog contests (and held my first one as well). They seem to be everywhere right now! Most of them just require you to leave a comment, but some require a comment (or signing a list) and a link back to the contest, etc. The one I just entered is such a contest, so here is some linky love for them. Check out the $50 gift certificate giveaway in the Kangaroodle Contest. Also sending some quick linky love to Kangaroodle – which looks to be a very cool store – and Mama Speaks – a review blog byRead More →

I would have time for all of the things I want to do. ;) But alas, I need, crave and love my sleep way too much to give it up. This seems to be a recurring theme around here. I have so many things that I want to do and be involved in and not enough time for everything. You’d think I would learn my lesson and cut back, but no, I just keep finding more things to do. By the way, this post is bound to be all over the place. I have quite a few things to write about so I’m just goingRead More →