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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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A bit of everything -- parenting, fitness, humor, health.

Disney Frozen nods to Arrested Development

I'm a huge Arrested Development fan. References to AD weasel their way into my everyday thoughts so when I watched Frozen, I worried that I just had a bad case of ... arrested development... Sidenote: I *loved* Frozen -- like beyond all desire and expectation to dislike yet another Disney princess movie -- I loved it. I caught 2 distinct Arrested...

Nursing an older baby

I've written several drafts of this post. And every one of them makes me sound like I'm confessing. "Bless me Father, for I am nursing a 2 year old." I joke that I'm nursing the living crap out of this baby. Watch out baby, you're about to get NURSED. Because not only do I nurse my 2 year old, but I...

Bone Fish Grill coming to Mercer Mall

Bonefish Grill is coming TOMORROW to the Mercer Mall in Lawrenceville! The official ribbon cutting is at 11am tomorrow. I've never been to Bonefish but I've heard rave reviews and I love an excuse to go out for dinner with my husband (take me there, Ryan Kennedy). CORRECTION: The SOLD OUT festivities to benefit Womanspace was January 18th. All the proceeds will benefit Womanspace, the leading...

9 books you should read to your 5 year old (give or take 5 years)

This cold weather is terrible for playing outside but perfect for snuggling under blankets with a good book (or more)! My daughters love to be read to. But my eyes would remain permanently crossed if I could only read pictures books to them. Here's a list of 9 books I've already read to DaughterOne. All of these books are appropriate for...

How to use social media: 9(9) problems but Facebook ain’t one

I might not be the best judge of how to use social media appropriately so I'm not sure why I'm writing this instructional post. But since I use Facebook to stave off boredom, I've learned a few "to-dos" and "to-don'ts." (Cue "Waiting for Guffman" Dr. Pearl reference about sitting next to and studying the class clown.) And  I will...

How to Explain the Golden Globes to Your Husband

This year, I'll be live-tweeting the Golden Globe Awards, and sharing my observations and obsessions: Will Brad nuzzle Angelina's ear at the table?! Who will forget to thank their spouse at the podium?  Will Tina and Amy absolutely kill it as hosts for the second year running?  (#spoileralert - my sources say yes.) Now that college football is over, and "our"...

Ten Movies for Surviving the Polar Vortex from Your Couch

I have been spending a ridiculous amount of time on the couch this month.  We've mentioned my TV problem before.  It started off with the ABC Family channel's 25 days of Christmas movies and just spiraled out of control.  And by spiraled out of control, I mean that my husband, The Coach, could not possibly handle one more second of...

Make your own air freshener (out of vodka!) in 3 steps

I talked about how I don't use store-bought air freshener.  I know there are plenty of earth-friendly solutions out there that I can buy at the store but you know that I'd rather make it, than buy it. I started whole-out crazy making all my cleaning products at one (unemployed and childless) stint and have dialed back a bit. Here's what...

Well Managed and Toned Up! Expecations

My first Fitness Friday post of 2014 is a doozy!!  Let’s be real: if you would have told me 2 years ago that I’d be blogging about my commitment to workouts and my ongoing obsession with the random internet celebrities that I refer to as “My Trainers” I would have punched you in the throat.  But here we are!  It’s...

How to cheer up your new year

Our live tree is still up but every so often I hear an ornament slide down a drooping branch and get stuck somewhere in the middle of the tree. It's almost time. My grandmother and dad are coming in from Queens, NY to visit on Saturday so we just have to keep the tree "alive" until then. And then after...

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