Here we go again. It seems every other day something is being over analyzed and critiqued. It is really hard to apply "today's standards" to things that were created decades before, but here we are doing it to not one, but two Christmas classics. The first being Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the second, the Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside". I have some thoughts on both of these hot topics.
It's official, I'm a mom of two under two! Now that this is my second time around the block I feel a bit more confident in the sense that at least EVERYTHING won't be new, I'm sure our second born will have things come up that our first never did but for right now I'm feeling more confident in my abilities. Case in point; breastfeeding. The first time around I really struggled, even ended up in the ER (thanks, Mastitis) and ultimately ended up pumping for about four months. This time, I've headed straight to the pump to (hopefully) avoid another trip to the ER and because I know what worked for me last time and what didn't. We supplement with formula as we go and I've been pumping up a storm. Here are a few items that I feel are must-haves for any pumping mama.
First Mindy Kaling came for The Little Mermaid stating it was "problematic", but in the same breath called Ursula the Sea Witch a "great character". Insert the eye roll here. Now Keira Knightly and Kristen Bell are coming for Cinderella and Snow White respectively. Oddly enough, all three of these women have been employed by Disney at one point or another, talk about biting the hand that feeds you, but I digress. Let's break down what each actress said.
Recently I had an interesting thing happen to me. I was given a surprise party in my house. I had no idea, I was not expecting it and quite frankly I'm pretty impressed that my family was able to pull this off. So much so that I'm sharing tips on how you too can throw a surprise party for someone, in their own home.
A new trend (that I happen to be 100% behind) is the "push present". For those of you who don't know, a push present is a gift given to the woman who just carried a baby inside of her for 9 months and then literally "pushed" it out of her. The name isn't great because obviously mamas who get C-sections should get a gift too so it could called a Labor Present or something more general, but I digress. To put it simply it is a gift that is given by the father of the child to the mother of the child basically saying "thank you for going through hell to have this child". Sounds great right? Not according to mom shammers!
When you become a parent there are lots of things that you expect will happen and then you get hammered with a bunch of things you'd never expect to happen. One of those being, my 1 year old LOVES hard boiled eggs. Like, is this normal? As the hubby likes to say, "eggs are her favorite fruit" and since we've been hard boiling so many eggs I've decided to share the one major tip for how to get those hard boiled eggs peeled quickly and painlessly.
Disney Junior Dance Party! On Tour
If you have fans of Disney Junior and have been to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland than chances are you've taken in the show Disney Junior - Live on Stage! (WDW) or Disney Junior Dance Party! (DL). The latter show has hit the road for Disney Junior Dance Party! On Tour so families who can't get out to California can have fun with Mickey and the Roadsters, Sofia the First, Fancy Nancy and The Puppy Dog Pals. Recently my family spent the afternoon at the Disney Junior Dance Party! on Tour show in our state and it was a blast!
From the team that introduced some of Europe’s best baby formula to families across the US, Organic Baby Food Shop has now expanded withOrganic Baby Wholesale. A wholesale retail site that allows parents to purchase formula in bulk and have it shipped directly from Germany, cutting out stops at Organic Baby Food Shop’s warehouses in New Jersey, Texas and California.
I'm back with another quick and easy recipe that showcases how creamy Heinz NEW Real Mayonnaise is. This time I'm making a chicken salad sandwich. Check out my 3 Ingredient Egg Salad Sandwich if you are looking for more mayo inspo.
Ahh yes, the weather is getting cooler and Pumpkin Spice is in the air which means we are getting closer to Halloween. This also means we are getting closer to all of the articles that talk about what a terrible mother you are if you allow your daughter to dress up as a princess for Halloween.