Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10 Disgusting Things Only A Mom Would Do

10 Disgusting Things Only A Mom Would Do

I saw this posting over at love and marriage blog and it had me just ROLLING with laughter I just had to share it with all of you!
I have done 9/10 things! And most of the time I don't even give them a second thought! What about you? What have you done?

Here is the posting:

May 14, 2014 by
When you become a parent you do so many gross things you never imagined.  It’s bad enough that you have to wipe the poop off of someone’s butt for a solid two and a half years or so – but did you know you’d be wearing that poop?

I know dad’s do a lot of these same things, but moms seems to me the one’s doing the majority of the cringe-worthy acts.  Our stomachs somehow change when we give birth and suddenly snot and vomit don’t ignite our gag reflexes anymore.

10 Disgusting Things Only Moms Do

1.  Wipe snot with your bare hands.  Proceed to wipe said snot onto your pants.  What are you to do if your child blows snot and you don’t have a tissue?

2.  Smell things to determine what they are.  Is that poop?  Did you just throw up?  There’s only one way to tell…

3.  Stick your hand in the toilet.  Those pacifiers aren’t going to retrieve themselves.

4.  Smell someones butt.  The easiest way to determine if someone has soiled a diaper is to shove your face up against it and take a deep breath.  Yep, that’s poop.

5.  Wear baby spit-up with no intentions of changing.  Yeah, I know I have spit-up on the front of my t-shirt – I can smell it, too.  But what’s the point of changing when I’m going to be spit on again in 20 minutes?

6.  Pick someone else’s nose.  “Let me get your booger” is a phrase commonly heard at my house.  I see them there and I just have to get them.  Doesn’t gross me out in the least.

7.  Allow your kids throw up on you.  One time Brady got sick, started throwing up all over me and I just sat there and held him while he did it.  I quickly moved into the bathtub before the second round hit but never once did I push him away from me.  He needed to feel comforted much more than I needed fresh clothes.  All moms do it.  I’ve even known a few to catch it in their hands.

8.  Investigate poop.  The color, the amount, the texture… these things tell us a lot about our kids bellies.  It also usually gives us too much insight into their last meal.

9.  Clean their face with your spit.  A good spit shine is just as good as a wet wipe.

10.  Catch their unwanted, chewed up food in your hands. “Eww I don’t like this!” and then they lean over and spit the food into your hand before you have a chance to hand them a napkin.  Why they feel like this, and not their plate, is the best option, I don’t know.

Tell me…what gross thing have you done as a parent?

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Such a bad blogger!

Such a Bad Blogger!

 I know I say this all the time, but I really am a bad blogger! UGH I'm so sorry everyone that I haven't posted in a while. My washer went out, which in this house is a travesty! I would almost swear that when you close my laundry room door my laundry breeds-like rabbits in the spring time! We got it fixed just in time to wash cloths to....go on an AMAZING family vacation to Walt Disney World for 2 weeks! I'll post some pictures at the end of this post. Then when we got home baseball season started for our oldest son and life has been revolving around practices and games ever since! Not that I mind in the least bit but it does make doing anything else a little harder. we come in so late at times that the thought of sitting a writing a blog post is so daunting that it just gets pushed to the sidelines and I'm sorry! I do like blogging! I just wish there was more then one of me so I could get all that I want to done in a timely manner!

 Our trip to WDW was amazing, none of us had ever been there before- it always seems to work out either myself or hubby has been to where ever we are going before. This time it was so much fun getting to do it all together for the first time at the same time!  I always love watching the awe on my kids faces and watch their eyes light up. There was defiantly plenty of that on the trip. We also make it to Daytona Beach for the last night of bike week, went to the beach, and got to watch the sun rise over the ocean for the first time ever- we have seen it SET over the ocean but never rise. That was one of the coolest things of our trip- well for me at least.
We also got a great deal on a hotel room through booking.com we didn't stay at a Disney resort because it just wasn't in budget but we ONLY spent $199.95 for 5 nights just a few miles from the park. It was a motel 6, but the room was clean, the area around the hotel was nice/ nice neighborhood, and it wasn't to far from food and stores. So we were happy with our choice, and we didn't even have to put down a deposit either- we paid in full with cash when we got there, and a room was guaranteed as well. 
But enough of this rambling on I just wanted to let everyone know we are still alive and there are several amazing reviews headed your way!...
 Now pictures as promised!  I promise to add more soon!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bringing books to breakfast and beyond

Bringing books to breakfast and beyond –

Cheerios expects to get millions more books into the hands of children via its “Cheer On Reading” literacy program, and also by expanding its partnership with the Little Free Library movement through a first-time crowd-sourcing endeavor.

Formerly known as “Spoonfuls of Stories,” the now 12-year-old program that distributes free books inside Cheerios boxes took on its new name last fall.

Its latest line-up of six bilingual books in English and Spanish hit store shelves on April 14 and will be available for a few more weeks. (An exclusive early-release chapter book is available in Honey Nut Cheerios, ahead of the book’s June release.)


Crowd-sourcing for Little Free Library

For this year’s program, Cheerios promises exciting things, including book offerings by filmmaker Spike Lee and singer Jewel, a chapter book in three parts as well as Cheerios’ continuing partnership with the Little Free Library movement.


Little Free Library is an organization that champions free book exchanges in neighborhoods around the world. Last year, the nonprofit received 25,000 Spoonfuls of Stories books from Cheerios, and distributed them to Little Free Libraries around the world.

This year, Cheerios will help the Little Free Library organization raise money to build at least 50 of the units in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. Cheerios is doing so by teaming with Indiegogo, a crowd-sourcing site that helps people and organizations raise money online. The site went live on April 28 and will run through May 25.

“Each Little Free Library costs $350 to build, so our goal is to raise $17,500,” says Rachel Evans, integrated marketing communications planner for Cheerios cereals.

Cheerios will donate $100 for every $200 raised, up to $5,000. Money raised beyond the initial goal will be invested in building Little Free Libraries in rural areas outside Dallas-Fort Worth. Evans says Dallas-Fort Worth was selected because of the work of three community organizations – Big Thought, bcWORKSHOP, and Dallas Public Libraries – that have had a strong commitment to children’s literacy.

“We loved how motivated and excited the community has been toward literacy,” Rachel says.

This year’s line-up

Last year, 11 million books were given away in Cheerios boxes. The brand hopes to do the same this year with the seven books.

The six bilingual Spanish-English books can be found inside boxes of Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios, Multi-Grain Peanut Butter Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and Chocolate Cheerios.

The chapter book – an exclusive early release for Cheerios – is split into three volumes and available in boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, ahead of the book’s June release date.


The book list includes:

-“1-2-3 Peas” by Keith Baker

-“Chicks Run Wild” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

-“Jump!” by Scott M. Fischer

-“That’s What I’d Do” by Jewel

-“Please, Baby, Please” by Spike Lee and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee

-“Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson

-“Phineas L. MacGuire…Gets Cooking!” by Frances O’Roark Dowell. (This is the chapter book available in Honey Nut Cheerios.)

Rachel notes that “Jump!” is a returning favorite that was part of the 2011 line-up of Spoonfuls of Stories. Cheerios promised to bring back a previous book and asked consumers to vote for their favorites via Facebook, and “Jump!” won.

Visit Cheer on Reading for more information.

Monte Olmsted

Monte Olmsted is a writer in Global Communications at General Mills, based in Minneapolis. He writes stories for "A Taste of General Mills" and internal company channels. He began his work with General Mills in 2012.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Strawberry Soda Cupcakes

Strawberry Soda Cupcakes

1 (18 ounce) box strawberry cake mix 3 eggs 1/4 cup cooking/vegetable oil (not olive oil) 1/4 cup water 1 cup carbonated lemon-lime beverage (I used one small can of Sierra Mist - 7.5oz) fresh sliced strawberries, sliced Cool Whip Topping, thawed or 1 can of white frosting Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cupcake pans (recipe made 24 cupcakes) Mix the five ingredients in a bowl; beat well until smooth (about 3 minutes). The kids will enjoy watching the cake mix fizz when the soda is added! Transfer the batter to a lined cupcake pan Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until cake test done Once cooled frost with either Cool Whip or a can of White frosting. Top with a sliced strawberries and cool in fridge until ready to serve

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Pillsbury Bake-Off’s Peanut Butter Layer...

These look yummy any one want to make me a couple?...

Pillsbury Bake-Off’s Peanut Butter Layer...

The Peanut Butter Layer Brownies Recipe featured in the Pillsbury Bake-Off 100 Winning Recipes book.

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