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{Live} Safe Fun In The Sun With GrUVyWear

July 2, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

If you know me in real life, you know that I am pretty fanatical about sunscreen and wearing protective clothing to keep myself out of the sun’s harmful rays.  I’ve been known to wear overalls or be covered head to toe on the beach to “lie out” with my friends. I’ve always been that way. […]

{Live} How to Deal with Pinsecurity

June 10, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Hi. My name is Chrissy. And I’m a Supermom. (Did she really just say that?) Yes, I did.  And I’ll say it again. I’m a Supermom. There’s no Supermom Myth. I’m right here. I take care of my kids as best I can.  I take care of my family as best I can.  I take […]

{Live} Five Years

June 5, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Last year, I contemplated our anniversary by the numbers, so to be consistent, here’s the numerical play-by-play of Year Five of our marriage: Our 5 year anniversary – the first real milestone. Hubby’s 4th decade – guess we’re really grown ups now. (Well, he is.) Jane’s 3rd birthday – she’s an official preschooler. Sam’s 2nd birthday […]

{Live} Grilled Cheese: A Childhood Favorite All Grown Up

May 23, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

One of my distinct childhood memories is climbing out of the club pool from swim team practice at 7 years old, and so looking forward to eating a warm, gooey, grilled cheese sandwich, in my still-soaked competition suit with a beach towel wrapped around my shivering shoulders, while the sun beat down on my chlorinated […]

{Live} Mighty Fine Blog Tour & Movie Review

May 15, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

I’m not a totally starstruck kind of person, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I do love up close and personal celebrity encounters. Recently, I had the opportunity to preview Chazz Palminteri and Andie MacDowell’s latest film, Mighty Fine, and chat with Mr. Palminteri and Rainey Qualley afterwards.  It was so cool! […]

{Live} Macy’s Happy Mother’s Day To Me

May 9, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

I don’t know why, but 3 years and 2 kids into this motherhood thing, I still think of Mother’s Day as a day dedicated to my own mother, not little old me. I’m still always surprised when the day rolls around and I realize that Hubby and the kids have already started a tradition of […]

{Live} Tips For Negotiating Your Maternity Leave in California and Elsewhere

May 1, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

There are enough things to worry about when you’re pregnant, being bogged down with the intricacies of when and how you can take maternity leave – and whether you’ll get paid during that time – shouldn’t be one of them. I’m pleased to bring you The Facts About Maternity Leave, an article published in the Palo Alto […]

{Live} 100+ Screen Free Week Ideas

April 29, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Play, Toddler Activities

We’re not going screen free, but perhaps you are? If so, here are some ideas (10 for you and 100+ for the kids) to get you through the extra hours in your day this week: For The Kids 1. Try one of these 30 Active Indoor Activities 2. Try one of these 100+ Rainbow-related Activities […]

{Live} A Weekend of Firsts: One Year Later

April 24, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

I can’t believe it’s already one year been since I posted A Weekend of Firsts: Transitioning to a Toddler Bed and Eating Cheerios where Jane left her crib for a big girl bed (25 months) and Sam was just mastering his pincer grasp (11 months). Here we are again, one year later, and Sam has […]

{Live} Everything You Need To Know About Childbirth (Sort Of)

April 15, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Mother’s Day is coming up and what better way to celebrate ourselves than to re-live our horrifyingly excruciating beautiful birth stories.  We knew that’s just what you wanted to do, so that’s why Tricia of Critters and Crayons, Bridget of Twinisms, and I have come together to bring you the Mother’s Day Childbirth Story Blog Hop. […]