Baby Jo likes to accessorize

The other morning, I got Baby Jo out of her crib and went to the kitchen to prepare breakfast. She ran to her room and moments later returned, yelling, “Cupcake!” She held a shirt that said, “Mommy’s Little Cupcake,” and started to take her pajamas off to get dressed.

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RSVP for the #MyPicknSave Twitter Party

RSVP for the #MyPicknSave Twitter Party

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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party that is sure to inspire your New Year goals!  On Thursday, January 22nd at 12-1pm CT/ 1-2pm ET, please join us for the #MyPicknSave Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing eating healthier, sticking to those resolutions, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

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(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: Interrogation Techniques

With wind chills approaching -30 degrees, I opted to keep C home from school today. I used the extra time to teach him interrogation techniques.

Toddler Interrogation Techniques #LittleMamaJama

RSVP to the #WarmthInACrust Twitter Party!

RSVP to the #WarmthInACrust Twitter party!

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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about quick family meals to cozy up to! On Tuesday, January 13, from 1-2 pm ET please join us for the #WarmthInACrust Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about convenient meal ideas with Marie Callender’s® pot pies to give you more time to connect with family and giving you a chance to win prizes!

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C’s First Day of School

Starting a new routine that includes school drop off is just plain weird! I do not know how my child got so big so quickly. Even with all the challenging days and nights, I don’t know how we arrived at preschool so quickly. I was apprehensive about today. He was leaving my care for a few hours. How could I be sure his needs were being met? How could I know he was okay?

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Tomorrow, you start school.

Tomorrow you start school. #LittleMamaJama

You reached over the bed rail for my hand. I squeezed it tightly, gazing into your eyes. I love you, my child. My heart.

As I looked at you and gave your little hand a squeeze, I was brought back to the countless nights I rocked you to sleep. I slept in the rocking chair with you many days and nights, because you would not sleep any other way. I held you, rocked you, breathed in your sweetness.

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RSVP For The #SweetWarmUp Twitter Party

RSVP For The #SweetWarmUp Twitter Party!

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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about making sweet changes in 2015!  On Thursday, January 8, from 1-2 pm ET please join us for the #SweetWarmUp Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about switching from high calorie sugary beverages to Bigelow Tea and natural sweetener, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

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My Word for 2015: Strength

Reflecting with wine and a fire

When New Year’s 2014 rolled around, I found myself exhausted from C’s health problems and uninspired with goals for the new year. I created a list of goals that I struggled to meet, or didn’t come close to achieving. This year, I’m still a bit exhausted but I have adapted to this new reality. I’m inspired and ready to bring on the new year. After some wonderful reflection on our weekend getaway, I’ve come up with my word for 2015: strength.

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Pick ‘n Save Recipes: Grain-Free Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

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Are you starting to plan your goals for 2015? As I finish up my list, I have one big health goal: going grain-free. Yes, that means no wheat, oat, corn or rice. Sounds crazy, right? I challenged myself to two months of grain-free living this fall and I felt fantastic. I want to make that commitment to my health in 2015 and Pick ‘n Save will help me do it!

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Merry Imperfect Christmas!

Our plans for this year included Christmas Eve service at church, baking cookies for Santa, cooking a delicious meal, and driving around to look at Christmas lights. The reality of our Christmas? Two children with the flu, none of the things we had planned, and Hubster and I waiting for the flu to strike us, too.

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