My Gaga & Alzheimer’s

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  When I was a little girl, I loved going to my grandmother's house and seeing glimpses of her childhood. She would pull out a stack of pictures and show me the horse she rode as a teenager, a big chestnut gelding named Flash. She loved talking about her father and his mill in the small town she grew up in, Bristol, Vermont. Tears often filled her eyes when she spoke of her childhood and Continue Reading

Sidney’s Bouncing for College!

I have never begged for votes and am totally not comfortable doing it, but Sidney is so close to winning $500 for college I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. Check out her video on the ExerSaucer Facebook page, she is having so much fun jumping! All you do is click vote on her video, embedded below-- you can also vote once a day. I love you guys, thank you! XO Oh yeah, if she wins-- I'll give Continue Reading

Be the First to Get the NEW Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight!

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  It's the first and only reader for perfect bedtime reading! Item is available for sale on May 7th! Win yours NOW and get it pre-ordered right to your address! This Giveaway is Hosted by Mama Luvs Books and sponsored by these WONDERFUL blogs.... Couponers United Baby Gators Den Insights By April The Shopper's Apprentice Deal Doll Koupon Krazed Planet Weidknecht Savior Continue Reading

Come visit me at @TeetheMe!

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Hey y'all. We survived the 7am flight to my hometown in Florida this morning. One travel suggestion  I have for you would be to remove the pocket knife from your key chain before your husband tries to take them through security. Speaking of survival, I'm writing over at TeetheMe.com's blog on what helped me survive as a new mom. Visit me over there and let me know what helped YOU survive as a Continue Reading

Treasured Minky Review

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  One of my favorite things about blogging is the opportunity to meet wonderful people. One of my favorites is Kristin from the Etsy shop, Treasured Minky. Kristin reads Baby Gators Den and happened to email me a few weeks ago and told me about her Etsy shop. She’s a mother of *FIVE* and started her blanket business about a year ago. I checked out her shop and fell in love with her Continue Reading

My son, the hero: how he saved a life with his cord blood

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I received a phone call this morning from a nice lady at the Rhode Island Blood Center asking me if I received the invitation to their reception at the RI State House celebrating their successful cord blood matches. I was embarrassed to admit I had thrown the invite out, thinking it was a generic invitation that also fell on the same night we were planning to go out for our fifth wedding Continue Reading

patemm pad Review & Giveaway

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Changing a diaper on the go is never fun. Honestly, changing a diaper anywhere isn’t fun but throw in a squirmy, poop-covered newborn (or toddler) and my anxiety level shoots through the roof. I usually end up in a Target bathroom with an epic blow out, baby’s clothes ruined and all I have in my giant, never-ending diaper bag is a bag of broken up goldfish and one wipe. Then I have to lay my baby Continue Reading

Jumping Sidney & ExerSaucer Contest

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One of my favorite memories of Jackson as a baby was his first time in a jumper (you can see the video here). It's now Sidney's turn to jump and she has a brand new ExerSaucer Jump & Learn to use. As you can see by the video, she is a BIG fan of her ExerSaucer. She squeals and jumps the entire time she plays in it. I love it because it's cute enough to sit in the middle of my living Continue Reading

I Got Teethed!

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Being a new Mom is overwhelming. You're figuring out how to take care of a tiny, helpless human being on practically no sleep. I know I was a zombie for the first few months of my son's life and a slightly better version for my daughter's. There are so many tips and tricks to being a Mom that it is impossible to find them all out on your own. That's when things like a New Mom's Groups, the Continue Reading

Sidney Girl is 6 Months Old!

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Dear Sidney, Happy 6 month birthday! Dad & I enjoyed celebrating your sixth month of life on our fifth wedding anniversary-- you were the perfect gift! You have grown up so much in the past month. You can sit up on your own, with little assistance, roll both ways like a champ and are sleeping very well. I’d say you’re between 15 and 16 pounds (we haven’t had a check up yet, but I’ll Continue Reading