Why I Quit Facebook

I've been addicted to Facebook since I first received an invite at my college ufl.edu email address. Since 2005, I've been checking a website for updates on my family and friends. Instead of sending an email or actually picking up a phone or stopping by someone's home, I clicked "like" on their new baby's picture. I "liked" pictures of weddings and vacation and perfectly executed Pinterest … [Read more...]

New Year’s Quiz: 4th Edition

I've completed this quiz for going on 4 years now, here they are: 2010, 2011 & 2012. 1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Quit making excuses about why I was too busy to get in shape and joined No Risk CrossFit with my husband. Best decision of the year. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't even remember what I said … [Read more...]

Diet Coke, the Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America

Hi guys. I've neglected this blog, again. I can't seem to find the right balance of parenting and blogging. Parenting will always win though, especially since my 2 and 4-year-old can say "Get off the computer, mama!" Blogging was much easier when they both napped every day, giving me 2-3 hours of sweet serenity. Now? Not so much. My days are spent wrestling them to get dressed in the morning to … [Read more...]

Ways I’ve Changed Since Becoming a Mother

Next week, I will have been a mother for 4 years. The best 4 years of my life have transformed me in ways I've never imagined, here are a few of the more memorable ways: Sleep. I never appreciated sleep before becoming a mother. I could now bury my head under my pillow and sleep for days if my kids wouldn't rip the covers off me and demand chocolate milk and an iPad. I wish I could time … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday

I took a break from blogging this summer to spend more time with my family and less time in front of a computer screen. Until this break, I've updated this blog on a weekly basis for almost four years. Baby Gators Den started out as a place to keep my family up to date on my newborn baby, then it morphed into a parenting blog where I reviewed products that made life as a mom easier, then suddenly … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday: SUMMER!

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GOOD MORNING! The sun is out and it is going to hit 90 degrees here in Rhode Island today. I am thankful it feels like summer! It's been a good week around here, even though my laundry is piling up in our closet and Jackson has started calling it the spooky forest. Trust me buddy, I'm scared of the laundry waiting to be washed and put away also. Here's a quick list of my gratitude … [Read more...]