Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What day is it?

Ever have one of these moments? Yes, don't lie to yourself. They happen every day, don't they?

It's been another one of those months, and as it draws to a close, I just thank God that a new month is quickly approaching. My toddler is going on ear infection number 3, I'm still suffering from my 2 week strep throat, and luckily Baby boy is over his sickness and just fussy. When will it end?

We're in a rut. And Stuck we are.

Summer is coming, and I've never craved the heat more than I do now. I can't wait to yet again spend the entire summer in a swim suit, drink lots of mint lemonade, and get a tan. Not to mention forget all of my responsibilities of being a housekeeper and be free. Maybe I'm drawing an obscure vision of what our summer is going to be like, but I can only hope that I will just let go and enjoy every second with my little ones.

They're growing up so fast, and every summer they're bigger and doing different things. I can't wait to experience my first summer with my Baby boy and another with my toddler princess.

What are you looking forward to?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Danny the Dragon

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the personal assistant to Tina Turbin, author of the Danny the Dragon book. She asked me if I would do a review of her book and DVD, in which I accepted.

A little about Tina Turbin, she is a super mom. She is involved in all sorts of areas in the community and in her home. She is actively involved in intense research in children's education, literature, celiac disease, allergies, gluten-free issues, and education for the deaf. Her research led to her writing about these issues and making others aware f them.

Tina is a prolific writer and lends her expertise to a variety of weekly publications, radio shows, websites, and has started a new gluten-free website called

Her book Danny the Dragon "Meets Jimmy" has been nominated Best Children's Picture Book of 2009, and has won other numerous awards. It takes the child back to a time where things were simpler, as this family heads to the beach and discovers a magical seashell with a special visitor inside. It is the world seen through the eyes of a child, and I cannot wait to see what Jimmy and Danny do next. The book will have a sequel to accompany this one.

Tina's DVD is a very unique one. It is basically the book, read allowed, and interpreted in sign language for those children hard of hearing, or hearing impaired. My daughter didn't seem to notice the woman signing next to the story, but for me (having studied Sign language in high school) I found myself trying to catch on to what she was signing. The DVD will be available for purchase mid April on her website.

This book encourages children to use their imagination and welcome new expperiences. Although geared towards 4-8 year olds, my toddler loved watching the DVD and having the story of Danny the Dragon read to her at night.

Thank you Tina for sharing your book with me and allowing me to do this review.

Disclosure: Tina Turbin provided me with a complimentary copy of this book and DVD in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. Clicking on the picture above will take you to where you may purchase the book and DVD.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Baby is 3!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl! Can't believe your 3!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

What's growing in your Bath Toys?

My Favorite segment of the Today shows is "Secret Filth Exposed".

Yesterday they had one on those cute little bath toys that our children love to play with. Lately I've been allowing my toddler to take more frequent baths, mainly because it's time for me to relax while she entertains herself. When I saw this story I was appalled.

They found that these bath toys were contaminated with fecal matter. Ecoli & Strep were just 2 of the bacterias they found on these toys. The toys with holes let germs thrive. When they opened them up they found that they were positive for staph, known for skin infections (for you moms with kids that have eczema).

Also, watch were you place these toys. Each flush of a toilet disperses fecal matter up to 20 ft.

SO...How do we let our kids enjoy their bath without the possibility pf getting sick?

♥ Give them toys without holes.

♥ After every bath, wipe them off with Alcohol or peroxide, and let them thoroughly dry.

♥ Watch for Black stuff! The moment you see black stuff build up, throw them away!

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Rental Car Secret...Beware

We are quickly approaching Travel season and with that comes trips on Airplanes, or renting a vehicle.

Here's a study done on the Today show that really grossed me out. They compared Rental cars to public restrooms in that they contain just as much bacteria! They even found Strep in a mini van, vomit on the floors, and the flu.

This study made me think twice about renting a car, and even being more affective in cleaning my own car.

Also, I heard the other day to treat the tray table in an airplane like a changing table, in that there's probably fecal matter on it. Travel Clorox wipes come in handy for wiping them down.

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What to do:
Wipe down Steering Wheel, gears, Spray Lysol.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Featurette

Here's another blog Feature!

Meet Mandi
Her blog is not only funny, but also inspirational. She has gorgeous giveaways, and she doesn't skip a beat.

Here is some advice I read on her blog a while back that I really liked, and really helped:

"If you find yourself slacking on other areas of your life because blogging is taking up too much of your time then I would suggest a few things:

♥Schedule out your day. What do you have to do? What chores need to get done?
♥Plan what time you will spend on your blog and stick to it! Set the oven timer if you have to!
♥Write your posts when you are less distracted. Before the kids get up or after they go to bed.
♥Make sure you have time for that husband of yours! Trust me, this helps! ;)
♥If you find some extra time write more than one post and save them for crazy times.
♥Don't neglect your kids to be on the computer. It will affect (effect?) your writing.
♥Make sure your major chores are done before writing. It can relieve the stress.
♥Be realistic. It may not be possible for you to post everyday. Maybe 3-4 days is all you can do. That's fine!"

Check her out!
Tales Of A Recovering Perfectionist

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Madness


It is windy today. Why is it that when It's windy I don't feel like going out?

Last time it was this windy I was at the museum loading my kids up into the car when I turned around to find my stroller on the other side of the parking lot. The wind had carried it away.

Wind is always such an inconvenience with kids. They don't like it, You don't like it, it just makes it hard to get anything done out on the street.

So we'll play it safe and stay indoors.

Anyone here watch the Bachelor? Yep, tonights the finale and I'll be watching it for the first time with some girlfriends. I can't believe I've been watching the Bachelor since it started in 2002! I was in high school and my parents and I loved watching it together. Next to Idol this has been the one show that I've seen since the beginning, and although the outcome isn't always what I'd like it to be, and the couples don't always stay together, it's always a fun ride.

Fun fact, my husband's good friend in Law School grew up with Jake. Jake's dad is their family Dentist in Denton. Small world huh?