Our family is so excited to announce that we are expecting baby #2 after 3 years of trying and never giving up hope! After the loss of our identical twins at only 10 weeks, it was extremely difficult for my wife and I to move forward. We were scared and confused. What if it happened again? What if we never got pregnant again? I remembered we shared that taboo topic with friends and had received so much support from people who had experienced a miscarriage in the past. Their stories were inspiring, uplifting and encouraging. We weren't alone in this world. We held on to that. Months passed and nothing was happening. We questioned each other. Then, our son had some questions too. Mommy, Daddy, can I get a little brother or sister? But little did he know, we have been trying and trying. Any hint of pregnancy, my wife bought another First Response Pregnancy Test. We desperately wanted another baby. At one point, we said to each other, maybe we're only suppose to have one child. January 2019, while I was on a video call with my illustrator to discuss my next children's book, my wife whispered my name. I looked. She was shaking, in tears, holding one of the many pregnancy tests. I already knew what that meant. "Are you fking serious?" I cried, squeezing her tightly before looking at the results. She was pregnant with our baby. For the past few weeks, we kept it a secret because we had to be sure this time. Today, we had our 12 week ultrasound check up and the doctor told us that our baby is looking great. We are content and excited for this new journey. October 10th 2019, we can't wait to meet our baby girl or baby boy.
Calorie burning with kids.
Did you know how many calories you burn by playing with kids? You may be surprised how many calories an average 155 pound person can burn in just half an hour. 🎠 moderate play for 30 min can burn 150 calories. If you increase the intensity, you can scorch up to 200. 🏊♀️ splashing in the pool - up to 400 calories (swimming and carrying the kid included) 🏃♀️ running around - up to 550 calories of running around in circles in the back yard playing tag.
Crazy, right? How is that possible? It does sound too good to be true. But remember the last time you actually played with your kid for 30 minutes straight? Yeah, me neither.
Too many distractions and temptations. Like ice cream or scrolling through your phone.
Let’s make a resolution to get rid of distractions and play whole-heartedly with our kids.
Okay, I’m totally doing this. Who is with me?
Also, this works for husband, too... right? I guess we’ll soon find out!
Via the lovely Gila of @the.mom.who.knew.too.much
She’s funny, smart, cool and just a great person. I feel like I’m getting a message from a celebrity when I hear from her, no joke.
You really need to follow her! @the.mom.who.knew.too.much
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What do you want from me?! If you laughed, follow
👉🏻 @mommy.meds 👈🏻
Not to brag, but, the words Epic and Legendary did get tossed around! But I’m getting ahead of myself. So, a few weeks back my son had made the following request for his bday party, “I don’t want anything too babyish, no stupid themes, dumb games, or cupcakes.” And just like that he managed to crush my party throwing soul! No stupid games or cupcakes?! 💁♀️ I live for Bingo, Hot Potato, saran wrap balls, & frosting piled a mile high on cupcakes! Anyone else feel like the struggle is real when it comes to throwing a party for older kiddos? I may not have liked it & it might not have been easy, but I accepted the challenge & Totally Nailed it!!! Click on link in profile for pics & details and be sure to share & tag other mommas who might be feeling the birthday struggle right now! #boymom#birthdayparty
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To Botox or NOT?
1. People wouldn’t think I had RBF on the regular
2. I would be a Bad Ass Bitch like Mrs. Girardi
3. That’s all the reasons I need
Hey friends. I haven’t written anything in a long time. Like really, really long.
My last blog post was MARCH 18th! Are you guys mad? I feel like you’re mad. Maybe I’m mad? At myself?
Not to make excuses, but it’s probably because I wipe butts and cut peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a living now.
Oh yeah, this selfie was taken in the bathroom, waiting to wipe a butt.
I’ll be better. I promise. For you AND for me. I’ll write more.
197153 hours ago
I’m officially obsessed with @theprettymess and found this fabulous post while instastalking 😬