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He's charming and travels well.  I'll accept the occasional melt-down.

A Stranger Tickling My Child Doesn’t Tickle Me

By: , June 29th, 2015. Posted in: Parenting

Finding the Balance Between Sensible Caution and Overreaction

I really love running errands with Little Boy.  Whether it’s a trip across town or a quick jaunt to the grocery store over the hill, he’s my favorite travel companion.  …

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Eleven weeks and 25 pounds down!

Flip This Diet – Episode 5

By: , June 28th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

Weight Loss Plateau

This Monday marks eleven weeks of dietary change – and I’m really happy with where I am so far.  I’ve lost a total of 25 pounds (about 2.2 pounds per …

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Christmas In July!

By: , June 21st, 2015. Posted in: Contests & Giveaways

Every Friday in July, we are giving away a $100 gift card to Target!

We think that there’s no better day than the Summer Solstice to announce our very exciting Summer Giveaway!  It’s Christmas in July!!!

Every Friday in July 2015, we are giving away …

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The first time LB visited Chris at the office.

10 Things I’ll Miss About Being a Working Mom

By: , June 16th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

Hey, mom! Working outside the home has benefits other than a pay check.

There are pros and cons to every possible decision.  Breastfeeding or formula?  Cloth or disposable diapers?  Stay at home or working mom?  While these …

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Put a picture of your chubby baby, moronic dog, or arrogant cat on a mug.

10 Practical Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By: , June 14th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

I've used them all. I love them all.

As Father’s Day rolls around (Sunday, June 21st), stores and online retailers will push last-minute neckties, golfing gadgets, and ridiculous gags like Beer Soap as splendid gifts for your Dad.  …

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Little Girl, one of my biggest (littlest) supporters.  "So, let me get this right,  Kale is food?"

Flip This Diet – Episode 4

By: , June 11th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

Slow Carb Rules: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Before I get to the Week Eight results, I want to share something about my personality.  This is something that you may have thought five weeks ago (if you’re a …

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Chris' Business Card

Big News About This Blog!

By: , June 4th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

Change can be scary, but change is good.

When Jason and I imagined this blog at the beginning of the year, our vision was to create fun and informative content that would resonate with parents and non-parents alike. …

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Snake Oil Game Giveaway

By: , June 3rd, 2015. Posted in: Contests & Giveaways

Enter today and you could win on Friday!

Enter for a chance to win our game giveaway from Out Of the Box Games!

Click here for more information.

Click here for our independent review of …

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Baked Omelette Florentine (Slow Carb)

Baked Omelette Florentine (Slow Carb)

By: , May 30th, 2015. Posted in: Recipes

Slow carb breakfast doesn't have to be boring.

For those of you following along with Jason’s Flip This Diet posts, you know that he’s been following the slow carb plan from Timothy Ferriss’ book, “The 4-Hour …

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This one is so easy, I could have done it while nursing.

Regaining Core Strength After a C-Section

By: , May 27th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

Exercises that can be done at home in between diaper changes.

If you’ve been following along with our blog, you know that I’m the proud owner of two c-section scars.  While I was recovering from surgery number one, I was terrified to start …

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