My Love for the Mizuno Wave Kazan #BlazeNewTrails

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mizuno Running and Fitfluential. I’ve been a longtime lover of Mizuno, every since I had my feet professionally fitted for running shoes. The day that sales lady put those shoes on me, I felt invincible. I ripped off the label from the box and set it aside, so [...]

Moms’ Night Out Movie – Parents of All Kinds MUST See

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I planned this whole big “Moms’ Night Out” with my San Antonio blogging friends. We were going to view the free pre-screening of the new Moms’ Night Out movie at the Regal theatre at 7pm, but meet for drinks at the Perico’s Grill next door at 5:30. I organized this get together for Maria with [...]

Adventures of the Britax B-READY and The Baby Thief

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there was a family of nine who lived in Texas and loved a good adventure. One day, they received a fancy new “Rolls Royce of strollers” in the mail to review called the Britax B-READY. They were quite excited about it! After a quick and painless few minutes snapping it together quite easily, they were [...]

And Then She Said “Mama”

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Baby V finally said it! I’ve endured “Dada” for months, and “Nana” and “Tata” and “Gaga” but never “Mama.” And there we were, just finishing up her third feeding of the day with Target up&up baby pouches, and maybe she was licking her lips? Maybe she was maneuvering her tongue around for that last little [...]

My Twelve Year Old Photographer. Look! It’s a Tree!

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My oldest son had an important task this weekend. He was the camera-holder while I held Baby V and the diaper bag. He took his job quite seriously, and I could see how eager he was to use it himself. He’s always been interested in the camera, just a little itchy on his trigger finger. [...]

Dear Potty Training Toddler: What The Crap? (Literally)

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Oh, sweet Baby Dude. We need to have a talk. You are doing so marvelously well with going pee in the potty. You’re kind-of funny, because you are so obvious when it’s that time, because you grab your junk and go running, calling out to whomever’s around you to turn on the bathroom light. “Moooooooooooooom!” [...]

Two Weeks Old & Postpartum Nesting DIY-Style

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Two weeks since our baby has been born, and while each second has ticked away deliciously slow, enough for this momma to savor every scrumptious hiccup and sigh, despite the crazy poosplosions she is capable of, Baby V is simply perfect. Despite all the dress-up and baby lovin’ we’ve been enjoying these two weeks since [...]

Baby Love {Pictures}

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I don’t think I can quite elaborate the tired-elated-exhausted-excited-aching feeling I’m going through at the moment; chock-filled with so much emotion and contentment and the OHMYGODIHAVESEVENKIDSNOW feeling. And then, there are quiet times in which I listen to her breathe, and squeak, and squirm just a little in my arms, and I ache to stop [...]

33-34 Weeks {Sonogram} Houston, We Have Feet!

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Monday’s photo I had a doctor’s appointment today, and the baby proved to be sufficiently stubborn on many levels. Firstly, we found out the baby is breech. Footling breech, to be exact, with a splash of transverse for good measure. Picture the baby chillin’ inside me like this: So, the baby is not particularly playing [...]

Kids Sleep Anywhere, The “Baby Dude is Everywhere” Edition

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After a long, hard day of playing outside, with all that fresh air he enjoyed, he fell out early one night. Disrupting his beauty sleep enough simply changing his diaper, we lovingly put him to bed, (our king-sized bed, mind you), and he TOOK OVER. He’s the littlest one (until the new baby is born) [...]

Big Families Laundry Jenga – When Folded Laundry Towers Over Your Kids

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This is what happens when one mom-of-many gets a little too carried away in the ignoring laundry department. Oy! Shockingly, yes, the following pictures depict is the actual amount of laundry that was done by me, Lisa Douglas, yesterday during the day/evening/night. By sundown, after doing four loads of darks and one large load of [...]

Princess Doll Cake – The (Almost) Caketastrophe

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Let this post serve more as a warning to you folks attempting to make your own Princess Doll Cake, m’kay? Note the strategic blurring of the photo around the edges, particularly the bottom. Don’t ask what happened to the bottom cake. It wasn’t pretty. First, save yourself some trouble – not every cake needs to be [...]

House Destruction a la Toddlers. {Caption This} #parentingfail

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When bad things happen to pretty packages. This was a present my kids decided to destroy in order to throw (literally) a “confetti party.” I became tipped off as soon as she came into my bedroom (office) with blue sh*t on her head, wig-like like Troy Polamalu. I may have screamed like a sissy-lala, yelling [...]

Another Day of “Did That Just Happen?” “Did I Just Say That?” “Can I Haz A Nap Now?”

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Words actually said by me: “Baby, DON’T DRINK THE SYRUP!” Something I actually did yesterday: I nailed blankets to the wall, covering my front and back doors. What the crap? Strange places I found peanut butter this week: On my entertainment center Smeared onto the toilet wand Unbelievable as that sounds, yes, I did in [...]

A Super Hero Kind-of Day with Spiderman & Iron Man 2

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Spiderman came to visit the children of Fort Polk last Friday at the ACS Fest. With boys, you can’t help but be a Super Hero lover, and Spidey has always been one of our faves. My toddler, however, is all-Princesses, all the time. Spiderman-who? was her take on this. But she sat, eagerly awaiting entertainment, [...]

I’m Betty Freakin’ Crocker. Only Organic. And Hopped Up on Coffee.

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A couple of nights ago I attempted to make sugar cookies, only, for whatever reason, they came out like Sugar Balls™. And if you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw me joking all about it. Well, I’m happy to report they weren’t so balls-y {cough} as they were at first. But, to ensure they [...]

First Trip to Disney

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This obviously wasn’t my first trip to Disney. Before the Mom Bloggers Mixer, I’d been twice before, both as a child. My husband was told he went as a baby but, of course, he doesn’t remember going, so, in essence, this was his “first”time, as well as five of our six children (Baby Dude went [...]

Letter to My Children

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Dear Kids, Mom here. Listen, we need to talk. You’re always coming to me complaining because you can’t find matching socks (or socks at all, for that matter). Well, you see, the other day the never-ending, torrential-downpouring-rain finally stopped, so I went outside, venturing into our backyard to clean up a bit. You’ll never guess [...]

Baby Lightsaber Humor

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I had to use this set of pictures for this one, I couldn’t not. You’ll see why in a minute. Look how awesome my baby lightsaber is, dude!!!! Uh, mom?! Has someone spiked this kid’s pureed bananas with something? A baby lightsaber-WHA?! Who bottle fed you the HATERADE, bro?! What’s up with that? My baby [...]

First Solid Foods Humor

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Um, guys? I got a baaaaad feeling about this. Are you sure I’m ready? I mean, I like boob. I’m perfectly happy with boob. I was just kidding with the whole, whining, crying, not leaving mom alone to feed all the time, and keeping you both up at night thing. Early April Fools and stuff. [...]