Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sneak Peek! I am just so excited. Getting a head start on Spring items in between slipper sewing. ONe of our Spring items will be this reversible sun bonnet. We this pattern and one slightly different with a baseball style brim for boys. So cute!!!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Why Are You Being Such A B%#CH

"Why are you being such a b%#ch to me this weekend?" Rob asked me last night before going to bed.
I don't answer because to be completely honest I couldn't remember but, when I do, I will let you know. I do know it was for a good god damn reason too!!

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Suportive and Loving Hubby

So I have been battling with the abnormal amount of candy in this home and trying to fix that problem before my spiral of holiday over eating starts early.

The Monday after Halloween I attempted to send the MOST of the candy (meaning I kept a 1/2 gallon size zip lock of candy that we like and two HUGE Hershey bars) to work with the Rob. He storms around creating reasons why he wasn't taking it. There would be so much candy there already, He didn't have time to carry it out the door, and last I hadn't packed it for him. Ahhm. WTF does that mean, "packed" it??? it was in a freaken bowl the size of my sink!! So he storms around muttering under his breath and rolling his eyes. Finally walks into the kitchen and grabs the tin foil. While he is covering the top of the bowl he can't stand it to not try to get another snarky dig in. he throws out a "Thanks for helping me pack it!"

2 weeks later the bowl was still in his car, full, and "packed". He brings it back into the house today.

So after dinner i start tossing some of the candy and ask him which he would like me to save. What you need to know is that this bowl is full of Dum Dums, Dots, Goobers, Tootsie Pops, bubble gum, Kit Kats, Baby Ruth, Butter Fingers, Snickers, Milky Way, and so much more. He walks over looks into the bowl and this is the way our conversation goes:

Rob - "Why don't you just save it all?"
Me - "No. No. No. I have been eating it all and have to get it out of the house."
Rob - "So, why do I have to suffer because you have no self control?"
Me - roll my eyes and start tossing candy (saving lots of the better ones).
Rob - grabbing 2 Butter Fingers "I am going to eat these now."
Me - "Do you want me to save you all the Dum Dums too?"
Rob - "No."
Logan - "Mommy why you doi'n that?"
Rob - "I know, Logan! Mommies throwing away all the candy because she can't stop herself from eating."

Thanks for the support Rob! We'll see if you change your mind when I am up 10 pounds and addicted to chocolate ;P

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Getting a Picky Toddler to Eat

I am only speaking in my experience.
With two boys both going through the picky eating stages of toddlerhood, I have had more then a few nights of frustrations. Dinner time is melt down time for all of us. Hubby is working most nights through dinner and I have the wonderful task of fighting with my boys through the worst meal of the day.

This stage for us started about 16 months for each of them. My oldest started compromising and will SOMETIMES eat some meat or veggies without too much struggle (I am emphasizing "SOMETIMES") once he turned 3. My soon to be 2 year old will not budge.

I tried reverse psychology, letting them not eat if they don't want what I have cooked or at the end would find something else to give them that was semi healthy.

Here is a small list of what they would not eat. Anything green, anything orange, tomatoes, potatoes, Let's just say anything vegetable. Melons, peaches, nectarines, oranges. blueberries and raspberries, steak, turkey, chicken (unless shaped like a dino and covered in crunchy coating), meatball meat loaf, one won't eat burgers, sausage, pork, fish, soups, stews, casseroles..... You know what it will be easier to tell what they will eat.

Fruit and Nut- apple, banana, strawberry, watermelon, sometimes blueberry, orange juice, cashews, peanuts.
Meat and fish- Chicken nuggets, the occasional fish stick and one will eat burgers with cheese
Grains - cereal, waffle, pancakes, bread, some rice, some pasta.
Dairy - Milk, Yogurt, cheeses
Other - pizza, JUNK FOOD OF ANY KIND

After months of basically cooking 2 meals, one for adults and one for kids and still needing to find something they would agree to eat I have had enough.

There are new rules in our house and they have not been implemented without a tantrums.

Now we sit down to dinner. I give the boys their dinner. It includes a meat of some kind and veggies. I don't give them drinks or any extra sides like cheese or bread unless it is part of the main dish. They sit at the table until they have eaten some dinner.

The 3 year old has caught on quickly. With some fussing and a time out or 2 he will eat part of his dinner, smile, say it was good and gets down to play.

The 2 year old is another story. They most stubborn child I have ever come across. he will pretend to eat something and wait till I look away to spit it out or feed the dog. Then he will lie to me and say "Yaaaay!! I did it!" He will watch us eat dessert and forgo it to avoid eating th3e dinner in front of him. He will sit at the table for an hour or more refusing to eat. He will go to bed rather then eat a peice of meat and a bite of veggies. But we are getting their because a few nights he did have a bite or two;)

We have eaten stews, soups, casseroles, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli and some chicken and steak. Not large amounts but enough for me to know they are trying and tasting.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gosh it has been so long since I last shared some new items

Gosh it has been so long since I last shared some new items.

Here we go..

We have been so busy it has been hard to keep up. NOT THAT I AM COMPLAINING.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Exercise of the Week

Triceps and Gluteus Maximus: Primary Muscles Used.

Definition of Triceps: A large three-headed muscle running along the back of the upper arm and serving to extend the forearm.

Definition of the Gluteus Maximus: the broad, thick, outermost muscle of the buttocks, involved in the rotation and extension of the thigh.

Stroller Strides Instructor Requirements:

  • National Stroller Strides Accepted Fitness Certification and/or A Degree in an Exercise Science
  • Watch Stroller Strides Instructor DVD and Pass Test
  • Current CPR (Live Course)
  • Current Liability Insurance


Exercise of the Week: Bridge and Dip

First, get your clients in a hip bridge position but on their hands instead of their backs. Feet flat on the ground knees bent and shoulders down. Begin the hip bridge movement squeezing the glutes hard at the top while engaging that core.

Start with a bridge. moving the hips up and down focusing on glute contraction.

Add in the tricep dip after the hip bridge.

Once the bridging movement has been mastered, add in the tricep dip. Be sure to cue that the rear doesn't touch the ground in the dip and then the hip raise up high in the bridge.

CLICK HERE to watch a video of this exercise!


  • Shoulder blades down and back
  • Keep core engaged throughout
  • Squeeze glutes hard at the top of the bridge


  • For wrist issues, perform bridge on the back and take out the tricep dip
  • To make this more intense, add resistance by using a tube. See picture to the right

The Prenatal "Why" of his Exercise: Primarily, the glute strength that this exercise brings is phenomenal for the lower body strength needed for our pregnant clients. It is also a nice round about way to gain core stability out of the supine position.

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