Here is a slideshow from today! I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!
***I had to take a break from writing. Obviously I should have used my 20 minutes more wisely! Riley walked in eating a cough drop (I didn't give her one) and Joshua had poop in his pants...and all over the toilet...and under his finger nails.
...but I digress (an homage to the Ryan's Steakhouse letter)
I found a very funny blog that was nominated in 4 different categories and placed pretty high all of them (even 1st for Best Parenting Blog) called "Because I said so". It written by a SAHM and mom of 6, Dawn Meehan. She has a sarcastic sense of humor that is awesome and is amazingly upbeat even after taking care of her six!
There are quite a few posts so I just skipped around and read a few. I will definitely go back when (if) time allows!
Here are a few of the funny links on her site I found:
http://mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/2008/02/how-did-you-get-here.html **this one had me almost in tears!
1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium canellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 carrots, diced (about 1/2 cup)
2 stalks celery, diced, (about 1/2 cup)
1 small zucchini, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
32 ounces low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can no salt added diced tomatoes
2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan, optional
In a small bowl mash half of the beans with a masher or the back of a spoon, and set aside.
Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, garlic, thyme, sage, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and cook stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the broth and tomatoes with the juice and bring to a boil. Add the mashed and whole beans and the spinach leaves and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes more.
Serve topped with Parmesan, if desired.
- Nutritional analysis
- per serving
- Total Fat
- 4 grams
- Saturated Fat
- 0.5 grams
- 0 mg
- 310 mg
- 19 grams
- 8 grams
- 4.5 grams
If you have older Dr. Brown's bottles, can take the whole bottle to Toys R Us and exchange them for the newer bottles with the safer plastic for free!
I recently gave all of my Dr. Brown's bottles to a preggie friend and you'd better believe I'm sending her there!
Seeing that I am more of a blogger than a Facebooker (is that a word), you gals can help by letting me know what to do next! If you are registered with Facebook, feel free to join! Maybe we'll put Alison in charge of this one! ;)
Tough as it may be, getting started with a fitness routine after baby is one of the best therapies for motherhood out there! Women who exercise regularly after having children are less prone to postpartum depression, have more energy, and lose the baby weight faster.
You'll feel better, you'll look better, and if you exercise with baby in tow, you set the stage for a lifetime of healthy living for your little one!
It is super cute and heartwarming to watch you toddler(s) practice bicep curls with our exercise bands and put a baby doll in their toy stroller and get a workout in around the house!
On the note of helping with postpartum depression, here are a few pictures of what I call Granny Strides! These ladies are some of leaders and biggest proponents for fitness as a cure for postpartum depression. I was honored with the opportunity to teach a class at the postpartum convention for PSI (Postpartum Support International) this past Spring here in Houston!