Society’s Fear Of Sugar Is Poisoning Our Children’s Drinks

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If there is one thing I really don’t understand about America’s food culture, it is our obsessive fear of SUGAR. Despite this, we still crave sweets, so we satisfy ourselves with sugar-free drinks and candy, we bake with sugar substitutes and have waged an all out war against high fructose corn syrup.

Fine. We’re adults, we have enough knowledge to understand what we are putting in our bodies and how it could effect us in the long run. I have to admit to a love of Diet Coke myself.

Where it really gets my goat, however,  is when parents make their kids freak out about sugar. Continue reading “Society’s Fear Of Sugar Is Poisoning Our Children’s Drinks”

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Break the Boredom of Summer with Avid 4 Adventure Camps!

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Winter is coming to an end, FINALLY!!

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to a break from the cold as well as the school grind as much, if not more than my kids! I love watching my children be adventurous during summer, experiencing and learning through play!

There is one thing about summer I don’t look forward to, however. Five whiny little voices complaining that they are bored; “There’s nothing to do!” “It’s too hot to play outside” “There’s nothing fun around here!”

Ugh! This drives me nuts. I want my children to play outside, to be adventurous and learn from their environment. I want them to scrape their knees, climb trees, make friends, and BE CHILDREN for Pete’s sake!

Thankfully, I have found the perfect solution! Aviid4 Adventure Camps throughout Colorado and California! These camps teach pre-K-12th graders the power of authentic outdoor adventure with climbing, paddling, biking, and hiking! I wish I was a kid again so I could go too!

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10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me As A New Mom

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Sleep when the baby sleeps; seriously just

f*cking do it

This is one of those pieces of advice that EVERY new mom gets and that EVERY new mom scoffs at.

“How am I supposed to sleep when the baby sleeps?! I have cleaning to do and laundry to drown in! AHHHHHH!”

I didn’t listen for the first few of my babies either ladies…And then one day after baby #4 I was so exhausted, so needed to heal my body and mind, that I said F*ck it and took a nap with my baby each day for a week.  Guess what? My house didn’t explode, my husband thanked me for not being an a crazy-sleep-deprived-wacko, and no one judged me that I had dirty dishes in the sink.

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Momisms: Real Moms MOM So Hard

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“Mom” life is not glamorous; it’s not Mrs. Cleaver, 50’s perfect….In reality it’s full of “momisms”- those little nuances of motherhood that get moms through the day and prove that they are ‘REAL’ people and not like Caioo’s mom…who all REAL moms want to destroy…

#1 How real moms do dessert…

*Buy chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream because it is F-ing delicious. Continue reading “Momisms: Real Moms MOM So Hard”

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Third Trimester Woes and Wonders

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Bringing a baby into the world is an amazing feat full of wondrous, though not always wonderful things! The final trimester, in particular, is known for both it’s beauty and difficulties. Here is my list of third trimester woes and wonders, however, if you aren’t quite here yet, be sure to check out my other posts about pregnancy! “5 Pregnancy Side Effects to Fall in Love With” and “5 Things You Didn’t Expect About Morning Sickness.

Woes

*Did I mention my vagina feels like it’s going to fall off?

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Protect Your Children With This Free Child Safety Kit Printable

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Nothing is as terrifying as the thought of our children’s safety being compromised. As parents, this is our main job, to keep our children safe, to protect them from the horrors of the world for as long as possible. However, no matter how hard we try, there are forces in this world that are constantly putting children in danger. This Free Child Safety Kit won’t keep those forces away, but it will help find your child faster should danger ever cause them to go missing.

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I’m Not F*$#ing Hormonal!

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As women, we have all heard it: “Is it that time of the month?” “Your hormones are raging!” “Pregnancy must be so hard emotionally with all those hormones” “Watch out, she’s super hormonal right now…”

Well, I’m here to tell you, WE’RE NOT F*$#ING HORMONAL!

You assume that because I am more upset than usual, it must be hormones, or because I yell at you when I would usually just accept circumstances as they are, that I must be mid-PMS or my preggie hormones are raging. Can you guess which finger I’m pointing at you? Continue reading “I’m Not F*$#ing Hormonal!”

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20 Things I Do In A Day To Ruin My Kids’ Lives: Part 1

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While my main goal is to get my children through each day without dying, I apparently am slowing killing their souls with my every action.

The amount of crying, whining, groaning, incessant wailing, and foot stomping indicates that I am constantly working towards their inevitable destruction.

In order to slowly ruin my children’s lives each day, I make them: Continue reading “20 Things I Do In A Day To Ruin My Kids’ Lives: Part 1”

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