Small Talk Six – Baby Names

Today’s topic is “6 names you liked, but opted not to name your child or children.”1: Sebastian - We didn't use this because My mom said it sounded like yup she's crazy!2: Lily -  I really liked this but Lilly Larrabee...tongue twister3: Morgan - A friend named her daughter this but with a different spelling, I didn't want to copy her.4: Lyric -  I love music and thought this would make a great name for a girl.5: Wyatt - My family thought this was a horrible … [Read more...]

New Sunday Meme – Getting to Know You

I was reading Masshole Mommy's blog this morning and saw this meme. I thought I would give it a whack!1. What has been your most memorable Mother's Day? (with your mom, as a mom, or with your wife)Last year just me and my Mom went out shopping and to lunch for Mother's day. We had a great time.2. Have you ever been pulled over for speeding and were you able to talk your way out of it? Umm....I don't drive and I don't walk that fast!!3. What's the oldest thing you have hanging in … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – My Nana and Me

This is a picture of my Nana and me at my Nursery School Graduation. … [Read more...]

On the spectrum…

As some of you know, my oldest son Ethan was diagnosed as having PDD-NOS in 2005. (Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified, or PDD-NOS, for short, is a condition on the spectrum that has those with it exhibiting some, but not all, of the symptoms associated with classic autism. That can include difficulty socializing with others, repetitive behaviors, and heightened sensitivities to certain stimuli.)When trying to explain to people what Ethan has, I frequently get the … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday – I love spring!

I love the spring! I think it comes out in the food we like to prepare as well. Gone are the heavy, hibernation mode foods and in with the healthy and light salads and grilled foods!Monday: Herb Pork Roast with creamy Mushroom gravy, steamed cauliflower and a garden salad.Tuesday: Portabello wrap with white bean chili spread and baby carrots.Wednesday: BBQ Chicken breasts and Summer Spelt Medley...if I can find the Spelt. Any suggestions?Thursday: Ravioli, garlic bread and a garden salad.Friday: … [Read more...]

Please vote for my Katie!

Hey everyone! Could I get you to vote for Katie in the Q97.9 cute baby contest? If she wins we get a $1000 GC at Bill Dodge auto parts, $500 GC to Bobs furniture store, A $1000 savings bond and a Gold mother/child necklace! You can vote as many times as you want. Vote by texting qbaby 0039 to 68255, or going to Q97.9 and typing in 0039 in the baby's number box. Thanks!This is the picture of Katie that we entered! … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday – Seriously Good Eats!

Hoping for some decent weather so the hubster doesn't have to grill in the cold!Monday: Taco SaladTuesday: Porter house steaks, steamed broccoli and garlic breadWednesday: French Dip sandwiches, chips and baby carrotsThursday: Ham steak, mashed potato and a lettuce wedgeFriday: Out of town for the nightSaturday: Slow cooker Pernil pork, brown rice, cornSunday: Feta chicken salad in a pita pocket, cucumbers … [Read more...]

Tried and true…

Well this is my first foray into blogging. I have been intrigued with the idea for a while. I'm just not sure I will have anything of importance to say. I think I will start with a product endorsement. My daughter Katie, who just turned one in August is a fairly picky eater. She does enjoy the new Yobaby 3 in 1 meals. Her favorites so far are the pear and green bean and the apple sweet potato. I think the containers themselves are kind of large, but she sucks the whole thing down. She would … [Read more...]