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Got Picky Eaters? Turn Your Kids Into Real Food Lovers!

Do you feel like each mealtime becomes a battle as you try to get your picky eaters to Do you ever throw your hands up in exhaustion and pull another box of mac 'n cheese from the pantry, putting your toddler's destroyed meal (that you worked so hard on) in the fridge for your lunch tomorrow? Do you wish you could get your toddler to eat real food, steering them away from the junk-filled, processed and packaged foods they somehow tend to gravitate towards? Well, I've got good news for you! Mama, you can get your kiddo to eat real food. And, no, I don't mean by holding them down and pushing it into their mouths ( <---never ever a good idea ;) ). When I saw this ebook, … [Read more...]

Learn Healthy Living in One Easy Step

It's here! It's here, it's here, it's heeeeeeere! Each bundle I've gotten from Ultimate Bundles just keeps getting better and better. And this one's no different. I've been going through one ebook after another and learning so much that I can easily put to use. I'm gonna try to head to the coffee shop ASAP with Making Organic Food Affordable by Tara Wagner (see below). Because I'm all about saving money on real food! :) These ebooks make it easy to learn healthy living! In the past sales, I've gained several hundred fabulous ebooks that I can open on my iPhone or Kindle or pull up on my laptop. Rather than overwhelming, I know I have a fantastic, growing (organized!) library of resources … [Read more...]

Dear Exhausted Mom with Lots of Littles

I saw you today on a walk. A chubby, little hand popped out of the sagging stroller seat and ejected a sippy cup onto the unforgiving pavement. The owner of that little hand began screaming for their drink while you rushed to pick it up and wipe dirt off the spout. Suddenly, another little one in the other sagging seat poked a little too hard with the twig she begged to keep from the park. And World War III broke out...while the littlest one, snuggled safely on your chest, woke and cried for lunch. I saw you brush your hair away from your smudged eyes with the back of your dirty hand and begin to intervene in yet another squabble. And my heart squeezed for you. You're exhausted. … [Read more...]

The Secret is Out!

So you know those "bundle o' books" sales everyone's always talking about? The ones you just can't find the cash for no matter how many pennies you pinch? Well, now you can get your bundle absolutely free! Yep. I do mean FREE! Each bundle the Ultimate Bundles team has created gets better and better! (Remember the last bundle? My brand new ebook was in that bundle - click here.) And usually the bonus offers are more than worth the cost of the entire bundle - I'm talking free make-up, fabric, 100s of loads of laundry detergent, supplements and more!! This bundle will be no different: over $1000 in value for only $29.97! So. Let's cut to the chase. "How can I get my bundle for … [Read more...]

Are Baby Sleepers Safe? A Skeptic’s Review

You're pregnant and someone just told you about this awesome sleeper you just *have* to have for your little one. And then you see an article on Facebook that says they've been recalled. What's the deal?? Are baby sleepers safe or not?! Do they work? Well, that depends. (Did you used to roll your eyes when your mother said that to you? Me, too. :) ) The DayDreamer Sleeper is actually not associated with other sleepers that have been recalled. In fact, it addresses all of those issues (and more!). DayDreamer asked me if I'd like to review their sleeper. I wanted to. Oh, I wanted to. But my babies weren't babies anymore. They're big, sweaty toddlers now. So I asked a friend who … [Read more...]

Setting Goals for Breastfeeding Multiples

Maybe you're pregnant with more than one baby. And you want to breastfeed. You tell everyone, "Yes, actually. I am planning to breastfeed." And in the back of your mind you wonder how on earth you will be able to pull this off. Maybe you're lying in a hospital bed with several TOCO belts strapped to your stretched belly and wondering if you've done enough - gotten the right pump, talked to the right lactation consultants, found the right bottles that won't mess with nursing. Maybe your babies are already in front of you and you're struggling to balance a messy pump with colic-y babies with a supply that just will not boost. It's Ok, I Understand I've been there, mama. I have. I … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets and More! – Book Launch

I've been waiting for this day! Not only is it the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week 2014, but it is also the official launch day for my new book, Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets and More! This book is the culmination of many tears of experience and an attempt to help other mothers planning to breastfeed twins, triplets or more. And because I don't do "excited" in a boring way, I'm also hosting a fanta-bulous giveaway with prizes worth over $450! You'll be the most prepared mama on the block! :) Oh, and from August 1-7, 2014 you can get the book for 70% off! Buy it in my store (PDF) for $2.99 (regularly $9.99!) or on Amazon (for Kindle) for the same price. Use coupon code … [Read more...]

Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme – an Interview

I'm doing something uber fun today! Danielle from Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme recently asked if she and her blog-mate, Laura, could interview me for their Real People Wednesday series. I said, "Absolutely!" Danielle has been around Growing Up Triplets for a while - we've chatted by email about how-tos on this or that. ( <---- Psst! I love it when you guys, my readers, email me! You make me think and work my brain - I love that! So, don't be shy! Use the comments section, email, Facebook, Google+ - and of course Pinterest, Twitter...oh, yeah, Instagram! That's a new one for me but I'm thinking convos won't be really long there. ;) ) These girls' knowledge about all things food and … [Read more...]

How to Start a Co-op – and Why You Want To

Alright, confession time! I get a little giddy when I save money - I love a good deal, same as the next girl. Let's face it - we women often get a sense of accomplishment from saving money, right? Well, did you know you can get amazing deals when you start a co-op? It's true! Today I'm sharing at on how you can start a co-op. I have gotten all sorts of things from co-ops (both from those I've run and joined): beef, poultry, pork, eggs, milk, cheese, produce, beef jerky, etc. I find it's well worth the time investment to source quality whole foods at lesser prices. Here's a few of the steps I am sharing... How to Start a Co-op Find a need. Find a … [Read more...]

Getting Settled in Tennessee

Well, we're getting settled in Tennessee! We've been here about 6 weeks and I must say that I absolutely love it! Certainly I miss my family, friends and church back in Orlando - that goes without saying!! But I have fallen in love with this place called Tennessee. We have spent the past several weeks exploring (most boxes were unpacked the first two weeks) our new area. Our home is located within walking distance of downtown Franklin, yet within a 10 minute drive we are in the countryside with horses dotting the rolling, green hills and mountains in the distance! Getting Settled and Exploring Here's a quick rundown of our first few weeks: Land: We were land-shopping our first … [Read more...]