Archive | May, 2011

Pregnancy Book Guide

26 May

Confession:  I believe the greatest joy in life is becoming a mother.  Therefore, you can understand the excitement when a bestie calls to share that she is expecting her first child.  It is hard to put into words the joy and fear that surround motherhood.  In nine months you are expected to produce a child and know what to do with it.  Loving a child is the easy part–making sure your newborn baby boy doesn’t pee in your face is the challenge.  Yes, it will happen.

I’ve always been one for preparation.  My nine month journey to motherhood included pretty much every maternity book and magazine under the sun.   Most, I could live with out.  However, there are a select few that I have turned to time and time again for information.  Without further ado,

1. Baby BargainsThis book is an absolute must have for mothers.  I took this book with me to register and still reference it when researching new items to purchase for my arm candies.

1. Baby Bargains

2. What to Expect When you are Expecting– This book is like the pregnancy bible and even when you think you know everything, I guarantee you will still pull this book off the shelf to look up some random pregnancy question.

3.  Bump It Up–  Pregnancy is not an excuse to be a fashion “not”. Be prepared with these amazing fashion tips for expecting mothers.

Snack on This

21 May

Summer is making its debut in Seattle and being the vitamin D deprived family that we are, we like to take advantage of any opportunity we can to get out and enjoy the sun.  This week, our sun chasing included a fabulous picnic at the Kirkland Marina Park.  Not only were we  able to enjoy the perfect weather, but we were able to share the perfect snack.

I was lucky enough to be sent two of the new Cache Valley Creamy Greek Yogurt Dips to review.  These fabulous little dips are packed full of goodness and are a fantastic healthy snack for the entire family.  I am absolutely over the moon with these dips! We sampled the new French Onion and Spicy Garden Vegetable dips and they are both absolutely fabulous.  The French Onion has an amazing creamy texture and was a favorite with the arm candies.   The Spicy Garden Vegetable has a zest with a dash of spice that makes it perfect for those craving a little kick.

Here are just a handful of the reasons why every play date should include the new Cache Valley Creamy Greek Yogurt Dips:

  • Delicious rich taste
  • Low carbs and sugar content
  • 3 types of probiotics
  • No artificial ingredients of preservatives
  • Perfect to pack for a play date
  • Taste great on veggies, chips, pretzels or crackers
  • Did I mention delicious?

Click here for $.55 off coupon and get dipping!

Image credit: Cache Valley

Baring It All

12 May

There has been a lot of talk lately regarding Mariah posing nude on the cover of Life & Style.  I personally love the cover and think she looks absolutely gorgeous.  I say put your best naked preggers foot forward! I really regret not getting maternity photos.  To all you beautiful mamas preparing to bring an arm candy into the world–take a picture!

Image credit: Life & Style

Image credit: Vanity Fair

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