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 Bargains–This 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.
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
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!
Confession: Green is not a color that frequently appears in my children’s closets. Last year St. Patrick’s Day snuck up on us. I found myself floundering about the closets for something green for my children to wear. As luck would have it, our local soccer team happens to have green as one of its colors. (Yes, […]
We have a winner of the $25 Cactus Card to Taco Time Northwest! The lucky Arm Candy Confessions reader is: Susan Lamkin!!! Congratulations!!! Many thanks to our friends at Taco Time NW for the generous giveaway and thank you to everyone that entered!
It is official. Birthday party circuit 2011 has come to an end. As with previous years, my son’s and daughter’s birthdays wrapped up the tail end of the September/October birthday party circuit. (Missed last year’s post? See here) I still love the birthday madness that fills the months of September and October. This year did […]
Boo! Yep, October has snuck up on us and is flying by! If you do not have a costume for your little arm candies, don’t worry! There is still time to find the perfect costume at the perfect price! Costume Discounters has an amazing selection at really affordable prices. In addition, if you find an […]