You Don’t Have a Picky Eater, You Have a Problem Eater

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My child can’t eat.

It’s not as bad as it could be. He can physically eat some things. Oatmeal, cookies, chips, candy and other junk. But it’s been 2 years since the boy has allowed a vegetable pass the precipice of his lips. And up until 2 weeks ago, it has been equally as long since he’d done the same with a fruit.

Even Babies Like to Tweet When They Pee

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At any rate, Huggies Brazil is revolutionizing social media for babies by having a device that clips on to the front of an infants diaper and sends a tweet when they pee. Now the whole world can know how often your little one goes to the potty, and since you’re too busy on social media to actually check and see if your child is wet, you can get a notification on your phone. Oh, and any of your followers… or maybe your babies followers…. will get a notification as well.

4 Easy Tips for Maintaining Your Health

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Being healthy is one way that you can help increase your quality of life. While genetics play some role in your overall health and well being, your lifestyle plays significantly more. If you want to live a long and productive life to see your children and grandchildren grow up then you need to start by getting healthy now.

Food is the Enemy to a Three Year Old

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My child won’t eat.

Well, let me rephrase that. My child won’t eat anything other than Oatmeal, Nutella sandwiches, cereal, brownies, chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, candy, and cookies. So basically my child will only eat junk food.

Tonight we tried to feed the kid macaroni and cheese, and he wouldn’t even eat that. To hear his reaction, you might have thought we were trying to feed him live spiders dipped in hot sauce. He bawled loudly and held a single piece of pasta in his mouth for 20 minutes refusing to chew or swallow.

Toddler Toy Review: MARVEL Spider-Man Adventures PLAYSKOOL HEROES – STUNTACULAR SPEED LOOP Set (And Bonus Spider-Man Story!)

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Sprider-Man has always kept a place in my heart. So when I was given the opportunity to have my son test the MARVEL Spider-Man Adventures PLAYSKOOL HEROES – STUNTACULAR SPEED LOOP Set, I was eager to get to write a review.

You see, Spider-Man is my husband… well, when we were teenagers anyway.

Unforgettable Family Fun at Rocky Branch Railroad and Old West Ghost Town

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Recently we made a trip to the Rocky Branch Railroad and Ghost Town.

We had family come to town and didn’t want to be the old bumps on the logs we normally are. Since my husband and I had been talking about taking Ty to a nearby old west ghost, we figured this would be a great time. It was also a great thing to take Pappy and our niece and nephew to.

The price of admission was very reasonable compared to many of the other attractions we attended during the week (including Zoo Atlanta, The Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, and The Fernbank Museum). For $10 you got a hay ride, a trip on the train, alligator exhibit, an 1880’s Variety Show, a gun slinging show and even robbed at gunpoint by train robbers (oh my!).

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

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I think that not allowing your child to believe in Santa takes something away from the magic of childhood. It’s not that I feel you need to promote fictional present-givers to inspire good behavior in your children, but I appreciate the symbolism of goodness, hope, and faith in mankind that Santa Claus represents. I don’t want to sensationalize Santa Claus, or even really promote him, but if Ty believes, I won’t be the one to smash his dreams.

“Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus!”

Plug It In & Play Disney Pixar Cars 2 Racing TV Game Review

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jakks Pacific before, and they make some pretty neat kids toys. When I had the opportunity to review this $39.99 stand alone video game (Plug It In & Play Disney Pixar Cars 2 TV Game™), I was eager to test it out with my little boy. Although I honestly think the price is a little high for what it is, my little boy just about flipped out when he saw the packaging and has had so much fun “driving cars” since we plugged it in.

When Ty started play the game, and I questioned what he was doing, he informed me that I’d have to “Wait a second,” because he was “driving this car.”

Moving: Penske Eased Some of Our Stress

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But thankfully we discovered Penske Truck Rental. A simple Google search of Penske truck rental discount code will win you a 20% coupon for for a one-way rental. That brought the price of our rental down to around $185. When they called to confirm my truck rental, I joke with them about throwing in free stuff, and they actually did!

Moving Day Tomorrow: Last Night in Our First Home

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With new opportunities for professional growth, often comes a need to relocate and readjust. I’m incredibly blessed with a great new job. Working as a Clinical Informatics Nurse has been a wonderful experience and I am blessed to now be a part of a fantastic healthcare organization who cares deeply about the community they service. I want to be a part of that community and I want to spend more time with my family and less on the road.