The Importance of Mistakes

From the moment our sweet bundles of poo are placed into our eager arms, we love them unconditionally and as they grow, we support them as they learn to sit, crawl, and walk; we guide them as they makes friends; we teach them how to write their names; and provide comfort after every bump and bruise. A mothers instincts are  full of ways to nurture, support, teach, and provide for our children. However; although it may feel uncomfortable, we also need to let them make mistakes too. In fact, letting our tiny humans learn from their mistakes helps build resilience and is essential to raising a confident, capable, happy, and not so weird adult .  Continue reading

Pop Rock & Drop it Margarita Friday

Seriously, why do kids get to have all the fun? It seems like skipping to the candy store, purchasing Pop Rocks with your hard-earned quarters, nickles, and dimes, is socially unacceptable. That’s why I pretend they’re for the kids, and NOT my margarita. No one will know.

So skip on over to your favorite candy store, pick yourself up some Pop Rocks to make this creative concoction on your own – after naptime of course.

Pop Rockin Margarita Recipe

1.5 oz Tierras Organic Tequila

.75 oz Sweet & Sour Mix

2 oz Cranberry Juice

1 oz diluted Lime Juice

1 oz Grand Marnier

1 pkg Pop Rocks

Add all ingredients together and shake. Rim a 16 oz glass with Pop Rocks. Pour contents into glass over ice.

Diluted Lime Juice: 3/4 lime juice, 1/4 water

Like what you see? Show them some sugar…

as if pregnancy isn’t awkward enough…

The kind folks over at awkward maternity photos have compiled a list of THE most bizarre maternity pictures the internets can offer. I can admit that while preggo it’s almost like your hormones are paid to bring on the crazies but for some of these photos… #fixitJesus

Exhibit A, B, & C –  My Little Pony Abuse,  4loko Madness, and Circle of Life Realness

(photos via www.awkwardmaternityphotos.com <- want more, click the link)

 

This snow though

I feel like I’m in an abusive relationship with these snow storms! It’s a bitch to travel in, fucks up my shoes, and nothing ruins my mood faster than stepping in slosh. But I will always have a soft spot for it, cause even with all the BS…nothing is better than getting stuck at home. SNOW DAY!!

Keep It Funky Fresh!

FlowersNot to brag (though I am, proudly), my boo thang sent flowers to my job today. And not only am I lucky lady, but I am 100% “in love” with my husband. I still get butterflies when I think about him and its not a fluke, its because we work hard to keep things funky fresh in our marriage. #dateyourhusband Continue reading

Dilemma of the day: Beware the Babysitter

We need a sitter. Badly.

For those times my husband and I are long overdue for a margarita infused child free moment, one of our mothers or aunts are happy to step in for a few hours. But they live far and it’s inconvenient most times. We do get the occasional offer from friends to sit for us, but the guilt of leaving my high energy toddler in an un-baby proofed house is too much to bear. So, we’ve finally reached the point where we are entertaining non-family sitters for our little guy because if you are going to be tortured by my child, the least I can do is pay you for it.

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A margarita’s mom serenity…

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change… courage to change the things I can…and lots of tequila if the first two options don’t work. –Jenni Lewis Ford20140104-105929.jpg

Bravo TV’s Newlywed’s The First Year – Kat Lagoudes

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Bravo recently confirmed a second season of thier hit docu-series “Newlyweds The First Year”, which chronicled all the trials and tribulations that arise as a newlywed. Season two will follow four brand new couples through the highs and lows of the first year of marriage.

I wanted to check in with Kat Lagoudes, newlywed , new mom, and the fan favorite from season 1 to see how her life has been now that she is not so newlywed.

Jenni:  So how’s life post Newlyweds? Anything new going on? Give us the scoop. about

Kathryn: Taping and living our first year as Newlyweds was definitely an experience we will never forget. Now that we are done taping and the show has aired we begin Newlyweds: the 2nd year- although the cameras are no longer around our lives has not slowed down one bit. We entered our first year of marriage as a couple and now we are a family of three. Life with a baby has definitely changed us! We are closer than ever with a FEW MORE bumps in the road, our first year was all about learning to live together and respect each ones differences, the second year has been all about learning to parent together, sharing responsibilities of caring for a newborn and helping each other out so that neither one of us gets burned out as well as making time to be a couple.

Jenni: Being pregnant and a newlywed is a double whammy – especially since the current statistics say that The divorce rate for the United States is approximately forty percent, nearly half of the total marriage rate.  How was it living out some of these tender moments on TV?

Kathryn: One of the major reasons I participated in the show Newlyweds: the first year, is that it I am a hopeless romantic who believes in the sanctity of marriage and its lifetime commitment Continue reading

3, 2, 1…This is the end

LAWD, this is it yall. THE END is upon us. Just you watch, today the wine dries up, tomorrow we will all be searching for a prison to provide shelter from the zombie apocolypse. Who wants to live in a world without vino? How would I make it through work functions? OMG or even Thankwsgiving with in-laws?  Read and see the horror below, I need to go find a fainting couch.

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A new report by Morgan Stanley Research says the world might soon suffer a global shortage of wine. Global wine production has been steadily declining while consumption sharply rises.


Sources:
Huffington Post – http://huff.to/19b3Ds4
MercoPress 2010 Article – http://bit.ly/1h0Hfr5

It isn’t only France that’s suffering from a growing dearth of wine—it’s the entire world, says a report released on Monday (Oct. 28) by Morgan Stanley

AWWWW of the day! Baby Cries At Mom Singing

This video is totally adorbs. Lately I’ve been cracking out at everything baby related (*fingers and legs crossed that I don’t get knocked up again), but this is so worth the few tears that will creep down your face and wash away the work douchery from your soul.

It’s so beautiful to watch that sweet baby get so emotional hearing their mom sing- no shade that baby is giving the Oscar performance of their tiny lives. All shade – there is more emotional range in this two minute youtube clip, then an entire season of Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Now you watch this, while I attempt to train my baby to not laugh when I sing ( ._.)