Friday Five 10.31.14: Happy Halloween!

I know some of you are waiting for a picture of Spawn in her Halloween costume. Hahahaha! I’m sorry, do you know me? I bought her new onesies – she’s dressed as a baby. BOOM. Happy Halloween! Let’s get started. Here are five things making me happy this week: 5. Ebates is having double cash […]


Top 5 Snacks for Gestational Diabetes

If you followed me earlier this year, you know that I had to deal with gestational diabetes in my third trimester. It sucked balls. I wrote about it for Mamavation, and I probably still have a post in me on meal ideas. Today, let’s talk about my top 5 snacks for gestational diabetes. Note: I’m […]

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Scar(e) Yourself with These 80s Cult Horror Movies

As a kid growing up in the 1980s, I watched a lot of horror movies. (I was a child of divorce and latchkey kid. I think that explains a lot.) My parents were very young parents. I like to say, they didn’t know about Planned Parenthood. Now, with the influx of scary tv shows like American […]

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Friday Five 10.24.14: What’s Making Me Happy

Dudes. Can Ian McKellan do no wrong? Here we go! What’s Making Me Happy 5. Sir Ian McKellan shows up at a school and tells students to study or else…. Video:   4. Zach Galifinakis interviews Brad Pitt in a new Between Two Ferns. Goddamn this was funny. I laughed and laughed. The Louis CK […]


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Rookie Moms Challenge #36 – Pumpkin Patch Photo

Guess what this week marks? Baby Spawn turns three months! How do we celebrate milestones in our family? By dressing up and taking photos. In this case, we actually did dress up “fancy.” Those of you who know us know that I live in running shorts and nursing bra these days. To go out and take […]

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Baby Spawn is doing well. We are lucky. Not everyone is fortunate to have a Baby Spawn like us. This month marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. We are fortunate enough to not have experienced this but I know a few friends and relatives who have. [One friend is dealing with it AGAIN. And […]

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5 Questions with Earth Mama Angel Baby CEO Melinda Olson!

Y’all. I’m so excited to have the Earth Mama Angel Baby‘s Founder & CEO Melinda Olson on the blog today! I am such a fan of EarthMama’s Natural Stretch Oil as well as their New Mama Bottom Spray (stitches, remember?), Natural Nipple Butter and now… for Miss Spawn, we’re fans of their Baby Bottom Balm. If […]

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Clearly Filtered Pitcher Review – Water Water Everywhere

One of the things I don’t like about the city I live in is the tap water. The Wife and I long adopted the Brita Filter to help make our water less gross and drinkable. We buy Brita filters for our pitcher regularly, but The Wife is still not a fan of the filtered water it […]

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Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Review – A New Mom Winner

It’s hot as hell in Southern California. It’s also been two months since Miss Spawn joined our family. I’ve got little time to spend on making up my face before I have to breastfeed, diaper her, or hold her. That means a change in my makeup routine, namely switching to a tinted moisturizer over a foundation. Tarte Amazonian […]

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I’m Melting! Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil – Review

Thanks to one of my monthly Julep Maven subscription boxes, I got a chance to try Julep’s Bare Face Cleansing Oil. I’m a fan of cleansing oils now! Yes, I still wear makeup in the summer, and Julep’s cleansing oil does a marvelous job removing my makeup! It’s Melting My Faaaaaaaace……! Julep’s cleansing oil is pretty fantastic. The […]

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National Stroller Running Day is November 8!

One of the cool things about belonging to the Sweat Pink community is the variety of fitness bloggers I can tap into and read. Not everyone is a yogi nor are they paleo. [/sarcasm] This week, I learned about National Stroller Running Day, which will take place on November 8, 2014. What perfect timing, right? I’ve […]

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Sports Bras for Breastfeeding Moms

It’s time for me to get back into running shape. I’ve got a race coming up in November and I’m itching to get some cardio in. (I know, right?! Who says that they WANT to sweat and run and lift? Weirdos like me, that’s who.) That said, I’ve been looking for new sports bras for […]

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Friday Five 9.26.14: It’s My Birthday!

It’s a very special episode of Blossom today! It’s my birthday! This is an easy post. Here are five things on my birthday radar: 5. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #7) – it has been bought-en. I’m in the middle of reading this latest installment of my favorite series, and it’s a f*cking […]

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Friday Five 9.12.14: What’s Making Me Happy This Week

Kids, we are about to enter Miss Spawn’s 8th week next week. That means… dun dun duuuuun vaccinations. I am dreading going to the pediatrician. Who wants to hear their baby cry from shots? But that’s next week. Let’s talk about this week. What’s Making Me Happy This Week 5. Rookie Mom win #2037402 – […]

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