Friday, June 21, 2013

Breastfeeding and Biting


 I would not by any means say that I am an expert on breastfeeding.  In between my 3 kids I have breastfed for a total of 39 months so far.  In that time I have had my fair share of issues.  From clogged milk ducts to latching problems.  But to me one of the most painful issues is biting.  Now with my 1st two I got lucky cause they teethed late.  There was biting but it was not nearly as painful because there were not any teeth.  Both princess and captain curious stopped relatively easy for me.  Now I am on to number 3 and he is being a real pistol.  He has 2 teeth and is work on number three.  The real problem is he keeps biting me.  Little man has bitten me so hard I have bleed.  I have tried everything I can think of to get him to stop but nothing is working.  I have tried taking it away, telling him NO,  I even cried the day he bit me so hard that I bleed.  He did cry that day but then he went right back to biting.  Short of quitting nursing I do not know what to do.  Do you have something that works?  I would love to hear any feedback that anyone can give.



Thursday, June 20, 2013


Are you a thrifty mom or dad?  Do you have a hard time paying $10, $20, or $30 for something your kid is only going to outgrow in a few months?
Would you like to earn money by selling your kids gentle used clothes?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then I might have the sight for you.  I am in love with this site called thredUP.  They buy and sell gently used kid's clothes.  I fell in love with this company about a year ago.  And to me they have only gotten better with time.  They just recently also started buying and selling gently used or new Women's clothes.  I know right it does not get better than that.  I am not embarrassed to say that I buy gently used clothes for my kids and myself all the time.  And it works out great.  I am always so proud of my finds and always seem to get so many complements on them.  I highly recommend they have been a true blessing to me.  You can check them out by clicking on the picture below.  Do you have any stores that you really like?  I would love to hear from you!



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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

        Happy Father's Day!  I am off spending the day with my wonderful husband and children.  Hope you all enjoy the day.  I will be back to writing tomorrow. 

What are you doing for Father's Day?   I would love to here from you!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Menu plan 6/10 - 6/16

I restarted my diet today, so I am back to two shakes a day.  The breakfasts below will be what I will be feeding the kids. 


Cereal x3
Oatmeal x3
Eggs with Fruit and Turkey Bacon


Homemade Chicken Tacos on Brown Rice Tortillas with Mexican Style Quinoa from
 Lynn's Kitchen Adventures
Lime Marinated Steak from Budget Savvy Diva
Brown Rice Pasta with Sauce
Thymeless Lemon Halibut from The Virgin Diet Companion Cookbook
Grilled Chicken Salad
Chili Lime Chicken Skewers from The Virgin Diet book by JJ Virgin
JJ's Herb Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Roast from The Virgin Diet book by JJ Virgin

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Virgin Diet update

1st of all I want to start by saying that I am sorry that I have missed the last two weeks of menu planning.  With Princess off for the summer I have been trying to rearrange my schedule.    I am working on trying to find a happy medium, so that I can do everything I need to do.  So far our summer has just been mad chaos, which has caused me to not have enough time to work on my blog.  Hopefully in the next few weeks here I will have ironed out all the kinks and be able to get back to posting regularly. 

               Now on to my diet update.  So far on TheVirgin diet, which for those of you who do not know what this is, it is an elimination diet.    Anyway back to my point, so far I have lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks.  I have been learning a lot from this diet.  For example before this diet I did not realize how much stuff corn and soy hide in.  I now know they are in a lot of what I was eating and I also know that I am almost positive that I have intolerances to both. 

               This diet is not easy by any means.  Especially when you have to have food you cannot eat in the house for the rest of your family.  It takes a lot of will power.  You have to really want to improve your health to do this diet.  For me, my health was the whole reason for doing this.  I had been suffering from stomach issues since I was a teenager.  Maybe even before that.  Through the years I have had pretty much every test possible run on my digestive tract.  I have been diagnosed with countless things.  But shortly after every diagnosis the symptoms have always come back, sometimes with extra symptoms with them.  I had come to a point where I had just accepted this as just part of my life.  Just something I had to deal with. 

                     Then one day I was researching the internet and came across information about food intolerances.  I started talking to my mom about it and she found JJ Virgins page here.  She got the book and started talking about it.  I knew it sounded like something I needed to try, but was not sure I wanted to spend the money.  In the meantime my mom started the diet.  Once I saw the changes that were taking place with here I knew for sure that I was going to give it a try.  So I bought JJ Virgin’s book, read it and went and bought the supplies for the diet.  I have to say it really has been amazing I have had more energy than I have had in years.  (And I do not even get to sleep through the night thanks to little man.)  My skin is clearer.  And the best part I have not had any stomach problems in 3 weeks.  This was something I had been dealing with prior to the diet on a daily basis. 

                       Now I have had to restart the diet twice, and am going to have to restart it for the 3rd time on Monday.  But I know with a little perseverance I will figure out what all had been causing my problems.  And for me that is an amazing thing.  To be able to know that I may not have to deal with my issues that I thought were just a part of my life.  If any of this sounds like something you have experienced or if you just want to know more please feel free to check out JJ Virgin’s page here.