Quick Find: Pantry Checklist

I came across this pantry checklist from Myrecipe.com and thought some people might find it handy when stocking a pantry.  I’m not certain that I would have everything on this list in my pantry, but the list is fairly comprehensive.  With a pantry that is even close to this well stocked, then you could make just about anything!

Pantry Checklist    


Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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So in the grand world of veggies, I have no love for the mini cabbage.  However, my husband loves them.  So what’s a wifey to do? Pinterest to the rescue!  While up perusing during a night time pumping session, I … Continue reading


Pregnancy Books: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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In preparing for your new one or ones you are probably going to pick up some “light” reading about your pregnancy.  I know I found myself on Amazon and in the bookstore trying to find the perfect book to make … Continue reading


Pictures from our first couple months – Oh, the changes we’ve gone through!

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It’s hard for me to think about, but my boys are 8 weeks old.  For my friends and family, here are some pictures from their first couple months of life.  Hope you enjoy! Advertisements


Colic – This has to be a bad dream!

So colic is defined as a baby crying for 3 or more hours at least 3 times a week for at least 3 weeks.  The baby will be completely inconsolable even though they are healthy and well feed (dry, fed, held, etc) So what could more fun than this issue/syndrom/mystery….having it multiplied by 2.  That’s right colicy twins.  And of course the symptoms peak between 6-8 weeks of age and my boys have just hit 6 weeks.  Now for the even better news, it can start to clear up around 8 weeks or it can last until 3-4 months.  YEAH!  After all, last night, they only cried (with brief, very brief moments of calm for feeding and 5 minute power naps to fuel the crying) from 6-11 pm.  Oh – and it’s worse in the evening…just when you start to run out of energy.  So what’s a person to do?  You are at the end of your fuse and they are screaming like their in pain (fyi – they aren’t.  If you suspect they are in pain, it’s not colic.  Call your dr. ) Well, there are a things you can try and in various combinations, they may work various times.  There is no rhyme and no reason when dealing with colic so don’t get frustrated when what worked 2 days ago has no effect today. Just hold on to the fact that it will get better and some days will be better than others.  I found a little solace in the 5 S’s (more info to come) and called for help from friends and family.  Reach out and take the help!  And remember…”This too shall pass”