How Many Hours a Day Does Your Baby or Kid Sleep?

On their "Baby and Children Sleep Chart" Parents says that children ages 5 to 12 generally sleep 10 to 11 hours a night. Evidently they haven't met two of my kids.

It always baffles me when I hear parents say that they put their kids to bed at 7 pm at night and they get them up at six or seven the next morning. Not in my house! If I put my kids to bed at seven they would be poking me in the face between three and four in the morning asking for breakfast. NO THANK YOU!

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Mommy, Why Did You Eat Me?

I never thought a day would come that I would share the hideous photos of myself that you are about to see. Since it was this picture that prompted the question of my three-year-old daughter, uttered with slight fear and defined seriousness, I must share.

You see, I ran across a flash drive full of photos and decided to browse through them last week. Naturally, the kids all piled up around me to travel down memory lane too. The photos ranged from 2006 to 2008 and are sweet reminders of Ema's 1st birthday, a time when her and Matt actually "played nice," the day Matt cut Ema's hair down to her scalp and so much more.

Transient

Then we come to the horrible picture of me, 5 months pregnant with Ali, miserable, as I had two wisdom teeth pulled out just hours before with simply Novocain. This is the moment, when after seeing other preggo picks, Ali shouts out with the fear in her voice, "Mommy, why did you eat me?" The older kids busted out laughing while I tried to control my laugh and calmly tell her that I did not eat her. Thankfully, she didn't further inquire as to "how" she got in my belly. I don't think I'm ready to have that conversation with a three year old.

Obviously, I didn't eat you my sweet little Ali, here you are!

And what did all of this time down memory lane and the question uttered by a three year old that I will never forget make me think of????

What Do You Get When You Combine a Cuddly Blanket and a Fun Puppet?

Why a CuddleUppet™ of course! We were lucky enough to have one of these snuggly blankets that doubles as a puppet gifted to us at SheCon in May. The minute my kids laid eyes on our adorable purple monkey they all began to sing the cute jingle from the commercials.

“There cuddle  cuddleuppets, cuddle cuddleuppets, blankets that are puppets, blankets that are puppets. They cuddle and hug and wrap you in love. Play with you all day, then sleep the night away. Cuddle, hug, play, love!”

Now, I must admit that after hearing the song for what seemed like the millionith time in 24 hours I many thoughts of what I would like to do with our new addition but then I snapped out of it and realized that they were drilling the tune in my head becaue they really do love the CuddleUppet™.

If your kids love to play with puppets (we have ton here) and love to snuggle up with their personal blanket you will not be disappointed if you buy a CuddleUppet™. The best part, you can order them online for just $19.99 plus shipping and handling. If you ask me, that is a great deal for a useful product that can not only give your child hours of imaginative play but double as a cozy blanket at night.

I received a CuddleUppet™  as a gift as an attendee at SheCon12. I was not compensated for this review any form and all opinions are my own.

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Sugar Highs, Date Nights and Heartwarming Conversation

Our family had an interesting night last night that included kids jacked up with sugar highs, my three year old telling me about her date and a heartwarming conversation that stemmed from the lotto. It all began because we decided to take a family night out to dinner before grocery shopping and it will be night full of memories that I hope to remember.

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My Bad Damn Parenting Moment!

My Bad Damn Parenting Moment!

In just five short days, I will be at SheCon basking in the Social Media information goodness. Thanks to Subway & Disney my family will be joining in for a fun-filled lunch on Friday afternoon. Therefore, I feel it is only fare to warn you about my bad damn parenting moment and how it may affect the lovely family lunch that is planned.

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