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Mom Monday: Meet Navy and Plagiocephaly

Mom Monday: Meet Navy and Plagiocephaly

Hi i’m Shawntae and I have been asked by many people about Navy and why she wears a helmet. Before she wore hers, I knew nothing about Plagiocephaly and had only seen one baby wear a helmet ever! When I saw that baby, I remember thinking, “I wonder what happened to that poor baby?” So I decided to come here […]

Born to Mom

Born to Mom

What does “Born to Mom” mean? You know when someone says, “she was born to sing” Well, it’s like that. Most women are born with the ability to birth children. Some choose not to, others choose to have one and be done, some moms have lots of kids, and others get pregnant and don’t know […]

Maple and Dijon Glazed Salmon

Maple and Dijon Glazed Salmon

In the SquishyHouse, fish is a main staple in our diet.  Salmon specifically; preferably wild-caught salmon, but any salmon will do.  Even the kids love fish.  They ask for it, actually, and this particular salmon is SquishyKid #1’s favorite.  My dad taught me this quick, and easy way to prepare salmon.  If you screw up this preparation, […]

Us.

Us.

 Six years we have been together. Three years married. We have bought two homes & had two children. We have lost a baby. I have lost a mother. Together we have laughed & cried. During the times of sorrow, we cling to each other. We are each others best friends & biggest supporter. My biggest wish before I was married […]

One-Car Family

One-Car Family

We are officially a one-car family. To many, that may not be a big deal, but if you’ve even been or lived in Arizona, you will know it is not an easy feat. The metropolitan area is widely spread out and public transportation is…well, for lack of a better word, shit. When the signs were in the air that it […]

Planes vs. Trains: The Journey Back Home

Planes vs. Trains: The Journey Back Home

After our outstanding travel experience on Amtrak and getting our rental car through RelayRides.com, we spent a week in Michigan. My best friend got married and I got to meet almost all of the TMD writers at Xza’s Cabinista Shortada and also had the pleasure of meeting some sweet readers at our babywearing class and beachside baby wrangling. We had a great […]

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! {With a Giveaway!}

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! {With a Giveaway!}

Did you know that in a third world country, breastfeeding can make the difference between life or death for an infant? Most third world countries lack clean drinking water and when companies like Nestle come in offering formula as a comparable alternative to breastmilk, and a desperate, malnourished mother decides to trust their claims, it […]