Friday, June 28, 2013

Show me your baby belly!

1 day to go belly
182 pounds, the day before Baby M was born.
Every time I pick up a magazine or watch TV it’s full of beautiful people with beautiful bodies, for the most part.  It makes me cringe that young girls think they have to be a size zero because it just isn’t fair.  It isn’t fair to them to have this expectation that they must be so tiny and look like they would blow away in a strong wind.

Young girls need to know that it’s okay to weigh more than a Q-tip because we are all different!  We have different genes for one and our bodies should be different.  I got my mom’s genes so I have always been tall and slender without a butt.  I’ve always wanted a butt!!  Even when I weighed 182 the day before Baby M was born I still didn’t have a butt!

What’s up with that!?!?!

For me it is hard to see a celebrity a few months after birth wearing her regular clothes and back to her normal size.  They don't mention the plastic surgery {?}, personal chef, personal trainer and the nanny to watch their baby.  After my babies were born I wore my pajama pants and my maternity clothes because I was fat, even months after the new baby I was still wearing bigger clothes because I was still fat.  I wasn’t worried about dieting or exercising because I was too busy being a mom.  I was napping with the new baby, nursing the new baby, taking care of my other kids, cooking, and cleaning and just being mom.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese slate to hit general and Christian markets in late July! **GIVEAWAY**

Newest VeggieTales® DVD Teaches ‘Getting Along with Others’ and Continues Brand’s Tradition of Helping Families Grow Great Kids

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, today announced the launch of their newest DVD title, VeggieTales®: MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle, slated to hit Christian and general market retail stores sometime in late July. 

MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle features the Veggie gang in a make-believe land where ancient Scotland and ancient Rome are in the midst of the silliest prank feud of all time, where the tools of battle are pies and water balloons.  This latest action adventure features a full cast of fan-favorites, including Larry the Cucumber as MacLarry, Bob the Tomato as MacBob, and Mr. Lunt as the mischievous Pompous Maximus.

At the core of this new story is the lesson of getting along with others – a value that is top of mind for parents of preschoolers.

"We’re delighted to deliver a story that has the silliness kids love,” said Leslie Ferrell, president of Big Idea Entertainment, "the fun of a stinky cheese battle with a message parents want to reinforce – the importance of getting along with others.”

Fired Up! Creative Lounge in Asheville, NC offers Summer Camp for the kids! #asheville #hendersonville

Linda at Fired Up! Creative Lounge invited one of my babies to join in on summer camp and it was AMAZING!!!!  I was able to sit in one morning to see the action and take some pictures.  The girls really loved it and I could tell by their smiling faces and laughter!

They were able to be creative and make so many amazing things!  AMAZING!

Here are a few pictures from my morning and you can click HERE to see the whole set!

I cannot express my gratitude enough for my daughter to have this wonderful experience.  She absolutely loved it and we have some beautiful pieces of her art around the house now.

Fired Up! Creative Lounge Art Camp
Working on grouting a tile frame for Father's Day.