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I MOVED TO A NEW DOMAIN

15 Jun

Hi! I still see I have quite a few subscribers here. I no longer update The Miracle Momma on wordpress.com. Please go to http://www.themiraclemomma.com to keep up to date with my blog! Thanks. 

Have you checked out my new domain?

6 Apr

Hey guys – I moved to a domain. Come check it out.

http://themiraclemomma.com

TheMiracleMomma.Com – New Domain!

1 Apr

Well all, it was fun on wordpress.com. I am moving over to wordpress.org with my brand new domain! Go check it out. I will continue my blogging adventure there.

http://www.themiraclemomma.com 

A special announcement.

31 Mar

What a beautiful Saturday. It’s suppose to be 90 degrees tomorrow. Where did Winter and Spring go this year?  We didn’t end up getting The Pickle this weekend which really bummed me out. It would have been the perfect weekend to go to the park.

Have any of my readers been watching the Decorah Eagles Ustream? I have been watching for over the last two weeks in anticipating for the eggs to hatch. As of last night all three eggs have finally hatched. You have to take a look at these little guys. They’re so cute.

1 Pip 2 Pip 3 Pip Go!

 

This is my first year watching the Decorah Eagles. I am absolutely amazed at how both of the parents take care of their young.

My blog today is very short for one special reason. I  finally purchased a domain. I am so excited to transfer everything over to my new domain. I can’t believe all of the possibilities you have with a self-hosted WordPress. I am working as hard as I can to get my new domain up and running. I might be able to get everything running by tonight. Hurray!

I hope you are as excited as I am.

A Weekend of Change.

30 Mar

Well it’s Friday. I’m about ready to go buy some Debrox for my poor clogged up ears.  Since it’s overcast today I’m taking Bouncy Buns to the park. I have the cutest video of him talking with Reavera. He’s getting so vocal. I think we have a chatterbox in the making. Now if we could only get the teething under control. I think I’m going to buy Teething Tablets for him since he doesn’t really like a teething ring at the moment.

The weekends are depressing nowadays – especially since Reavera works the weekends now.  The weekends are when we get The Pickle. On Saturdays and Sundays I spend most of the day alone with him. The Pickle doesn’t enjoy those times. He won’t interact with me, or come out of his room. When I talk to him I get ignored. It’s frustrating because I’m in no place to really say something to his mother. Or at least that is my understanding. I’m going to try another attempt to shake up things with him. I’m either going to make homemade playdough or homemade watercolor painting. Since the farmer’s market is getting ready to open up (next week actually!) I think it’d be great bonding time to go to the farmer’s market together. He believes fruits and vegetables only come from a grocery store. It would be a great learning opportunity to find out where fruits and vegetables come from.

I’m not going to give up with The Pickle. The odds may be stacked against me but I’m not giving up.  I love him too much to do so. I’m going to continue to try to give him balance between playing outdoors, doing activities, and occasionally playing video games. Iit’s very difficult to get him to do something outside of playing a video game or sitting in front of a television for hours.

It’s nice outside. It’s time for him to enjoy the weather. There are more things to life other than a video game or television.

Made In America – 4th Of July Blog Hop Event

29 Mar

ImageCalling All Bloggers! 

Mimi from Woven By Words and Courtney from Joy Of Momma Joyner are excited to bring a FUN, new event celebrating The 4th Of July, called Made In America. This event will run from 12:01am EST Wednesday, July 4, 2012 through 11:59pm EST Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Want to join in the celebration fun? It’s super easy!!

Rules to Participate:

  • You must get at least a $25 prize/package together to be given away during the event. We want ALL prizes to be American Made!
  • You must display the event button on your sidebar from now until the event ends
  • Participation is completely FREE! All you have to do is make sure the button is on your blog side bar, and write a post encouraging other bloggers to join in the fun! Put the link to your blog post in the form below.
  • If you would like to participate in a GRAND PRIZE CASH GIVEAWAY (completely optional!!), you can send $5 (gift) via PayPal to joyofmommajoyner@gmail.com. This will get you TWO social media entry options! (Facebook, Twitter, Email, GFC, Pinterest, Klout, etc.) The GRAND PRIZE CASH value will be determined when we know how many people are going to participate in that part of the giveaway. The GRAND PRIZE CASH GIVEAWAY will be hosted on Woven By Words and Joy Of Momma Joyner. We ask that you refer your readers to either of those two sites to enter the CASH GIVEAWAY!
  • Be sure to join the Facebook Group so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest information, to share ideas, or ask questions!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mimi at mnjesusfreak@gmail.com or Courtney at joyofmommajoyner@gmail.com

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To my readers who are not fellow bloggers I will be participating in this event. I will be posting more about this event as it gets closer!  

Tazo Tea Product Review

29 Mar

I wanted to get this review in yesterday however I was not expecting maintenance to come in and fix our roof. We had water leaking into the ceiling from last week’s rain. There is a huge water stain that only kept getting bigger as it rained for what seemed like five days straight. I’d say the stain is about the size of a basketball. We learned a couple things about our duplex when they came over. The first thing we learned was we apparently have an attic. We’ve been in this duplex for seven months not knowing we had an attic. The second thing we learned is that there is roof damage which caused the leak which probably happened during the Leap Year storms that caused damage in our town. Our landlord is also going to get the electric company to come by & fix one of the poles by our side of the duplex as part of the pole is bent.

After maintenance came over we went to see The Hunger Games. I was proud of myself for not having a meltdown while watching a movie in the movie theatre. Since the tornado I haven’t been able to go to movie theatres or see movies with violence. I was able to tolerate both in The Hunger Games. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend it. It has inspired me to read the books. We visited my parents for a little bit before going home. My mother graciously agreed to watch Bouncy Buns for us. While I was at her house we were able to see that he is indeed teething! It looks to be his front bottom teeth. That explains why he is so grumpy. I hope he cuts them soon.

Today I ended up having an emergency visit with my doctor. I had another bad anxiety attack which had me freaked out so bad I thought I was dying. I’m comfortable knowing it’s anxiety. I wish it’d stop but because of my PTSD therapy I don’t think it’s going to let up any time soon. I also found out why my ears are ringing. My doctor was surprised I could hear because of how much ear wax is pushed in the back. I’m purchasing Debrox in the morning.

If you watched my poor excuse of a vlog you would know I purchased caffeine free tea to try. I have been craving a nice glass of tea for awhile. It’s that time of the year where I find tea especially pleasant. Because of my new caffeine sensitivity while on Wellbutrin I can’t tolerate any form of caffeine. I knew Stash Tea has flavored caffeine free tea. Stash Tea was in Influenster’s Love Vox Box in some lovely flavors. I’m going to have to wait a little longer to try out Stash Tea as they did not have any caffeine free varieties at my local Wal-Mart. I then stumbled upon Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Infusion. I was immediately drawn in by the packaging.

Caffeine Free goodness in a glass.

Being that is caffeine free I decided I wanted to try it out. When I use to go to Starbucks all the time I’d always pick up a passion tea. I hoped this would be the same.  I was really impressed with the list of ingredients. Let’s take a look:

Ingredient List: Hibiscus flowers, natural tropical flavors, citric acid, licorice root, orange peel, cinnamon, rose hips, lemongrass, and fruit juice extract.

 

I love their ingredient list being fairly simplistic, and not filled with a lot of chemicals. The only down side I have, and this is by personal preference only, is the use of the term “natural tropical flavors.” I feel a bit more confident in a product when every ingredient is listed.  Oh well. Overall I’m very pleased with what I see.

The steps to make Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Infusion Tea was easy. Easy enough in fact I could probably make it with my eyes closed. Steep 1 teabag with 1 quart boiling water for five minutes. After teabag is steeped, add in 1 quart of cold water. Voila!  I wish child birth was this easy.  I added sugar to my tea. I would sweeten it with your favorite sweetener. I took a photo of my finished drink.  Please excuse the use of a Coca~Cola glass. I haven’t been able to get new glassware yet. Everything for the kitchen in my house was donated. I’m very thankful for everyone who helped.

A small piece of heaven in this glass.

 

Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Infusion is definitely a peace of heaven in a glass. There were so many different layers of flavor. I could taste the hibiscus flowers, the passion fruit, and lemongrass.  I immediately had to get another glass when I was finished the first one. It was that good. The more I kept thinking about it the more I realized this tasted almost exactly like the passion tea I got at Starbucks. I gave my husband a taste. His comments?

“It doesn’t taste like cheap fruit flavored tea. I like it alot.”

I don’t know the difference of cheap fruit flavored tea but I will take that as a compliment.

With every company I review I went to the website displayed on the box. Tazo is owned by Starbucks. The Iced Passion Tea I am tasting today is the same I use to have at Starbucks. Huh. I wish I realized this a long time ago so I could have started enjoying this tea at home more often.  The downside of being apart of Starbucks? They don’t have a company Twitter, Google +, or Facebook account associated with Tazo. Also on the side of the packaging Tazo claims to give back to communities. When I went to the website displayed on the side of the box I got a “Resource not Found” error. That was a little disappointing.

All in all I am very satisfied with this tea. The next time I make Tazo Iced Passion Herbal  Infusion Tea I will mix it with fresh lemonade. You can find Tazo Iced Tea at most local retailers and health stores. The price ranges anywhere from $3.00 – $5.00 depending on where you live.

That concludes today’s blog. I apologize it was posted so late in the day. I didn’t expect to end up at the doctor’s office today. See you all tomorrow.

A Vlog About a Mom Who Says “um” Alot. Oh and Tea!

27 Mar

I hope YouTube updates the thumbnail soon. I look silly!

A Peak Into the Life of a Lazy Stay at Home Mom.

25 Mar

Before anyone says there is a grammar fail on my part – the use of peak rather than peek was intentional!

Well yesterday was a complete let down. I was unable to get pictures of my stepson’s birthday party to share with everyone. I am so sorry everyone.  My stepson absolutely loved the birthday cake which is the most important thing to me even when comments were made of “expecting a better cake.”

I need to give a shout out to all stepmothers and stepfathers out there. Blended families are tough. I take that back. They are really really tough. Yesterday was proof again how hard it is to be a stepmother. Why can’t things be left alone: especially at a birthday party?  It’s days like yesterday which make me grateful for all of my family and friends who care for me.

I’m only going to say one last thing from yesterday then I’m done airing dirty laundry and moving on. I’m a stay at home mom. I intend to stay a stay at home mom. I like to blog. Its what I do with my free time. I have NOTHING against other moms who work full or part time. I don’t shove it in anyone’s face that I’m a stay at home mom and I really don’t like being told I need to get a “real job because blogging is silly.”  Being a stay at home mom doesn’t mean a woman is lazy. Likewise being a work at home mom doesn’t mean you don’t care about your child. Every mom is a mom regardless of how they do it.

Anyways…. as the old saying goes “Onward and Upward!” That is a saying, right?

My son is still really grumpy. The last time he was this angry was when his reflux was not diagnosed yet. The upside is that he’s not shrieking or throwing up. That’s a plus. I wonder why he’s so grumpy. He is 12 weeks old so he might be growth spurting, but at the same time he’s been a huge drool bucket & gnawing on his hands so it might be teething. No one has really explained what to look for with teething, and because he was so upset for both of his earlier growth spurts I don’t know what to look for.  I’ll probably call his pediatrician tomorrow.

I’ve started to contact companies to see if they want to send product samples so I can review them. Six companies so far and no leads yet. It’s going to be an uphill battle but I’m up for the challenge. I really want to do giveaways and product reviews. Someone will eventually say yes I hope!

Even though I don’t have any cute pictures from yesterday I’m going to end today’s blog with something just as cute. I need it.

I guess my cat’s love my son’s Graco stroller as much as I do.