When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
We love to hear stories about our members reaching out to their communities, and the Syracuse Sparkers are no exception! A group of about 10 core SparkTeam members have been busy raising money for various charitable organizations, and their latest en... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
The motor on my food processor burnt out, not from overuse, & I'll say no more on that topic. I've had it for a long time, and mostly used it for making cakes & latterly, since I have been low carbing, ricing cauliflower. I'm quick enough with the k... Read more
I have started a "Biggest Loser" type challenge in our community and wanted to have games and activities that will be fun and help burn calories. The problem is that everyone in the group is of all different weights and physical ability. For instan... Read more
My employer does a food drive to support the local food bank several times a year. I am wondering what other people donate. My typical donations include things like:
bags of rice
canned chicke... Read more
Okay, I just discovered that we have no teaspoons in the house. Really, not one. While looking for teaspoons I found my son's old baby spoon and fork and started using them. Great idea for me! Wu-who because now instead of a huge table spoon of f... Read more
If you have a baby that is starting to get solids all starter baby food is healthy. So if your baby is having puree mango for snack then you have a fresh mango as well. It really helps if you make your own baby food while doing this. This helps me ge... Read more
Would you want to eat ice cream made of human breast milk instead of cow’s milk? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is asking Ben and Jerry’s to begin using breast milk in its products instead of cow's milk, saying it would reduce t... Read more
My mom always likes to tell people how I was talking in complete sentences at 18 months old. So when my children reached that age and weren't saying much at all, she kept asking "Why aren't they talking?" I didn't fe... Read more
I have posted this in my group, but I figure that I might bet even more ideas if I post a blog too!
As most of you know I have a wonderful 1 year old little boy. Well moms I need your help. I am trying to transition Tristan into eating "big boy... Read more
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