What’s the Haps????

With so much going on and a sick toddler running around- my resurrected blog went to the back burner. I have to get better. I know this and I will.

So, this post is pretty much what used to be my WTH Wednesday that focused on the crazy happenings in the world and life.

Baltimore- #blacklivesmatter need I say more? If you haven’t googled or have been under a rock then you need to be fully versed in what is going on there. It is so unfortunate that these situations keep popping up, but I also find it interesting that something that has always been going on between SOME police and SOME black men is in the forefront of our news.

Daphne Oz- my girl from The Chew is preggers again and totes adorbs. They also won a Daytime Emmy, which I think they totally deserve because I DVR the show and LOVE IT!

Dinner at Tffani’s – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show. SO good. Her recipes are easy and awesome. She is funny and her guests are people we are familiar with – like Brandon from 90210 *swoon*

Bruce Jenner- the interview left me feeling really sad for him and for people who can not be happy in their own skin, whether it be sexuality, weight, race, what have you- every person deserves to be happy and to cloak yourself in a lie upwards of 50 years is total sadness. Best of luck headed his way.

STARBUCKS- Frap HappyHour is back starting Friday from 2-5 or 6 if you are down with the rewards. Yay! So excited. My goal is to try the Smores one even though I don’t like them in real life. But we shall see and on my IG-thelifeofafabmommy- I will post some pics of what I get. Laters!

That just about wraps this up for this week. I have a crap ton to do and I am starving.

xoxo and sparkle to you all on this Wednesday


There is a girl at daycare. Her name is Aubree. Charod is IN LOVE AND OBSESSED with this girl. At home she is all he talks about. If you mention the word school he looks up and says, “Aubree, Aubree” I usually tell him she is at home with her mommy or asleep. I would say he discusses her at least 20x between getting home at 4 and laying down by 8. Weekends are insane. 

The funny part of it all is that I ran into her Mom and she said that all Aubree talks about at home is “Rod”. Go figure. Two lil baby lovebirds 😣😣😣

How in the heck did this happen?!? Luckily she is a fab lil sweet thing and is super quiet and shy. So sweet! But I don’t like her being all about my baby! Don’t get it twisted. 


Throwback Post

I only have maybe 20 or so of 300 old posts saved somewhere so I will post them randomly on this new blog. This post was a HIT the first time do you hear me! A HIT! I love cooking and here is a crock pot lasagna recipe for you.

Original post:

Something new for the blog…every now and again I will start featuring recipes. The idea came to me Saturday when my Godmother was over and asked for a recipe. My mom didn’t write alllll of her recipes down, but she does have some in a hideous recipe box and I figured that as I cook her famous meals, along with my own I will put recipes on the blog. Sunday dinner this week features crock pot lasagna, corn, yummy salad and garlic bread.

The lasagna is super easy and here is the recipe.
1 lb of ground turkey (you can use whatever you like it is just my preference)
1 medium chopped onion
1 finely chopped garlic clove
1 large can of tomato sauce
1 small can of tomato paste
1 uncooked box of lasagna noodles
1 15 oz container Ricotta cheese
2 bags of Mozzarella cheese
1 bag of Asiago cheese
*if you like some fresh spinach(my brother’s idea)

I use crock pot liners to make my life easy so feel free to start doing that as well ;)

-sauté veggies with a smidge of EVOO
-brown meat (as this is happening make your salad, kill 2 birds with 1 stone)
– add sauce, paste, Italian seasoning, black pepper, salt (once this gets to bubbling you will know it is done)
-in the crockpot layer the meat sauce, followed by a Ricotta cheese mixture you will make in a bowl with the R.C. and half a bag of Mozzarella (I usually mix this with a fork on top of the meat so you are not getting big honking chunks of R.C. Then add more yummy cheese on top of this, next uncooked Lasagna noodles (you will have to break them so they can fit and I suggest a double layer) *if you add spinach put before the noodles. Continue to layer.
4 hours on your crock pot and then Bam(in the words of Emeril) you have din din. Enjoy xoxo

I am Back…

Ummmm. I am back. Kinda. I think. Not sure. As I vacillate this decision all dang day I am texting my boos Sam Bam and Rayna trying to figure out what to do. 

So many varying thoughts… I tweeted last night about the perils of overprocessed thoughts. Big flipppppping sigh. Here are my struggles. 

-do I have the time to blog with a crazy toddler?

-do I feature above said crazy toddler and risk a pervo doing something odd with his pics

-do I have the time-wait I said that-but really doe!!!!

-next level—

-I started blogging 5 years ago and times have changed. I have changed. My life has changed. Will peeps have interest? Will I want to stop? 

Wahhhh. Wahhhhhh. Wahhhhhhhh! 

Ok, enough belly aching. 

Maybe I will. Maybe I won’t. We shall see. Stay tuned! 


4 month appt.

Yesterday’s dr’s appt was pretty seamless.
Vaccines given with minimal crying and he sang himself to sleep in the car. He can be sooooo sweet (sometimes, well a lot of times, but still)
Discussion about his eczema. It has been suggested to get him a hazelwood necklace, but only put it on his ankle when he sleeps since he is so curious and wild.
She checked out the two teeth.
Also, life is all about purees now. He has been on rice cereal since Christmas day, but I have a lot of mixed feelings about it. (Another post). We will do one solid a week, starting on Sundays, check for allergies, then move on to the next food. I call food nummy nummies to him and I think he likes it all. Soooooooo. Drumroll. Please. Today he had sweet potatoes. They were a HUGE hit!
Fab appt, fab times. Come on 2014!

Formula Drama

About two weeks ago my little awesome ball of crazy baby was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy. We were advised to switch his formula to soy formula with the understanding that 30% of babies who have the casein allergy could have this one as well.
Signs we saw:
-Even though he is 17 lbs he never increased his milk intake beyond 3 oz
-skin rashes developed and proceeded to get worse
-spitting up huge white chunks of formula (basically undigested)
-Itchy, itchy eyes

Once he was given the soy formula his skin cleared up within hours.
We thought we were in the clear. WRONG!!!
Once his body got used to the soy formula everything happened all over.
Next move-hypoallergenic formula.
Yep, $35 a can. Not covered by insurance (they don’t cover allergy related formula). I am not a HUGE fan of it because it is super thin resulting in endless hunger. The baby seems to be adjusting fine. Hard to tell since his devilish teeth are bothering him.

Maybe we will finally be fab in the formula lane!

Teething is the Devil

Ummm. So. Yeah.
No one warned me that it would create this restless little soul who is presently up at 3:07 am “talking”.
The devil I say.
Issue is this, my sweet little advanced cherub is an early teether. He cut his first tooth a few days ago. Yep, he isn’t 4 months yet. Now while I would usually jump for joy at this fantabulous milestone -the energy I need to jump is somewhere on the side of the road (probably next to my sanity).
My baby hasn’t been screaming and yelling. Nope. He has been a little fussbull, dissatisfied with life, sitting up for two hours in the middle of the night, restless drooling being of weirdom.
I am tired. I won’t even post about how my husband conveniently sleeps through most of it.
And to top it off, his other bottom tooth is coming in now. No, seriously. Gahhhhhhhhh!
Hoooooray for fab teeth and boo to how they get here.

12 week Growth Spurt= Devil

This growth spurt is literally Theeeeee Worst. I feel so bad for this baby. I can’t wait until he balances out again. Geeeez. I believe because he is so smart he is hyper aware during spurts. That sucks. I am praying it is over this week. I am scared out of my wits about teething!!!
My FIL passed so I will be taking a 3 month old to a funeral. Any tips??? I need them (all of them).
Having a hair still falling out, loss of a great man, cranky baby fab day.


Today has been rough. Aside from dealing with my FIL’s illness, the baby has lost ALL of his chill and marbles.
I will give you a quick glimpse.
I came home at 1 after going to Babies R Us and spending $159 and another $189 at Target.
I took the baby from my husband. He instantly kicked off his socks, smiled, laughed and sucked me in.
By 3:00 I decided we could head upstairs for a bottle. He played with it. At 3:50 he got interested and drank it. Cried and wailed. Then crashed at 4:04. I went to lay him in the Rock n Play and he SCREAMED. So, we co-slept and he woke at 6. He didn’t want to go back to sleep, but sucked down 3 oz. from 6-10:40 my life was nuts. He was clingy. Fighting his sleep. Crying. Wailing. Flailing. Cranky. He was awful. I cursed. Then I got mad that I did. I did eveything: gripe water, swing, Boppy, rocking, playing, singing, holding, paci, eating, bath time, cuddles—My head began to pound and I was at a loss. I let him cry from 10:17-10:24. It was awful. He had tears. He then drank an oz and passed out. (On me of course)
I hate growth spurts. I hate feeling like a bad mom. I hate not being able to help him.
Totally unfab day :(

After Baby Drama

Ok. I am no fool. I know having a baby is a lot and will take its toll on a woman’s body. What I didn’t know was your body can go KABLEWWWWYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
Here are the after baby issues I am facing-
1. My face looks like I am a teen again. Kind of like it did when I was about 12 wks pregnant. Hmmm, and he is almost 12 wks old. Anyhoo-back on my Green Tea Oil stuff from The Body Shop.
2. My hair is shedding. Shedding. Shedding. Insane amounts. My stylist says it is fine. I don’t think so :( I am still taking my prenatal vitamin, trying to up my water and a Biotin supplement has been added.
3. Hormones!!! I have yet to have a cycle (that is bananas) but even more crazy is the amount I cry. Seriously. My hubs is freaked out. I cried the other day when Dwayne proposed to Whitley on A Different World and I have seen that episode 50/11 times.
4. And my nether regions–no comment.
My granny is trying to convince me to do a detox and I am kind of thinking about it. What do you think???
Because as of right now I have no clue as to how, when and where these issues will cease, get worse or stay the same.
Staying fab. One strand at a time. LOL