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Jun
17
2013

Happy Family badgeDid you wake up today and think, “I’d really like to see improv actors perform funny moments from Kelcey’s life?”

Oh, you woke thinking you’d like to see a bucket of money in your laundry basket instead of the same clothes you keep forgetting to throw in the washing machine? Hmm.. I don’t have any money for you but I do have that previously mentioned video!

Happy Family, a yummy organic food company, asked me to share some funny food stories and then these very talented performers acted them out right in front of me.

I shared a lot of things like how my daughter Dylan was convinced that the chicken she ate for dinner was completely different from those animals that live on farms. And how my kids went through a stage where everything they ate was frozen (which is actually a real time saver!)

Anyway, here’s what happens when a blogger goes to Brooklyn, divulges details about her family to a whole bunch of strangers who then use these stories for comedic material…

No, I’m not bloated. I’m pregnant people! I mean, not anymore. Now I look bloated.

You can even share your funny story about trying to feed your kids for a chance to win $20,000 towards college. See, there’s the money you were looking for! Just click here for more details on how to enter.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine (yes, the bloated one).


Jun
14
2013

Happy Family badgeMany months ago, when I was still in that “sassy pregnant mama” stage and not yet in the “I feel like there is a bowling ball in my lady parts” soon to be followed by “I love my newborn but I wish he didn’t want to party together every day from 3 am to 7 am and I forgot that babies need to be fed and changed every 4 minutes” – I went to Brooklyn to participate in a very cool campaign for Happy Family, an organic food company.

Totally my kind of company with yummy products containing no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fats, no chemicals, no pesticides, no artificial ingredients, and no artificial preservatives.

Happy Family asked me to share some funny food stories about my family and then insanely talented improv performers acted them out.

Happy Family Improv Actors

I shared many stories, including one about my daughter Dylan who never wanted to order off the $5 children’s menu at restaurants but instead always requested the $18 moules-frites.  Pricey kid to have around.

One of the best things about participating in this campaign was that they did my hair and make up, leaving me wondering once again why I don’t have a makeup, hair and personal stylist entourage following me wherever I go. I mean if Ryan Lochte can have a Lochterage, surely I deserve something comparable.

Happy Family make up touch up

Although I did ask them to make me look “model thin” and they really did not succeed…

Happy Family Kelcey pregnant

I’ll post the short video on Monday and you’ll see these very funny impov folks acting out moments from my life. And let me just take a brief moment to apologize to my husband right now for mentioning his deep passion for 6 week old coffee.  It may have come up.

But at least they didn’t use the part where I also may have expressed my belief that my husband’s love of chicken is about the same as his love for me.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine (especially the part about my husband possibly being romantically linked to poultry).


Jun
12
2013

So first there was the euphoria. “Yahoo! One baby is so much easier than twins. This is like taking care of a hamster. Or maybe even a chia pet. Man, I’ve so got this!”

And then I got really really tired.

So tired that the other day I said to Summer, “We will leave for the park as soon as I eat the baby.”

For the record, I did not eat the baby. I did however feed him.  Which is what I meant to say. And a far better parenting choice.

We did have a little scare over the weekend with Cash when we noticed that there was a protrusion just below his stomach.  We ended up taking him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with a hernia. In case you are keeping track, I also have a hernia. So keep your eye out for a mother son hernia repair Groupon.

We are consulting with a pediatric surgeon to see if he needs surgery. I will keep you posted on that situation and whether I once again attempt to eat the baby.

My favorite photo of the week:  Summer and Cash.

Summer and Cash

And this is my favorite video of the week. If you have one of those husbands who likes to fix things when all you really want him to do is listen, you will love this…

mama bird notes:

You can find me at Alpha Mom talking about playing with kids. Why is it so hard exactly?! Click here.

And on Lifetime Moms, I’m talking about Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kim Zolciak who is preggers with baby #5. Hey, that sounds familiar! Click here.


Jun
10
2013

Not long ago, I looked at my husband’s legs and said, “Whoa. You really need to moisturize. How often do you apply lotion to your legs?”

And he looked at me like I just asked him, “How often do you run with the bulls in Spain?”

Apparently, he never does either.

At least applying lotion used to be part of my beauty regime. I’m not sure when I stopped doing it. Sometime between being single and dating (silky smooth legs!) and being married with 5 kids (dry prickly legs!). Now I give priority to teeth brushing and a little make up. My legs can fend for themselves.

But then the folks at Vaseline asked me to try their Vaseline Spray® & Go Moisturizer, a lotion they promised is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. They even sent me this video as proof.

Check out Emma, who is an acrobat, dancer and apparently a speed dresser.

So I tried the Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer. I made my husband try it. And then I let my daughter try it. I did not let my 3 week old baby try it.

(It’s unclear why I didn’t brush my hair before taking this photo.)

The moisturizer did absorb quickly. It would definitely make it easy to get dressed right away which is good because my days of lounging around waiting for my lotion to dry are clearly over. Now if only the people at Vaseline can help me find something to wear that doesn’t make me still look pregnant.

I do have very dry skin and would probably need a thicker lotion in the winter, but this definitely gets the job done the rest of the year. If they added sunscreen to it, it would really rock my world.

My anti-moisturizer husband also gave it a test run.

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And I swear this is exactly what he said…

“For someone like me who has no interest in putting on lotion and doesn’t care if my skin is flaky and scaly, this is something I would actually use.”

My 8-year-old jumped on the bandwagon too and reported that it made her skin very smooth.

In fact, I think she stole it because that was the last I saw of it.

Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer is a quick, continuous 360° spray lotion that moisturizes deeply and absorbs in seconds, so you can put your clothes right on and get on with your day! Available in three formulas – Total Moisture®, Aloe Fresh, and Cocoa Radiant™ – this fast to apply, quick to absorb line of lotions leaves skin instantly soft – not sticky or greasy. Find out more at www.maxthemorning.com!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline.  The opinions and text are all mine.

Jun
07
2013

I looked at baby Cash the other day and said to Rick…

Cash 3 weeks old

“He’s so cute. Couldn’t you just have one more?”

He didn’t respond but I noticed he started googling  “how to get a quick vasectomy when your wife is a lunatic” on his iPad.

This week, I decided to take our 5 kids to the library after school. I mean, what could go wrong?

Other than Cash howling because he was apparently starving and the moment I sat down to nurse him, 3-year-old Chase said, “I have to poop.”

I tried to convince 8-year-old Dylan to take him to the bathroom but she claimed wiping poop is not part of her skill set.  6-year-old Summer was suddenly very focused on children’s literature.

I told Chase I would take him to the bathroom in a few minutes which caused him to yell out, “I HAVE TO POOP NOW!!” Okay, simmer down there boy. This is a library.

I stopped nursing Cash and brought Chase to do his business.

But he only peed.

Then I went back to feeding Cash and about 47 seconds later Chase said, “I have to poop.”

OMG. Poor Cash once again lost his chance at a meal, as I walked Chase back to the bathroom. Where he did indeed finally poop.

And I think the kids checked out books, although I don’t even know because I just handed my older girls the library cards and told them to take care of it. So we may have stolen them but whatever, at least they won’t be overdue.

Meanwhile, the twins are going to camp in a few weeks which is good because I asked Chase the other day who his friends are. This was the list.

1. Daddy

2. Tommy Tom (his grandfather)

3. Matej (his cousin)

4. Cash (his baby brother)

See? Chase needs some non-family friends. You know, just a couple toddlers boys that he can hang with and tell them about his ridiculous mother who tried to get him to hold his poop at the library.

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