Don’t Forget to Move to Arlene’s New Blog

The Losing Weight After Baby blog is ending. Baby Lucy is 15 months, Noelle is 4, and Ethan is 6.  We’re growing up!

Coming follow us to the new Arlene Pellicane blog.  Bookmark it now before you forget!  :)  Every day this month, I’ll be blogging with a tip from my book 31 Days to a Younger You:  No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding. I look forward to chatting more on the new blog!

Thank you so much moms for reading this blog and making it special!  Here’s a quick pictorial stroll down memory lane!

Follow Lucy to the New Blog!

Baby Lucy went to the snow for the first time this Christmas!  We went up the aerial tram in Palm Springs to 2 feet of beautiful snow.  Lucy was happy sometimes as you can see.  But then she was hating life (crying HARD, as if to say “I’m trapped in this snowsuit, I can’t find my hands, and this white stuff is cold!).

She cried and cried, then finally fell asleep face down in this sled.  Hilarious.  I was so relieved.  We sledded with Ethan and Noelle while Lucy slept peacefully.  Sometimes people would walk by and it was so funny to see them do a double take – hey, there’s a baby in that sled!

Here she is waking up…

I want to remind you that you may wake up one day in January and wonder, what happened to that Losing Weight After Baby blog?

We’re moving…so follow Lucy over to the new Arlene Pellicane blog.

Happy New Year friends!

My New Book is Here!

Check out more pics and the story at my new blog!

 

Win Free Mary Kay Makeup!

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Want to win a free quad eye shadow from Mary Kay?  You can stuff your own stocking by hopping over to my new blog and entering the giveaway!

Get Ready to Follow to My New Blog

Look, it’s Minnie Mouse!

Well, it’s really Noelle celebrating her 4th birthday at Disneyland with her little sister Lucy.  But I like her mouse impression!  My girls are growing up as you can see, and my blog is growing up too.

In the New Year, this Losing Weight After Baby blog will come to a close BUT I will continue blogging at a new blog.  I’ll still write about parenting, health, and the merits of dark chocolate :) but the blog is going to grow alongside our kids.  It won’t only be about new babies, we’ll be talking about looking and feeling younger from the inside out.  That’s something we all want to do as moms!

So take a moment to bookmark my new blog and we’ll keep chatting in the New Year!

 

Book Review: God Loves Single Moms

I have a friend who is a single mom with three young boys.  When I’m tired at the end of the day with my three, sometimes I think of her and how she has to parent alone.  I have my husband to divide duties with, but what about the single mom who doesn’t have anyone to relieve her for just a few minutes when she’s exhausted?  Phew, I feel for her!

Well now there’s a book to encourage single moms.  It’s written by Teresa Whitehurst and titled God Loves Single Moms. There’s an inventory in the beginning of the book that will help moms evaluate where they are in the different areas of life:  physical and emotional health, finances, relationships, organization, career, etc.  Then you do an inventory for your child(ren).  The book is all about learning how to breathe more health into your family.  Whitehurst writes from her own experience and is the encouraging voice of a new friend.

If you’re a single mom, this is a great book to encourage you and to move you forward into the life you dream about for you and your kids.  It answers tough questions about divorce, fatigue, loneliness, and restoring faith in your children.

God Loves Single Moms is available wherever fine books are sold.  Thank you Revell for a copy to review!

Baby Constipation?

Yup, Lucy is kinda smiling now but don’t be fooled.  After mealtime, about once a day, she CRIES!  She is – well I can say this because we are all moms – she’s constipated!

She cries, bears down, her legs get stiff as a board, it’s pathetic!  We have even been able to successfully take her to the toilet since it’s so obvious when she’s trying to go to the bathroom.  What to do?  I’ve worked on her diet (taking out anything like white bread, making sure she gets lots of vegetables).

I share what our pediatrician recommended on my Losing Weight After Baby podcast.  Our doc recommended cutting back on the milk.  We were giving her 4 feedings of about 7 ounces each, and the doctor suggested cutting that back to about 16-18 ounces and giving her water instead to make up the difference.  The doctor also suggested Miralax which is a powder to help bring water into the stool for easier passage (forgive the puns).

Hope these suggestions help you a bit if your baby faces the same, um, issues.  Lucy is getting a little better, but still is crying a lot when she poos.

More about the podcast…the Losing Weight After Baby podcast will soon be coming to an end. After 3 years of podcasting, my babies are growing up!  My last podcast will be in December.  I hope you will follow me to an all new podcast that will focus on looking and feeling younger!  Which just happens to be the topic of my book coming out in January, 31 Days to a Younger You:  No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding.

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