7 Reasons To Love The BabyBum Brush

7 Reasons To Love The BabyBum Brush

Hi all! In my 50 Things You Need For A New Baby post, I included a BabyBum Brush for applying diaper cream as one of the things you needed. I was and still am very conflicted about this specific product. For a long time I thought it was a stupid idea. “I’m not one of those parents that will buy anything! Do they think I’m an idiot? Oh no, not me! My finger works just fine! Nice try, advertisers,” I thought. Then,…

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Let’s Talk About Childbirth And Recovery

Let’s Talk About Childbirth And Recovery

Hi dear readers! I’m usually all about having a fun time over here, but I want to get serious about something today. Let’s talk about childbirth and recovery. Like, actually talk about it. My Story: What Didn’t Hurt As you know, I’m a mom. Although giving birth itself wasn’t painful for me, I’m familiar with the pain associated with giving birth. When I had AJ, I had an epidural, which was amazeballs. That’s something I would highly recommend. Instead of screaming…

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Book Of The Month Announcement: March 2017

Book Of The Month Announcement: March 2017

Good morning, dear readers! I’m coming at you this morning just quickly to let you know, I have decided to do a book of the month, and to announce what it is. I said I would announce it the first of the month, but at least it’s still the “beginning” of the month, right? 🙂 This month, I want to read My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry. What’s it about? A synopsis from Amazon: “Elsa is seven…

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Blog Report: February 2017

Blog Report: February 2017

Hi all! It’s the beginning of a new month, so I have some numbers to share again! I am so impressed and just blown away by the growth I have seen, even though A Funny Thing Happened Today is still considered even less than a small blog. Baby steps! I think, maybe more for me than you (though I hope you find it interesting, too), it will be really helpful to show a blog report of what I’ve done so far,…

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Work From Home As An Independent Contractor For Leapforce

Work From Home As An Independent Contractor For Leapforce

Hi all! I get a lot of questions about what exactly I do since I work from home, so today I want to share some detailed information about it with you (hopefully without violating the non disclosure agreement that we’re required to sign as I have no desire to be sued!). Currently, I am an independent contractor for a company called Leapforce, and I do search engine evaluation for them; that’s my title–“search engine evaluator”. What do Leapforce contractors do? So…

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When Does Parenting Get Easier?

When Does Parenting Get Easier?

This is something I asked daily when my daughter was first born: when is this parenting business going to get easier? I asked my mom, my grandmas, my mother-in-law, my husband, random moms on the street, Google–anyone that would listen. “When is this going to get easier?!” It took me a lot of hypothesizing, but I  have found the answer, and it’s where I least expected it.   Hypothesis #1: Parenting gets easier never. At one point when AJ was…

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50 Things You REALLY Need For A New Baby–And 10 Things You Don’t

50 Things You REALLY Need For A New Baby–And 10 Things You Don’t

Happy Monday, readers! My very best friend/sister from another mister (what a weird phrase) is having her first  baby in July, and she asked me to make a list of things that she really needed for a baby. I was super honored that she would ask for my advice and took the task very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that the list turned out to be super long–perfect for a blog post! Since I had it just sitting around, I…

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Insanely Easy Toddler Activity: Cards in a Coffee Can

Insanely Easy Toddler Activity: Cards in a Coffee Can

Hi all! If you live in Iowa, you know it’s been pretty cold the last few weeks. If you don’t live in Iowa (good for you)–use your imagination. No snow, just very, very cold. It’s been hard to keep AJ entertained with the same old things in the house, and she has a bad case of cabin fever. She wants to go outside. We try to when it’s over 30 or so, but I just can’t justify taking a 17 month…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 31: A Weird Quirk Of Mine

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 31: A Weird Quirk Of Mine

Hi all! Today is the last day of my blog challenge, day 31. It’s been fun, but it’s time to get into some serious, original writing after this. I’m looking forward to it, but also nervous–what if you hate it?! Time to spread my wings, I suppose. Day 31 is a weird quirk of mine. My entire existence is basically a weird quirk, but just to pick one off the top of my head, I will say popping my gum…

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31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 30: My Favorite Comfort Food

31 Day Blog Challenge–Day 30: My Favorite Comfort Food

Hi all! Day 30 of my 31 day blog challenge is my favorite comfort food. This is weird, but it’s tuna melts. If Hubby comes home from work to see that I have made them, he walks on eggshells because he knows something is wrong. I’m sick, or I’ve had a horrible day. I’m not sure why this is my go-to, but it is. When I worked at the call center, I would text him and say “Tuna melts for dinner” and…

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