Topic Tuesday!

Do you have “pet” names for your children?

Our Answers At IntelliGender:

“Yes, of course! All three of my boys are known as “The A Team”. Hence, all of their first names begin with the letter A. My youngest is called “Sweet Adi”. My middle son is “Awesome-Dawson” and my oldest is “Quick Feet” because he is the fastest little tennis player around.”

“I don’t really have pet names but Robb calls Allie Alliegator, His brother calls Robbi Robbi Dobie and my dad calls Peyton PJ.”

“Of course. “I love you a lot Polka Dot (click click click with the tongue), I love you a lot polka dot (click click click), I love you a lot, my little polka dot, I love you a lot polka dot”. All my little ones learned how to click click click before they could talk (in tune too). Who can guess the tune? I love to make up songs- I love you a ton honey bun…….
Nick is Nickerdoodle, and Pickle and Nick-a-nater. Olivia is Liv, Livvie, Ollie-Canololi, sweet baby Oli, Joe is Joe Bear, Jo-Jo- and Bear. Luke is Monkey boy and mostly Bam Bam. I call him my Velcro boy because he is the best hugger ever and is just stuck to you like velcro.”

“Our middle son Jesse is “Jester” and Garrett is “G”, “G-man” and “Sniggle Fritz”!”

Do you have “pet names” for your kids, mom? Drop us a line and let us know what they are!

Topic Tuesday!

What is your favorite dish to have at Thanksgiving?
Our Answers Here At IntelliGender:

“Corn Pudding, spicy for the adults and not so for the kids. It’s to die for.”

“My mom’s Cheese Potatoes! Sliced potatoes smothered in melted cheese and topped with bread crumbs. Literally, a little piece of heaven. I look forward to it every single year!”

“Rebecca’s corn pudding! It is amazing!”

“My husband’s mashed potatoes with cream corn piled on top……AND my mom’s homemade chocolate pie! I can’t WAIT!”

So mom, what’s your favorite dish??? Leave us a comment and let us know!

IntelliCeuticals Peace of Mind Flower Essence

Peace of Mind Flower Essence

The second trimester often brings with it a return of energy and feelings of well-being – especially if the first trimester was a little difficult. However, with that return to “normalcy”, you may begin to also feel a little nervous and worried about the up-coming months in your pregnancy. Gentle flower remedies can help you stay focused and calmly plan for the challenging requirements of motherhood with an overall positive state of mind.*

benefits:
Creates a sense of calmness and security*
Allows you to locate your spiritual center*
Heightens feelings of positivity and optimism*
Helps to facilitate laughter and an upbeat outlook on life*
what are the ingredients?

IntelliCeutical’s flower essence products are a 100% natural liquid blend. Using pure spring water, all of the flower and gem essences are infused in sunlight and then hand-bottled and labeled in a serene environment, away from the production lines, so as not to interfere with the natural energies of the flowers.

This product is not tested on animals, contains no animal products, glutens, artificial colors, preservatives or flavors and is suitable for lacto-vegetarians.

how do i use?

Add 7 drops of Peace of Mind Flower Essence to 1/4 cup just boiled water, and then allow to cool. This mixture should be taken 4 – 7 times daily and used regularly for the best results.

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Foodie Friday

Best Ever Meatloaf

Super easy recipe that is incredibly delicious…..
1 can condensed tomato soup
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 pouch dry onion soup & recipe mix
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup water
Mix 1/2 cup tomato soup, beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs and egg in a bowl thoroughly. In bakin pan, shape firmly into an 8×4 inch loaf.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until meat loaf is no longer pink.
In small saucepan, mix 2 T. drippings, remaining tomato soup and water. Heat through. Serve with meat loaf.
Makes 8 servings

Topic Tuesday!

What was the one thing you COULD NOT live without after bringing your brand new baby home?

Our Answers Here At IntelliGender:

“With the twins, vibrating bouncy chairs literally SAVED MY LIFE! With 2 brand new, tiny 5 pound babies I was tending to them every waking moment. When I wanted a shower (or a quick nap), I would put them in their bouncy chairs and could usually find at least an hour to take care of myself. Or, tending to the 15 loads of laundry that needed to be done. Thank you reflux!
With my 3rd child it was his knitted blanket made by his great grandmother. From birth to today (yes, he’s 6!) he loves having his soft blankie next to his cheek with his fingers through the holes. He can’t sleep without it. From day one, he has always loved it.”

“The swing was the thing that kept my first 2 entertained and a teddy bear mobile was what worked with the third!”

“My mother in law! I was scared to death to ever be alone with baby.”

“You know, it was a hands free baby carrier. I’d strap him to where he was looking outward and then, I’d go clean house. Passing by a mirror I’d notice his little head was tilted to one side and he would be sound asleep. That would be my chance to go lay down on the couch- with him still strapped in – and we’d both catch a compfy snooze! LOVED that thing.”

It’s your turn mom! Leave us a comment and let us know what you couldn’t live without after baby arrived.

Holiday Travel With The Kiddos

I know the majority of us do not wear white gloves, pearls or high heels when traveling to our family’s home during the holidays. If you do, I’m envious.
My children are never that clean either. We usually have one on the ground crying clinging to his oversized racetrack that we will not allow (nor have room for) in the family SUV. The other two children are usually fighting over who gets to sit behind the passenger seat. For some reason, sitting behind the driver’s seat just isn’t cool. I have yet to figure out why. If you know, I’m all ears….
There are 5 rules that I find makes our journey to grandma and grandpa’s a whole lot easier on my husband and I. We have found all three of our children are alot happier as well.
1) Electronics: Yep, I said it. Bring on the portable dvd players, Nintendo DS or iPod. Although we do not allow our kids to “play” electronics the entire trip, it certainly does divert their attention for an hour or two. We allow them to choose when they want to use their electronics. Beginning, middle or end of the journey. This in itself gives our kids the chance to help plan out and work out the fairness factor with one another.
2) Snacks: Need I say more? Bring plenty of juice boxes and/or sippy cups. Bring small baggies of healthy snacks such as carrots, crackers or apple slices. Make sure to pack some snacks and drinks for you and your significant other as well. You’ll get the munchies too!
3) Books: I have two children that can read in the car and another who can’t. Some of us suffer from car sickness when we read on the move (that would be me). For my child who can’t read, he normally chooses to either nap or we play a car game together to keep him busy.
4) Break-Time: Stop every couple of hours to stretch your legs, take a potty break and walk around a bit. This really does seem to get the “fidgeting” out of kids. Even if it’s only for 15 minutes.
5) Have Fun: Holiday travel can be stressful. But, our little ones grow up so quickly. Sing songs together as a family, make up stories, talk about the things you see outside your car window. In a blink of an eye, your kids will be driving their own families to see you during the holidays. Savor the little moments.