Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a labor and delivery nurse turned writer and a young mom of three (soon to be four!). She is the author of Tiny Blue Lines: Reclaiming Your Life, Preparing For Your Baby, and Moving Forward in Faith in an Unplanned Pregnancy, and loves encouraging mothers to pursue their dreams while raising little ones at home. Find her on her blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

Easy Snacks for Summer Outings

I don’t know about you, but my children are always hungry.

The four-year-old even came up to me the other day, rubbing her apparently pitifully empty stomach a mere 20 minutes after I had finished cleaning up dinner and moaned, “Mom, why am I always hungry?”

Why indeed.

And as much as my children would probably prefer it, I’m not about to let them sit at home and eat snacks all day – in fact, once in a while I even force them to (gasp!) get out of the house for some summer activities.

Which, of course, means packing some healthy snacks along for the ride — and that’s why I was so excited to try the new good2grow Organic Juice bottles that my kids are seriously in love with.

Costco Members: Claim Your Free Huggies Diapers + Wipes!

Thanks to Mom Central Consulting for giving me Huggies Snug `n Dry Diapers and Natural Care Plus Wipes for free.

Over on my personal blog, I had the good fortune of being able to participate in a promotional campaign for the New Huggies Snug `n Dry Diapers and Natural Care Plus Wipes, both of which are now available at Costco.

And because diapers are pretty much my life right now, and will probably be so for the next, oh say, two or three years, I couldn’t help but share the deal that they are giving away right now:

FREE Huggies diapers and wipes!

9 Tips for Getting Out of the House Faster with Baby

Want to know what my biggest fear about having another baby is?

The fact that in a few short weeks, I will be responsible for getting four children out of the house.

Let’s face it: the moment you become a mother, getting out of the house at a decent time with everyone looking decently put together is one of life’s biggest challenges. And if one baby can add an hour to your getting-out-of-the-house routine, can you imagine what four will do?

*shudder*

Before the madness begins, let’s brush up on some easy tips to getting out of the house faster with baby, shall we?

A Summer Strawberry Jam Tradition

When I first visited my husband’s grandmother, she plopped me down at the kitchen table and introduced me to the most delicious jam I had ever tasted in my life.

Fresh, vibrant strawberry jam atop of a warm and yeasty roll and I knew that my taste buds would never be the same.

It took me to go through college, marriage, and the birth of my first daughter, but one rainy afternoon I finally made my way back to her kitchen, where she taught me the secret to making the world’s most delicious jam.

And I’ve never missed a year making it since.

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