10 exciting random facts

1. Ryan is starting to clap his hands

2. Today was my last day at work

3. Tomorrow I leave for NYC for BlogHer10 (thanks to my amazing sponsor, Simplisse Breastfeeding Products–love them!)

4. Ryan likes to shake his head, like he’s saying “no”

5. In 2.5 weeks I start my NEW job as an instructor at our local college. I’m teaching 4 sections of Biology.

6. I’m going to meet some pretty amazing people this weekend, get some

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

I got this in an email from my mom and wanted to share it because it made me think–especially now that Ryan is here and I don’t get out as much… don’t tend to make as many plans…

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those people on theTitanic who passed up dessert at dinner

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Importance of a family vacation

When I was little (well, up until the end of high school), we took a family vacation every year. In the early days, it was just up north to a cabin in Wisconsin. A few times it was to Florida. Eventually we started visiting a new state every year… Colorado, Wyoming, Tennessee, California… and then we added in some other countries… Canada, Bahamas, Aruba, and Norway.

Norway – 2003

No matter where your destination, I think family vacations are really important. They offer quality time together, without stresses of work and home.

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Honey-Do List for our new house!

We just moved into a new house…. okay, 3 months ago… but it was a completely full, lived in house (Steve’s grandparents’ house). We spent forever moving all their stuff out (to the basement) and our stuff in. Our stuff is still all over. Plus all the things that come with having a new house…. our “honey-do” list is never-ending!

TwitterMoms teamed up with ServiceLine (read about it here) to hear about “5 Things On Your ‘Honey-Do’ List That Never Get Done.” Here’s mine:

1. Rip down the wallpaper is Ryan’s

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You Are An Awesome Mom

First, let me say that I’m AMAZED that in one day we’ve already raised $70 for Cora’s Story. You guys are incredible, seriously. I can’t wait to see the end result on May 30th! Maybe we can try for at least one donation every day?! Even if it’s just $1. We’ve gotten some great prizes donated already including: skin and makeup products (Sephora and BeautiControl), a gift card (Target), a Cushie Pushie, a gorgeous 8×10 flower print, Wix-and-stix, a Twitter for Business autographed book, Barefoot Books, various etsy shop items, etc. (and

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Little Remedies Contest: help!

You know you’re all my favorite people, right? (yea, that’s my attempt at kissing butt to get you to help me out) 😉 Little Remedies is having a contest… The top 20 blogs that get the most votes get prizes and the #1 blog wins $1000!! I want it. (Obviously).

but YOU can win too! Every time you click this button below to vote for me, YOU get an entry into a separate contest, which is also giving away prizes and $1000 cash! And you can click to vote for Baby Dickey once a

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A brand new Baby Dickey!

Welcome to my new site!! I finally bought my own domain name, which means I can do a whole lot more with this site. Let me know how you like it! No worries, if you go to my old blog (milftobe.wordpress.com), you’ll automatically be redirected here.

And what I need you to do….

*Subscribe to my posts by RSS or email (buttons on top right of page)

*Update your blogroll if I’m on it with my new address (babydickey.com)

*Follow on google friend connect (left sidebar)

*Take the poll – for PR purposes (top

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