I’m writing this during naptime.

Or what has, in the last week or so, been renamed, “Kids who don’t nap but yell from their cribs to a Mama who needs a little break”-time. 

Is it still taboo to give your kids Benadryl when they don’t need it?  Yes?  Dang.


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Here’s a tip for all you young parents or parents-to-be:  It’s completely ok to give your non-napping toddler a little time to him/herself.  Even if they don’t sleep, they can rest their bodies and get a break from the t.v.-toy-movie-ridden day.  And obviously, it gives you mommy’s a chance to catch your breath.  Just don’t leave them in there for longer than 6 hours and you’re golden.

So anyway, in this nap-less house, I’ll attempt to write a post and announce the next theme for Tuesday Trainer.

We’re starting a new little series, called, “My Go-To”.

We talk all the time about our “go-to” snacks or our “go-to” shoes, so I thought I’d take that further and start a series where we highlight our “go-to” moves.

The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is “My Go-To Heart Rate Booster”.

Basically, any move that get’s your heart pumping fast! 

Here’s mine:  Mountain Climbers!!

A few guidelines:

  • ANYONE can participate – blogger or not.
  • If you do blog, be sure to introduce yourself AND your blog.
  • Feel free to give tips on proper execution and technique.
  • DON’T include a number of reps. I’ll do that part.
  • If your move isn’t correct, meaning improper form or instruction, I will not be able to feature it. Do your homework and get it right!!
  • On Tuesday, grab the Tuesday Trainer button, to provide your readers with an easy link to the workout! Simply copy the text in my side bar and paste it into your HTML code.


**DEADLINE for submitting moves is Monday night, the 16th, at 8pm EST. Again, go here to learn how to upload your video!***

Time to let these monkeys out of their cages. 

Is it still taboo to give YOURSELF Benadryl when you don’t need it?

Yes? Dang.

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QUESTION:  What is your “Go-to” candy/candy bar??  Mine – Reese Cups – but only the miniature ones, which have the perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter.


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  1. Oooo I love the Reese’s shapes – you know, the original Easter egg which has now extended into a Christmas tree, a Halloween pumpkin, a Valentine’s Day heart… they should make a shape for every month (pondering a fireworks 4th of July shape!) because that is my favorite way to eat a Reese’s. :)

  2. Oh man, you totally stole my move! I shall attempt to come up with a new one AND film it prior to Monday. Big plans, over here in my neck of the woods.

  3. Mountain Climbers definitely get my HR up! I have a couple of ideas for this one – love the theme!! The entire BodyRock Test from January also fits that bill (yes, I finally tried it and I am apparently out of shape! ;).

    My go-to candy is Oreos, but mostly because that’s what I have in the house right now. I made oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies for my boss’s 40th birthday and bought WAY too many oreos. I’m hiding them from myself in the pantry so I don’t eat the whole thing at once. :)

  4. The iTouch worked! Nice job. :) Fun to see you “in your element” too! I think I know what I’ll do for this one, although easily I would have raised my hand for burpees OR mtn. climbers – they’re the best! I’ll give something different a shot though.

    And my go-to candy? Not really a chocolate bar but a handful of gummies OR licorice – the red & black bite sized kinds you can only get from certain Safeway’s in the States. Not up here, not just any kind of licorice, but those specifically! Love ’em. But I guess that doesn’t make it my go-to since I don’t have access to them…and that’s definitely a good thing. ;)

  5. Oh my word, Clara is such a little doll. Watch out Travis..she’s going to be a heart breaker.

    Also, boo for no napping. That’s how the last 8 months were at this house – she’s finally gotten it though. Hopefully it’s just a phase!

  6. My go to candy would be snickers/milkyway either one works. Thanks for the video I’m going to have to try that out. Look forward to following along.