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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Healthy Newborn Tips - Guest Post

Delivering a Healthy Newborn

Every mother wants her baby to be as healthy and happy as can be, and preparing far in advance of delivery day can help ensure that. However, worrying excessively trying to avoid every little risk is likely to do the both of you more harm than good. Promoting your baby’s good health shouldn't have to be a job laced with fear and tireless effort. Consider some of the many ways that you can have prepare yourself ahead of time to have a healthy newborn.

Balanced Nutrition

The importance of eating a varied diet lies in vitamins and minerals. All of the nutrients the human body needs are interdependent on one another. It is essential to toss up your meals and snacks to obtain the full scope of vitamins, minerals and amino acids in order for your baby to develop properly. Many of these nutrients are important components for cell division, hormone balance and neurological development. Well-balanced and frequent meals or snacks rich in fruits, vegetables and proteins will help in development.


Research has indicated that exercise is very beneficial to an expecting mother. Exercise during pregnancy used to be thought of as dangerous to a mother and a cause for a miscarriage; today, exercise not only will help keep extra weight gain at bay, but will also ease the challenge of delivery by allowing a mother to have greater muscle control. Staying active during pregnancy doesn't mean engaging in strenuous activity. Even walking for 20 minutes a day can give dramatic benefits.

Preparing the Home

While it's not possible to completely avoid allergens, you do have a fair amount of control over their levels in your home. Indoor air can be a lot dirtier than the air outside and the constant onslaught can suppress your immune system and open you and baby up to more serious infections. Changing furnace filters and doing a thorough dusting job with electrostatic cloths will also reduce them noticeably. Childproofing is also a process that cannot be done too soon. Childproof the house, like covering the sockets and removing dangerous furniture, can be done before your baby arrives so you will already have been practicing good safety habits.

Quiet Time

Everyone needs time to sit down and relax as part of a healthy lifestyle. Setting up a quiet time where you can do whatever you'd like independent of work or responsibilities helps to prevent stress and fatigue while keeping the mind and body in good shape. The lack of your stress will be felt by your baby and will positively affect their neurology.

Future Health

Research the options available to your baby post delivery to get your baby’s life off to a good start. Circumcision and cord blood banking are two examples of optional choices. Cord blood banking involves collecting the blood of your baby's umbilical cord. Cord blood is full of stem cells, which can help treat nearly 80 diseases today and show considerable promise as a possible treatment for additional diseases. Some of the illnesses these cells are used to treat include cancer, blood disorders, metabolic diseases and immune problems.

"This article was written by Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer within the blogging community who discusses maternity, motherhood, prenatal health, childbirth and other topics within this niche.  If you have any questions or would like to connect with Katie please contact by visiting her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter @moorekm26."

Friday, May 4, 2012

I've decided to write a book!

Ok folks... please give me your ideas and opinions.

I am about to embark on something I never thought I'd do. I am about to start writing my first book. Actually, I've already got some of the foreword written. At this point I'm just brainstorming and trying to gather some thoughts. The book is, as of yet, nameless. The theme is going to be based on raising twins during the first year of life from a daddy's perspective. 

When Miranda was pregnant with our boys, who are now pushing two, I looked and looked for a book about twins written in a casual way and from a father's perspective and I never found one. Not even to this day have I stumbled across one. After several months of trying to talk myself out of the work of writing a book I have come to the conclusion that A) this book is needed, B) it would be a great source of extra income for my family and C) it would be a challenge for me that I'd feel really good about conquering.

So, with that being said, please comment here or e-mail me directly (preferred method) at alphadog@windjammercable.net and give me some pointers and ideas about what you'd like to see included. I would love to read stories about your experiences and/or tips and tricks from other fathers (or mothers) about what worked for you. I'm also going to include a section about infant products and readers' experiences with them. So feel free to e-mail me anytime and include any info you'd like to be considered. I will personally go over every e-mail with a fine-toothed comb. I'd love to be able to quote my readers in this book.

Please keep in mind that this book will be about the FIRST year of life of newborn and infant twins. Any information about age one and above cannot be included in this book. If this outing goes well I will continue on and write another book about years 1 to 2.

Thanks in advance for your support. Please forward this post to others you think would be interested in being quoted in a nationally published book. Also, since I've never done this before, I'd love to get some information about any authors out there about the process of writing to getting published. How do I go about this?? :)

Thanks again wish me luck!



Sunday, January 29, 2012

And the winner is...

Congratulations to comment #12!

Wins the Petit Jean Meats
Prize Pack!!

Thank all of you who entered. I wish there was a prize to give to everyone. I really do.

Maybe I can do another one really soon. I'd love to review and giveaway a 
Breakfast Pack of theirs...

Stay tuned!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Petit Jean Meats Giveaway

One word...


I'm from an area of the country where this company doesn't really sell its products...yet. But I can't wait until it reaches my hometown. These folks know how to prepare meats. 

As a guy and an avid carnivore I can vouch 110% for Petit Jean Meats. You all know that when I write a good review for a company it is an honest, trustworthy review. I know meat and this, folks, is meat at its BEST! You can literally taste the difference between PJM meats and other local and national brands.

These guys are one of the sponsors of the Dallas Cowboys and I'm so jealous! To be more precise, they are the "Official Bacon and Ham of the Dallas Cowboys" and they are only available in select HEB, Wal-Mart, Brookshires and United stores in North Texas but you can always order the gift boxes online at www.kountryspecialties.com. I wish MY team was sponsored by them - that way I could eat PJM products at their games. As it stands now, I've gotta sneak in my own hot dogs and brats. :) I've gotten spoiled. I will not eat a hot dog unless it has this company's logo on it. Other brands I grew up with just do not do it for me anymore.

The extremely generous folks at Petit Jean Meats have allowed me to host a giveaway.
Just in time for the Super Bowl you will receive:

1 - EZ Carve Sliced Peppered Ham (16 oz.)1 - EZ Carve Sliced Smoked Ham (16 oz.)                         
2 - Jumbo Hot Dog Grillers (2--14 oz. pkgs.)
1 - Cracker Bologna (12 oz.)                                  
1 - Pork & Beef Summer Sausage (8 oz.)

How's that for the start of a great Super Bowl party!?

To Enter:
I'm making it "super" easy to win this giveaway. All you have to do is...

Be an 18+ y/o resident of the United States
Comment on this post

But that's not all...

I'm allowing you to comment at least once per day for the entire 8 day duration!

The giveaway will run until January 27th at 11:59.59 PM CST.
I will choose a random winning entry via Random.org on 1/28/12 and will post and e-mail the winner that day as well. So, winner, be sure to check your e-mail on 1/28 or risk losing your prize!


You MUST include a valid (and very often checked) e-mail address in every single post so I will know how to contact you because the winner will only have 48 hours to respond. I've got to e-mail the winner's name and mailing address to PJM my the morning of the 30th.

Good Luck to everyone! You will be absolutely thrilled with this prize!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

RSV and Double Ear Infections... Again!

The title says it all. What's it going to take to keep these boys well? We knew daycare would cause them to be sick a little more than normal and we also knew that it would help them build their immune system quicker. But good grief... RSV and ear infections ALL the TIME!?!?

Carter went to the doctor yesterday and then had to stay home with mommy today while Cooper went to daycare and then came home with a bad cough... meaning he is probably about to have the same thing Carter has. After another week of this, it'll be3 weeks and we'll do it all over again... that is, if we go by past experience.


Monday, January 2, 2012

No More Pics

I will not post any more pictures of Carter and Cooper on this blog. Recently, someone from Canada and his girlfriend from Miami stole a picture of Cooper when he was in the hospital and claimed he was theirs. What's worse, they were trying to raise money for their sick child.

I will still post pics, but only on our Facebook profile.

I'm still going to blog about parenthood and perform product reviews. I know how all you guys love my reviews.
I've gotten several requests for reviews recently and I'm trying to contact the companies to see if they'd agree to a review. Please bear with me while I hear back from them. I'll let you know when the next review will be posted as soon as I hear from them.

Thanks - 'til next time... Keep making your children smile. :)