Drowning And The Bystander Effect

My (then) 2.5 year old a few days after the "incident"…...

I remember it like it was yesterday…. Although it happened 2 years ago, the memory is ingrained in my mind as if it really was just yesterday. For some God-awful reason (I blame post-pregnancy hormones), I thought it would be a brilliant idea to take my (then) 6 month old, 2.5 year old, and 3.5 year old to the beach by myself. It would be my first (and last) time doing such a thing. We were ...

 

Croatian Orahnjaca (Walnut Raisin Bread Roll)

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If there's one thing I learned while living in Croatia, it's that you absolutely must know how to make a good orahnjaca if you want to keep your husband happy :) I've only attempted to make it twice, most recently this past Easter. My first attempt at it (using a recipe from a newspaper) ended up OK (nothing to brag about)… but this last time had my husband raving that it was the best orahnjaca ...

 

Amazing Slow Cooker Chili

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Last night I made the most uh-mazing chili in my slow cooker. Even though I've had my Crock-Pot since Christmas, this was the first dish that ended up tasting truly delicious. So delicious, in fact, that I ended up eating the chili I packed for lunch before 10am. Yes, it's that good! Below is my recipe. I purchased all my ingredients at Whole Foods. -2 lbs. grass-fed lean ground beef (I used 95% lean) -1 large sweet onion, ...

 

Friday’s Favorite Finds of the Week – 02.01.2014

World Market Madras Wine Rack

Happy Weekend! I love all these discoveries this week. As always, click the picture to link to the site. If you find something you love that you'd like to share with me, please email me at tacklingmommyhood (@) gmail (dot) com  1) Madras Wine Rack As soon as I laid eyes on this wine rack at World Market, I fell in love! I already have an 8-bottle wine rack that I'm not crazy about, but I can't stop thinking about ...

 

Friday’s Favorite Finds of the Week – 01.24.2014

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Happy Friday! If it's icy/snowy in your part of the country/world, I hope you're staying warm! If you're in a warm & sunny part of the country/world, well, all of us in ice-laden places like Austin, TX are just slightly jealous. ;) Enjoy the weather, and be safe! 1) Navy Chevron Dress with Red Bow O.M.G... how ADORABLE is this dress by Etsy designer MooseBabyCreations? I will admit that I wasn't first into the whole chevron design ...

 

Photo of the Day – Ridiculous Restaurant Charge

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In case you haven't heard/seen for yourself, Croatia is one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you don't believe me, just go to Google Images and type in "Croatia". As with other gorgeous destinations around the world, people tend to flock there to soak up the gorgeousness. One of the most popular destinations in Croatia is Dubrovnik. It is also the most expensive. The reason? Supply versus demand - basic economics. Even though establishments ...

 

How To Buy Groceries at Whole Foods for $100

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One of my favorite stores ever is Whole Foods. You can catch me there 3-4 times a week. While I love many other grocery stores, Whole Foods is one of the only places where I can go and not worry about where my food came from, what was sprayed on it, how were the animals treated, etc. Just check out their list of forbidden ingredients! From bleached flour to artificial anything & everything, you won't ...

 

Giveaway: Datevitation Coupon Book

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I am super excited about this giveaway just in time for Valentine's Day! Read on to learn more about how you can score your very own personalized coupon date book! Datevitation.com is the web's first online platform to create a custom love coupon book. It's a family business run by the husband-wife team of Alex and Olga Karpman, and unlike the pre-packaged love coupon books on the market, you pick the dates and can customize the text ...

 

Friday’s Favorite Finds of the Week – 01.11.2014

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The 3 F's are back! As always, click the pictures to link to the mentioned site. 1) Coin One card for all your cards. Too good to be true? It's not! Learn more about this amazing new product by going to onlycoin.com 2) Target Cartwheel If you don't have the Cartwheel app by Target, you are seriously missing out. Almost everything I've purchased there has an extra discount of 5 - 40% on the Cartwheel app. You can pick ...

 

How To Remove Nail Polish Without Nail Polish Remover

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I feel like I never have nail polish remover in my house. Seriously. I know I've purchased at least 3 bottles in the past year, yet I have never seen a bottle in my home... As you can see, that can be an issue when you paint your nails and need to eventually remove the polish. Today my nails were looking ug-lay. Picture red polish chipped so bad it actually starts resembling various countries. I scoured ...