5 things…

Did you know these 5 things about me? I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and speak Russian fluently I married a guy that was my roommate Our little Peanut made me a mom I work full time in Information Technology I’m currently pregnant with our second little nugget If you want to read what I'm excited about during my pregnancy, what I'm looking forward to most with a second baby, what I miss about being not pregnant, and what scares the stuffing out of me about expanding our family, head on over to Bunny & Dolly and check out my guest post! … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of Courtney of Baxtron Life

Hey hey friends of Kat! My name is Courtney and I have a lifestyle blog called BaxtronLife.  I have just started my third decade of life and soon will have three years of parenting under my belt.  If you should decide to come by my blog - you'll find that I'm passionately obsessed with coffee, that I enjoy the perks of blogging and the community as well, and that I am currently battling PTSD.  I try to write with wit and sarcasm, I don't take myself too seriously (at least not all of the time) and you'll find that I am very open and vulnerable about my life - something that has been a struggle until the last few years of my life. My blog is still finding itself - I've been doing it only for just over a year consistently and I've got a long ways to go before I feel confident I've found what direction I want to take it in.  Anyway - I've got a very loving and loyal family - a hard-working handsome husband and a high-spirited little lady.  He is my knight in shining armor and she is my side-kick.  We live in New York City and feel very blessed (most of the time) to do so.  Our life is a mixture of fun and exciting moments and the every-day mundane...however; I tend to find joy and lessons everyday regardless. Today I'm sharing a typical day in our life.  It all starts with a fancy cup of coffee... ...well, I wish.  It actually starts at around 6am, maybe a bit later on occasion - when our little lady proudly announces from her bedroom, "I waked up!"  After we've … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of… The Chirping Moms’ Julie

Hi!  I'm Julie, one half of the voice behind the blog, The Chirping Moms!  I am a stay at home mom to my two little boys (Aiden turns four next month and Andrew turns two this month) with another little one on the way due in March (I'm guessing another wild crazy boy, but we find out next week for sure what gender it will be!!!!!).  We live outside NYC---where my husband takes the daily trek in and out of the city for the long hours at the office.  All day his strenuous, I think it has nothing on the marathon of motherhood.    Our days normally consist of playgrounds, errands, play dates, much more and managing the ups and downs of toddlerhood. This is a special edition of "A Day in the Life" post as we aren't in our normal routine of life right now!  We are visiting my mom's house down South, which happens a couple times a year.  We had a planned trip down here this week, but it has become an extended stay thanks to Hurricane Sandy and our loss of power.  And it may become an even more extended stay as we just lost our power again, thanks to the Nor'easter that is hitting the Northeast as I type.  My husband is back up in NJ working, holding down the fort, and savoring long nights of sleep! So now onto our special travel edition of A Day in the Life... 6:30 am:  Wake Up!  Wake Up!  Aiden came bumbling into my room where I snuck a few snuggles in before little brother started arousing too!  Both kids are usually up between 6:30 and 7:30.  At home, the kids stay in … [Read more...]

Guest post – Day in the Life of Kelly from No Sugar Sweet Life

Hello, Living Like the Kings readers!  I'm excited to be able to share with you today.  My name is Kelly, and I blog over at No Sugar Sweet Life.  Struggling with my weight for my entire adult life, I finally decided life is too short to live perpetually unhappy.  I recently lost over 55 pounds and am currently working on the last 25.  I made a few simple changes to my lifestyle (less sugar, smaller portions, and more veggies), and have never felt better! Here’s a pic from my recent “Rewards” Photoshoot: And here’s a quick before and after so you can see where I’ve come from: My daughter, lovingly referred to as “Babycakes” in the blogosphere is the main reason I decided to get healthy. I wanted to be healthy for her.  I want to show her what it looks like to have a healthy relationship with food, to use it as fuel for strength (not for comfort or numbing pain).  I want her to grow to love her body and KNOW 100% that she is beautiful, loved, and enough.  And heck, I want her to be a positive influence in others' lives as well - friends who will no doubt struggle with these same issues.  How awesome would it be for HER to be a catalyst and encourager in others' lives to live the happy healthy life too?! I want her "normal" to include veggie juices and humus and quinoa and bell peppers! I want her to dance and jump and smile with glee. I want her to feel the amazement of accomplishing a long run. And if possible, I want her journey to be … [Read more...]

Guest post: A day in the life of a single mom

Good morning, peep!  Today I have a special Day in the Life post for you from a working-full-time-single-mom...aka, a super hero.  Enjoy!   Hello everyone! My name is Katie and I am 24 year old single mom to 2 year old Bella. I blog over at Lifes a Dance  I work full time between 40-50 hour weeks for a large apartment rental company on the university of Illinois campus. I have worked for my job for 7 years. While I love my job and everything about it some days are harder than others to leave Miss Bella boo! Our everyday routine rarely changes. Bella is with her dad on Tuesday and Thursday nights until 830pm and then he brings her home for bedtime. She also goes to her dads every other weekend but only for one night. For example he will pick her up at 10am on Saturday morning and I will pick her up from him at 10am on Sunday morning. Hints why it’s even more difficult to be a full time working mom but I have to do what I have to do to provide for myself and Bella. I am glad to have a job that allows me to own my house and drive a nice car and provide for myself and Bella. Some days it works to my advantage to go to work all the time when my darling toddler is being very strong willed (like her mama.) As I said before our day to day routine rarely changes. When Bella is with her dad on Tuesday evenings I hit up the gym and then the grocery store. On Thursdays when she is with him I hit up the gym and then I do the laundry and pick the house for the weekend! Well … [Read more...]