Can Anybody Find Me Some Carpet To Love??

 

I don’t know about you, but in my life, carpet and kids typically should not co-exist.

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Maybe your kids always sit at the table to eat, maybe your toddler never wanders around the house with a green smoothie they managed to pull off the counter or a popsicle they snatched out of the freezer, or maybe your kids know it’s not a good idea to chase after their siblings while carrying a bowl full of cereal and milk.

Not so lucky in my house, nor the houses of most of my friends. Continue reading

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We Found the Mattress of Our Dreams!! intelliBED: As Intelligent as it Sounds….

We Found the Mattress of Our Dreams!! intelliBED: As Intelligent as it Sounds….

**We contacted intelliBED to let them know how much we love their mattress

and that we’d be sharing our mattress stories and they offered to give our readers a 10% discount!!

  Simply click here and use coupon code LaughingMoms to receive your discount!**

intelliBED: Eden’s Story

What does a good night’s sleep and the saying, “You never know how much you miss something until it’s gone,” have in common? A ton. Loads. A plethora. Infinite even. It really isn’t that far of a stretch at all to link the two ideas.  Perhaps, you’re wondering how that’s possible––allow me to give you my own version with a little twist.

“You never know how much you have been missing out on an amazing night’s sleep until your lumpy, painful, even nasty old mattress is gone.” This is my story…..

My husband and I have been married for 16 years, all of which we’ve slept on a hand me down mattress. Before I was married, I slept on whatever mattress was given to me by my parents, who got it from who-knows-where. You know, that place where things come from that show up and no one seems to know how it got there. On top of that, said item had a used and worn look with maybe even a slight stench to it? Yeah, that’s the place. So, it’s completely accurate to say that my mattress experience has been given to me rather than chosen. In my naiveté, I never questioned…not once.

As the years went by, symptoms started to emerge. It began with mild tossing and turning, as well as waking up to readjust and get comfortable. At first, I attributed it to sharing my sleeping space with my husband, who has to sleep with a minimum of four pillows. Seriously, that’s a red flag right there. Then I stared waking up to my hands and arms falling a sleep. I’d wake up to the most annoying and uncomfortable tingling in my limbs due to poor circulation. It was so frustrating that my extremities were getting more “sleep” than I was. Continue reading

Paper Mâché Rose Crafts! 4th of July activity!

Just in time for a fun 4th of July activity, we present to you our Paper Mâché Rose craft tutorial!  We would like to introduce you to Bobbidee Evans! She is a dear friend of ours and is an amazing artist.  She is also a mom to 7 beautiful children and teaches art lessons out of her home.  She has fostered some fabulous artistic talent in her students.  You can view some of her art and art from her students on her blog. Be on the lookout for more artistic tutorials from her on our blog in the future!

Paper Mâché Rose Wreath Tutorial Supplies:LM Blog Paper Mache Roses

•Base on which you will attach your roses

•Acrylic paint and paint brush (you could also use spray paint)

•Ink pad for distressing (if you want antique look)

•Bowl (or something to outline a circle for wreath shape)

•Pencil

•Crepe paper in desired color(s)

•Tacky Glue

•Optional – Prismacolor pencil (If you’d like to write something on board. Less harsh than permanent marker.)

Watch the tutorial and share your comments with us! If you make one, we’d love to see pics!

Rocking It with the Laughing Moms on SheKnows!

Click here for Our contributor page on SheKnows.com!

Click here for Our pilot episode of Rocking It with the Laughing Moms on SheKnows.com!

Click here for “Fathers” a parody of “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons on SheKnows.com!

Fabulous Fathers, We Salute You!

We here at Laughing Moms would not be Laughing Moms if it weren’t for the amazing dads in our lives.  We wanted to show our appreciation for great dads everywhere and this parody of “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons is the result.  Fathers.

Last Thanksgiving, my family went on a road trip to visit family in Florida.  We listened to “Warriors” for hours straight. Literally, hours.  When my husband finds a song he loves, he plays it continuously. Especially when he wants to stay awake while driving.  So, after hearing “Warriors” for probably the 500th time in a row (fortunately, it’s a dang good song), the idea for “Fathers” was born and my husband and I wrote it together on our drive.  It was so fun to see this song come to life.  We’re so grateful to the many talented dads who sang for this video and who were in the video.  Imagine Dragons are not easily covered.  They’re amazing and we do not touch the tip of their talent iceberg, but it was sure fun trying!

Check out our Behind the Scenes footage!

Special Thanks to our many vocalists:

Robbie Northrop, Marcin Vaclaw, Steve Hanks, Brad Chappell, Joe Merrick, and Robb Rigby.

Special Thanks to the families who helped make our video footage awesome:

The Vaclaws, The Hanks, The Hales, The Chappells, The Millers, The Hainlines, The Beckhams, The Morris’, and The Merricks.

New Lifestyle! A Less Serious Look at Fitness

Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready to don a bathing suit?  If the answer is yes, then pat yourself on the back, because you are awesome! If the answer is no, don’t worry, you’re in good company.

Back when I used to think I knew what it meant to be busy, (balancing job, boyfriend, friends, shopping, and fun) I was actually a personal trainer.  I loved working out and loved fitness.  I still do, but now as a wife, mother of 3, business owner (Planted Juice), and laugh seeker (Laughing Moms), I can’t even keep my house in order, let alone my body.

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Fortunately, (I suppose) due to food allergies I eat pretty well, so my weight is within a healthy range.  Unfortunately, my muscles left this body for fitter pastures long ago.  I’m pretty sure my 5 year old is already stronger than me.  In my defense, she is a quarter Samoan, and my husband is a freakishly strong man who passed on his strong genes.

So, as I sat and planned a calisthenic comeback, inspiration struck! I grabbed my computer and did some keystroke reps, getting my fingers in the shape of their lives. “New Lifestyle” was the result of this workout.  It’s a parody of “Style” by Taylor Swift, and it would help me laugh my way to flatter abs. Come get your workout in with me! For best results, repeat 5x/week for 25 minutes minimum.

xo – Alisha

What are your thoughts on this fitness regime? Share your comments below, we’d love to hear your ideas!

Wonderful Things Wednesday!

Laughing Moms Nap Time No Go

We love when people share their funny stories or creations with us!  Because, as you may be aware, we love to laugh! Can any of you relate to this 1-min video short?

Filming disasters is therapeutic.  If you try it, let us know!  Thanks for sharing this video with us, Melissa Murphy!