Monday, December 21, 2009

Can't get comfy?

Need a new bed? I know we sure do, the one we have was one we got through FreeCycles when we first moved back from Nebraska and it has broken springs and, its just utterly uncomfortable. Our current bed is so uncomfortable that my hubby cannot sleep in it on nights that he works, and right now thats 6 nights a week, if he sleeps in there he can barley move when he wakes up and with his job he needs to be able to move and lift very heavy pieces of metal. Mommy Mandy and Sealy are having a giveaway for a Sealy Posturepedix Innerspring Signature 11 Series bed. How neat would this be to win? I would love to win this to help my husband out and get to spend every night with him not just one a week, it gets lonely without him.
Click here to enter.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ornament Exchange

I participated in an ornament exchange at Moma Lovebug's blog. It was fun to exchange ornaments with someone in a different state! We got a little guy in a Texas jacket jumping over a cactus. Hubby laughed when he saw it, it fits perfectly because he's from Texas(grew up back in forth in Houston and Austin between parents). Its now hanging on our tree! Thanks Brie!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

About me

I'm Justine, a young mommy and wife to Kenneth. We live up in North Idaho, and love it here. My family moved here in 1993 from SoCal when my mom and step-dad got married(dad moved to Nebraska w/ my step-mom a year later). I've spent most of the last 16 years up here, hubby and I tried a trial move to Texas(where he is from) in 2005/2006 and we lived in Nebraska for 7months in 2007/2008 but Idaho kept calling us. We love the mountains, lakes rivers and getting all 4 seasons.

I met my husband in late 2004 at work when I was 17(him 20), we started dating a couple days after I turned 18 in March 2005. We were engaged in August 2005 and ended up pregnant with my first, my son, in October 2005. My son was born in July 2006, he had a hard first couple of years but now is a rambunctious, wild 3.5yr old. Kenneth and I were married September 1st, 2006. In May of 2008 we decided it was time to expand our family, but it wasn't as easy as we though(well we knew, even though my son was a surprise, we still had "help" getting him), my body didn't want to work and after a visit to a doctor in August 2008 I was told that we wouldn't be able to have another baby without help again, and I was given a prescription for progesterone. Lo-and-behold I found out we were pregnant on August 17th, 2008. My daughter was born via c-section in April 2009, due to being breech. She is so much different then her brother, no delays like he had, the only issues we've had with her is her poor weight gain in the beginning and slow weight gain now.

I am a Breastfeeding mommy. I breastfed my son till he was 12.5mo, at that point we'd spent 2 weeks trying to get him to keep nursing, and through the tears and fighting I finally gave in and realized he was done. I've been nursing my daughter since the day she was born and now at 8months old she is still primarily breastfed, she's refusing solids, we try every couple days but she still would rather have breast milk. I recently started cloth diapering, I wanted to with my first but we couldn't because we only had coin-op laundry at that time and its too spendy to do. I wanted to start cloth diapering my daughter from the beginning but my husband wouldn't have it, he thought it was gross, then his hours took a horrid turn this summer and we couldn't afford to buy disposables as quick as, my then, 3.5month old daughter was going through them. We started cloth diapering in August 2009 just before my daughter turned 4months old and have never looked back, we love it, hubby surprisingly came around pretty fast. Another newer thing that I started doing is baby wearing. I tried to wear my son but back in 2006 the only things I knew about were slings and front carriers. We couldn't use slings with him because he had bad Torticollis and he would scream from the neck pain, and front carriers hurt my messed up shoulder so carrying him was nixed. In the last few years I've learned about wraps, so I thought I'd give it a try with my daughter, I made my own similar to a Moby wrap and we love it and even hubby uses it.

So all in all, I'm a Breastfeeding, Cloth Diapering, semi baby wearing, semi Crunchy mommy.

P.R. Friendly!

I'd really love doing reviews(and giveaways) on items that are family friendly, for example; cloth diapers, clothing, baby carriers, toys, food and more!

For doing a Product Review & Giveaway
I only require a sample of the product to be reviewed, in order to do a proper review of said product. I will have the review and giveaway posted within 4weeks of receiving the product. This is a great way to get your products noticed by readers of Silent Storm!

To contact me please email me at

knjmcd at gmail dot com

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cloth Diaper Giveaways part 3

This week's Fluff Friday's at The Cloth Diaper Whisperer is for 1 GoodMama OS diaper (special Kelly's Closet print), 1 Kiwi Pie OS diaper, and 1 Thirsties Duo Cover (ends 12/10)

@ The Cloth Diaper blog this week
Feed Your Stash Friday: Dec. 4-11, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas pictures....with an almost 8 month old

So I decided to try to take some Christmas pictures of Kieran today...some turned out pretty well(well I think so :-p) others not so great, she wasn't in the mood to sit still.

The fairly good ones

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"I can't"

Where in the world did he learn this from. Everything I ask him to do I hear "I can't mom." Going potty, eating, sitting down, getting the remote off the floor, putting his shoes on, anything and its getting old real fast! I don't know how to get him to stop saying it, I tell him he can but he just says, "No I CAN'T!." Grrrrr