Put a Bow On It {Giveaway}

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Thanks so much for all your feedback on my Life-Work Balance post.  So many thoughtful and engaging responses… Every comment really made me think.  And since SO many people mentioned it, I am purchasing 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think TODAY.


That being said, I had a pretty good night.  I decided to call in reinforcements (DadHTP) and buckle down with the young adult novel that I’m working on… I’m about 30 pages in, and I was juuuust getting comfortable enough to send it to my agent for feedback.  It could go either way.  She could say, “This sucks; stop wasting your time!” or “Way to go; keep writing!”  I feel pretty good about it, but she’s a tough and honest critic, so I’m still nervous.  But still – I got something done that I really wanted to do.  Accomplishment!


For more book-related stuff:


“How I Got Published!”  Five Different Perspectives on the Process

Books by Yours Truly <— Including the HTP Book (if you like the blog, you’ll love the book!)


Speaking of finding balance, I think I’m nearly over the fear of Henry sleeping all alone in his big boy crib.  Nearly.  Not totally.  But almost.


It’s not that I don’t think he can handle it… it’s just that it’s SO FAR AWAY from our room!  It’s literally the furthest away he could be in the entire house.


That being said, I have an external deadline to move out of his room… We have guests coming in a few weeks, and I can’t sleep on their spare mattress forever.










Remember Henry’s cute bowtie from last week’s Mind and Body After Baby update?  It’s from Uptown Boys, a small business that was started when the owner had a baby boy and was disappointed by the clothing options (little girls get all the cute stuff – until now!).  The Uptown Boys bowties snap on special onesies.


McKenna says, “The inspiration behind Uptown Boys is my little boy Upton.  After I had Upton I quickly found that fashionable boys apparel was limited and was lacking the fun in dressing a new baby.  I loved the idea of Upton wearing a bowtie but discovered that the very small amount of bowties offered were too uncomfortable and impractical for a baby to wear; I wasn’t too keen on the idea of wrapping anything around Upton’s neck and the idea of having to button the top button on a collared shirt just seemed so uncomfortable for a new baby. I took my problem to my mother-in-law Holly, Co-founder of Uptown Boys, and after many attempts, we figured a way to attach bowties to onesies in a way that is simple, easy and strong enough for most babies.  I loved dressing Upton in the onesies and bowties and every time I was out in public people would stop me and ask where I got the bowties from; with this happening we realized that we had solved a problem that many people had and stumbled onto something people appreciated.  We went through many versions to make sure that our bowties were authentic, durable, machine washable and easy to put on and take off by parents, not babies.”


I really love the Uptown Boys concept (don’t you just adore cool small biz concepts?!) and am happy to give away 2 onesies and 2 bowties to one lucky reader.  If you don’t have a baby boy, but know someone who is about to, this would be a GREAT baby shower gift.


To enter, just leave a comment stating what you would do with an extra hour in every day!  I would… get a massage (we’re assuming this 25-hour day world is also one in which you possess untold riches). Winner selected tomorrow.



  • Kristen ECM October 17, 2012, 10:13 am

    I would sleep an extra hour!

  • Kate October 17, 2012, 10:15 am

    Love the bowties! With an extra hour I would
    Get a facial!

  • kristin October 17, 2012, 10:17 am

    Sleep for me too! Our seven month old makes one sleepy mama!

  • Eliza October 17, 2012, 10:18 am

    I would… relax and snuggle with my kitten and watch the Big Bang Theory! 🙂

  • Julia October 17, 2012, 10:26 am

    I would definitely spend that hour with my loved ones: parents, grand-parents, sister, friends.
    I am leaving for Australia in a few weeks and won’t be seeing them for a year, so I try to spend as many quality time as I can with them!

  • Megan October 17, 2012, 10:26 am

    I would read a book and/or write in my journal. 🙂

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life October 17, 2012, 10:28 am

    I love the Uptown Boys concept! So cute! I wish to reserve an extra hour for whatever I want to do. At that time no matter what’s going on I’d stop and say, “okay, it’s me time… see you all in an hour!” One hour just for me where I can chose to be as productive or as relaxing as I want. 😉

  • Kris October 17, 2012, 10:30 am


  • Katie October 17, 2012, 10:32 am

    It would be a toss up between a workout and SLEEP…..Roman is in his 4 month sleep regression – he was sleeping through the night at 3 months, then at 4 months started waking himself up rolling over! Now we’re back up to two wake ups a night.

  • Hope October 17, 2012, 10:32 am

    I would take a walk followed by a very long shower!

  • Melissa October 17, 2012, 10:32 am

    I would organise my new baby’s clothes. His dresser arrived after he did and I still haven’t managed to put his clothes in it yet! But I also like your idea for a massage 🙂

  • Allison October 17, 2012, 10:32 am

    This is a toss up for me. I would either exercise or clean! I really need more time to clean with a busy one and I really need more time to prioritize exercising!! Love these cute bow-ties. We are trying to have a little boy for our next baby. Even though we are keeping it a surprise 🙂

  • Rachel October 17, 2012, 10:33 am

    LOVE these bowties!!! So awesome. Would look amazing on my nephew! With an extra hour I would split it between cooking more and sleeping more!!!!

  • Tiffany Fargher October 17, 2012, 10:34 am

    I would stretch! I always seem to forget to post workout, and I know my body needs it!

  • Katie October 17, 2012, 10:34 am

    I would READ! That’s usually the first thing that falls off the list for me. Reading for fun, or to inform my vote… something other than all the celebrity fluff 🙂

  • Michelle October 17, 2012, 10:35 am

    My sister-in-law is having a boy in Feb. and the baby shower is coming up so that would be a great gift to give her! I always complain that boys clothes just aren’t as cute as girls!

    With an extra hour I would do nothing. Absolutely nothing – unless you consider just sitting and relaxing as nothing. These days I feel a lot like that classic Saved By The Bell episode where Jessi has so much to do and she resorts to taking whatever pills (caffeine?) to stay awake to get everything done (although I have not gone the route of pills to stay awake). Sing it with me people, “I’m so excited…I’m so…so…scared”. My days are filled to the max and I never feel like I have time to ‘waste’ to do nothing.

  • Amanda October 17, 2012, 10:36 am

    Love the bowties! I have a three month old little boy that these would look adorable on! With an extra hour each day I would do something for me! Sleep, paint my toe nails, watch tv, exercise, etc. Each day would be different!

  • Helen October 17, 2012, 10:37 am

    I would make dinner! We just had a baby 8 weeks ago and we are getting a little tired of eating cereal for dinner…every night! Though….exercise might be nice. I get in walks with the babe, but to be able to dedicate an hour to my own personal exercising would be awesome!

  • MissPinkKate October 17, 2012, 10:37 am

    With an extra hour, I’d take a nap!

  • Emily October 17, 2012, 10:37 am

    I would use an extra hour as a means of not rushing through our everyday tasks – feeding the kiddos, baths, work, dinner, etc and instead be present and fully enjoy every moment, knowing I had even just a few more minutes for each thing.

  • Erin October 17, 2012, 10:37 am

    I have a 16 week old and I have to go back to work full time soon. I would definitely spend an extra hour with the bebe!

  • Kelly October 17, 2012, 10:38 am

    I am currently pregnant with our first (a boy!!) so I would definitely have to say SLEEP an extra hour!! Can’t seem to get enough of these days 🙂

  • Lizz October 17, 2012, 10:38 am

    I would go thrift store shopping/antiquing! I love to do it, but it takes a long time to sift through to find gems.

  • Lauren October 17, 2012, 10:39 am

    We just moved our nugget into her room! We live in a small apartment, share a wall and I literally had such anxiety about moving her. I just feel bad that she sleeps alone! But it’s nice that my husband and I have our room back, and we don’t have to sneak in to go to sleep anymore.

  • Rachel O. October 17, 2012, 10:39 am

    as much as i would like to do something productive…i would probably sleep…sweet sleep!

  • Erin October 17, 2012, 10:39 am

    i would sleep!!!

  • Annie October 17, 2012, 10:39 am

    I would learn how to do something that I have always wanted to do; learn to play the piano, crochet, or how to speak Italian.

  • Jennifer H October 17, 2012, 10:39 am

    An extra hour of sleep would be blissful!!

  • Lindsey October 17, 2012, 10:39 am

    I would probably do a fun fall craft or try a new recipe (i.e. actually DO something that I’ve pinned on Pinterest)

  • Molly October 17, 2012, 10:40 am

    My boy is five weeks today! Any extra time I would use for sleep!

  • Dori October 17, 2012, 10:40 am

    I need that book too. Although I know a big part of my problem is procrastination and lack of motivation… My sister-in-law is having a baby boy in December, so this would be an adorable gift! if I had an extra hour, I would SLEEP.

  • Jamie October 17, 2012, 10:42 am

    I would spend that extra hour sitting outside with coffee and a good book!

  • Kate October 17, 2012, 10:44 am

    I would organize/clean my basement! EEEKK!!!!!!

  • Nina October 17, 2012, 10:45 am

    With an extra hour, I would take some time for myself. It’s hard to balance my time between work, my husband and my 4 month old. Sometimes I just need some me time! Love the bow ties!

  • crystal October 17, 2012, 10:45 am

    Having a 3 month old baby is tiring, so I’d be sleeping with that extra hour in the day!

  • Amanda K. October 17, 2012, 10:46 am

    AH! the bowties are SO CUTE!
    right now, if i had an extra hour i might sleep. we have a one year old who is getting molars…it.is.the.worst.

  • Heather October 17, 2012, 10:47 am

    I would SLEEP!!! or play with my son!!

  • Rebecca October 17, 2012, 10:48 am

    An extra hour in the day: work on my own novel. I started it in 7th grade and seriously do plan to finish it one day….ha.

  • Kortney October 17, 2012, 10:50 am

    Oh I would read a book… I already stay up to the wee hours doing this… So maybe I should say I would sleep. 🙂 my ten month old could care less how late I stay up and lets me know it when i’m dragging through the days haha.
    I love the bow ties. They give that extra without being over the top. We had a funeral to o go to when the little was two months and even those these may have been to whimsical for that, it was hard finding something.
    I would looooovvvee having them now!

    • Kortney October 17, 2012, 10:53 am

      Sorry for all the mistakes, my phone is not very kind when it comes to typing.

  • Pamela October 17, 2012, 10:51 am

    I would sleep on a lounge chair in the sun!

  • Sarah October 17, 2012, 10:52 am

    I would spend it with my husband. He works a lot so we don’t get much time together.

  • Laura C. October 17, 2012, 10:53 am

    Gah… maybe sleep? Perhaps exercise (as soon as my IT Band Syndrome is under control)? Clean something? So many things to choose from that I’d probably spend the extra hour trying to decide what to do with my extra hour!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed October 17, 2012, 10:53 am

    Hmmm I’m with some of the crowd, I would either exercise or sleep… or maybe a combo!

  • Dina October 17, 2012, 10:54 am

    With an extra hour, I would read for pleasure.

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 17, 2012, 10:54 am

    I’d be all about the massage too!

  • Danielle M. October 17, 2012, 10:54 am

    With an extra hour in the day I would take the time to make a nice dinner for me and my fiance every night!

  • Abby October 17, 2012, 10:54 am

    I would take the time to write personalized notes and send them in the mail!

  • Laura October 17, 2012, 10:55 am

    I would take a nap or go on a hike with my dog and husband!

  • Katie Mc October 17, 2012, 10:57 am

    I would spend the extra hour playing with my new nephew!

  • Melissa October 17, 2012, 10:58 am

    With an extra hour, I would try to always make it to the gym for at least a quick swim. It always makes me feel better, but it is so hard to get myself there in the mornings before work especially now that it’s still dark at 6am. I am 33 weeks along with our first baby (a boy!) and I am trying trying trying to fit it all in, but I things are about to get exponentially harder!!!!

  • Johanna B October 17, 2012, 10:59 am

    I would bake cookies to bring to my office.

  • Kathleen Ojo @ Onward; Inward October 17, 2012, 10:59 am

    There are so many things I would do with an extra hour! Catch up on schoolwork, sleep, yoga… the possibilities are endless!

    A good friend of mine had a little boy 9 weeks ago who, sadly, is in the hospital right now with a heart condition. I’d planned on buying her little guy a couple of these bowties as a welcome home present for after his surgery, but winning them instead would be great!

  • Danielle C. October 17, 2012, 11:00 am

    I’d definitely either run or read a book!! I am in love with those little bow-ties, so adorable. 🙂

  • Meg M. October 17, 2012, 11:00 am

    If I had an extra hour in the day I would take the time to go to the Lululemon outlet here (in Orlando, but far from where I work and live). I am 14 weeks pregnant with our first and my clothes are starting to not fit! Lululemon is so comfortable, so I am hoping to get some bigger sizes to carry me further along in pregnancy. 🙂

    At our 12 week scan, the U/S tech *thinks* we are having a boy, but told us not to paint the room blue yet. 🙂

  • melissa October 17, 2012, 11:00 am

    good for a run… no excuses!

  • vks October 17, 2012, 11:04 am

    Mmm, an extra hour. My immediate reaction is to say I would nap! But I think I would love an extra hour dedicated to playing with all my craft stuff and sewing machine. There is a half finished t-shirt quilt under my bed. I need to pull it out and work on it again.

  • Lindsay October 17, 2012, 11:04 am

    With an extra hour I would do all of the projects I pin on Pinterest and never get around to doing. 🙂

  • Amye October 17, 2012, 11:05 am

    Wow-Do I really just have to pick one thing to do in a hour? Probably sleep or spend some extra time with my 2 1/2 year old.

  • CJ @ Fill the Well October 17, 2012, 11:06 am

    I would go to yoga. This always manages to fall by the wayside in a busy day, but whenever I get there, I always wonder WHY DON’T I MAKE THIS A PRIORITY? P.S. – in LOVE with those bowties.

  • Nanette October 17, 2012, 11:06 am

    I would take my dogs to the dog park (this exercises them and me!)

  • Sarah October 17, 2012, 11:07 am

    I would spend more time with my family and boyfriend 🙂

  • Carol October 17, 2012, 11:08 am

    Cook delish meals

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 17, 2012, 11:09 am

    hmmm what would I do? I SHOULD do research for my seminar paper… but I would probably go for a nice long walk!

  • Tara October 17, 2012, 11:09 am

    I would read! It relaxes me and I could learn something, or just be entertained. 🙂

  • Shayne October 17, 2012, 11:09 am

    Read for pleasure!

  • Meredith October 17, 2012, 11:10 am

    I would go take my favorite vinyasa class. My 6-month-old baby would look so darling in a bowtie!

  • Rachel Starr October 17, 2012, 11:10 am

    Oh man! My little dude would rock that bow tie so hard! If I had an extra hour, I’d probably spend it reading. Boring, but it’s something I don’t get to do much of these days

  • Carly October 17, 2012, 11:11 am

    Oooo I like the massage idea, I am a big fan of the spa, despite never being able to go because I simply can’t afford it. I think with my extra hour though I would just be. Sit quietly and enjoy the extra hour of freedom and peace without doing anything at all. This is assuming that everyone and everything would leave me alone for that hour of “peace” 😉

  • Rebecca October 17, 2012, 11:12 am

    Those are adorable! My little nephew would look so cute in that.

    With an extra hour, I would read. I usually don’t have time to pick up my book until I get in bed at night, then i’m usually out cold after a few pages.

  • Jess October 17, 2012, 11:12 am

    on a couple of these 25 hour days I would prep my meals for the week and/or make meals to freeze (making life easier!) and the other days I would read for fun!

  • Kate October 17, 2012, 11:12 am

    I would take a bath and read a good book!!

  • Katie O October 17, 2012, 11:13 am

    With an extra hour a day i would hit up my favorite yoga class – power flow yoga!

  • Meagan October 17, 2012, 11:14 am

    I would lock myself away somewhere quiet and get lost in a good book!

  • Amy October 17, 2012, 11:15 am

    I would sleep. I am 25 days away from my due date and have slept like crap my entire pregnancy. I know it will be WAY worse when our little boy is here, but I would love to get some solid sleep NOW! 🙂

  • Katie October 17, 2012, 11:16 am

    Spend time with my 3 wk old and husband.

  • Mary October 17, 2012, 11:16 am


  • sofia October 17, 2012, 11:18 am

    SLEEP! Ferociously

  • Shannon October 17, 2012, 11:18 am

    An extra hour everyday? I would definitely take up swimming. It’s a form of exercise I’ve always wanted to try, but the commute and dress down/up time it would take just isn’t realistic for my weekday schedule. Can I win an extra hour AND the bowties? 😉

  • Karlee October 17, 2012, 11:18 am

    I would workout, or pack up my house because we are moving in a week!

  • Shephalli October 17, 2012, 11:18 am

    I would get more sleep! Being 36 weeks pregnant is not all it’s cracked up to be 🙂

  • Jill October 17, 2012, 11:20 am

    I would read! I’m 30 weeks pregnant and feel like finishing the nursery and stocking the freezer (along with working all day and tending to our 5 year old!) are more important than spending any spare time with a book. If I had an extra hour, I’d be tempted to curl up with a novel and a hot cuppa!

  • Pearl October 17, 2012, 11:22 am

    I would get an extra hour of much needed sleep!

  • Jill K October 17, 2012, 11:22 am

    I would cook an extra fabulous dinner!

  • Jessica October 17, 2012, 11:22 am

    I would create! Anything – paint, DIY, sew, cook. Anything to help express myself more and get away from the “To-Do’s” of life.

  • Marissa October 17, 2012, 11:22 am

    Wow, my nephew Jack would look sooooooo cute in that bowtie. He does alright in the fashion department, but his twin sister Grace usually gets the cute-outfit jackpot.

    In an extra hour of the day, I would:
    1. Actually do all of the reading I’m supposed to do for school
    2. Get my June Cleaver on and pack lunch for my husband
    3. Stretch after I run
    4. Shave my legs more often
    5. Volunteer with GOTR Brooklyn
    6. Go for a swim
    7. Figure out what all of those 401k statements really mean
    8. Make a different list of fun, restful things to do in the next extra hour

  • monica October 17, 2012, 11:23 am

    I would use the extra hour for sleep!

  • Juli D. October 17, 2012, 11:24 am

    Spend time with my family and friends! 🙂

  • Chelsea October 17, 2012, 11:25 am

    I’m with you; I’d love a daily massage!

  • Kristin October 17, 2012, 11:25 am

    I would get outside for an hour every day. I love to garden and do yardwork, but I just went back to work after my maternity leave and I can’t bring myself to take up any more of the limited “awake” time I have with our son.

  • Jackie October 17, 2012, 11:29 am

    I would either take a nice nap or go for a swim. With a busy teaching and coaching schedule, there isn’t much room for either!

  • Marlène October 17, 2012, 11:30 am

    Love those bowties! My boy has a shirt with a printed tie on it, that’s what he’s been wearing for special occasions, but this is way better!

    If I had an extra hour every day, I’d use it to post to my blog every day!!

  • Ashley October 17, 2012, 11:35 am

    Easy, sleep! (I have an infant!)

  • Janelle October 17, 2012, 11:36 am

    I would excercise or sleep! My little guy is currently waking up every hour during the night. He doesn’t stay up long (just wants the pacifier back in his mouth). But, that is enough for me to be exhausted most days. The bow-ties would make him cuter, which would make getting little sleep seem easier, which may or may not lead to me excercising more and therefore sleeping better in between the mid-night pacifier yelps. Just sayin….

  • Ley October 17, 2012, 11:38 am

    With an extra hour I would add a yoga class to my life. I prioritize other exercise over yoga because I love a sweaty run or Jillian Michael’s DVD but I would really to have the relaxation benefits and flexibility help that yoga could provide. Maybe I just need to stop making excuses and make it fit!

  • Jenny-O October 17, 2012, 11:38 am

    Sooo cute!
    I would catch up on the greatest t.v. show ever … Honey Boo Boo!!

  • Alison October 17, 2012, 11:39 am

    OMG how cute!! I have a friend who is having a baby boy in 4 months, I would love to spoil her with these!

    If i had an extra hour each day…i think I would make working out my top priority during that one hour (at least). Sometimes life gets in the way and unfortunately, hitting the gym tends to be the first thing to go.

  • Annie P. October 17, 2012, 11:42 am

    With an extra hour, I would get a mani-pedi!

  • MaryJo October 17, 2012, 11:42 am

    I would spend my extra hour focusing on thinking positive and working on myself. Like many women out there, I spend way too much time worrying & making everyone else happy that I often forget to nurture my soul. Plus I have a brand spanking new- nephew that would look very handsome with that tie on!!

  • Soph October 17, 2012, 11:44 am

    I would use that hour to try and come up with something as creative (and cute) as those snap-on bowties!! =) And, of course, do my nails and eat Mallomars.

  • lauren October 17, 2012, 11:45 am

    If I had an extra hour every day, I would re-organize my (very cluttered) home office!

  • Sarah L.J. October 17, 2012, 11:49 am

    If I had an extra hour I would….take a bike ride with my dog around the town.

  • Kate October 17, 2012, 11:50 am

    Ahhh I would sleep…..

  • Lauren October 17, 2012, 11:51 am

    I’d use it to workout. I’ve had a tough time getting up in the morning lately.

  • Jessica October 17, 2012, 11:52 am

    If I had an extra hour a day, I’d probably spend it sleeping! Ha!

  • Lindsey October 17, 2012, 11:52 am

    I would spend the extra hour with my husband. My son is almost EXACTLY Henry’s age and I like to think I’ve done a pretty good job (as best I can) with balancing baby time and me time. There’s time to work on my professional goals, to get some exercise, to cook dinner (….sometimes), but I often find that hubs and I just do what we do and don’t take enough time for each other. So, I’d give the hour to him 🙂 By the way, Henry is so cute and changing so much! I can’t believe how different he looks in that past picture! Isn’t life with a 4 month old so great?!

  • Rachel October 17, 2012, 11:52 am

    I think I would try to spend more time outside. The fresh air always makes me feel better. Maybe I would take up cycling.

  • Melissa October 17, 2012, 11:53 am

    read or exercise

  • Stacey W October 17, 2012, 11:53 am

    Love the bowties, two of my friends are having boys and these would make the most adoable gifts to them!

    If I had an extra hour I would lay in my bed and read a book. I love reading but never seem to have the time for it!

  • Lindsey October 17, 2012, 11:54 am

    oops..in the *last* picture

  • Amy October 17, 2012, 12:03 pm

    I love those bowties! My baby boy is due around Thanksgiving so that would be perfect for the holiday famil get togethers.

    With an extra hour I would play with my daughter (5) and with my hubby. I have missed them so much since starting online schooling! It’s all homework these days.

  • Kim L. October 17, 2012, 12:04 pm


  • Tracy October 17, 2012, 12:05 pm

    If it had a babysitter included I would go to the gym, and do one of my favorite classes! 🙂 The bowties are adorable!!!

  • Jenny Leigh October 17, 2012, 12:05 pm

    60 minutes of yoga, hands down!

  • Kristen October 17, 2012, 12:05 pm

    I would either sleep an extra hour or read more!

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  • Brynne October 17, 2012, 12:09 pm

    I would read out by the pool! Btw, I wish I had known you when you were at UM! I think we graduated about a year apart 🙂 You are such an inspiration!

  • melani October 17, 2012, 12:10 pm

    one extra hour = more time for this mama to sleep!

  • Angie October 17, 2012, 12:10 pm

    If I had an extra hour a day I would try to nap. I try when my baby boy is but can’t seem to and get distracted by the mess in the house.

  • Lauren H October 17, 2012, 12:11 pm

    I’m due in two months with a boy! So, sleep or massage during the extra hour for sure.

  • Summer October 17, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Since my baby boy is due TOMORROW- ahhhhh!!!- and I am currently having contractions, I would spend an extra hour with my husband enjoying his company before we become THREE!!

  • Ashley October 17, 2012, 12:11 pm

    A massage sounds awesome! I’m thinking I have child are for that 25th hour too, sleep might win for me.

  • Staci October 17, 2012, 12:13 pm

    i would just play with my boy. like, really sit down and play instead of worrying about the 14 other things i should be doing. oh, should i get that book too? 🙂

  • Sunny October 17, 2012, 12:13 pm

    If I get one extra hour a day, I’d do something different on various days. I’d do one additional long run per week, sleep another day, get a massage, schedule one more night out with friends, take ballet lessons twice a week, and probably watch football (yeah, I’m from Texas!).

  • Kim October 17, 2012, 12:17 pm

    I would exercise for 30 and sleep for 30.

  • Wendy October 17, 2012, 12:17 pm

    I’d spend it writing in my journal – somehow that always falls off the priority list, but it is so therapeutic for me and I love to look back at old entries.

  • Marisa October 17, 2012, 12:17 pm

    The bowties are so cute! One of those would come in very handy for the Halloween costume I’ve got in mind for my littlest…

    An extra hour would be so great just to PLAY with my kids. Read books together, have silly conversations, do puzzles…love the unstructured time when I can focus in on them without worrying about making dinner or folding the laundry.

  • Tiphani October 17, 2012, 12:18 pm

    If I had an extra hour I would read a book!

  • Ali October 17, 2012, 12:18 pm

    With an extra hour I would sleep…or bake…or shop…or clean…or read…can I have 5 extra hours?!?

  • Dana October 17, 2012, 12:19 pm

    I would spend an hour walking around my city (DC) with my dog taking pictures of the gorgeous fall day.

  • Coco October 17, 2012, 12:22 pm

    I would absolutely SLEEEEP!

  • Lindsay October 17, 2012, 12:26 pm

    not copying, totally honest, I would sleep….haven’t had time for that in, oh, about 18 months…haha

  • Sarah Walker October 17, 2012, 12:26 pm

    It’s a toss up between more time to exercise (if I’m really energetic), read (not so energetic), and sleep (exhausted). In fact, at one point yesterday I wish I had more time (and energy) to do more of all of the above.

  • Jessica October 17, 2012, 12:30 pm

    With an extra day(wishful thinking huh?), eh…. i mean hour, I would call my best friend more often to catch up!

    I live in Texas, she lives in California and it just always seems like we go way to long without phone dates because “there isn’t even hours in the day.” Phone dates more frequent than once a month, would be fantastic! 🙂

  • Sarah Benedetti October 17, 2012, 12:31 pm

    With an extra hour in my day – I would play with my son. I would ignore my phone, email, and husband – just kidding on the husband! 🙂 I would sit down with my sweet 8 month old boy and my husband and do nothing but interact with my lovebug and his toys! I would CHERISH that hour!!!! We work too much and don’t get enough time together. (not by choice.)

  • Vicki October 17, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I would go for a run! First it was plantar fasciitis, then it was infertility, then pregnancy, and now my sweet little girl that’s keeping me from being able to lace up my shoes and go for a run. It’s hard to find the time, and I miss it very much!

  • Laura October 17, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I would have a glass of wine with the hubs!

  • Lauren October 17, 2012, 12:34 pm

    I would sleep an extra hour, I’m sure!

  • Rebecca October 17, 2012, 12:35 pm

    Love the bow tie! My best friend’s baby boy would look adorable wearing that to his first wedding in a couple weeks.

    If I had an extra hour, I’d take my favorite hike around a lake every single day. It takes exactly an hour and I feel so amazing afterwards….but I don’t have time to do it often enough. Or I’d turn off the tv, cell phones, and computers and spend it playing board games or just spending qualitynon-distracted time with my boyfriend.

  • Claire October 17, 2012, 12:37 pm

    I can’t believe I would actually go for a run with the extra hour (do we also live in a world that doesn’t require rest days?).

  • Jen October 17, 2012, 12:39 pm

    So cute! My little man has a cute little tie that matches daddy’s tie, everyone loved that picture.
    My extra hour would be spent playing and snuggling my little man.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 17, 2012, 12:40 pm

    With the extra hour I’d get a massage. Or sleep another hour. I need my lazy time 🙂

  • Lara October 17, 2012, 12:43 pm

    With a 10 week old, if I had an extra hour, I would SLEEP! 🙂

  • Leanne October 17, 2012, 12:43 pm

    Take an extra long bubble bath!! My daughter is 5.5 weeks old and long luxurious baths with gossip mags are few an far between these days.

  • Robyn October 17, 2012, 12:44 pm

    LOVE the Upton concept! That’s great! I love it!
    With an extra hour each day, I seriously can think of a zillion things I NEED to do, but I would have to say that I’d probably dedicate that time to spending a quality hour with my husband. Just us. We got married exactly 7 months ago from today and it has been the most amazing 7 months, but somehow it is also so busy. We are pulled so many directions and often spend time taking care of the others in our days that we are already lacking that quality time together. Even if it was going for a run together, cooking a meal together or just snuggling on the sofa together like when it was just the two of us I would LOVE that extra hour! Can I win that, too? PS- Henry is too cute!

  • linda October 17, 2012, 12:44 pm

    With one extra hour, I would love to soak in the tub with bubbles and a glass of wine.

  • Becky Van Drunen October 17, 2012, 12:44 pm

    A perfect extra hour in the day for me would be my 5 month old daughter happily bouncing in her Jolly Jumper (for a full hour!) and me busting out some new recipes in the kitchen, without interuption 😉

  • Katheryn October 17, 2012, 12:46 pm

    I would sleep. My hubby has been working 90 hour workweeks since July, and I’m home with our 8,5,and 4month old. I am tired.

  • Emily October 17, 2012, 12:47 pm

    I would cook a nice dinner for myself!

  • Kelly B. October 17, 2012, 12:48 pm

    If I had an extra hour in each day I would either read or sleep. I love to read, but never seem to find time for it. And who wouldn’t want an extra hour of sleep?!

  • Eileen October 17, 2012, 12:49 pm

    As a high schooler, I am always looking for more time especially with homework piling up, but as a health nut who is super passionate about educating others on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, I would spend that extra hour creating a healthy lifestyle based club at my school! 🙂

  • Erin A October 17, 2012, 12:50 pm

    I would sleep of course!!

  • Jackie October 17, 2012, 12:52 pm

    Sleep! (And the baby would sleep, too – oh dream world!)

  • Abby October 17, 2012, 12:53 pm

    I would sleeeeeeeeep! With a 16 month old that is only occasionally sleeping through the night I’m not sure I even remember what it feels life to be well rested!

  • Johanna October 17, 2012, 12:53 pm

    I would make my husband breakfast and pack his lunch for work! I had a baby boy the same week as you and I have really enjoyed following you along throughout pregnancy and these first 4 months. I must say that Henry and my baby are very similar!

  • Kristen October 17, 2012, 12:55 pm

    I would work on the baby book I started. I really want to have it at least as up to date as it can be by the time my new little guy arrives and I am very VERY quickly running out of time!

  • Neena October 17, 2012, 12:55 pm

    Love the bowties! So cute! I would read for fun in my extra hour. It’s the one thing I miss the most now that we have TWO kids!

  • Allison B October 17, 2012, 12:57 pm

    These are adorable! I would sleeeeep with my extra hour… that is the one thing that I always need!

  • Carolyn October 17, 2012, 12:57 pm

    Considering I have a 7 wk old, I’d have to go with sleep…or watch a little tv…or get a massage…so many things!

  • Jaclyn October 17, 2012, 12:58 pm

    I would take the longest bath ever and read a book.

  • Wendy October 17, 2012, 1:04 pm

    I’d like to say something that’ll get me farther ahead, like cleaning or groceries, preparing dinners, lunches, etc., but I’d probably spend it on myself doing whatever I darn well pleased 🙂

  • Susanne October 17, 2012, 1:06 pm

    Probably catch up on my pile of ‘to be read’ articles. (Or nap. Well, probably, nap.)

  • Brynn October 17, 2012, 1:08 pm

    I would actually fold & put away my clean laundry! I’ve been just dumping clothes from the dryer into the laundry basket and then pulling thongs back out as I get dressed each morning. Ahh…life with a newborn 😉

  • Kelly October 17, 2012, 1:08 pm

    I would cook more. There just isn’t enough time to throw together a home cooked meal everyday.

  • Becca October 17, 2012, 1:08 pm

    If I had an extra hour every day, I’d spend it doing a bit of yoga or writing in a journal or praying – being quiet and reflective in some way. This priority shouldn’t be the first to go every time!

    Love the bow ties!

  • kristina October 17, 2012, 1:09 pm

    I would alternate days with an extra hour of sleep or an hour of exercise (preferably a group exercise class that I dont have time for right now!). 🙂

  • Brynn October 17, 2012, 1:10 pm

    *things! I meant things, not thongs! Thongs are, ironically, the lone clothing item not yet back in my rotation post-delivery.

  • Jessica October 17, 2012, 1:11 pm

    If i had an extra hour, I would spend it with my little guy. Working full time, I always feel guilty that I don’t see him enough during the week.

  • Lindsay October 17, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Hmmmm…that’s a tough one! I suppose I’d spend it in the kitchen trying out a new recipe 🙂

    LOVE those bowties! I’m not pregnant but have tons of friends who are!!

  • Heather October 17, 2012, 1:15 pm

    I would sleep another hour. There’s nothing more that this new mom wants more than sleep!!!!

  • Christine October 17, 2012, 1:17 pm

    One extra hour a day adds up to more than 15 extra days a year! I would get the heck out of town and travel with those implied riches that come with the extra hour.

  • Reghan October 17, 2012, 1:18 pm

    I would go shopping sans baby! (I have a 2 month old boy) I miss just browsing and not feeling rushed.
    These are so cute and it’s so true…the girls should not get all the cute stuff!

  • Sarah October 17, 2012, 1:18 pm

    Oh my goodness…let’s assume this extra hour has untold riches AND a requirement to do something self care related because if not I would totally use it to study for my Kinesiology class. Otherwise, I’d get a massage, a pedicure OR an uninterrupted hour of snuggle time with my partner which somehow falls by the wayside while both working and going to school full time. We were just discussing the need for an extra day of the week dedicated purely to hedonistic endeavors. We call it Brunday. Whenever we are stressed or over worked and underpaid we text each other the message “I need a Brunday!” It’s our cue to do something a little special for the other during a trying time.

    P.S. These bow ties are TOO effing cute! And perfect for my 3 month old nephew Finn…he’s already SO cute and a bow tie would just up the ante.

  • Reghan October 17, 2012, 1:19 pm

    ohh or workout or sleep…I need a few extra hours!

  • Meghan October 17, 2012, 1:20 pm

    With an extra hour I’d definitely read!!!

  • Molly October 17, 2012, 1:20 pm

    I would call my family and friends that I don’t talk to enough or perhaps do some yoga.

  • Krista October 17, 2012, 1:22 pm

    I would workout 30min longer and sleep 30 minutes more! Oh who are we kidding I’d end up staying up later and watching a tiny bit of TV after the kiddos are asleep!

  • Sara October 17, 2012, 1:25 pm

    With an extra hour a day, I would sleep an extra hour in the morning! I’ve been having hip pains from pregnancy and I’m sure the hour would make a difference!! PS here’s to hoping I win this giveaway AND find out I am having a boy today! 20 week ultrasound!

  • Dominique October 17, 2012, 1:34 pm

    I would exercise with an extra hour in the day or read fiction. I don’t have time for either lately.

  • Charitydawn October 17, 2012, 1:34 pm

    I would have to change it up every 3 days. The first I’d get extra sleep. The second i’d clean. The third I’d go for a nice long walk.

  • Katie Heddleston October 17, 2012, 1:35 pm

    I would sleep – and I’d like to add it to the longest chunk of uninterrupted sleep in X’s sleeping schedule.

    LOVE those bow ties!!

  • Helen October 17, 2012, 1:39 pm

    Eat a proper, lovely breakfast (French toast or oatmeal with all the trimmings) with my husband. We are always so rushed in the am its usually just a some hurried toast and a few words like”can you put the bin out” or “can you post this letter, oh Sh!t I’m late!!!”

  • Jazz October 17, 2012, 1:41 pm

    I’d probably sleep so I could run in the daylight if I had an hour…

  • Stephanie October 17, 2012, 1:43 pm

    These are adorable! With an extra hour I would do something just for me: read, relax, and take a bubble bath!

  • Ellen October 17, 2012, 1:47 pm

    I would love to give these to my sweet baby nephew! <3

  • Sarah T. October 17, 2012, 1:48 pm

    Super cute!
    With an extra hour I would do all the things I wasn’t able to get done in the previous 24!

  • Sarah T October 17, 2012, 1:49 pm

    I would paint! My artist years have slipped away after the birth of two children, I’d love to get that back.

  • Kellie October 17, 2012, 1:57 pm

    Go to the gym! I really miss group fitness, but I just can’t fit it in right now!

  • Erica October 17, 2012, 1:59 pm

    if I had an Ezra your every day I would sons it with my almost 7 month old son. as a mom who works and is away from my baby 9 hours a day, that sounds like heaven!

    • Erica October 17, 2012, 2:01 pm

      omigod so many typos courtesy of auto correct! Ezra your = extra hour…. would sons = would spend. duh

  • Melanie October 17, 2012, 2:00 pm

    With an extra hour, I’d probably read! My day always gets away from me, and I rarely find the time to relax with a good book.

  • Sameera October 17, 2012, 2:01 pm

    I would go n workout since I m a new mom with a 7 week old baby boy.

  • Therese October 17, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Hands down, I’d be sleeping during that extra hour!

  • Jenn October 17, 2012, 2:03 pm

    I would take the hour to relax and to do some craft projects

  • Debbie October 17, 2012, 2:04 pm

    I would spend more time with my new nephew.

  • Missy October 17, 2012, 2:08 pm

    I would RELAX and drink a glass of wine!! 🙂

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 17, 2012, 2:09 pm

    This is so cute! I’m not a mom, but I have a lot of friends with “buns in the oven” right now. Hrm…if I had an extra hour in the day, I’d probably watch an episode of Homeland. I find time to watch it already, but I usually feel guilty and am typing away at my laptop while it’s on. So maybe if I had an EXTRA hour, I could watch it without simultaneously working so I’d be able to pay better attention and figure out once and for all if Brody is a bad guy or not. Ha!

  • Lisa October 17, 2012, 2:09 pm

    I would read during that hour. Catch up on my blogs that I follow.

    Otherwise spend more time with my husband by going for a walk or playing tennis.

  • Merry October 17, 2012, 2:10 pm

    I’d probably split the hour between sleep and some quality time with the hubs.

  • Robyn October 17, 2012, 2:11 pm

    I’ve got a little H that would look super cute in those bow ties, too!!!

    And if I had an extra hour in my day I would set up my computer somewhere quiet and write. I’m hoping that hearing about how much progress you’ve made with your novel that it will spark my writing just like hearing about your races got me back out running again! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • domestic diva October 17, 2012, 2:12 pm

    I’d spend time reading a book.

  • Erika October 17, 2012, 2:16 pm

    Selfishly – 1/2 hour massage and 1/2 hour nap
    Responsibly – cook better suppers for my family

    Congrats on your book-writing progress!

  • Deanna October 17, 2012, 2:20 pm

    I would get Rosetta Stone and learn a new language! That 25th hour would be amazing…

  • mama October 17, 2012, 2:26 pm

    i would spend alone time with my husband, granted that extra hour fell at 9:00 pm when my kiddos were in bed 🙂

  • whitney October 17, 2012, 2:28 pm

    I love love love those bowties!! I would try and accomplish a little more housework with an extra hour in the day. I drive 1.5 hours total to and from work each day, so it would be nice to get that time back!

  • Fallon October 17, 2012, 2:29 pm

    My sister and her wife are gearing up to start IUI this December in hopes of twins, and I know that they would absolutely love some cute boy ties for a future little Fin (their favorite boy’s name at the moment).

    I would catch up on schoolwork during my extra hour, so that I could spend the rest of my day with those I love.

  • Lori October 17, 2012, 2:30 pm

    I’m sure there is something way more productive that I should do, but I would totally use it for a massage. Haivng a baby boy any day now! The bowtie onesie is adorable!

  • Ian October 17, 2012, 2:34 pm

    I just want to say that you ought to count your blessings Caitlin! You’re only in your 20’s and have 3 published novels. Most authors that write YA have to write many,many, many books before even landing an agent, and that still doesn’t guarantee the book will sell to a publisher. You are in a fast-track position of already having an agent (something many chase for years to achieve first off). And then there are the many rough drafts written too. Over and over. And abandoned! And new things started 🙂

    I’m much older and about as scattered and stumped in life as ever financially, employability, lack of home security, things being put off, etc. Stability and settlement in life are a big must for me now. I admire the settlement you have in many areas of your life to least pursue the other things are important in your heart. So be proud of yourself.

  • Britta October 17, 2012, 2:37 pm

    My boy will be 16 weeks tomorrow, so it’s a toss up between catching up on sleep, finally getting in a good workout, or settling down to snuggle with my dog and read a book.

  • Kerry October 17, 2012, 2:38 pm

    Adorable! I would spend the time talking to my mom! I don’t get to see or talk to her nearly enough even though we try.

  • Beth October 17, 2012, 2:47 pm

    I am a new mom of a 6 month old and even though she’s a pretty great sleeper (now) I’d still use the hour to take a nap! Or go to the spa and get a massage! Ahhhh to dream..

  • Vicki Mc October 17, 2012, 2:48 pm

    I would sleep! Between teaching, coaching, and building a house, sleep often gets sacrificed!

  • Lainie October 17, 2012, 2:50 pm

    An extra hour every day?? I have to be boring and say…I’d sleep. There are just never enough hours in the day to get those recommended 8 hours!!!

  • Sunny October 17, 2012, 2:51 pm

    With an extra hour a day, I would get another dog. I want one but I do not know if I have enough time to go through the puppy stage again.

  • Angie October 17, 2012, 2:55 pm

    With an extra hour, I would get closer to the right amount of sleep (I’m at 6-6.5 hours now)! My little man would look adorable in that onesie!

  • JessicaE October 17, 2012, 2:57 pm

    I would get a haircut and go for a run! I would love to win one of these for my three month old son.

  • Jen October 17, 2012, 3:06 pm

    One extra hour a day? I would definately spend it (with my pet therapy dog) at my local hospital doing the volunteer work that I love.

  • Melissa C October 17, 2012, 3:06 pm

    My nephew would look so adorable in a bowtie! With an extra hour I would spend time cuddling with my nephew! I love him so much!

  • Laura October 17, 2012, 3:15 pm

    With our 7-month-old, plus owning a business and everything else life throws at us, I could use that extra hour in so many ways! I would spend it going to the gym with my husband, we are each others best motivators and since Riley (our baby) and work has picked up, I go with Riley during the day because I can drop him off at the gym daycare, and my husband goes in the evening after work. I really miss us going together, so that is how I would spend my hour (of course in my mind free babysitting is included 😉
    Love the bowtie idea…I agree, it is more of a challenge to find that kind of cute baby boy clothes and there are so many options for girls!

  • Lisa N October 17, 2012, 3:18 pm

    I would get to cook…lunch and dinner vs. eating out!

  • Sarah October 17, 2012, 3:20 pm

    With an extra hour in a day, I’d most like to spend that time cooking an amazing meal and having an extra glass of wine. Practically speaking, I’d probably end up cleaning!

    I LOVE THE BOWTIES! My son is the exact age as Henry (born June 13th) so I followed your pregnancy and compared it to mine – I sort of feel like we should be mommy friends!

  • Lisa October 17, 2012, 3:28 pm

    o man one more hour…sleep?! workout?! eat!? anything but sit in the office all day 🙂

    Actually, I would make that hour in the middle of the day and i would go to the gym in my office. I could combine it with my lunch break so i would have enough time to workout, shower, and eat lunch:)

  • Leah October 17, 2012, 3:32 pm

    I would READ. or SLEEP. or WORKOUT. I know you said one.. but there are toooo many :o)

  • Casey October 17, 2012, 3:32 pm

    I would love to win this for my son to wear at his 1st birthday party! With an extra hour, I would be torn between reading a good book and sneaking another hours worth of baby (soon to be toddler!) snuggling.

  • Katie October 17, 2012, 3:35 pm

    I would do an hour of yoga!

  • nicole October 17, 2012, 3:48 pm

    I would have a bubble bath…candles and wine too! If only I had that extra hour!

  • Brenda October 17, 2012, 3:49 pm

    My great-nephew would look even more adorable than he already is with those bow-ties! I don’t get to see him very often – but seeing updates on your little Henry, helps me get through it…thank you!
    An extra hour – I always have something that could use some organization (home-based business, desk, utensil drawer)…or clean my car – what a mess it is!
    Thanks for sharing just good information always on your blog!

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  • Kelly October 17, 2012, 3:59 pm

    Since I’m a bit sporadic with workouts right now, I would try to use the extra hour to fit in daily workouts. It would also be nice to use that hour to catch up with folks that I don’t get to talk to on a regular basis.

  • Janelle October 17, 2012, 4:01 pm

    I would use an extra hour to write. I wish I was writing a book, but I just don’t seem to have time right now! 🙂

  • Kristin October 17, 2012, 4:04 pm

    As a new mom, I would nap!

  • Hannah October 17, 2012, 4:14 pm

    I would get a mani/pedi and a massage! I might need 26 hrs 🙂

  • Karen October 17, 2012, 4:14 pm

    I would read a book while someone I’ve paid cleans the house and cooks dinner.

  • Emily October 17, 2012, 4:17 pm

    Go for a run! 🙂

  • Ashley C October 17, 2012, 4:19 pm

    I’d definitely nap! Having a 3 month old and a 2 year old means not enough sleep


  • Phoebe October 17, 2012, 4:20 pm

    I would play more with my 11 week old boy, Zane. I just can’t get enough. Henry is like a preview of what I have to come!

  • Kristi October 17, 2012, 4:27 pm

    Catch up with friends… I feel like that is the thing that suffers the most for me being a mom!

  • Elizabeth October 17, 2012, 4:35 pm

    I would read a book while sipping on some hot chocolate. 🙂

  • Delaney October 17, 2012, 4:38 pm

    Work out a little longer. I always feel rushed after work..

  • Maria October 17, 2012, 4:40 pm

    I would spend an extra hour of every day taking a bubble bath. I just adore them but rarely have time. I feel like they put be in such a happy and relaxed mood which I definitely need after work everyday 🙂

  • SarahSL October 17, 2012, 4:44 pm

    Go to a yoga class!

  • Sally October 17, 2012, 4:44 pm

    I just gave birth to my first child, our perfect tiny son, on Monday and he would look great in a bow tie.

    With my extra hour I woul institute ‘family togetherness hour’, where the three of us can nap together, so I can maximize this amazing but exhausting newborn stage!

  • Katherine October 17, 2012, 4:48 pm

    This is awesome!! I would give this to my brother and sister in law for my beautiful nephew. He’ll be one styling cutie!

  • Katherine October 17, 2012, 4:50 pm

    Forgot to add- with one additional hour, I would relax with my new husband some more! By the time we finish dinner at night, we basically have 1.5 hours before we need to get to bed and do it all over again.

  • Elizabeth October 17, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, I have been eagerly looking forward to this giveaway! My son is 6 months old and I adore dressing him in “little man” clothes–these bowties are adorable!

    If I had an extra hour in the day, I would SLEEP. Boring, yes, but this new mama is t-i-r-e-d all the time!

  • Lindsey October 17, 2012, 4:52 pm

    Bowties are so stinking cute!! With an extra hour, I would probably do some yoga.

  • Dawn October 17, 2012, 4:53 pm

    As a new mother, I would spend that extra hour sleeping.

  • Kara October 17, 2012, 4:54 pm

    Would love to win the onesies and bowties for my friend who is due with twin boys in December!!! With one extra hour, I would spend time with my loved ones having coffee every day!!

  • Alycia October 17, 2012, 4:54 pm

    With an extra hour every day I would read =)

    My cousin is due with her first baby this week! Would love this bowtie for him!

  • Kara S October 17, 2012, 4:56 pm

    Love your blog!! Would love to win the onesies and bowties for my friend who is due with twin boys in December!!! With one extra hour, I would spend time with my loved ones having coffee every day!!

  • Shelly October 17, 2012, 4:58 pm

    If i had an extra hour in the day i would tackle my house to do list!

  • Emily October 17, 2012, 5:05 pm

    As lame as it is…I would probably sleep more. OR drive the 30 minutes to see my nephews 🙂

  • susan October 17, 2012, 5:11 pm

    i actually don’t think anything can top your pick… get a massage. could you imagine being able to get a one hour massage EVERY day!?!? i think if there’s a heaven, that’s what it is like!

  • jameil October 17, 2012, 5:21 pm

    Today I would SLEEP!!! Regularly I would probably linger over dinner.

  • Courtney October 17, 2012, 5:28 pm

    What I should do with an extra hour is laundry. What I would probably do with an extra hour is read a book with no interruptions!

  • Becky October 17, 2012, 5:45 pm

    Today is my birthday and I had to go to work (4th day back after maternity leave) and I would love another hour for baby snuggles.

    My son would look adorable in the bowtie. My husband actually just bought himself one and they would be adorable in family pictures!

  • DD October 17, 2012, 5:54 pm

    do yoga!

  • Meghan October 17, 2012, 6:01 pm

    I have two cousins with baby showers coming up, and both of them are having boys! This would be perfect, especially since one will be born right before Christmas.

    With an extra hour, I’d either spend some more time in the kitchen as a less harried pace, or I’d try to pick up a new hobby, like sewing. I’ve always wanted to be able to “make” things like aprons or hats!

  • Jen October 17, 2012, 6:05 pm

    Cook more! And hope the cleaning fairy came threw when I was done ; )

  • Lauren October 17, 2012, 6:05 pm

    I would probably nap. I work full time as a teacher, part-time photographer, teach 6 Zumba classes a week, and I have a husband and a 20-month old son. Life is busy, but amazing!

  • Sandy October 17, 2012, 6:13 pm

    Definitely sleep, if we’re also assuming the baby would sleep during that hour as well! With a 3.5 month old, getting up in the middle of the night and then getting up for work at 445 AM, I’m a zombie!

  • Kelly October 17, 2012, 6:14 pm

    I would definitely sleep! 🙂

  • Cassie October 17, 2012, 6:21 pm

    The bowties would like so cute on my 11 month old. I would snuggle with my little one if there were an extra hour in the day. Between working, grad school, and the rest of life, I feel like I don’t spend enough time with him, and time is flying by.

  • Heather October 17, 2012, 6:41 pm

    I would sleep or get a mani/pedi or massage.

  • erin m. October 17, 2012, 6:46 pm

    I would bake!

  • Kate October 17, 2012, 7:02 pm

    So cute! I would do a yoga class–since I had a baby 4 months ago, the scheduled classes are nearly impossible to make.

  • stacey October 17, 2012, 7:05 pm

    I would sleep! I am due at the end of December and trying to savor every bit of sleep I can between now and then!

  • Julie October 17, 2012, 7:12 pm

    I’d nap. Or maybe read.

    I’d like my extra hour to be uninterrupted and quiet, with no obligations! lol

  • Ashley October 17, 2012, 7:25 pm

    I love the bowties! What a clever idea. With and extra hour I would spend it at the spa!

  • Lindsay @ prettylittleparadise October 17, 2012, 7:25 pm

    I would read, read, read!!!!

  • April October 17, 2012, 7:25 pm

    I would definitely take a nap!

  • Max October 17, 2012, 7:26 pm

    My little boy is a couple of weeks younger than Henry (he’s the reason I started reading your blog, I came over from Babble) and even though we have spent the last 14 weeks together 24/7, I would still use my extra hour to spend time with him.

    …well, maybe we could have a nap together as well.

  • Jen October 17, 2012, 7:27 pm

    With an extra hour I would love to spend more quality time with my boyfriend- he works too hard!

  • lauren October 17, 2012, 7:42 pm

    i’d sleep or watch tv.

  • Nicole G October 17, 2012, 7:50 pm

    A close friend of mine has a seventh month old little boy that I can’t wait to spoil when I graduate law school and have a paying job =)

  • Presley @ Run Pretty October 17, 2012, 7:56 pm

    One hour? SLEEP. I need it. 🙂

  • Jo Anna October 17, 2012, 7:56 pm

    I would read a fun book.

  • Karen October 17, 2012, 7:58 pm

    With an extra hour every day I would read. I love to read but I never make enough time to enjoy a good book. I recently bought about a dozen books at a used book store and have only finished one or two.

  • Kay October 17, 2012, 8:01 pm

    I’d split the hour between a relaxing bath and catching up on my blog reading.

  • Katie October 17, 2012, 8:14 pm

    I would do yoga. I have a 3-month old baby boy and yoga is so easy to cut out of my busy life, but I should be doing it now more than ever!

  • Macrae October 17, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Say my prayers and organize!

  • Meredith October 17, 2012, 8:48 pm

    Spend more time in the kitchen – I miss baking! My friend just had a baby boy this morning, this would be perfect!

  • Tina M October 17, 2012, 8:49 pm


  • Lauren (athleat) October 17, 2012, 8:57 pm

    I wld sleep. No question.

  • Nora October 17, 2012, 9:04 pm

    I would swim! My friend had a baby boy on sunday, she would love this!

  • Lucia October 17, 2012, 9:11 pm

    Sleep! I have a son who’s just a week younger than Henry and I would love more sleep! And that bowtie is SO ADORABLE!

  • Brenda October 17, 2012, 9:13 pm

    I would dedicate that hour to Pinterest projects.

  • Kara October 17, 2012, 9:14 pm

    I would read more for pleasure. Or sleep…

  • Becky B. October 17, 2012, 9:15 pm

    My schedule currently looks like this:
    5:30am 10 month old wakes up to nurse
    6:15 start to get ready/ pump other side
    6:30 2 year old wakes
    7:15 Leave for work/ drop boys off
    8:30 arrive at work
    9:30/12:00/3:30 pump at work
    5:00 Leave work, pick up boys
    6:00 pm Arrive home- mad dash to fix boys dinner/bath them/nurse the baby/get him in bed by 7:00- read and sing songs with 2 year old and get him to bed by 8:00
    8:00 start making dinner for hubby and I (he arrives home around this time)/ wash bottles for next day
    9:00 eat dinner
    9:15 shower/ pump one more time before bed
    10:00 fall into bed
    2:30 am- dream pump– while baby sleeps through the night now, I dont make enough milk during the day anymore to go long periods at night!
    AND then….it starts all over again!

    If I just had one extra hour in a day- I would exercise. When I started reading your blog when it first started, I had just gotten married and was a runner like you. Running races on weekends and 15-20 miles a week. I havent run since I was bout 15 weeks pregnant with #2 and could really really use the mental and emotional relief it brings.
    I thought so much about your balance post….I havent found it yet. I yearn for it…there are days I feel crushed by all I have to do and all that I cannot fit in.

  • Sarah L October 17, 2012, 10:14 pm

    I would read a book for fun.

  • Kristy October 17, 2012, 10:26 pm

    I would insert that hour righttt before my alarm goes off in the morning and SLEEP!

  • Kelsie October 17, 2012, 10:33 pm

    I would do yoga in my extra hour!

  • Shahla October 17, 2012, 10:33 pm

    I am 8.5 months pregnant and expecting a boy in nov. Sleep is quite elusive as its not comfortable to sleep in any position and I have been forewarned that once the baby arrives sleep will not happen! So sleep it is!
    Also your pregnancy posts have been very helpful and I still go back and read your weekly posts:) I also made my husband read your birth story as I am quite committed to drug free birth. It certainly helped!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • April October 17, 2012, 11:00 pm

    With one extra hour a day I’d listen to my husband play his jazz guitar. He loves it and I think it’s relaxing. Relaxing is something I don’t get enough of.

  • Meaghen October 17, 2012, 11:14 pm

    I would workout. It’s last on my daily list of priorities. It rarely gets done and I know I should so more.

  • Jill October 17, 2012, 11:15 pm

    I would go to yoga every single day if I had an extra hour!

  • Megan October 17, 2012, 11:50 pm

    My first response was sleep, because the BF is out of town and I haven’t been able to sleep without him grinding his teeth and stealing the covers. So weird how love and habit changes things!

  • Carrie W. October 18, 2012, 12:19 am

    If I had an extra hour I would sleep more! Having kids cans trying to balance everything can be exhausting!!

  • Lindsey October 18, 2012, 1:54 am

    Oooooooo I’m having a little boy this coming on February! These are so so cute.

    An extra hour? Sleep. Or workout. Or read. Or bake. But the ticking time bomb in my belly tells me that perhaps sleep might be the wisest answer 😉

  • sandra October 18, 2012, 2:54 am

    I heart clever ideas and small businesses. Way to go!

    If I had an extra hour in the day, I would spend it catching-up with my loved ones.

  • Mari October 18, 2012, 5:12 am

    I would volunteer–more! I have done volunteer work before, but it can be so difficult to find the time between that and working, exercising, taking care of the pups and house, sleeping, etc. I’d probably take a few naps, too 😉

  • Joyce October 18, 2012, 5:19 am

    This is a hard one! I would do one of the following: exercise, spend time with my husband, or read a good book!

  • Sara October 18, 2012, 7:28 am

    I would clean – crazy, but I never get time since having my son!

  • Liz K October 18, 2012, 8:11 am

    Hope it’s not too late… Sleep, I would definitely sleep with my hour!

  • Megan October 18, 2012, 8:11 am

    An extra hour in my day… hmm… wouldn’t that be nice?!?!?!

    I would, like you, probably get an hour long massage!!! After having a baby 4 weeks ago (and not getting a massage for 11 long months) I’m definitely long overdue!

  • Rebecca M. October 18, 2012, 8:36 am

    I would spend more time with my husband who usually has to work long hours!

  • pam October 18, 2012, 8:47 am

    I would also get a massage..or sleep..or read

  • Zana October 18, 2012, 10:18 am

    With an extra hour I would like to read more…but I probably actually need that extra hour to iron. I seem to always be behind on that household chore, or maybe I need a better washer and dryer. 🙂

  • Kristina Neuhart October 18, 2012, 10:30 am

    I would get more reading done! Haven’t done enough of that!

  • Sarah October 18, 2012, 10:49 am

    I would read the bible. I used to with my coffee every morning, now I nurse my baby with my coffee every morning. Havent found that “balance” of which you speak yet…

  • Amy October 18, 2012, 12:54 pm


  • Jessica October 18, 2012, 1:15 pm

    Spend an extra hour with my baby boy! No matter how much time I spend with him it never feels like enough!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 18, 2012, 1:32 pm

    I wish I could say I’d do something really productive and useful with it … but I’d probably just sleep 🙂

  • Michelle S October 18, 2012, 3:22 pm

    I would use an extra hour in a day to blog! It seems to be my thing that gets pushed to the bottom of the to do list.

  • Amy October 18, 2012, 3:38 pm

    The bow ties are super cute. Is the contest still open?

    Right now, with an extra hour I would clean my house. Lame, but it’s what’s on my mind right now, as it’s driving me crazy but I can’t seem to “find the time” to do it. Other things just keep taking priority…

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