Like a Two Year Old Boss

Yesterday I got this text from my husband, "So I found remnants of Milano cookies and Jalapeno Cheetos in your son's crib...I'm assuming you didn't give them to him..."  My response, "Uh, no."  My two year old had given those foods to my one year old because as she put it, "Sammy was hungry."  He had eaten most of the cookie, and at least sampled the Cheetos because they were wet.  Now my husband was annoyed because he had to clean up a messy baby, and he was annoyed at me for leaving my nighttime snack food next to the bed so that she could get to it.  However, whe...more

This is the Life

The first warm day of spring! The kids and I go on nature walks often, but this time was really special. Finally, the cold dark winter days are behind us. Seriously, does life get any better than this? ...more

The REAL Life Lessons Kids Need


Mommy, You Forgot My Shoes

 Before I had a kids, I was organized. Really organized. Everything had a place. Maybe even a label and a color. The house was picked up. Things were planned ahead of time. The schedule was organized. I left the house with everything I needed all the time....more

Planting Grandmas Coleus

Our overgrown spindly coleus plant brought in last fall became 73 new seedlings in one afternoon when our granddaughters came to visit.  Click here to read this post ...more

5 Things Your Babysitter Wants You to Know

Aside from child care during the day for working parents, the next most stressful decision when it comes to the care of your child(ren) is the choice of a babysitter. ...more
Finally the voice of the serving silent is heard!more

Fashion Looks For Littles

About a week ago, I shared my personal fashion & beauty wish lists for spring and promised one for the kiddos in our life. I still can't entirely wrap my head around dressing Mallory in anything but functional play clothes (read : Do toddlers really wear white skinny jeans, sun dresses, maxi skirts, etc??) I think I've managed to find plenty of equally cute, practical pieces for toddler girls.   ...more

Whose To Say One and Done is Wrong?

 It started around six months after Chickie was born. I was frequently asked, “So – when are you guys going to have another?” Truth be told, I was still struggling with becoming a new mother, returning to work full-time, coping with the sleepless nights but most of all, my body was still recove...more

An Apology Letter to My Kids (To Read in Therapy Someday)

Apology Letter To My Children (to be opened in twenty years when you are in therapy) To My Dear Love Bugs, ...more
Thank you!  The funny thing is, by the time my kids are adults this letter will probably need to ...more

10 Things I Love About My Son

My new blog series, 10 Things I Love began yesterday with a tribute to my daughter (because she hacked the page I had begun to write for my older son.  Anyway, today is dedicated to my son.  He was the first to truly hold my heart with a love I thought no one else could have possibly ever felt before.  He changed my life and I wouldn't trade a single moment for anything in this world!  Here's to you, RayRay!1. He's been my right hand man since he born, always with me wherever I go even now....more