Growing Up & Out of the Sweet Spot

Every morning the Husband and I listen to the local news as we get ready for work. Yesterday, as I stood in our closet, trying to decide what to wear, a news story came on about a Santa Claus convention happening this week in Denmark. As I looked up at the screen, plastered with 1000 “Santas”, all partying in the street, I immediately looked to my bedroom door to make sure it was shut – so that my kids wouldn’t see ....more

A letter to our housekeeper

Dear Sarah, Welcome to our home. THANK YOU for being here. It needs you ....more

And so, I did

I wrote a post last week about how tired and stressed I was. This evening I left work and while sitting in traffic thought to myself, “screw it. I’m tired of feeling like this.” So tonight I picked up takeout, picked up the boys, and we headed home for a quick and mostly unhealthy dinner ....more

Never-Ending Dust Bunnies

How do you get it all done? The cleaning. The shopping ....more

Seven Years Old

Tomorrow, the big kid turns seven years old. Right now, the husband is in the other room agonizing over which songs he should put on the new iPod we bought the Mouse for his birthday. He takes this stuff (music) super seriously, and he’s definitely been at the computer for at least an hour and a half, making up playlists and selecting the perfect music for his oldest son to fall in love with ....more

Working towards the point

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” In March, I started working towards serval personal fitness goals. I started eating healthier – watching what, and how much I was eating ....more

Dear Jason Voll – Thank you

Dear Jason, You might not remember me, but we met last fall when I happened to be visiting Philly for a work conference, and my lovely friend (your wife) Erica agreed to take an evening off from the kids and meet me downtown for dinner and drinks. It was a great night out – I loved getting to see a blogging friend, and meeting you was awesome. If I remember correctly you guys were total jerks and picked up the check – even after much protesting by yours truly (no really, I was on an expense account you should have let me pay) ....more

Goodnight, lets try again in the morning

I feel like all parents have had one of ‘those’ days. The days where you’re basically counting down to the kids’ bedtime from the very second you wake up. Where you spend every waking moment of the day, waiting to be alone again ....more

The Evolution of Tottums.com

You might have noticed some changes around here. Maybe. Hopefully? ...more

Being a Partner in Parenting & #CreatingConnections Twitter Event!

Having kids is quite possibly the best and worst thing you can do for your marriage. It’s amazing what two people can do when they put their minds (and bodies) together — you can create this tiny, perfect human being … right down to their fingernails and eyelashes. It’s an amazing process ....more