Pretty Okay

I haven’t written here in nine months, but I’m here and I’m back even though I never really went anywhere, maybe on a...more

Sweet & Salty White Chocolate Popcorn

We love popcorn around here. I make it on the stove just like your ancestors because we don’t own a microwave. Tip: Use coconut oil, it will rock your face off ....more

Seven Years In A Flash

The sweetest little boy in the whole word turns seven today. I’m going to need everyone to vote for Troy stat because it is currently snowing and -1 outside. Happy birthday to my big boy ....more

Five Things I Learned About Halloween With A Six Year Old And A Thirteen Year Old

Halloween was like ions ago, but who cares, I’m going to blog about it anyway because it is probably my favorite holiday. No dragging a tree home, wrapping presents, cooking for two days required. I ordered Troy’s NOT A COSTUME IT IS A UNIFORM online and went on with my life ....more

Kickin’ It With Netflix

I was invited to be a part of the Netflix Stream Team, which means...more

Let's Discuss Cord Blood Banking

When I had my first child in 2001, my midwife never asked if I would like to collect my daughter's cord blood. I didn't even know it was a thing and I'm sure I would have politely declined at the time. I was too busy trying to plan a home birth and figure out how to actually take care of a baby by watching all the episodes of Baby Story on TLC: this was crunch time....more

Let’s Discuss Cord Blood Banking

When I had my first child in 2001, my midwife never asked if I would like to collect my daughter’s cord blood. I didn’t even know it was a thing and I’m sure I would have politely declined at the time. I was too busy trying to plan a home birth and figure out how to actually take care of a baby by watching all the episodes of Baby Story on TLC: this was crunch time ....more

Taekwon-You Don’t Know Me

I signed Troy up for Taekwondo last week because god knows we could use some character skills around here. His first class is today after school and I decided to look over the papers that I received when we enrolled. By look over, I mean finally get them out of the truck where they have been since last Thursday ....more

Gnome Garden Update

Let’s revisit the gnome garden because you guys, I didn’t kill it. Well, I killed like two plants but I had help because Troy was watering it every time he went outside. It started out back in May looking so full of promise ....more

I Know Fashun

Remember that time I bought a pair of skinny ankle jeans with zippers? Zoe took one look at them and said, “NO” and I said, “But can you at least-” and she replied, “NO” and that was end of that. Something something about trying to hard and the faded wash greatly offended her ....more