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Archives for March 2011

Waiting and Wondering

I haven't said much about what's going on with my oldest son and I still don't want to share everything that's happening, but I'm ready to open up a little more.  So here goes... For about a year, we have been struck by how quickly and naturally … Continue Reading

What the?!?: Infant Inflatable Neck Collar Float Ring

We're introducing a new post series about things that make playdate crashers think, "What the?!?"... When I first saw the infant inflatable neck collar float ring I couldn't believe my eyes! This is pretty shocking. We want to hear your opinion … Continue Reading

Oh My.

A few weeks ago, I was at a used bookstore with Miles (2.5, above) and was looking at books in the Parenting section. He was looking around and telling me all the letters, trying to read words. I heard him say … Continue Reading

Home Again

Ahhhh, what a weekend. My husband and I had a fabulous weekend away from our kids with our friends JR and Rachel.  Friday afternoon, about an hour after returning home from a trip to Ohio (Tuesday through Friday), we greeted my mom, who had … Continue Reading

Away We Go!

We are driving home from a quick trip to Ohio right now and I'm posting this from my husband's iPhone. My apologies if there are embarrassing errors! We are racing against the clock on our drive home. If all goes well, we will arrive at the same … Continue Reading

Winding Down

I can feel that the end is coming. As my little one grows and becomes more engaged with the world around him, I sense that soon he will no longer need to have the comfort of nursing from his mama. He turned one almost a month ago. By this … Continue Reading

Love or Hate? : Backpack Harness

Ok, I immediately know how I feel about this one, but I thought it might spark an interesting debate from those who love it. I submit for your consideration the backpack Harness. What do you think? As a dog owner and mother of a toddler you … Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning

I have a confession to make:  I am not the greatest housekeeper.  *insert collective gasp here* I really don't enjoy going through all of the work it takes to keep a fresh, disinfected house.  I'm far too scatterbrained to keep up with a bleaching … Continue Reading

Sunday Giggles

I thought you might enjoy a quick re-telling of something that happened in our house this morning. I was getting the boys ready for church and they needed to take a bath.  So they were in the tub while I put on my makeup.  I looked over and saw … Continue Reading

Foe No Mo!: Frenulum or Foe Update

This post is an update to my previous post, Frenulum or Foe, regarding my discovery of my twin sons' tongue tie issues. Let me start off with a big "Phew!". (hit easy button here) It's been a little over two weeks since I took both Cole and … Continue Reading

Mommy Gut

My mommy gut is bothered. Eventually I'll get into more specifics, but as for today, I'm emotionally drained from worry, anxiety, and guilt.  The short story is that my husband and I have some concerns about one of our sons, developmental … Continue Reading

From the NICU to the Breast: Stage 3

This post is part 3 of a post series that I writing about my experience leaving the NICU with bottle fed preemie babies (twins) and our adventure transiting to exclusive breast feeding. Read about Stage 1 here and Stage 2 here! So much has … Continue Reading

Springing Forward

Daylight Savings Time is weird. Time zones, losing hours, gaining hours...that stuff gives me a headache.  So it's no surprise that I don't do much to "prepare" for Daylight Savings Time changes.  But I know some of you do, so tell me how you … Continue Reading


We are so excited to launch a new feature of our website today! We've been wanting to make our website a little more interactive, more like a community, for some time now and we have found a great way to do it!  Using the new Ask Playdate … Continue Reading

Lessons Learned

I learned several lessons today while preparing my husband's birthday cake. Wearing an apron makes baking approximately 76% more enjoyable. It's much easier to bake a cake when your children are napping. It's also much easier to bake a cake … Continue Reading

It’s A Date!

I am pumped. Tonight, my husband and I are going out with two of our good friends to celebrate my husband's birthday with (get this) NO KIDS!  We spend a lot of time with this couple throughout the week and weekends, but most of the time all four … Continue Reading

Giveaway Winners!

I'm excited to announce the winners of our latest giveaways!  We've been blown away by the number of entries we had to these contests.  Thank you so much for your interest and support! First up, our KaWaii Baby cloth diaper giveaway!  The winner … Continue Reading

*Closed* One For The Fans!

Woohoo!  We just hit 200 fans on our Facebook page!  You know what that means -- we're giving something away! Giveaway is closed!  Congratulations to Heidi S., the winner! We have posted a picture of a shopping cart on our Facebook page and you … Continue Reading

The Other Side Of Grumpy

"Oh, hello happy child!  I've missed you!" My baby turned one last week.  He also had his one year well child appointment on Tuesday and with that appointment of course came his vaccinations.  He got three, including the chickenpox and Hepatitis A … Continue Reading

What Are You Watching?

I don't have much on my mind today.  Anybody want to tell us what you're watching these days on TV?  What's your favorite show right now?  Do you mostly watch comedies?  Dramas?  Reality TV?  Do you like to think when you watch or do you use it … Continue Reading