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Archives for August 2012

Sibling Stuff

Sometimes I forget what it was like to have one child. Not that it's been a really long time since it was just my husband, our son Miles, our two dogs, and myself -- it's been two and a half years. And it's not that I have an enormous family or … Continue Reading

My Little Preschooler

You thought you were in the clear, didn't you? You thought you were going to get away with not seeing a huge post about my son's first day of school. Well you were wrong :D I'm going to give you a spoiler alert right now...We made it! He loved it … Continue Reading

Jamie Says Goodbye

I always imagined that when the babies got a little older, it would be easier to find time to write. But the reality is now that they are toddlers, things have been pretty stressful at my house.  I have felt like something has needed to give for … Continue Reading

Board Game Review: Don’t Rock The Boat!

Krista from The Playdate Crashers reviews Don't Rock The Boat by Patch Products

One of my favorite things to do with the boys on quiet evenings is play board games. We've amassed quite a collection already and last week I got to add to it with a new addition, Patch Products' Don't Rock The Boat! This game will put your … Continue Reading

Preschool is a big deal

Comfort Heart for the first day of school

My life is about to change pretty drastically.  I don't mean to be all dramatic about it, but it's true.  Beginning this Friday, my oldest, Miles, will begin attending preschool three half-days a week. It's just now beginning to hit me … Continue Reading

Children amaze me.

Moms, can you relate?

I cannot be the only one who experiences this phenomenon. How do they know from the other side of the house that I've just settled down for three minutes to eat my lunch? And then the near-opposite is true as well... HOW??  How do … Continue Reading

Losing and Gaining

What can you gain while you lose weight and inches through changing your eating and activity? Read Krista's 2 Month Cinchspiration update and enter to win a Cinch Starter Kit! Disclaimer:  Results and experiences from the Shaklee 180 … Continue Reading

Month Two – In the books!

Wow, I can't believe it's been two months on the Cinch plan!  In some ways, it feels like it has been longer, just with all the traveling and craziness I've had going on, but in other ways it feels like I've just gotten started. Let's review, … Continue Reading

Get Started with Cinch Giveaway!

I'm Cinching and loving it and now you can too! The Shaklee Corporation has generously offered up a 2-week Cinch starter kit to one of my readers so that YOU can get started on your transformation! If you've been watching the blog, particularly … Continue Reading

Our Trip to Williamsburg with Toddlers

Alex and I were blessed to get to spend a week in Williamsburg, Va with his family at the Greensprings Plantation Resort. Traveling with young kids is challenging. Why would you not want to pack up all of your kid gear and do pretty much everything … Continue Reading

Bumbo Seat Recall and Alternative

Cole in his Bumbo

I was pretty surprised to find out that Bumbo recalled their seats this morning (8/15/2012). We used Bumbo seats with all three of our little guys and never ran into any problems. We were very careful to use the seat as directed by not placing it up … Continue Reading

Whew! We made it!

Around 2:45pm EST today you may have heard my heart beating rapidly.  Miles and I were at the pediatrician's office, awaiting the return of the nurses.  He'd already had his checkup, charmed the socks off of his doctor, and got all of his stats … Continue Reading

#SweetSuite12 at BlogHer ’12!

Why do people go to blogging conferences? There are a lot of reasons and they include sessions, meeting friends both old and new, and networking with professionals that fit their blogging niche.  We've spent a little time talking about our time at … Continue Reading

Rivet & Sway Originals at BlogHer ’12!

I've worn glasses since I was eight years old.  I've also never had cool glasses. May I present the evidence?  Exhibit A, Your Honor... Yes, that is a marching band uniform and a flute. I don't know why they had us pose for portraits like … Continue Reading

Our Kitchen Counter

My boys love to sit at our kitchen bar counter.  Our house's floorplan is open, a wide space so that while sitting in one of the bar stools, you can see most of the living area from the kitchen counter.  It's great for parties and for watching the … Continue Reading

Jamie’s Blogher ’12 Recap: Part 1

Wow! What an awesome weekend at Blogher '12. Like Krista said in her post, I too am coming off an Estrogen overdose from being around 5,000 women at one time. I was quite surprised at how often the tears started to flow and would catch me off guard … Continue Reading

The real reason I’m dreading the beginning of school

Miles starts school this month.  I haven't written too much about it, save for a post about his desire for a Toy Story backpack, partially because writing about it means thinking about it and thinking about it means admitting that he is growing up … Continue Reading

The Weekend I Overdosed on Estrogen

You'll have to excuse me today, I'm coming down from a pretty wicked high.  I spent the weekend living like an estrogen junkie, hopping from one session to another, parties to conversations, and back again.  It was like shooting feminism into my … Continue Reading

BlogHer ’12 – Day Two!

We're having a ridiculous amount of fun here at BlogHer and learning so much!  Are you following us on Twitter?  You should be, because you'll get so much more about our time in NYC by following our Tweets! Where will you find us today … Continue Reading

BlogHer ’12 – Day One

The conference hasn't even officially started yet and we're already exhausted!  But our excitement is helping us power through the tiredness because ohmygosh there's so much fun happening today! Where we'll be today (Friday): 8:00am - 9:00am - … Continue Reading