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Hi, Remember Me?

This is the post where I write a long-overdue update on my life and its happenings and try to explain why I basically dropped off the blogging planet. You know the drill. So wow. It's been more than six months and a ridiculous amount of things … Continue Reading

Observe, Compare, Contrast

As much as I try not to, I frequently find myself comparing my identical twin boys Luke and Cole with each other. Sometimes I feel really guilty about it, because I don’t want to create competition between the two of them. But at this early stage of … Continue Reading

Baby No More

I don't think there's any way to deny the obvious at this point.  My baby is no longer a baby. This weekend, my "baby" will be 18 months old.  Still quite young, by all accounts, still small and in need of constant supervision, but no longer a … Continue Reading

You’ll Make It

Last week, I was making dinner for our family.  It was late afternoon and my husband was due home from work at any time.  The boys were playing, alternately in the living room and in their new playroom.  I wasn’t making a big special dinner, just … Continue Reading

Travel Tips

Playdate crashers, I miss you.  We have moved into our new house and everything is wonderful, except...*dun dun DUUUUN* We have no Internet.  But I'm exploring every avenue to make sure we stay connected!  Stay tuned, I won't be gone forever! … Continue Reading

Both Sides: Led By Baby

Jamie and Krista agree on many things, but sometimes they have different opinions on parenting. This is the second post in a two-part series on routine vs. on demand. Be sure to read Jamie's post, "Both Sides:  Parent Guided Routines". The … Continue Reading

Both Sides: Parent Guided Routines

Jamie and Krista agree on many things, but sometimes they have different opinions on parenting. This is the first post in a two-part series on routine vs on demand. Be sure to check out  Krista’s side, "Led By Baby". Before I had my first child, I … Continue Reading

Vacation, Vacation

I'm so excited!  Today is July 1st, which means that we will be at the beach in 22 days!  Our vacation always comes at the end of a very long summer.  We will have already traveled all over the place, spent many days and nights away from home, but … Continue Reading

A Rear View

If you took a peek inside my car, you might assume that I have two very young children - babies, infants.  Two identical, large, rear-facing car seats take up the back, leaving very little room between them in the middle of the bench seat.  But you … Continue Reading

Keeping House – #21

On this episode, Jamie and Krista catch up on Jamie's family travels, Jamie's baby boredom guilt, Krista's house hunting, and her youngest's destructive behavior. The Baby Whisperer's "Know Your Baby Quiz" The Baby Whisperer's "Know Your … Continue Reading

Backyard Waterpark

Ahhhh, the lazy days of summer. Even if your children aren't in school for 9 months of the year, there's still something awesome about summer.  Everything feels more relaxed (even if your schedule is anything but), those longer days make you feel … Continue Reading

Rows For Remembrance

I remember the feelings of shock, awe, excitement and fear that flowed through my brain when I looked down at that pregnancy test and saw two lines instead of one. Carl and I had been married a mere 3 months, and weren't trying to get pregnant. I was … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 3)

If you're contemplating cloth, we suggest that you check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Krista's series about cloth diapers! Okay, I'm really thinking about making the switch.  I think I know what kind of diapers I want and where I'm going to purchase.  … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 2)

By request, Krista is delving into writing about cloth diapering!  Check out Part 1 of her Contemplating Cloth series! Okay, so if I want to start using cloth diapers, what do I really need?  Where do I buy this stuff? You first need to … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 1)

I have had several people request a post about cloth diapering. I know that our audience is a mixed group of parents who cloth diaper, don't cloth diaper, and those who are curious about cloth. There is no shortage of blog posts about cloth … Continue Reading

My Little Roommates

Late night games, flashlights and ghost stories, forts and glow in the dark army men. I guess you could say I have a romanticized view of sibling roommates. Possibly because I had a nice experience of rooming together with my older sister until … Continue Reading

Restaurant Woes

My children have finally reached the age (almost 3 and 14 months) where I am starting to believe they are conspiring against me to make all public appearances something of a disaster.  Now, for those of you who have older children and are beginning … Continue Reading

Baby Stuff – #19

We discuss... Baby Purchase Flops Jamie's car seat mirror post Once a flop, always a flop? Baby carriers (See the widget below for the carriers we talk about!) (Go, Baby, Go! Water Wraps) Awesome baby purchases Diaper bags What to do … Continue Reading

Discipline Discussions – #18

Parenting Chit Chat and talking about discipline! Books we've read and used Time Outs Defining our discipline styles Our discipline struggles Spanking To spread the word about our show, tell your friends about The Playdate Crashers … Continue Reading

Product Review: Lamaze Books

Most people know that reading to their children is important.  What many people don't know is that even when your children are babies, they can benefit a great deal from regular reading with their parents.  Even at very young ages, children can learn … Continue Reading