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Nap Snack

Snack Nap

Parenting Math: 1 trip to see Santa + 1 midday trip to the grocery store - 1 regular nap = 4:30pm, sound asleep on the living room couch, mid-snack, with an arm stuck in the cracker box. To see more photos like … Continue Reading

These Boots Are Made For Wearin’

Spencer Boots

Day 3. We're on Day 3 of a certain wardrobe choice that my youngest son, Spencer (2.5), has recently embraced. Early in October, I started planning for my boys' Halloween costumes. Following in their mother's footsteps, they decided they wanted to … Continue Reading

*Sigh*

Toddlers live here!

  I swear, he really is using the potty. We're having...poop issues... … Continue Reading

My Top Potty Training Tips

Krista's Top Potty Training Tips

There is no end to the crazy and sometimes gross topics that parenting bloggers can write about on their blogs. Potty training is no exception. I'm not going to pretend that this post is going to be chock-full of advice you've never heard before or … Continue Reading

Busy Bags by Busy Moms

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Going out to eat with my kids can be a nightmare. An absolute disaster. Come to think of it, going anywhere that requires waiting at this stage is bound to be awful. Because of this, I try to keep the ever-present diaper bag stocked with some simple … Continue Reading

Chatterboxes

Chatterboxes

Sometimes I still find it hard to believe that I have a three year old and a two year old.  At times, I think I should be more tired than I am, but then again, I'm plenty tired.   I'm quiet used to the "Whew!  I wish I had their energy!" comments and … Continue Reading

Crayons and Compromise

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Jamie is en route to her new home in Pennsylvania and will be popping in here and there for awhile, but we will be a little off-schedule for awhile until she and her family settle in.  If you are interested in writing a guest post for us, please let … Continue Reading

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

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I want to know who it was that decided "The Terrible Two's" were going to be the phase of child-rearing that we would use to scare new parents.  Is it just the alliteration thing?  Because seriously, 2?  No big deal.  It's no picnic, but I'm gonna … Continue Reading

Wish List: Highlights for Children High Five Magazine

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A magazine for preschoolers?  Why not?! When my mom first suggested getting my son Miles (then 2.5) a subscription to Highlights High Five Magazine last year, I wasn't sure what to think.  It sounded like fun, but I wasn't convinced he would … Continue Reading

No End In Sight

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Seven months ago, I thought it was almost over.  I was emotionally torn, a sense of peace mixed with sadness.  I didn't want it to end, but I knew it would eventually.  But it still hasn't...At 20 months of age, Spencer is still nursing.  Just once a … Continue Reading

Super Hero Crafty Fun!

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Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest?  I did?  Oh good. Right now, there's nothing that gets my dusty, rarely-used crafty self inspired and motivated than looking at all of the fabulous craft and fun ideas on Pinterest.  There are so many … Continue Reading

You’ll Make It

At least one of us looks happy!

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

Taking a chest punch from my youngest

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

Grandma Mornings

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There are many things I could say about why grandparents are so important and wonderful.  I could write about how they provide family history for their grandchildren, filling in the gaps for future generations.  I could tell you how grandparents have … Continue Reading

Friday Night Feeding Frenzy

"I'll have the Virgin Merlot" (aka grape juice)

Many of our readers have been interacting on our Facebook page, discussing an article about whether or not restaurants should be able to ban young children from dining in their establishments. If we were honest with ourselves, I think we would all … Continue Reading

Vacation, Vacation

Vacation 2010, Water Wrap by Go, Baby, Go!

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

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

Proving Us Wrong

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It has been just over three months since I first posted about some concerns we had about our oldest son's development.  Since that first post, we have worried with fears that he was behind in speech and social aspects but thriving in more academic … Continue Reading

Backyard Waterpark

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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

Contemplating Cloth (Part 3)

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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