Here’s the Stink: Dutch Oven Kit Review

*Please note: The opinions expressed in this post are my opinions and the opinions of my sister. The product being reviewed has been gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. I have not been paid or received any other compensation. When I was contacted by Carolyn from Dutch Oven Kits asking if I … Continue reading Here’s the Stink: Dutch Oven Kit Review

I Love Having a Son

Growing up, I never doubted that I would have children, and I always knew that I would have two girls. I believed that girls were fun, they didn't like gross stuff, they smelled better, played nicer... Can you tell that my only sibling was a girl? I didn't have any close male cousins or friends. … Continue reading I Love Having a Son

A Day in Crazy Town

My father-in-law had hernia surgery yesterday, so I have been home alone with the two kids yesterday and today so that he could have a few calm and quiet days to rest and recover. Yesterday went relatively well and was uneventful, other than the fact that the kids both refused to take an afternoon nap … Continue reading A Day in Crazy Town

My Story of Sexual Assault and the Importance of Teaching Children Body Autonomy

*Trigger warning* The story below contains some graphic details. The #MeToo movement has gotten a lot of media attention recently after news stories in the last couple years about the president, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Bill Cosby, and other men in positions of power reportedly sexually assaulting women. I am going to share … Continue reading My Story of Sexual Assault and the Importance of Teaching Children Body Autonomy

A Year of Oscar

My little man has just turned one. It is hard to believe that we have been a family of four for that long. Changing from a family of three to a family of four was harder than changing from a family of two to a family of three. All our routines were upended. In the … Continue reading A Year of Oscar

Supply and Demand

It's hard to believe, but my little Oscar just turned six months old. He is rolling over, trying to sit up, babbling constantly, chewing on everything, and will soon have three teeth popping through. He loves to eat, so much so that I have been struggling to keep up with his appetite. Up until just … Continue reading Supply and Demand

Boy, Oh Boy

When I first became a mom I thought my daughter Abby was a pretty easy baby to care for. Sure, she didn't sleep all through the night until she was two years old, but she was easy to handle. The first time I took Oscar to visit work my coworker Juana asked me, "Isn't it … Continue reading Boy, Oh Boy

Getting Used to Life with a Newborn Again

Baby Oscar is now six weeks old. I love having him lay all scrunched up in a ball on my chest. His smell and soft fuzzy head is intoxicating. This week he has even given me several early smiles (I swear they weren't gassy ones!) It has been wonderful staying home and snuggling with him … Continue reading Getting Used to Life with a Newborn Again

Just Chill

Having a two-year-old and a newborn is great, most of the time. Abby is old enough that she wants to be my helper. She enjoys fetching burp rags, throwing away diapers, and other small tasks. Other times, it can be an exercise in seeing how long I can keep my cool. Sometimes I swear Abby … Continue reading Just Chill

A Baby “Sprinkle”

Having a baby "sprinkle," or second baby shower- is it tacky or a fun idea? A few years ago I was researching ideas for my sister's baby shower on Pinterest when I first saw pins about baby sprinkles. They are called a "sprinkle" to differentiate them from a "shower." They are supposed to be given … Continue reading A Baby “Sprinkle”