The Terrible Twos in Action

See that adorable little guy? Look at those dark brown puppy dog eyes, surrounded by the longest dark eyelashes you've ever seen. Just try to keep from kissing those soft cheeks: it's almost impossible. See that cute smile? Try your best to not give in when you say, "No!" and he says, "Oh," while looking … Continue reading The Terrible Twos in Action

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Yesterday as I backed my car out of the driveway, The Beatles' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da began to play on the radio. The upbeat song about Desmond and Molly and then the family they create has always been one I've enjoyed. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, just as my husband is; that's one of … Continue reading Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

7 Simple Ways to Stay Productive in Motherhood

Today we have a great guest post by fellow blogger, Marissa. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! If you have a child, it goes without saying that it can be downright challenging to stay productive in motherhood. As mothers, a myriad of things interfere with our productivity on a daily basis. … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways to Stay Productive in Motherhood

Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

The rollercoaster Imagine waiting in line to board a rollercoaster car. You are feeling excited and a little impatient. Once you board the car and are strapped in you begin to feel nervous and hesitant. Do you really want to take this ride? Next, the car jerks and you feel scared and begin to regret … Continue reading Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

The night before last our whole family was sitting around the dining room table eating supper. My daughter was chattering away about a million different things and my son was sitting in his highchair feeding himself yogurt with a spoon. All of a sudden I felt very emotional and my eyes began to well up … Continue reading Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

10 Reasons Why You Need a Mom Friend

I've touched on this subject before, but it is one that resonates with a lot of mothers. I can 100% identify with it myself. All moms need to have at least one mom friend. Here are 10 reasons why it sucks to not have a you need to have a mom friend. You have no … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Need a Mom Friend

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I'm rubber, you're glue; whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you. I know you are, but what am I? It takes one to know one. I remember saying each of those phrases to mean kids and bullies in … Continue reading Sticks and Stones

Job Description: Mother

Until I had a kid, I really had no idea how hard being a parent is. Then I hopped aboard the pregnancy train heading for Parenthood with a capital 'P,' discovering all through the journey just how amazing (and sometimes gross- let's be honest) being a mom is. I bought What to Expect When You … Continue reading Job Description: Mother

Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

For most children in the United States, it is time to go back to school, or for some, the academic year has already begun. My daughter began her second year of preschool three weeks ago and is loving it, especially because she has moved to a brand new classroom and their new building has three … Continue reading Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary

One of our engagement photos Happy anniversary to my sweet husband. It is hard to believe that we have been together for eleven years and married for five! One of our wedding photos We've shared so many memories and have created a beautiful family. I love you! My husband with Abby Me with Oscar My … Continue reading Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary