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

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Happy Easter

Easter Nest Cookies

I don't know about you, but I am sick of winter and ready for the freshness of spring. Yesterday I was shopping at Wal-Mart and they had aisles and aisles of candy-colored Easter goodies and a reminder that Easter was only 35 days away. I had to hold myself back from buying Easter candy. It … Continue reading Easter Nest Cookies

Does It Ever Get Easier?

Early this morning I glanced at the clock as I carried my sleeping baby from where I had been nursing him in the living room to the bedroom. Thank goodness it is only 1:30 a.m. and I can sleep for a few more hours. I'm so glad it is the weekend. Maybe the kids will … Continue reading Does It Ever Get Easier?

Let’s Potty

Today I decided to be daring and dress Abby in underwear instead of a pull up. I would like to say it was because I have confidence that she would take to it right away, realize she always needs to use the toilet, and we would all live happily ever after. But no, I really … Continue reading Let’s Potty

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

Getting Ready for my Little Monster: Decorating Baby’s Bedroom

I have been anxious to get baby boy's bedroom decorated and ready for him to come home to, or as my husband said recently, "nesting like crazy." Part of it is because I am excited, part of it is because I want it to be done if he were to be born early. My cousin … Continue reading Getting Ready for my Little Monster: Decorating Baby’s Bedroom

Making Friends

I have written about this subject before, so please forgive me if it seems duplicative or redundant.   My husband has friends he is able to call and talk to, go out for a beer with, hang out with, or workout with.  I don't have any friends like that.  I will say it plainly, it … Continue reading Making Friends

A Long Time Away 

It has been over a month since I last published anything.  I have been amazed each day to see that my page has still been visited - thank you to those of you who have.   I haven't published anything for several reasons.  I ran out of ideas for a while.  I went through a … Continue reading A Long Time Away