My Favorite Mealtime Mom Hack

Meals with little ones can be an exercise in patience. Spilled drinks, dropped food, picky eaters: you know the drill. My son had a big appetite for such a little guy and tends to eat all the food I have cut up for him before I even get a bite of my own food, so … Continue reading My Favorite Mealtime Mom Hack


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 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

How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: the Morning Edition

Hey kids, looking for something fun to do? Bored with the same old morning routine? Are you a precocious two-year-old? Try this kid-tested way to shake up your morning and get the day started right! 1. Refuse to answer Mom when she asks what you want for breakfast five times, then, when she sits down … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: the Morning Edition

Three Days, No Accidents

I know it may not sound like a big deal to some, but I am celebrating Abby's third day of wearing undies and having no accidents! Woohoo!

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

Coffee, a Mom’s Best Friend

Oh, coffee, how I love thee.  How else would I function at 5:00 a.m.?   I cut out all but one cup of coffee a day when I found out I was pregnant.  I knew I couldn't go cold turkey without getting headaches from not having the caffeine.   This one is almost half unsweetened … Continue reading Coffee, a Mom’s Best Friend