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Snapshots – Episode 7: Good Cooks

Snapshots – Episode 7: Good Cooks

This is not a fictional exchange that I made up in my head…it actually just happened. I’ll be laughing about this one for a long time! Daughter: Mmmm…Mom, you are the best. You are the best cook anywhere. Me: Well, I can’t hear that enough. Husband: What about me? Am I a good cook? Husband: [...]

Snapshots – Episode 6: Maggie and Keith

Snapshots – Episode 6: Maggie and Keith

Do your children ever start saying something non-sensical, and you can’t figure out where they picked it up? We all know they’re little sponges who absorb way more of the conversations, music, and movies around them than we even realize. But once in a while they prove it to us with a fun puzzle. Here [...]

Snapshots – Episode 5: Backyard Garden

Snapshots – Episode 5: Backyard Garden

Me: Hey, what should we grow in the backyard this summer? TJ: Hmmm… strawberries and tomatoes (pronounced to-MAH-toes) Me: That’s it? TJ: (looking at Daddy) Daddy, what do you want to grow in the backyard? Daddy: Bacon TJ: Silly Daddy! We don’t have the right kind of dirt to grow bacon!

Snapshots – Episode 4: The Golden Spike

Snapshots – Episode 4: The Golden Spike

I love history. If I see a historical marker along the side of the road, I try my best to stop and check it out. When we moved to Utah four years ago, I knew that here was where The Golden Spike was driven, joining two railroads to create the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869. Checking [...]

Snapshots – Episode 3: Robin’s Egg

Snapshots – Episode 3: Robin’s Egg

“Mommy, what kind of egg is mint chocolate chip colored?”

Snapshots – Episode 2: Scrunchy Smile

Snapshots – Episode 2: Scrunchy Smile

How many times have you deleted a photo of yourself from your phone simply because you don’t like how you look? What if your kids are in the photo with you? Would you delete it? Well, stop it!  No makeup. Unflattering angle. Multiple chins. Neck fat. Dirty Hair. Don’t care. Look at that adorable smile, with [...]

Snapshots – Episode 1: Soulmate

Snapshots – Episode 1: Soulmate

I’m starting a series where I plan to share musings on motherhood and conversations had between my kids and myself or my husband. A while back, my husband and I created a Twitter account for our oldest son to document some of the hilarious stuff he says. He doesn’t post on it (at least not [...]

Trick-Or-Treating with Food Allergies

Trick-Or-Treating with Food Allergies

For my family, the scariest part about Halloween this year won’t be the skeletons hanging in doorways and the zombies roaming the street. Instead, it’ll be the bucket of treats my kids collect when they go door-to-door trick or treating. My 2.5 year old son, L, is allergic to corn. That’s the biggie— corn and [...]

I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

Right after I had my baby girl (her nickname is Peeps, which I’ll be calling her on this post) almost 2 years ago, I remember my husband wheeling me out of the hospital when all of a sudden…the tears started flowing and I could NOT STOP. I cried on the whole drive home. I cried [...]

When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

My oldest child, Mae, was the quintessential “easy” baby/child. She slept great, and pretty much through anything, and went everywhere with a smile on her face. I really cannot remember a time where she had a difficult day until she hit three years old. She was/is a constant ball of joy. I’ve also always called [...]