I met a wonderful mama, Joey, through my local Hike it Baby chapter and she started a little project five years ago in honor of her son Jack, who passed away in 2006. For International Kindness Project Day in 2011, when Jack would have been turning five and starting kindergarten, she bought five backpacks and [...]
TJ is six and a half and in the same classroom with the first, second, third, and fourth graders at his Montessori school and he is LOVING it (yes, even summer school). He is reading anything and everything he can get his hands on and it’s been amazing to see how the world has become [...]
My two-and-a-half year old had some serious hiccups. They were the ones that were really deep and I wondered if something else was going to come out of her mouth besides hiccups. This is what she said: M: “I have a cow in my belly. Milk um milk! M: Hiccup-hiccup-hiccup! How do your kids interpret [...]
Things I thought I would never do when I was a mom: The Baby Files Cloth diaper. Going into this I wanted to cloth diaper because I was as a baby. Now, I’m saving the planet one diaper at a time, which is only a perk to why I use cloth. Use essential oils. I though [...]
Things I thought I would never do when I was a mom: The Mama Files Buy “fat” pants. Yes.I.Did. Use baby layette hangers to dry my bras. They make cute little bra trees. You should try it. Wear a plain tank top around shopping for the day. I got baby poop/puke on my main shirt. [...]
While TJ helped me make bolognese sauce one day: TJ: Mommy, is this super sauce? M: Yes!! Let’s call it that from now on. It has veggies hidden inside! TJ: Ugh, Momeeeeee! (rolls eyes) Is it SOUP or SAUCE? M: Uh… sauce.
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: [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]