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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 [...]

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 [...]

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

When I was growing up, vacations with my family were almost always camping. That combined with being a Lifetime Girl Scout and I have had a love for hiking since I was pretty young. Simply being outside, away from civilization (even if it’s not that far away), communing with some sort of nature, has always [...]

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

This is the first post in my series on the benefits of singing to your children. Part 1 is singing and playing music to babies. I hope you enjoy. I come from a family big on music and song. My mama was in the church choir when she was young, my sister and I were [...]

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

Toddlers can often seem like an alien species to us. The motivation and logic behind their behaviors are certainly a mystery most of the time. But, being pregnant has given me a whole new understanding of my toddler’s behavior. I never before realized how much pregnant women and toddlers have in common. Here are just [...]

Pregnancy and a Toddler

Pregnancy and a Toddler

Being pregnant and having a toddler has been…interesting (and a wonderful lesson in patience). The first trimester was absolute hell. No amount of Zofran could force me to leave the house for those first 12 weeks, which was very hard on my 1 year old E. Thankfully, we (and by that, I mean ‘she’) were [...]

The Adventures of THAT Mama

The Adventures of THAT Mama

A few months ago, my husband and I took our two boys, ages three and one, out to dinner. The baby sat in his high chair, laughing and babbling. My older son played the game “what’s missing from the table?” with us to while away the time until his food came (he always hides the [...]

A Babywearing Daddy

A Babywearing Daddy

My husband and I hadn’t really planned on babywearing. I’d read the benefits and seen the cute, snugly pictures so I was open to trying it out, but I hadn’t planned on it being a daily part of our lives. I still made sure to register for the best strollers, swings, bouncy seats, etc to [...]

Top 7 Reason Toddlers are Awesome

Top 7 Reason Toddlers are Awesome

Endless laughs The other night my toddler ran around naked with an empty paper waste-basket on her head.  Efficiency You will never compete your errands or shopping faster than when you have a toddler on meltdown alert with you. Weight-loss You are having lunch when Junior suddenly decides only mommy’s food will quell his hunger. [...]