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pumpkin carving

We did a little mid-week pumpkin carving to get ready for Halloween. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a huge Halloween fan, but I can see getting more and more into it as the kids get older and more excited about it. The crew was super pumped for carving and of course picked out ginormous pumpkins. This resulted in the hubs and I doing a whole lot of pumpkin guts.. Read More

save yourself from daylight savings

Twice a year we parents are faced with the dreaded “daylight savings” fiasco. For some kids this is a breeze and for others it’s the perfect storm for sleepless nights and grouchy days. Thomas has been a rockstar sleeper from the get-go, but little Miss Zoe likes to keep everyone on their toes. We ended up hiring a sleep consultant when Zoe was 5 months old to help us sleep.. Read More

mom truth monday

Mom truth: I love to scare the Sh@$ out of Thomas and I take every opportunity to do so. In light of it being Halloween week I thought I’d take the opportunity to confess that I LOVE to scare the Sh$t out of Thomas . I’m not sure when it started, but the very first time I scared him he literally jumped and instantly had tears rolling down his cheeks. I.. Read More

mini wheat kisses & disses

//Kisses// 1. We had a night out alone and didn’t have to wake up to kids in the morning 2. We’re fully integrated and adjusted at Montessori and the kids run in every morning 3.We’ve been walking the kids to school and logging 2.4 miles everyday 4. There are only 9 Saturday’s until Christmas! 5. We will be soaking up the sun in the Virgin Islands in just 5 weeks. Celebrating Thanksgiving and spending time with.. Read More

weekend wrap-up

Every weekend in October is spoken for except one (and that was the first one), which means our weekends are very very busy. We packed family photos, a wedding, a massive kid sleepover and a birthday celebration for our niece all into one weekend! The best decision I made was to stop drinking after dinner at the wedding, I had a blast and we danced all night, but I woke.. Read More

mom truth monday

Mom truth: When the hubs is away on business we eat cereal for every meal. It started waaaay before we had kids. Anytime the hubs was out of town for work, pleasure or what have you, I would skip the grocery run and exist solely on cereal. The hubs doesn’t realize that even though we don’t like when he’s gone, we do love eating cereal. That’s Thomas’ evil happy laugh.. Read More

mid-week birthday party

We’ve had a few family gatherings lately and we’ve been calling them “parties” for the kids, and ever since Zoe learned that word she’s wanted to go to a party e v e r y d a y! I mean who wouldn’t. On our morning walks to school Zoe will ask “where going Mama?” and I’ll say “to school” and she will promptly correct me by very sternly saying “no!.. Read More

weekend wrap up

So exactly one day after I was bragging to my girlfriend about how the hubs hasn’t traveled much in the past 7 months, the hubs tells me he’s going to Singapore for a week; and he’s leaving on a FRIDAY! That meant I got to kickoff flying solo for a week, with 48 straight hours of mama and kid time. Glug glug glug.  Typically when this happens I pack up and.. Read More

mom truth monday

You know those days when things just aren’t going according to plan or something has happened that just doesn’t make you feel as awesome as you are? Well on those days I look to my kids for a little something extra.   Rain boots : Camo Pants : Handmade Sweater Mom truth: I fake crying to get affection. I’m often rudely denied hugs or kisses by the toddler dictators, which is so.. Read More

mom truth monday

This is exactly how I feel at 5pm on weekends (sometimes on weeknights too), when I realize we’ve spent the last 10 hours together: happy, yelling, snuggling, playing, battling, laughing etc. and I realize we still have TWO-more hours to go. I look at the hubs and say “it’s only two more hours, we got this!” Or sometimes, if it’s really been a long day, we just say the heck.. Read More