a day in the life

Some days we really feel like we have this whole kid thing down, like our daily routine is a well-oiled machine. But other days, we look at each other and wonder WTF are we doing?! So today we’re sharing what a day in the life with the Miniwheats looks like. Ever feel like this? Admittedly, this is how I feel most days. A day in the life 5:30am Misterwheats gets up.. Read More

canada never looked so good

To say that I am shocked and disappointed by the results of yesterday’s U.S. election results would be an understatement. But I promised miniwheatmama that I would save the deeply political rant for a different venue so instead I want to talk about a happier topic that is loosely related to yesterday – the miniwheats. Yesterday I asked Thomas if he knew what a President was and his answer made.. Read More


Our Freshly Picked giveaway starts today. Head on over and follow me on Instagram for details on how to enter. In the meantime, here is Zoe rockin’ her Salt Water Taffy Mocs at the beach on Fathers Day.


This chick wants to remind you that we are giving away one free pair of Moccasins this week. The giveaway starts tomorrow and runs through Thursday, head on over and follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss your chance to enter! One lucky follower will win a free pair of Freshly Picked moccasins of their choice. 

mini-wheat mama & freshly picked are back

We are wrapping up June and kicking off summer by hosting a giveaway. Follow me on Instagram and follow my blog so you know when and how to enter the giveaway. One lucky reader / follower will win a free pair of Freshly Picked moccasins of their choice. And believe me, you’ll have a tough time choosing. Thomas and Zoe each have a few pairs of mocs and they love them. A perfect.. Read More

mini-wheat summa-time bucket list

First things first, thanks for being patient during my lapse in posts…. between starting a new job, interviewing nannies and daycares, and a celebrating babies and birthdays I have had literally zero hours left in the day to blog or even paint my toes. We are only a few weeks into summer and yet I feel like it’s slipping through our fingers so we decided to rein in the anxiety and.. Read More

mini-wheat mama travels

Whew! It’s been a very busy few weeks. We were so busy that we didn’t spend a single weekend in May at our own house. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned in past posts, we love Charlottesville, VA. We went to school there, we met there, we own a house there, we have tons of friends there, and so we travel there as often as we can. Since I work from home.. Read More

happiness is… blowing out candles

We rounded out Thomas’ birthday week with family and cake at my parents house. As I mentioned in this post, we kept it low key this year. I think all Thomas needs is a good cake and some candles because look at this face. Pure joy, I tell ya.  This guys loved all of his gifts and the bouncy castle at daycare but honestly, he just wanted to blow out candles… Read More

fake march break

Happy first day of spring! Ah it feels good to be able to say that and the balmly 5C feels even better. This week was March break around these parts and since neither Thomas nor Zoe attend school it was just another week for us. However, my niece is on spring break so we decided to invite her over for a few days, she and Thomas get along amazingly. Speaking of.. Read More

day dreaming

It’s Monday! According to Yahoo Weather it “feels like” -25C today, so naturally I’m cozied up on the sofa day dreaming of summer days and swimsuits. I am the worst at choosing a swimsuit and by worst I mean best because I just choose them all. I always have a good handful of swimsuits on deck as I love to mix it up. I have to admit that at the.. Read More