Santa Pictures & Christmas Playlist

No matter how early I start my Christmas shopping and holiday prep (and I start in late October) I am still running around the week before Christmas doing last minute things. How does this happen? Adele has hijacked our normal 24hr Christmas music ritual but we have managed to squeeze our Christmas playlist in here and there too. Ever since my sister-in-law’s post wedding beach party last December in St.Thomas, Virgin.. Read More


Happy Thanksgiving from the mini-wheats who are celebrating the holiday with family and soaking up every ounce of beach that we can. We are so thankful for many things, but our health, safety and family top the list, in addition to time we get to spend with those we don’t get to see often.  We’ve had a few great beach days already and we’re heading there now for a pre Thanksgiving.. Read More

weekend wrap-up

It seems that all our weekends from here on out are jam packed and this past one was no different. We kicked off the weekend by taking the day off on Friday to do a late fall version of “spring cleaning”. With the influx of stuff that will be coming into the house over the holidays I was seconds away from having a panic attack due to clutter and claustrophobia… Read More

mom truth monday

Happy Monday y’all, It’s mom truth Monday! Mom truth: Lately it seems I have to go full on “momster” in order to get anyone to listen to me.  This is what life has seemed like lately: I make a request —–> Nobody listens I make a request —–> Nobody listens I make a request —–> Nobody listens I make a request —–> Nobody listens I scream my F*c%ing head off.. Read More

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

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

** n e w   s e r i e s ** This parenting thing is hard at times and it’s hilarious at times and it’s super frustrating at times and then there’s all the loved filled moments in between all these times. I’ve found  comfort in talking “real talk” with my girlfriends about our successes and failures as mom’s, wives, and just plain humans. So today and regularly on.. Read More

mama’s weekend getaway

A couple weekends back I packed up the hubs and the kids and sent them to my parents house, then I packed myself up and headed north with some of my girlfriends for a weekend away. It was 48hrs of being just me. Not a mom, not a wife, not a cleaning lady, a diaper changer, not a meal maker… just me, and for those 48hrs of pure heaven.  We.. Read More