Happy Birthday, Max!

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My first son and darling mama’s boy turned three yesterday. THREE! He woke up with a beaming smile and requests for snuggles as he always does, but still, he looked bigger, more mature and somehow it seemed his vocabulary had grown. For him, three must mean an increase in words, emotions and, of course, love.  Multiple […]

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Interview

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I really love these little interviews and should probably do them more often. At least, I’ve managed to do them two Mother’s Days in a row now! Read Jemma’s interview from last year. Can you believe that I’m decreasing in age as the years go by? This is Max’s inaugural year and he was a super little […]

February Duo


I know it’s March. These were just our photos from February so it still got tagged as the February Duo :) It has been a long, dumb week with relentless coughing and other atrocities. But sometimes seeing your kids at their lowest, while being at a pretty darn low yourself, really puts a glimmer of […]

January Duo

January Duo

I’d like to say this is the first of twelve installments of my little duo.  Buuuuuut, we all know I really stink at daily/weekly/monthly challenges. So, may I present just January! perhaps the first of four or nine or twelve … or maybe the one and only :) Jem is really into laying out her […]

Dear Mom Who Is Thinking About Potty Training

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias I’m going to share a little history lesson from my parenting world today. I had my first baby in 2010 after 40 hours of labor which included a hospital transfer. Finally, FINALLY, my sweet little girl was […]

2014 Family Photos


At the end of September we ventured out with our favorite photographer to lock in another round of family photos. It was pure bliss! All smiles. No hiccups whatsoever. How family photos always go … wink, wink ;) That’s why it always amazes me when photography folks can capture such amazing moments. I love love […]

The Seven Year Non-Itch


The quintessential anniversary post. This year, honoring seven years with my perfectly imperfect husband. No doubt, he’s the guy for me and each day I’m thankful to call him mine. I mean, just look, he appeases me with grainy selfies on hot summer days while our munchkins wail for us to sing Let It Go […]

Max’s Sharktastic Birthday Party

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Guess who is TWO today? The ever adorable and sweetest little chunk, Max Valentine! That’s who! We celebrated Thursday evening with a few little friends at his shark birthday party at a local park. It was practically perfect … It started out blustery – complete with flying away balloons – but calmed down in time […]

Everything I Don’t Know About Potty Training


Potty talk! Fully acceptable in the circle of motherhood, right? And thanks to today’s sponsor, Cottonelle, I’ve got a whole lot to share with you … about everything I don’t know on this topic. Read on, share your wisdom and don’t forget to grab a coupon! Jemma turned 2 almost 2 years ago. That’s when […]

Max | 16 months


Wanna win a 10 pack of my favorite cloth diapers? Don’t miss this smashing giveaway! Let’s take a moment to celebrate my sweet Max … 16 months is one of my favorite ages and he’s absolutely fulfilling all the fun I imagined. His personality is booming – he’s got the best mad face, a super […]

Here Comes the Flower Girl


Earlier this month Jemma donned her “pwincess dwess” and “dancin’ shoes” and waltzed down the aisle of my dear friend’s wedding. Denise and I have been friends since college and I was so honored that she asked my girl to be a part of her wedding. The big day was September 8th at a gorgeous […]