Snail Mail Revival

Welcome to the August 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Friends This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories and wisdom about friends. *** “The mail! Don’t forget the mail!” It’s a common phrase around here. […]

The Happy List

Today I’m happy because … This girl is finally wearing goggles! I bought the $20+ ones from the pool that EVERY mom recommended, but no, my little mermaid will only wear these Ariel ones we found at the beach. This post really made me smile. It’s so so true – blogging can make you money, […]

All Before Bed

Walking down the stairs after tucking in Jemma and settling Max in for one of his first nights with a Daddy bedtime … Ah, all is quiet. I’m going to relax before I hit the hay. Wait, did I have dinner? No, I don’t think so. I guess a bowl of cereal will do. Uh, […]

Perfect Pins

One /// Two /// Three /// Four /// Five /// Six Perfect, orderly pins that I love and a splattering of random from life … Max ripped apart the train set. Again. I’m really tired of reassembling it. I think I’ll be gluing it together very soon. Jemma has learned to hide anything of value […]

No, You Cannot Become the Bachelorette

Have you ever gagged on a sip of wine? I don’t often, but when I do, it’s usually because I’m watching The Bachelor or Bachelorette. I mean, for one, do you recall Juan Pablo? That’s the tip top Prince Charming America has to offer? And now, the saga just continues with Bachelorette Andi. It’s like […]

Because I Remember

Pain demands to be felt. And yes, that means I saw Fault In Our Stars recently. But I’ve had this post in my drafts for ages. Because I’ve wanted to share, but haven’t known the words to say. That’s the thing about loss, about death … there don’t seem to be any right words. Every […]

These Days

These days. I’m cherishing them. Moments with Jemma chattering about her favorite book, Tallulah’s Tutu and how she goes poo in the potty now (small, but major miracle that all started after my confession of not knowing anything about potty training). Or how her little animals are sleeping in her dollhouse so we can’t go […]

When It’s Hard to Be a Mom

I never want to complain about being a mom because it’s truly my greatest joy. I would never trade it and I very rarely wish for my pre-baby days. But. But … Some days, some weeks, it’s really hard to be a mom. Maybe because it’s nonstop. Maybe because I always feel like I’m on-call. […]

Style File — SAHM Code

Essential Starbucks Stop + Church — dress, Target via consignment store ($7!) /// jean jacket, GAP circa 2000 … remember when they had that whole line of embroidered denim? Yep, this was part of it, there is an embroidered peacock on the back! /// sunnies, TOMs via Nordstrom /// wedges, TOMS via Nordstrom /// bracelet, […]

Mama’s Gettin’ Pretty + a Giveaway

 On a daily basis what kind of pampering do you do for yourself? Ok, ok … How about weekly? Fine, don’t call it pampering. Let’s call it mama self-care. Caring for yourself through little things, no day long spa days or cruises :) The things that fill you up so you can then turn around […]