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Twice and a Blue Moon

a little of this & a little of that served with a lemon wedge

On Lifting Him Up and Letting Him Go

It's near.  I feel the change. I can see it coming faster and faster. In some ways it reminds me of so many previous big life changes. Time has a way of going quicker towards the end. In college for... Continue Reading →

On Brothers: Why they aren’t my “only”

Oh, Facebook.  Your "on this day" feature has become one of my favorite things. Today it reminded me that at this time 3 years ago we were announcing that our newest and last addition to our family would be another... Continue Reading →

Ten STEM toys Preschoolers will Love (and Moms will too!)

I've recently become very fond of STEM toys in our house. This isn't because of some article I read or study that I've found. I could pretend to be a better advocate for childhood development and open ended toys yadda... Continue Reading →

I Have Control of my Toddler: A Parenting Myth.

Earlier this week I was picking up Big Brother from preschool when Mr. Terrible Twos decided as we walked back to the street with my arms full of schoolwork and assorted classroom items that it would be fun exercise to... Continue Reading →

Dear 2017, Please be kind.

New Year's Eve 2016: The kids were in bed and I sat with my husband on the couch watching the ball drop. I remember telling him that I felt good about 2016. I thought after a fairly rough 2015, one... Continue Reading →

The time I was shamed in a restaurant and how it made me see the good in people.

Each year around Christmastime we take our boys to a local store to pick out their very own ornament to add to the tree.  Thanks to poor weather and scheduling conflicts this year we found ourselves today, on Christmas Eve, rushing to... Continue Reading →

In the Defense of Screaming Santa Pictures

This time of year you have no doubt been seeing Santa pictures hitting Facebook and Instagram in droves. Happy children, nervous children, scared children, angry children - Happy Santas, surprised Santas, grumpy Santas, creepy Santas - you name it. While it appears... Continue Reading →

Holiday Shopping with a 2 Year Old. A Simple 7 Step Guide.

  With the holiday season in full swing I have found myself running out of time to get all my shopping complete.  Earlier in the month I was happily ordering things online to fulfill my shopping lists. As the days... Continue Reading →

Dear Santa,

It's hard for me to ignore the fact that lately my two boys have been pretty darn naughty.  To make it easier on you and since I know you are a busy man, I have compiled a naughty actions list... Continue Reading →

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