raising kidlets

4 Ways to Make More Money As My Waiter

February 10, 2015

Dear waiter/waitress, I know you just rolled your eyes when you saw the hostess seat us in your section. You see us as work. You may hate kids. That’s understandable sometimes…I feel you. And yeah, the little one looks like he will for sure throw shit on the floor. I get it. Hell, this is why […]

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I guess we’re potty training?

January 15, 2015

Ollie has been going to the potty (toilet actually. He is very PC.) in his 2 yr old class after diaper changes for 6 months. Not always “going” but just sitting as part of the routine. One day before break, he asked if he could wear underwear like the other kids in the class (to […]

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Baby sleep…it gets better

January 9, 2015

I am going to blame SAD for the influx of traffic to my 4 month sleep regression post. It’s cold. It’s dark. New moms are stuck inside with babies who won’t nap. “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, BABIES?! THIS IS PERFECT NAPPING WEATHER!” they scream…into a pillow…of tears. I get it. Hang in there. I […]

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From Baby to Boy in Photos

January 5, 2015

Ollie’s curls were getting bushy. When wet, his hair came to his shoulders. It would get into his eyes. Poor kiddo was constantly getting oatmeal in it. HOLY HELL IT WAS SO CUTE! But he needed a trim.  So a “trim” he got. Kevin cuts the boys hair. He’s actually really good and OCD at […]

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That Time I Scared the Hell Out of My Kid

December 18, 2014

I’m going to tell you a story. This story may be very polarizing in response. You may think I am the meanest/worst mom ever OR you may high five your computer screen and send me a Starbucks twitter coffee (a girl can dream).  So here goes. December is becoming a double edged sword. Landon, in […]

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Why Girls Can Code Even If Mattel Doesn’t Think So

November 20, 2014

Earlier this week, the link started pouring in to me. Emails, Twitter, Facebook. “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?!” Mattel came out with a book “I can be a computer engineer”*. If I saw this in a store before any of this, I would have snatched that bad boy up immediately. You CAN program and still have […]

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In Defense of Butts

October 15, 2014

This week we were playing around giggling with Landon where we often fall down the toilet humor bandwagon. He is a 5 yr old boy. Boogers, farts, poop…it’s all comedy gold. He calls arm pit farts “chicken farts” and it’s pretty much the funniest thing ever when he tries. Smelling his own stinky feet is […]

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Hola, Kindergarten

September 30, 2014

We are now a few weeks into Kindergarten and getting our feet under us. It hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns but I think we have weathered the transition pretty well. I worried about him going to a whole new environment…like more than I usually worry. I am a pretty confident person and even I […]

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The Power of Thank You

September 29, 2014

When you get married you have to do a good bit of blending. Styles, feelings, furniture, and so on but the biggest I think is habits. Some good, some bad. Like how I am notorious for not cleaning the lint trap or how Kevin will pace like a caged animal on the phone…for an hour. Those […]

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So you wanna start running…

September 15, 2014

I get a lot of questions about running…especially in fall when it isn’t 5000 degrees. How do I do it? Where do I do it? When can I do it? The short answer is that it’s never the same for any one person but I have seen plenty of “I wouldn’t run unless zombies were chasing […]

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