raising kidlets

Kidlet Dinners: The Good, The Bad and The Stuff I Put Up With

March 26, 2015

It’s been awhile since I did a kid food post and figured I should share a few things. This would be for both boys actually. They are on different parts of the scale but alas, they are their own challenges. School Lunches Landon is learning his independence now that he is comfortable at school. No […]

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Baby Butt

March 25, 2015

Months ago, Ollie coined a signature move. One day, I think at bathtime, he jutted out his hip, sported some duck lips and said “It’s my baby butt”. It’s hilarious every. Single. Time. Now he asks us all “Show your baby butt” and we jut out a hip and give duck lips. I have tried to […]

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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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