raising kidlets

The Rise of the Mommy Martyr

April 16, 2014

It’s been happening for years now. This mythical pedestal we have put the perfect mom on. We all see her differently. Either we aspire to be like her or we violently revolt against her. Putting her there to lash out against it. It’s weird. We see the moms with their pennants at birthday parties and […]

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Cherish Your Moments with BooksTo.Me {Review}

April 16, 2014

Hi. I’m Brandy and I’m an instragramaholic. You may have noticed. I am rounding up to 3200 soon. At first it seemed silly but now I just adore it. It captures my life. I’ve made videos. I’ve made magnets. I’ve printed out the wazoo. I even have canvases of some of my favorites. I’d say […]

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21 Day Fix: Week 1 Complete

April 14, 2014

So I started a exercise program. I announced this in grand fashion by taking a photo of my muffin top in the bathroom mirror during bathtime for the boys and now on here. Exhibit A   I stopped working out regularly last summer due to a work crunch and the post-crunch “Treat yoself” mantra I […]

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Bringing Home Baby to Your Baby

April 2, 2014

This was a post requested by the lovely Katie Krongard. She is preggo with #2 and wanted to know about bringing home that second kid. I also have 3 of my 4 bridesmaids pregnant with their firsts so I figured there are some general nuggets of info they would like to know as well about […]

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Toddler Dinners: Sample Daycare Menus

March 25, 2014

Recently someone (I can’t remember…I blame booze) asked what kind of things Landon has for lunch. We are super lucky to have a stellar daycare that prepares his lunch. Lucky in the fact that I don’t have to pack lunches because that sounds awful. It also makes me feel less guilty when weekend lunches are […]

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Random Ramblings

March 21, 2014

I can’t really put together a thought provoking post in the little pockets of time I have so I figured I would just give you the cliff notes version of my thoughts. Spring keeps coming in random days and teasing us. We have been playing outside so much and we just love it. Our driveway […]

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The Cheeks

March 11, 2014

I’ve avoided the post on purpose. Ollie has eczema on his cheeks. It’s one of the only reasons I am liking winter. So people stop asking me. Around July, 3 main patches popped up. At the time, I had started whole milk (he was on milk based formula). I thought it was that and stopped. Nada. […]

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The Boy That He Is

February 27, 2014

I should be doing work right now. We just put the boys to bed. I have my glass of wine and VPN started. If statements need to be written. Tweets need to be scheduled. My inbox looks like a nightmare but I had to get this out. I want to remember this time…the good and […]

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6 Music Videos to Get Kids Moving

February 26, 2014

As many of your probably do now, we have Apple TV. Lately we have been exploring the world of music videos through the Vevo app. Reason started as a way to kill that 10 minutes before bed or dinner when there isn’t time for a show and/or want to get them moving. To add, Ollie […]

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Another Post About Birth Control {with GIFs!}

February 4, 2014

WARNING: More talk of lady stuff. Men? I suggest you look elsewhere. If your lady is in the market for birth control options, just forward the link. But if you want something to read, here is a post about Percy in a different context.  The Backstory (with pictures!) It’s been almost a year since the […]

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