raising kidlets

Formula AND Pumping, Not OR

August 4, 2015

Happy World Breastfeeding Week, everyone! With the celebration this year, the healthcare center at SAS asked me to participate. I went on camera and talked about my journey a little. When I was contacted about doing it, I jumped at it and asked if I could speak to a specific issue: formula and pumping. I did both […]

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4 Ways to Finding Your Mommy Soul Mate

July 15, 2015

Or at least some mommy friends. Over the years, I’ve had a lot of questions via Twitter and e-mail about how to find new mom friends. How to start a conversation at the park, how to get people to not think you are crazy and how to find that parent (and kid) that you can just […]

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Periorbital Cellulitis

June 30, 2015

New band name or crazy infection in a toddler’s eye? Spoiler alert: It’s the later. As your resident mom-who-uncovers-medical-weirdness (see pinworms, shingles, hobo iud, asian pear allergy, oh and I have found I’m allergic to sodium lauryl sulfate!), I decided this one was also worth documenting so you know what it is. But first, a […]

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The Tale of Ole Corn Nose

April 24, 2015

Mommy merit badges are a thing. I have lots of them.  I’ve got one for picking up poop with my hands. I’ve pumped, fed a baby and ate breakfast at the same time. I’ve pulled 70lbs of kid in a wagon around the neighborhood. I’ve had to take my kid to the dr for worms. […]

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Mommy, What’s A Selfie?

April 15, 2015

I climbed in the hammock playing hide and go seek. Suckers. They found me. Rats. “Mommy can we get in?” Sure. They delicately got in. Smashed along side me. “Don’t move or you’ll fall out”. I’ll admit, it was a snuggle trap. “Mommy lets take a picture!” Alrighty. “Selfie!” “Mommy, what’s a selfie?” Stupid internet […]

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Sweet Moments Part 2

April 1, 2015

I was recently looking for an old post and came across this one. I had decided to just list out all the cute stuff my kids were doing at the time so I wouldn’t “forget” them. Well guess what…I forgot. I was so happy to read those again. Those little things you just want to […]

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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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