raising kidlets

Moving On

July 24, 2014

I don’t fear change. I actually feed off it. I am constantly making things to look forward to. The next trip. The next project. The next play date. It always varies in size and sometimes I do a whole lot of change at once. Last summer, I started getting that feeling like I needed a change. […]

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Dad Can Do It

July 23, 2014

Time for some talk, ladies. More specifically, moms. I am seeing a good bit of dad doubting recently. I’m sure it isn’t more than usual but just circumstances are bringing it out of the woodwork. Leaving my kids for 4 days for my own agenda kinda set that in motion. Yup. I am happily boarded […]

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Rainy Day App: Drawnimal

July 2, 2014

With Arthur roaring up the East Coast, some of us are looking at rainy days ahead. Luckily my app hoarding husband thought ahead and pulled out a new app this morning. Meet Drawnimal. A simple little app where all you need is some paper, a pen and a finger. You put the phone on the […]

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Pokemon, LSD trips and Deep Thoughts on Parenting

June 18, 2014

Let’s just get something out there. I don’t think screens are ruining my children. We control screen time but I want to make a stand that 30 minutes a day is a little high and mighty for a recommended value. I’m not saying let them zone out for hours. Hell that’s just dumb. My kids […]

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Those Other Sweet Moments

June 13, 2014

So I wrote about those sweet kid moments you want to bottle up for forever. Mispronounced words where you would murder someone if they taught your kids the right way. The complete empathy they can show. The sneakiness that makes you just laugh. It’s intoxicating. But you know what else is intoxicating? Those minutes you […]

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Those Sweet Moments

June 10, 2014

Some days are tough. There is yelling and whining and shoe throwing and pee on the floor…again. There is routine and unfair rules and dinners no one eats. 6 am wake ups and oatmeal on your pants are part of your norm. It’s not glamorous but it’s being a parent. But even with all the […]

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8 Tips to Getting Better Family Photos

June 4, 2014

Family photos. Most of us want them. Some of us pay a lot of money for them. Some of us spend WAY TOO MANY cycles worrying about them. I have had a lot of photos taken over the years. Some for me. Some to help friends with their businesses. I have had meltdowns. I have had […]

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Goodbye Preschool…Hello Real World

May 20, 2014

Dear Landon, Today is a big day. Today you are graduating from pre-K. All you really knows is that we will come to your school and have a little ceremony. You love when we all come. You show off your “baby Beans”. You are so proud of Ollie just like he worships you. You love […]

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Mother’s Day 2014

May 16, 2014

My mother’s day was pretty great, I have to say. Sunday morning we met up with Kevin’s parent’s neighbor who is starting a photography business and in need of models (photos to come). I happily accepted. Imma brag a little bit as a mom/wife and say my family is pretty kick ass to take pictures […]

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Toddler Dinners: When The Bribes Start Working

May 6, 2014

Let’s just put it this way, Ollie hasn’t been the role model for eating. He has scoffed at my turkey kabobs like his brother loved them. He can tell me NO in the blink of an eye because the food isn’t what he is used to. He is “picky” I guess but I call bullshit. […]

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