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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Things I Love – That Gal {Benefit Primer}

May 29, 2014

Back in the early spring, I ran out of foundation. I was going to the mall and only had a few minutes and dropped by the lovely Benefit counter. I drool there. I would take one of everything if I was made of money. I have used their stuff since my wedding (they did my […]

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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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21 Day Fix: Complete

April 30, 2014

Note: Read about 21 Day Fix  in my previous post. Well I did it….well mostly. In the 21 days, I only missed 2 days. 1 day I was literally on my feet all day outside playing with the boys and doing yard work. We were at the River and once kids were in bed, we […]

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Hump Day Fun: Smarter Every Day Science

April 23, 2014

In my usual morning troll through social media, I stumbled across this YouTube channel and fell down a hole. Luckily it actually applies to my job in educational software. I am always looking at ways people are making learning fun and sharing with our subscribers. I figured these would be fun lessons for all. Smarter […]

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