More Fake Tacos and Tea, Please

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for nine months now, and I finally feel like I’m getting into the swing of things. I’m (somewhat) confident that I can predict the times that will be the hardest (10 am is usually tough for us). I can easily discern which cries are real and which are fake. I know…

Blast from the Past: Bring the Powder

In case you missed it the first time – here’s a post from the past – July 24, 2009, to be exact. Now that we have three kids (and still two kids in diapers), it’s true more than ever… Bring the Powder To be honest, living with two kids in diapers and a big hairy…

Schwinn Love

One day last week, Even Steven called me during naptime. Me: “Hi Honey, how are you?” Even Steven: “Fine. Listen – a guy I work with is dropping something off at our house. Can you run outside and meet him? He just pulled into our neighborhood.” Me: “Um… sure. Who is it? What’s he dropping…

Share Your Toys (But Not All of Them)

With the summer stretched out before us, I decided to jump right in and host a playdate. I filled up the kiddie pool, dug out the sprinkler and mixed up some lemonade (with helpers by my side). With 15 toddlers and their moms just moments away, Miles took Alice’s Minnie Mouse. Massive, ear-shattering temper tantrum…

Why’s that lady looking at your bottom?

My babysitter cancelled at the last minute – just as I needed to walk out the door for my six-week postpartum checkup with the Ob/Gyn. You know – the one where they take a peek at everything? So I did the only thing I could do. I loaded the kids into the minivan, tossed some…

Perfect for rainy days, these sensory trays will keep your kids busy!

Sensory Trays Keep the Meltdowns Away

In our neck of the woods, rain is in the forecast for the next several days. With three little kids at home, I always try to have some quick and engaging activities in my back pocket. Today, after we had already played with playdoh, read books, played upstairs, downstairs and all around – the children…