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It’s Father’s Day weekend! Just wanted to check in and say that I hope you and the fatherly figures in your life are celebrating.On this blog and in the world, we give moms a lot of the credit for all the kid- and family-related work, but dads are toiling away in the background and often […]

June 17, 2017

Happy Father’s Day!

Remember–in the times before iPads and smart phones–when summer was dedicated to swimming pools, idle time, dripping ice cream cones and juicy slices of watermelon?Remember catching lightning bugs and putting them in jars? Staying out so late that your sunburn already melted into a perfect golden brown tan by the time you actually headed inside […]

May 31, 2017

10 Simple Ways to Have an Old-School Summer for Kids

It is 2am. You are standing in a drafty hospital room, naked except for a paper-thin robe. A nurse just finished sticking you with a needle and popping one of a vein in one of your hands. (Surprisingly painful.) You haven’t slept in 20 hours.

May 29, 2017

The Birth Story

Currently I’m working on keeping my new tiny human alive, and I’m also writing up the story of the baby’s birth.

May 27, 2017

Why Hello There

It’s been a week since we welcomed little Sicilia to our family, and so far, the big kids seem to absolutely love her! I’m sure it helped that we welcomed her by bringing home cupcakes and singing “Happy Birthday” to her, which the big kids absolutely loved. Anyone who brings them sugar gets a big thumbs up. 😀 No sign of any jealousy or frustration, not at least at this point.

May 23, 2017

The First Week

This past Saturday, as Andrew and I racked our brains during round one of The Great Search for Something to Entertain the Kids, we settled on driving to a park in a town about a half hour from our home.

May 7, 2017

Just the Four of Us

I’m not a complainer, nor am I particularly sensitive to offhand comments, dirty jokes or innuendo, and rarely do I react to the crappy things that people tend to say so freely these days. (Oh hey, Facebook.)

April 25, 2017

Please Don’t Yell Out My Weight (and Other Things Pregnant Women and New Moms Want You to Stop Doing)

One of the many things lots of people associate Florida with is the beach and sunshine. And rightfully so. It’s rarely not vacation weather here, no matter the time of year, and while not all of us live along the beach, most are within reasonable driving distance.We are. But it’s rare I muster up the courage to […]

April 14, 2017

See You at the Beach

Have you seen the kid’s party that is taking the internet by storm? A 3-year-old insisted on Poop as the theme for her 3rd birthday party. Take a quick look. I’ll wait here.

April 12, 2017

This “Poop Party” is all That is Right in Parenthood

Here in the land of 33 Weeks Pregnant with Two Toddlers, things are starting to fall apart. I don’t mean that figuratively, because all the important stuff is intact; I mean it literally. As in, my poor aching bones. I cried for absolutely no reason for the third time this weekend and it just felt so good, I may have to do it again. For no reason.

April 2, 2017

33 Weeks and (She’s) Kickin’