Really? Did I bring a child into this world?

Sometimes I hear stuff on the radio, tv, or see something in real life (or reality tv, there is a difference) and I think ‘Really? Did I bring a child into this world?’  Not saying I don’t indulge in some of the crap, for example ABC’s the Bachelor/ette and if there’s a picture of Brangelina on the cover I’m buying that trashy magazine.  But sometimes I gotta laugh and think that …continue…

My Breastfeeding story (I warned you)

Becoming a mom isn’t an easy proposition. Some people have to go through hula-hoops just to get pregnant and when they do that’s when the fun starts. Nine months of weight gain, nausea, swelling, avoiding foods & drinks, people asking you if you’re having twins (and you’re not) . . . you get my drift. By the time you think you might actually be having twins you just want that …continue…

First Trimester Myths (sort of)

(Jessi’s first trimester bump) A few things you hear about being pregnant: “Myth” #1 Morning sickness: During the first trimester you’ll feel horrible, your sense of smell will be heightened and many things will make you nauseous, possibly throwing up constantly. Truth: Yes, many many women feel this way. However, around 20%-25% of women do not get morning sickness. I almost felt like something was wrong with me because I …continue…

Under the Sea Mood Board

A friend moved to a new and bigger home a few weeks ago and now that her youngest will have his own room I wanted to do a mood board for him. She was thinking ‘under the sea’ for her 8 month old boy and we have been in the mood for beachy/sea themes (with the mermaid nursery and the south pacific nursery) of late. So I thought why not …continue…

Happy Birthday, Conor!

Hey hey, it’s this little man’s birthday! Happy birthday to my nephew Conor, who turns the big 0-1 today! We celebrated with friends and family yesterday and let me just say–this boy loves his cake (well, I should expand that to food in general). I’ve seen a few first birthday cake demolitions, but never have I seen one as speedy as Conor’s. The cake never stood a chance… Happy birthday …continue…

Clowns. Scary or cute?

(image from futuregirl) So, I follow futuregirl, even though I don’t knit or sew really (although I’m trying to sew).  I’m more of a paper crafter myself.  But I came across this post last week and thought it was cute, then scary, then funny . . . I thought a monkey in a sweater, how cute.  Then I saw the photo of the person wearing the clown sweater and I got …continue…

Homemade Goldfish crackers

Ever have a craving for goldfish crackers but don’t want to go all the way to the store to get a box?  I found this post from Miss Anthropist’s Kitchen with a recipe to make your own goldfish crackers and even make the cookie cutter too.  Since we don’t have soda cans usually (the material for the cookie cutter) I’m trying to figure out what I could use as an alternative material. …continue…

Happy Six Months, Jackson!

Eeeeks! How much do you want to just kiss those sweet little cheeks? He’s so cute I could eat him. Well, not literally of course (I typically frown on cannibalism) but you know when something is so cute you might explode? Okay, anyway. This precious little man is six months old and we took some family portraits to commemorate the occasion. How adorable are these three? Congratulations for making it …continue…

Camera bag or Diaper bag or Purse?

Camera bag or Diaper bag or Purse? I want to have all of these bags with me but I would look crazy toting around a 6-month old and three bags.  So why not turn them all into one bag?  I’m lusting over the Kelly Moore (not the paint) camera bags.  They have lots of pockets on the outside to organize my phone, snacks, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, pacifier, toys, or any of …continue…

Rolling into six months

It’s been six months (tomorrow) since my favorite little man arrived in our life.  And oh, how he has changed!  That Christmas day we brought our little gift home he was so tiny, especially all swaddled up.  It was hard to imagine that, in the next year, he was going to become a little boy.  But slowly, and now fastly (is that a word?) it’s happening. The first three to …continue…