A letter to my firstborn on his sixth birthday

December 15, 2014
Aidan for blog

Today I am the mother of a six year old. I have no idea how this happened. It often seems like just yesterday  I was holding you in my arms for the very first time. They say “the days are long but the years are short” and that is never more true than when you look …

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Have you gotten your flu shot yet? #NIVW2014

December 9, 2014
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Guess who hasn’t gotten their flu shot yet? That would be me. I took care of the kids a few weeks ago and my husband was lucky enough to get his at work. So the only one left is me. I know I should get it. My kids bring home every germ possible and even if …

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How often should you clean your car interior? (#refreshyourcar)

November 4, 2014
refresh your car trunk

I feel like I live in my car. Going to and from two different schools, play dates, and other activities means that I spend a lot of time in it, and so do my kids. So how often do I clean out the interior? Um. (Shrinks away embarrassed.) I probably clean the outside of my car …

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My favorite kid product – The Learning Tower {giveaway}

November 3, 2014
Win a Learning Tower

There is one product in my house that has been used every single day, multiple times a day for the last four and a half years. The Learning Tower from Little Partners. I have written its praises many, many times. Yes, it’s expensive ($200) Yes, it might not work in a small kitchen. But it is SOOOO …

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Moms can be scared of the dark too

October 28, 2014
Sometimes the dark is scary

Last night I heard a big bump upstairs in Mr. A’s room. It was about 11:30 and I sat straight up. Something was off. My mom alarm was going off incessantly. I couldn’t figure out what was happening. It was eerily quiet. I laid back down, thinking I must have been dreaming, but then I heard it …

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This is how my morning started

October 2, 2014

I didn’t know that we were going to have a moment this morning when I got out of bed. We ate our breakfast, you and your brother played a game or two on your LeapPads and the phones. We got dressed and brushed teeth. I was thrilled that when I asked you to get into the …

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