parenting

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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6 ways my children and cats are eerily similar

September 30, 2014
my cats and my kids are the same

Last night I crawled into bed next to my husband, who was reading a book. He reached over and started scratching my head and arm. Not five seconds later, one of our cats, Schubert, was all up in my face, trying to get my husband to rub him instead of me. Seriously cat? It’s MY TURN. This …

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So much happening in so little time

September 18, 2014
Kindergarten is crazy

Oh kindergarten, you are a funny bird. You’ve turned ┬ámy sweet first born baby into a boy – a full fledged boy now, complete with opinions and ideas on how the world works. In the last three weeks, I’ve seen his intelligence grow three-fold. He’s talking about math and science as if he’s going to solve all …

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