Family Beach Day Essentials

Our kids take after us – they LOVE beach, pool, lake – water any way they can get it. 😛 The more kids we added, the more hectic these beach days became. With a lot of trial and error, we ended up with exactly what we needed to be able to truly relax and enjoy our family beach day! As […]

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Superhero Birthday Party

Over this past year, Mikey became obsessed with superheroes so it was no surprise when he requested a superhero birthday party. Some of you may recall from that unexpectedly popular post back in March that he specifically requested Batman as a party guest. (He later added Iron Man and Captain America to that list.) Now, here’s the thing. I know […]

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A Pretty Room For A Toddler Girl

It snowed again. Yes, on the first day of spring, we got another snowstorm. Die, winter, die! On the bright side of being stuck inside again, the boys napped for 3 hours today, and I decided to snap some quick photos of Eloise’s room while we girls enjoyed the quiet afternoon together. So you all get another mini house update. […]

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The Boys’ Room

Oh em gee has New York winter finally ended?! We made it to mid-January before winter really hit us, so for a while there was that feeling of “Yay, this isn’t so bad.” Yeah. That didn’t last long. haha However, at the risk of bringing back Elsa and her eternal winter – I will say that it seems spring is […]

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Before and After

For the first few months of my writing on here, I didn’t even publish most of my posts. I just did it as a creative outlet and emotional release. Once I started sharing them with friends and family, I realized it was fun having a space where I could put thoughts and activities that were a little more in-depth than […]

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A Baby Valentine’s Day

You guys. I love Valentine’s Day. The kids love Valentine’s Day. Hubby loves Valentine’s Day… now. He didn’t used to, but I am very convincing! 😉 It was Valentine’s Day  and Hubby had to work his regular shift, so we had a Baby Valentine Breakfast. One thing I’ve learned over the last few years of parenting is that pretty creativity […]

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What’s New With You?

This time of year always ends up being so active around here, and the days have been flying by. Every now and then someone asks me, “What’s new with you?” and I often don’t know how to respond. My son has changed from toddler to boy overnight, it seems. His facial expressions, his mannerisms, even his sense of humor – […]

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I See…

I see you. I see the anger on your face as you watch the news. I see the hurt in your eyes as you see yet another “friend” post ignorant comments and photos on Facebook. I see you hold your infant son a little tighter. I see your shoulders bent a little lower as you walk to the car. Surrounded. […]

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day

So… yesterday was Valentine’s Day. One of our all-time favorite holidays – and we are big holiday people, so that’s saying something. 😉 It just falls at such a perfect time, when the winter blues have almost entirely taken over, and Mama feels like if it snows ONE MORE TIME, she might explode. Not like I ever feel like that. […]

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