Paint. Paint. Paint.

Toddlers are busy little humans. And finding a way to keep little hands occupied can be difficult. One of our favorite activities is painting. We started when Evie was about one or so. Back then, we used pudding that we added food coloring to. Sometimes more went in her mouth than on the paper — […]

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Homecoming Anniversary

Last week we quietly celebrated a special day for our family. Two years ago, on February 6, we brought our little girl home. After 54 days in the NICU, she was officially ours. We were terrified. Up until that point, nurses, doctors and machines had told us what to do. They told us when we […]

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A Toddler in the Kitchen

Keeping a toddler occupied is hard work. It can make it difficult to get things done. Mainly dinner. Or, really, any kind of cooking. The solution: bring them into the kitchen with you. But be prepared for the unexpected. Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve learned, so far. Safety first. When I first started […]

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The Last Jedi, My Little Girl and Holding Hands

  The Last Jedi came out on December 15. That also happened to be my daughter’s second birthday. You may be thinking, that’s a nice coincidence. But for us, there’s a lot more to it. So, let’s start at the beginning. I met my husband when we were only 14-years-old. We were in the same […]

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I want to go to story time, too

Story time is scheduled at 10am on Wednesdays. Indoor playground is at noon on weekdays. The children’s museum closes at 5pm. Tumbling classes are at 10:30am on Thursdays. Swim lessons are at 11am on Tuesdays. I’m a mom. I’m also a professional. I typically work from 7:30am – 3:30pm on Monday through Friday. If you’re […]

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And she declared, “Let it rain sprinkles!”

We have quickly discovered that sprinkles may very well be Evie’s favorite food. She can have a delicious bowl of ice cream in front of her and she’ll very carefully pick out every sprinkle. And I mean — Every. Single. Sprinkle. It was natural that we should combine her deep-seated love for sprinkles and her […]

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