We Survived (And Only Ordered Pizza Once)

Big things happened in the May Squared house recently. After over a year of staying home with Evie, Aaron went back to work. We are now both working outside of the house and have full-time schedules. And, of course, trying our best to balance parenthood. To say there were a lot of emotions in our […]

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Rainy Day Adventures in Spokane

Fall and winter can be tough in Spokane. First there’s rain. Then comes frigid temperatures. And then, of course, snow and ice. A great combination if you don’t have kids and want to curl up under a blanket and read a book. But terrible when you have a toddler that’s hitting the front door, demanding […]

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Three Easy Ways to Exercise with a Toddler

A few weeks ago, I dusted off my old yoga mat. Evie was excited, intrigued and little skeptical when I unfurled it in the living room. The skepticism soon wore off and she began lining up every toy, stuffed animal and ball she could find on it. This activity kept her busy for a good […]

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Homemade Playdough — What the What?!

I know what you’re thinking. No one actually makes playdough, right? Wrong. I 100% made playdough this week. It’s a stage of motherhood that I’ve weirdly been looking forward to. You see, my mom worked at a daycare during my early childhood. She knows all of the tricks of keeping kids entertained for close to […]

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My Daughter’s Isolette

My daughter’s first home in this great, big world was a clear plastic box. An isolette in the NICU. Just the word — isolette — feels so, well, isolating. I spent many days sitting next to her little box. I listened to the beeps and pings and alarms of the machines that surrounded us. That […]

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Sometimes I Put My Kid in a Box

Ok, so here’s the thing. Toddlers are wily. There’s constantly trying to find ways to hurt themselves, destroy the house, torment the dog or find some other, unbeknownst shenanigan. It can make it difficult to make dinner. Solution? A cardboard box. In particular, we use our Amazon subscription box. It’s big because of the ungodly […]

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