When I started my new life with a newborn, a life in which I saw 2 am with more regularity than ever before, it was with a fresh notebook by my bedside, in which my husband and I religiously wrote down what time Baby Julian ate, produced stool, and slept. I thought the pediatrician would be […]
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This is what we’re all about, tracking, counting, recording, measuring…
This post is sponsored by the pharmacy in Target, powered by CVS. Some days I don’t know what I did before the screen in my jeans took control of every aspect of my life. Was I wandering around in the dark using an abacus because I didn’t have instant access to a flashlight and calculator? […]
For rainy or snowy days with little kids, you don’t have to be stuck inside counting the minutes until your partner gets home. There are at least 49 things more fun to do together! Let me explain. Yes, I realize my daughter might not forgive me for this picture later in life. But she was […]
My fellow Americans, history is upon us. It’s an election year. If you have a newborn in the house, it can be like living under a rock for several months. But you can still be in on the fun. I suggest you throw a debate-watching party to reconnect with your childfree friends. You supply the […]
Baby photo gifts come in a wide array of silly to sweet. Playing cards, wrapping paper to mugs and iPhone cases. What about a blanket?
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This is a list of flexible jobs for stay-at-home moms, and I’ll acknowledge that for some women, none of them will be a fit. It’s not a list of flexible jobs for women who are lawyers, pilots, pharmacists, or product managers. The idea here is that there are some opportunities to leverage technology to earn […]
We are big fans of the I Spy books, starting with the board book versions I bought when Julian was a baby. We play “I Spy” with regular books, too, and now we’ve graduated into Where’s Waldo? territory. When Julian was four, he and I did a little photo shoot with big plans — still […]
When I saw this activity on photojojo, I ran right out for bulldog clips to get started on a long overdue family photo wall. Unfortunately, my local Office Depot does not carry them in stock (nor does the next one down the street, which I stupidly thought was a different chain… but was the same chain!) so […]
My favorite thing about parenting a toddler was finding fun in unexpected places. When I had time and patience, of course. A pile of gravel outside someone’s house? Let’s examine it! A dude hanging a sign? Let’s watch! A woman sweeping her porch? Maybe she’ll let you try it! Hardware stores are full of fun […]
This handy little Q & A a Day diary makes tracking my life simple, nerdy, fun. Each day, I answer a brief question in a sentence or two. Example prompts: Which celebrity would you want to interview? How did you start your day? What three words describe your family? On each page, the date is there and […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hasbro Gaming. Our family currently includes five total board game geeks. My children had no choice, they were born into it. When dating, Alec and I played Scrabble all the time, and I photographed the final board of every one of our games (including […]