From the category archives:


The Control Freak’s Guide to potty training

June 25, 2014

Step One: Get someone else to do it. There. I said it. I hate this phase of parenting so much, I wish I could outsource potty training my child altogether. Control freaks like things done on their timelines. Potty training doesn’t work that way. I’m so grateful that the peer pressure potty training technique of my […]

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The control freak’s guide to grocery shopping with a baby

May 20, 2014

I am an Industrial Engineer by training. If you think that makes me a laid-back parent, you are wrong. I often obsess about the exact right solution to any given parenting challenge (many of which you would not even recognize as problems, I’m told). Whitney asked me to share my overly specific recommendations for grocery shopping […]

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Stop talking about sleep! {Rookie Moms Challenge #21}

May 2, 2014

When my friend, a fellow new mom, told me that she gave up complaining for Lent, I thought she was a genius. So, instead of complaining about how my child was sleeping, I simply talked nonstop about it. Eventually, I had completely exhausted and bored myself talking about Weston’s sleep patterns, so I thought it […]

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Flashback Friday: vintage ad from Marlboro

March 21, 2014

Your thoughts on this? [real life ad from the 1950's from]

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When babies are addicted to screens

January 7, 2014

Sometimes I post things and I let you be the judge. But today I can’t help myself. This baby seat from Fisher Price, called the Apptivity Seat, features a mirror for baby to look at that is designed to be popped open and replaced with an iPad. In case you want your baby to play […]

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The many faces of a Real Mom

September 12, 2013

Sometimes I have to pretend to be a “real mom”, one who knows exactly how to behave when she’s told that her son has acted disruptively in a group, kicked a ball through a glass window, or written his name in Sharpie on a playground slide, but the truth is, I have no idea who […]

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Flashback Friday: 7up for babies

April 5, 2013

. I used to joke that if I ever had a third child, he’d be drinking soda from a baby bottle. This baby above is not my son, but a real-life ad from the good old days. The ad copy reads: This young man is 11 months old – and he isn’t our youngest customer […]

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What the flu? (sponsored)

March 4, 2013

For the past few weeks, Whitney and I have been on the lookout for funny, germy behavior from ourselves, our families and our friends as part of an assignment from Clorox to find those unpleasant flu moments that everyone can relate to and highlight them in animated GIFs. I captured my toddler playing in the […]

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Tech Tuesday: What do you do about family accounts?

February 12, 2013

Hi y’all, I want to know how you navigate your way around shared accounts in different situations. As I was trying to create a spotify playlist for you for next week’s Tech Tuesday post, I ran into some issues with being unable to access the family account. Grrr. Having been married almost a decade, it […]

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Does your baby need a better name story?

February 6, 2013

I named my sons Holden, Milo, and Sawyer because I liked the sound of each of the names with our (in my opinion, hard-to-work-with) surname and, to a lesser degree, each other. Not the best story, huh? As I was speaking to some friends last night, another mom gave the “because we liked the sound […]

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Love or shove: holiday outfits for little kids

November 11, 2012

Buying holiday outfits for my kids is not a tradition I’ve embraced so far in my parenting career. Well, not totally true. I do buy holiday jammies every year. What I mean is a fancy party dress with patent leather shoes or a little man-style outfit that is specially selected for holiday parties. When I […]

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What’s funny about being pregnant?

August 13, 2012

So, this pregnant woman walks into a bar… No, no, that’s not right. But pregnant people DO walk into things all the time. Ba-dum-bum. Not funny now, but funny later. When I think about what’s funny about pregnancy, it helps to take the long-view. So many of the oddities and discomforts are actually quite hilarious […]

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