The family meal is an important tradition for us. It was always super important to my parents when I was growing up and, while I’m not as great at it as they were (my Dudes are more active than my brother and I were and my parents’ work schedule was different than my husband’s), we make it a priority to do it as much as
I consider myself a generally cautious and relatively safe person. I try to stay informed on current events (like TORNADO WARNING run to the basement!) and up to date on best safety practices (rear facing car seats for babies is what’s up). You’re not going to catch me tracking a storm across the country or listening raptly in my basement to my police scanner app
Dude 3 has been wearing glasses since kindergarten. He has this one bum eye that we’re hoping corrects itself. Although, secretly, I kinda don’t care when it does. Of course I want it to. Of course. Just not now. Maybe, like, in a year or two. I know, I’m terrible, but this face… In those glasses. I die over his adorableness. Also, safety. Dude 3
I have been blogging for 6 years. Six full years of you coming here and reading about me and The Dudes and life and how to dress and where to shop and what to do in the summer when your children are causing you to lose you ever loving minds. I love you for that. So, this week, I thought it was kinda cool when
When Smith and Noble reached out to me about doing a sponsored post on window covering cord safety I had a few initial thoughts: I don’t need to worry about childproofing any more because my kids are all big and stuff, also everyone already knows those dangly cords are a no go. Only, as per usual, I was kinda wrong (shhh, don’t tell my husband).
They say it takes at least 21 days to create a habit. A healthy one at least Based on the past 10 I’m gonna say it’s will take me way longer than that to create the not-eating-all-of-the-cookies habit I’ve been working on. I sat at my counter and looked a photos of cookies for 23 minutes on Sunday. And then I cried for another 15.
Gifting season is upon us. Dude 3 spent his snow day composing his always compelling letter to Santa where he asked yet again for actual magic to occur in our home. His letter went something like, Dear Santa, blah blah blah I’m a good boy. Please bring me a robot that can do anything I ask including all of my homework. I also want it
School is back in session in our neck of the woods on Monday. Gaaaahhh. Hold me. And then, step up out of my way because I’ve got a to do list that’s a mile long. The ABCs of Back-to-School: 26 Tips & Tricks for an Awesome First Day Adjust the sleep schedule. The Dudes have been staying up until 10 (okay, fine, 11) since they
It’s funny how things that aren’t usually considered happy can sort of turn out that way in the end. Dude 2 got his tonsils out this month. Not a lot happy about that. It hurt. A lot. He cried. Plenty. The pain medication wreaked havoc on his insides. And here he is, 13 days post op, still not entirely healed (you have to wait for