Easy Family Food

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Raise your hand if you were at Target on Saturday, listening to your 2-year-old shouting “Tacooooooooos!” through the store.

Because I definitely was. And I was so proud.

I’m positive she didn’t know what a taco was, but I think when I mentioned that we needed to go home and eat some tacos, she just knew it was going to be a good thing. Continue reading


Two Kids: the First Two Weeks

Heaven help us, we have two kids!

If you saw my Instagram, you may have noticed that we had quite the busy week before and after baby girl #2 arrived. In a nutshell, here was our life those two weeks:

Graduation. Broken toddler foot. Back labor. Baby! Spinal headache. Blood patch. Spinal headache. Blood patch. ER trip for newborn who got whacked in the head by sister’s cast. Aaand spinal headache. Blood patch. Bed rest. Continue reading

What my Toddler Needs from Me

If I were to write a book about raising toddlers, I’m pretty sure it would be called, “Why the crap are you freaking out now? And other stuff I don’t understand.”

Because toddlers are nuts.

Emotional, but won’t calm down. Tired, but won’t sleep. Hungry, but won’t eat. Love playing in dirt, but heaven help us if her Cream of Wheat touches her hands! Continue reading

Strolling Thunder: Our D.C. Adventure!

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I have been really lucky to have had many of those “I can’t believe that happened!” experiences. Some were things I wanted to do as a teenager that I was able to do as I grew up. Some were things I never considered, but kind of just happened. That was last week in D.C. with Zero to Three at Strolling Thunder.


You.Guys. It was great! We got back last Wednesday and I still can’t believe everything that happened just a few days ago. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect out of this trip. We knew we were going to encourage Congress to “Think Babies” as they consider policy, but still felt really unprepared for what would actually happen. I kind of love that feeling, by the way. Not sure what will happen, but pretty sure it’s going to be awesome. So here are some highlights from the trip: Continue reading

Quality Childcare: Daycare Update & Strolling Thunder

If there ever was a poster child for the “terrified of daycare” mom group, it would be me.

Smalls knows. Via Giphy

Due to our circumstances, we had to turn to daycare so we could eat and stuff, but I struggled with it–a lot. I shared some of my concerns about it in September, as well as an update after a few weeks in there. After about 7 months, I can wholeheartedly say that daycare has been one of the best things we’ve done for our daughter and family. Continue reading