This weekend we did what any sane parents who need a little relaxation but who also know that packing up three kids and two adults for longer than a couple days is straight bonkers would do–a staycation. Can you tell we are fans of The Staycation? It’s kinda our thing. That’s what living in the most-frequented city in … Continue Reading

It’s Father’s Day weekend! Just wanted to check in and say that I hope you and the fatherly figures in your life are celebrating. On this blog and in the world, we give moms a lot of the credit for all the kid- and family-related work, but dads are toiling away in the background and … Continue Reading

Remember–in the times before iPads and smart phones–when summer was dedicated to swimming pools, idle time, dripping ice cream cones and juicy slices of watermelon? Remember catching lightning bugs and putting them in jars? Staying out so late that your sunburn already melted into a perfect golden brown tan by the time you actually headed … Continue Reading

***   Join me on a journey, my friends. Allow me to set the stage. It is 2am. You are standing in a drafty hospital room, naked except for a paper-thin robe. A nurse just finished sticking you with a needle and popping one of a vein in one of your hands. (Surprisingly painful.) You haven’t slept … Continue Reading

Nope, I haven’t forgotten about you or this blog! Currently I’m working on keeping my new tiny human alive, and I’m also writing up the story of the baby’s birth. Can’t wait to share with you all what happened there. Expect it in the next day or two! Meantime, because there needs to be no … Continue Reading

Hey guys! Wanted to check in, because it’s been a little while since my last post. I promise, this is about to change! It’s been a week since we welcomed little Sicilia to our family, and so far, the big kids seem to absolutely love her! I’m sure it helped that we welcomed her by … Continue Reading

  This past Saturday, as Andrew and I racked our brains during round one of The Great Search for Something to Entertain the Kids, we settled on driving to a park in a town about a half hour from our home. Our original plan was to go to the mall, but with the weather at 72 … Continue Reading

I’m not a complainer, nor am I particularly sensitive to offhand comments, dirty jokes or innuendo, and rarely do I react to the crappy things that people tend to say so freely these days. (Oh hey, Facebook.) But in my third go-round in pregnancy, I have rounded up a few things that most pregnant women just … Continue Reading

One of the many things lots of people associate Florida with is the beach and sunshine. And rightfully so. It’s rarely not vacation weather here, no matter the time of year, and while not all of us live along the beach, most are within reasonable driving distance. We are. But it’s rare I muster up the courage … Continue Reading

Have you seen the kid’s party that is taking the internet by storm? A 3-year-old insisted on Poop as the theme for her 3rd birthday party. Take a quick look. I’ll wait here.   With a quick read of the above-linked article, you’ll see that Mom tried to encourage other party ideas, but little Audrey … Continue Reading