Blogging

April Blogging Challenge Day 3: Learning to Say Yes

Fair warning: I changed the prompt of today's #behappychallenge.  But don't worry, it is still very appropriate considering the hashtag. One thing I've been working on for most of my life is learning to say "no".  It's something I have a lot of trouble with and sometimes I'll commit to something even though I don't… Continue reading April Blogging Challenge Day 3: Learning to Say Yes

parenting

The Boy Who Likes Nail Polish

Well guys, it happened. Almost two years day for day, I wrote a post about how Charles enjoyed "girl" stuff.  This is how it ended: I love the fact that Charles is still young enough to not even be aware that any stereotypes exist. In his mind, boys can love pink and nail polish and… Continue reading The Boy Who Likes Nail Polish

Zero Waste Household

Objective: Zero Waste – Part 3

Objective: Zero Waste is a series in which I will be sharing the steps our family has been taking to reduce our environmental footprint.  This is part 3 of the series.  Here are the links for part 1 and part 2. The last time, I wrote about the 5 R's behind the concept of zero… Continue reading Objective: Zero Waste – Part 3

Blogging

How Do You Reset Your Mind?

Yesterday, I had a bad day. I mean, I was bitten and hit.  I burned myself and had to throw away some food because I messed up.  I had to clean up too many pee accidents to count a mere minutes after asking my toddler if he needed to pee.  I almost missed Charles' drop… Continue reading How Do You Reset Your Mind?

Wordful Wednesday

Wordful Wednesday

-  MOM, LISTEN TO ME! Unfortunately, I hear these four words almost daily from either one of my kids.  Often, I'm so absorbed with what I'm doing that I hadn't even realized they were talking to me until they utter them.  Sometimes, I actually am listening to them, but get frustrated because I don't understand… Continue reading Wordful Wednesday

parenting

Growing Up!: 7 Months Old

Today, Adrien is SEVEN months old!  I mean wow, time flies!  It seems like just yesterday he was a tiny new baby. And now, well, just take a look at this little charmer! I swear, he is nearly never not happy and is pretty laid-back. Of course, he does get cranky sometimes... But that is… Continue reading Growing Up!: 7 Months Old

Zero Waste Household

Objective: Zero Waste – Part 2

(As an aside, I apologize if this post is coming up twice in your reader or inbox.  For some reason, when it was posted, only the draft was posted instead of the whole blog post.  This one should be complete *fingers crossed*) Objective: Zero Waste is a series in which I will be sharing the… Continue reading Objective: Zero Waste – Part 2

Food

Lunchpiration (Feb. 23rd 2019)

Hello everyone! Here's my weekly "lunchpiration" post in which I share what I packed for my kindergartener's lunch for the previous week.  As a reminder, the lunches have to: include a snack (school requirement) be peanut-free (school requirement) not require a microwave (school requirement) be diverse (Charles' requirement) not contain any disposable wrappers (in line… Continue reading Lunchpiration (Feb. 23rd 2019)

Food

Adventures in Baby Led Weaning

Whether you choose the purée route, dive head-first into baby led weaning (BLW) or decide on a combination of the two, the introduction of solids is an exciting and, for me at least, bittersweet time (I honestly realize how quickly time flies when the six month mark rolls by!). With Adrien, there was never a… Continue reading Adventures in Baby Led Weaning