I hope you dance

It was a laid back evening for Mia and I at a local “Music in the Park” event. It was the last one of the summer and our first time attending. I was kicking myself in the butt for never going before, it’s such a great chance to get out of the house with the family and connect with the community, friends and enjoy some live music. And also an excuse to drink alcohol in public. That’s always a plus, {Read More}

Faced with the “Baby Blues,” once again

Preface: What I’m about to share includes some very personal and somewhat disturbing thoughts I had during the first few weeks that followed the birth of both my girls. I realize that I may face some judgement and negative reactions, but I’m opening up anyways, with hopes of assuring other parents who may also be dealing with similar emotions that they are not alone, that they are not crazy (hormones are a bitch) and that these feelings are normal under {Read More}

A Mommy Share: Color Blast magic picture books

Have ya’ll heard of these Color Blast books? We discovered them a few months ago and let me tell you, they’re a game changer. They’re a perfect art product for your toddler to use. My daughter, Mia, is two years old and she’s got her Color Blast skills down (um, they don’t take much). I’m pretty sure I remember using something similar to these when I was a kid, but I’ve completely forgotten about them until now. Basically, the book {Read More}

A Mommy Share: My 2 year old loves Dot Art!

As the mother of a recently turned two year old, I’m on a constant lookout for age appropriate games, activities, arts and crafts that I think she’d be capable of doing. She’s completely interested in drawing, painting, coloring and all things artsy. The trouble is she’s not quite at the age where she can do a lot of it, at least not without a lot of parental supervision. Like, a lot. So naturally when I come across an art product {Read More}

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook For New Dads

Ok, first of all…the cover of this book is so perfect.  This pretty much embodies all that is my fiancè!  He basically lives around “being prepared” for anything and everything. One may even consider him a “prepper”.  He loves to hike and camp and I definitely consider him a “man’s man”!  We even have one of those baby backpacks on our registry. This book, Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook For New Dads, was written for him, I just know it.  He has pretty {Read More}

Zulily is a bookmark MUST

If you haven’t discovered the website Zulily yet, then allow me to introduce you to daily deals for moms, babies, kids, men and home! It’s as easy as creating an account by entering your email address and a password. Immediately, you’ll be sent an email everyday with new sales, BIG sales, that either last 24 hours or a few days. Since I don’t know whether or not I’m having a boy or girl, I haven’t ordered anything yet. Once the mystery is {Read More}