Confessions of a pregnancy test junkie {win!}

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FACT: Whether you plan your pregnancy or not, nothing can prepare you for that first positive pregnancy test. This was the moment in 2008 that I found out I was pregnant with our first son, Oscar. It was my very first pregnancy and I had no idea what I was in for. We were very… [read more]

A Big Hero 6 review for parents

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Today is the big day for Disney’s Big Hero 6 as the highly anticipated animated film opens in theaters nationwide. I had a chance to take my almost six-year-old, Oscar, to a screening of the movie last week and I am super excited to tell you all about it! This post contains spoilers to help parents… [read more]

Disney Parks with young kids: what to bring

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I may have mentioned once or twice that we are counting down to a family vacation at Walt Disney World Resort next month. Each time we go, my kids have grown a little so I have to reassess what to pack for them. Today I am sharing our top 7 (plus a bonus) items to bring… [read more]

Family Weekend Getaway: Asheville {Part 1}

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A quick glance at my news feeds online this morning left me with a pit in my stomach. It was a pretty balanced mix of the terrible and the beautiful with a splash of insanity for good measure. So goes the internet these days but it got me thinking about life because if you ask… [read more]

You think you know your kids until they stop eating cheese.


I wrote a post on BabyCenter yesterday about my breastfeeding journey in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. I’ve written about it before but it’s been a while since I really thought about those moments now that the boys are older and the milk days are long behind us. It made me laugh though, because looking back over… [read more]

Where there is darkness, cling to the light

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In the past few weeks, I’ve been reflecting a lot about my life and life in general. As birthdays often stir up a naturally inward-looking assessment of the state of things, I found this year to be no different. What is different is a shift in my world view. I actually wrote this post last… [read more]

LEGO DUPLO Read & Build gets an A+

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I’m spending some time during the summer break with Calvin using our Lego Read & Build sets. That’s the awesome thing about Legos right? They never get old! Also, look at sweet little Oscar in that video. Melts my heart! Originally posted July 2012. Oh LEGO you know just what to say. Being the huge… [read more]

Reading comprehension for preschoolers {free printable}


I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Summer reading is great! Use these sheets for books or TV time. Originally posted February 2013.  The other day, Oscar and I were reading a Fly Guy book on our Storia app… [read more]