They say the darndest things…

Today my children tested me. It’s starting to feel like a regular occurrence. I assume they plotted against me last night. I can imagine how it went down. Emma said, “Hey Soph, let’s whine all day tomorrow. And at mealtime be sure to goof around a lot so she inevitably cracks and feeds us both…. read more

Ick! We got sick! Twice!

The flus, the colds, the coughs, the croup… Winter can be brutal when you have kids. It was a minor miracle that we made it as far into the winter as we did before being affected. A few weeks back the stomach bug came knocking at our door. That was a heck of an experience…. read more

Be Prepared!

Splinters from a wood deck? We’ve got you covered. A mild case of eczema? Not a problem. Diarrhea? You are no match for us. We are parents. We are prepared. Usually… I know I have run to the medicine cabinet one too many times to find that we just don’t have the gear we need… read more

Doctor, Doctor, Give me the news!

For me with doctors it is all about the bedside manner. There are a lot of smart, educated, and accredited individuals out there. If I choose you as my physician you have to bring more to the table than that. I think doctoring is about healing and healing is about not only fixing problems but… read more

Southern Charms

We’ve all got one. A southern friend who always looks put together, never forgets a hostess gift or thank you card, and makes a cheese platter look like it was designed by Inna Gartner. I recently acquired one such friend and I adore her. Beneath a polished ladylike exterior is a good sense of humor… read more

Scout’s Honor

It’s that glorious time of year. Girl Scout cookie selling season is almost upon us! In their honor I too will be pimping cookies in this post. Since my own Girl Scout days I have been passionate about these sweet treats. Thin mints, samoas, peanut butter patties – I have a serious issue with portion control…. read more

Five Friday Favorites

Things I am loving right now… Imagine the options. I bought 2 of these for each of my minis earlier this winter, and I threw 2 XL in the basket for me too. (*Secret tip – shopping the girls/teen section can yield major rewards for adults too.) It’s great for layering and will be adorable… read more

Five Friday Favorites

Just a few of my favorites… Lashblast has been the love of my life for 4 years. She never runs, never clumps, and can even stand up to those hard to handle teary moments. She’s tough. CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara $6.94 This is my absolute favorite kid drink. Just a little bit sweet, and a lot… read more

Sometimes…

To all of you moms and dads out there – I hope you have a peaceful day.

Dear Sentimentalist

Dear Sentimentalist, From a very early age, our daughter, who is now 4, took very well to potty training during the day. Since that time, however, our parenting skills seem to be on the decline, as we have created a mutual dependence on the “pull-up”. And yes, although the pull-up is easy and reliable for… read more