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Nine

Nine

Well it has happened… Riley turned nine! This year it was her dad’s turn to spend her birthday with her, so we decided to celebrate a little early. She had decided to have a slumber party. Although she invited a few friends, none of them came (that’s a big bummer about having a summer birthday). We […]

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

If you’ve never had this combination, you’re thinking one of two things to yourself right now: (1) Ewwww or (2) that sounds interesting.  The first time I ever had this was at my sister’s wedding to her ex-wife.  It was hosted at my dad’s house, and my step-mother and father made ALL the food.  When […]

Little Baby, Big Baby

Little Baby, Big Baby

   Atticus is my little baby. Yes, all 23 pounds of him is little to me.  My son and I are under 100 pounds apart. Sometimes that shocks me. I’m smaller than average, and here I am: mother to a 99th-percentile baby. He is seven-and-a-half-months old and is larger than most one-year olds. I hear about it constantly. […]

Recipe: Blueberry Lemonade Pancakes

Recipe: Blueberry Lemonade Pancakes

Summer means I make blueberry muffins, blueberry jam, blueberry strudel, blueberry cocktails and of course blueberry pancakes. On Sunday I decided to mix things up and combine my favorite lemon pancake and blueberry pancake together and came up with these fruity and delicious Blueberry Lemonade Pancakes. What you will need… 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour 1/2 teaspoon […]

Do I Feel Guilty?

Do I Feel Guilty?

  Ah, the working mom. She’s such a superhero. She is able to juggle home, work, children, and a social life. Her house is spotless. She is  able to detach herself from her children enough so that leaving them with someone else is not rough for her. Wait. Back up. That last sentence…well…all of them….are false. […]

Baby Mama

Baby Mama

I was married just after my 19th birthday. On my 20th birthday I gave birth for the very first time and by the time I was 21 I had Riley. Being a young mother was not exactly hard but it surely wasn’t easy. Especially when I was in a marriage that just wasn’t working. It […]

Closed: Review & Giveaway: Chewbeads

Closed: Review & Giveaway: Chewbeads

By the time a baby is six-months old, most moms experience some form of hair pulling, jewelry tugging. and even some teething. Your baby might laugh as he grabs a fistful of hair, but chances are, you aren’t laughing. Atticus adores pulling myhair. He also loves chomping on my purse strap and even trying to […]

Breastfeeding woes

Breastfeeding woes

I currently feel like I have the flu. I have a 101 degree fever, body aches, a headache that comes and goes, nausea, and tenderness in my right breast. I generally switch which breast my babies get to eat from daily. They have different habits and I’d like my breasts to remain somewhat symmetrical when […]