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Meet Lily

Meet Lily

I knew when Christmas came that I wanted to buy Elliot a doll. I looked everywhere online and in stores for the perfect first doll for my little lady. I am an avid Etsy buyer. No make that obbsessed Etsy buyer. I love handmade, personalized, vintage things and Etsy never lets me down. Finally I found […]

2 + 1 = 5?

2 + 1 = 5?

When Logan and I met I had just turned 26 and he wasn’t even half way to 23. Not only was there damn near four years between us, there was two completely different lives lived.  Mostly the fact that I brought with me another person. A 4 year old little girl. I married Riley’s father […]

Back to school

Back to school

Today was the first day back to school after winter break for my 2 oldest boys….and I am not ashamed to say, YIPPEE!!!!!!! Now I know in some circles the thought of being away from your kids for 8 hours a day is taboo….and there are some people who relish every minute with their kids […]

I Don’t Love Breastfeeding

I Don’t Love Breastfeeding

This isn’t one of those glowing stories about how much I love breastfeeding and how bonding it is, because the fact of the matter is: I HATE BREASTFEEDING.  I didnt breastfeed my eight and six-year-old boys for a variety of reasons.  I like to tell myself it’s because I was on high-dose steroids and didn’t […]

Jazzed Up Shepards Pie

Jazzed Up Shepards Pie

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This recipe is one of our cheap “we have no money for gourmet food” meals.  It’s delicious, cheap and easy to make.  It also makes an excellent leftover lunch!  It’s not a lot of work and can be made ahead of time and put in the freezer to be popped in the oven on a […]

The Battle to Breastfeed

The Battle to Breastfeed

Those of you who have given birth, felt your child on your chest, and gotten a successful latch within hours of their first breath are damned lucky. After my c-section, when my kids were whisked off to the NICU to be given assistance with breathing, I was wheeled to my recovery room, where a lactation […]

10/10/10=42 in binary!

10/10/10=42 in binary!

I was on a time table….or at least a self-induced time table.  My midwife was leaving to sit the NARM on the 13th and I knew if i went into labor while she was gone that I would get our backup.  I loved our backup….but she wasnt.my.midwife.  I was starting to panic as the days […]

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm does not sum up how delicious this dish is.  Ever since I saw the movie Julie & Julia with my best friend and we bought the cookbook featured in the movie I have been dying to make her Boeuf Bourguignon.  I didnt own a cast iron dutch oven and her recipe requires one, so […]