Oh my goodness. My sweet baby girl. She's 5! Something about being a whole hand makes her seem definitively, unquestionably a kid and NOT a baby. NOT a toddler. NOT little in any way. And I'm not sad. I need to correct this, because I think I've communicated this pseudo-sadness to some people. Because I'm … Continue reading She’s 5, and I’m not sad!
Last night I spent less than 2 hours in my own bed. Between the oldest needing someone to snuggle her, Hankasaurus Rex wanting a drink of water every two hours (I did leave the cup with him!), and the baby needing to be held in the rocking chair (he is the WORST at teething) it … Continue reading i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
Who doesn't love a road trip?! Jeff and I have always LOVED driving together! Inspired by our trip to OKC last weekend, here's some reasons why! 1) The Jams Jeff is the ultimate DJ. He makes fantastic Spotify playlists (or old school iPod playlists). You should really check out some of his different ones. Sometimes … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Reasons We Love Roadtrips!
Man! This whole writing-consistently-thing is harder than we thought! And we missed our first Friday 5! Oh well, getting HERE, right? So here's a brief update on the 30 Day Challenge we gave ourselves for May, as well as some explanations for why the blog got bumped down the priority list. 30 DAY CHALLENGE!--We said … Continue reading Where we at?!
I really do love to cook. I enjoy the prep, the process, the colors of the food, the sounds of sizzling, the tantalizing smells. I'm not an expert, but I love to learn new methods and to use valuable tools. I've tried tons of gadgets and gotten rid of tons of gadgets. I love simplicity … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Kitchen Favorites
We love our fam. We love going out! When we get in the car to come home from somewhere, often Cora's first questions are, "Where ELSE are we going today? Are we doing anything else fun?" So here are five of our favorite activities as a family. The cool thing? Most of these are super cheap, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Favorite Family Activities
Click bait title, sorry... Not THAT "F" word. They're all under 5 and home with me most of the time, so we have pretty decent control over the profanity they're exposed to (although Cora has learned the "Name Game"--Cora Cora Bo Bora, Banana Fana Fo Fora... Aaaaaaand we have a dog named Grux...so oops...) In … Continue reading My Kids and the “F” Word
I love yoga. I love the focus. I love the slow challenge. I love the ujjayi breathing. I love that I feel good at it! My $15 Target tape has 6 workouts that are not at all advanced, but lemme tell ya, I GOT those moves. It's one of my favorite work-outs because I can feel … Continue reading The Zen of Chaos
Having kids makes you do weird and sometimes embarrassing things. Like use words that don't exist. Kids are hysterical and awesome as they're learning to speak and communicate. Sometimes it can be a challenge even for parents to figure out WHAT THE HECK they're talking about. Just last night, Hank kept requesting the "Destiny" song, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Words Our Kids Invented
(If all you need is a great, easy homemade waffle recipe, scroll to the bottom for the condensed version. It is LEGIT!) 1 Pot Waffles--(I of course mean mixing bowl, but the word pot just creates such lovely assonance, so...I mean I guess you can mix this in a pot, but probably use a bowl. Whatever...) … Continue reading 1 Pot Waffles