just our day to day life

parenthood

Ask Jenson 3.5 years old

Ask Jenson 3.5 years old

I was finally working on updates about the kids because it’s been way too long and they are growing up, and I saw this post in draft form that I never published! About a year ago when he was 3.5 years old, I asked Jenson […]

Organizing photos, baby books and memories

Organizing photos, baby books and memories

I feel like I’m constantly behind on a million things I want to do…but maybe that’s just life with kids?  Lately I’m obsessed with wanting to write things down for my kids so they have documented memories forever.  I think a lot of it has […]

Googling: Burned out Mom

Googling: Burned out Mom

How do you know when you are a burned out mama?  When you google “burned out mom” during nap, instead of doing one of the other million things you’d rather (or should) be doing during this previous 90 minutes 75 minutes.  (I’m not a savage…I […]

Business is good at the Germ Factory

Business is good at the Germ Factory

I’ve always known that kids are little germ factories, but we avoided all but 1-2 sicknesses a year.  Until this winter.  This winter, our kids became the bosses of a germ factory, and we are their lowly employees…getting paid every 2 weeks in colds, viruses, […]

Day in the Life: SAHM version of a bad day

Day in the Life: SAHM version of a bad day

We all have bad days, and bad days have a way of feeling like the worst day ever…until the next bad day.  Luckily, time softens memory about those days. I realized I hadn’t done a “Day in the Life” post for a long time…mostly because […]

Let them play: Avoid sport specialization in youth

Let them play: Avoid sport specialization in youth

In the last 15ish years, it’s become a thing for many parents to allow and/or encourage their children to specialize in a specific sport at an early age.  The sport choice may be because a parent excelled at the sport, coaches the sport, loves watching […]

It takes a village…

It takes a village…

One of the more common quotes you hear about parenthood is “it takes a village”.  So what happens when you don’t have such a village – at least not one nearby?  People who can watch the kids while you get a haircut or go to […]

Mommy Milk Scare

Mommy Milk Scare

Today for about 2 hours I thought I lost my milk supply.  I was kind of freaking out.  While I have always had enough, I don’t have excess, which is mostly on purpose.  With Jenson I had to pump because I went back to work, […]

Magic Milk and a “mom of the year” moment

Magic Milk and a “mom of the year” moment

]About a month ago, I saw a facebook post where a mom showed 2 bottles of pumped breastmilk side by side, showing that the milk she pumped when her baby was sick was thicker and more yellow, like colostrum.  I’ve always thought it was cool […]

Snippets from our week

Snippets from our week

Jenson watches a couple of shows in the morning before Marlowe gets up – otherwise known as mommy time (when I either get on the computer, or get stuff ready if we are going somewhere).  He picks between a few shows (Sesame Street, Super Why?, […]