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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 […]

Christmas Eve with the Crud

Christmas Eve with the Crud

Christmas is here, and it’s so different this year because Jenson understands Christmas so much more as a 3 year old.  He “gets” Santa, is starting to understand certain traditions, and knows tons of Christmas songs.  He’s been excited for Christmas Day and has enjoyed […]

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 dough, 5 ways

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 dough, 5 ways

I used to love making a bunch of different Christmas cookies…trying new recipes each year and making my favorites.  Then I had Jenson and that got more difficult, but I still managed quite a variety.  And then I had Marlowe, and two days before Christmas […]

Marlowe update: 10 months

Marlowe update: 10 months

I can’t believe that Marlowe is 10 months old – and how much she’s changed from even just a few months ago.  She’s so happy and content and loving.  She getting more verbal and LOVES to eat food.  She loves exploring (sometimes a little too […]

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 […]

To my nieces and daughter…

To my nieces and daughter…

While this is inspired by current events, it is not a statement about that specific news.  It’s more than that.  It’s something that has always gone on, and will continue to go on, until we teach the younger generations that it is not okay. To […]

Marlowe update: 9 months

Marlowe update: 9 months

Marlowe has now spent as much time on the outside as she did on the inside!  She’s changing so much the older she gets and is so much more content.  She’s super-mobile now, and can entertain herself playing on the floor and crawling around the […]

Marlowe update: 8 months old

Marlowe update: 8 months old

August was a good month for Marlowe.  She really got into eating food, had a great disposition, learned to wave and get around a room on her own.  We had a less busy August, even though we went out of town twice still.  While sleeping […]

Review: Jose Cuervo Margaritas in a can

Review: Jose Cuervo Margaritas in a can

I love margaritas.  A lot.  But I don’t like just any margarita…  I’m kind of picky and prefer higher end ones – rocks and salt, please.  The premade ones aren’t that great (I mean, I probably won’t turn one down), but when I saw these […]

Life Lately: In August…

Life Lately: In August…

Here are some things about our August… Life Lately Outings: We had overnights with both of our families.  We also enjoyed the Friday Farmer’s Market in town, Touch-a-Truck, Beatles tribute band (British Invasion), Led Zeppelin tribute band (Get the Led Out) with Lo’s family (minus […]