How Christmas has changed since kids…

Dec 19, 2014 by

When you are little Christmas is the most magical time of the year. You wait impatiently for Christmas Eve and hope you were good enough to get presents from Santa and your parents rather than coal or empty boxes. The holiday excitement exudes all around you while the snow is falling and snowmen are made.

Who didn't love Matching Christmas Outfits??? Didn't care as long as Santa came.

Who didn’t love Matching Christmas Outfits??? Didn’t care as long as Santa came.

Then the years go by and you change from wishing for a doll, to most likely asking for cash and rolling your eyes at waking up before 11am. God I wish I could be a teenager again and sleep in like that. So the holiday looses a little sparkle as a teenager but let’s be honest most things do in our teen angst, I know everything, life is so hard emotionally days. I think I was more concerned with hanging with my friends then my family around the holidays. Shame on me of course but then it starts to change.

Must Book a vacation…

Dec 12, 2014 by

Just like every working mom I know we are stretched to our limits, about to flip out and so exhausted we can’t even remember what NOT TIRED feels like. We all love our families and would not change a single person (well maybe I would love to skip the tantrum years but come on who wouldn’t) but man it is so tedious some days.

I feel like I am a hamster on the wheel most days and it is not really going anywhere. The worst part about this is even though it feels like it this is actually not the truth. Over the last year my partner and I have accomplished a lot. In the last year we welcomed a new addition to the family, transitioned to a one income house, and I have definitely made strides in my professional and personal life.

No photos of my husband and I alone…

Nov 28, 2014 by

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend whom I had met through work about our significant others. We had “gotten” to know about each others partners through sharing of stories and right at that moment she asked me to see a picture of my husband. I have always been lucky with my husband and how he is a true partner but he also has gorgeous RED hair. So of course my friend wanted to see just how RED it is.

I went scrolling through my iphone pictures and you want to know what I realized? I have very few pictures of my husband and if I do it is only with the kids and none of us together?!

Before Kids iphone photo actually had pictures of my partner and I

Before Kids iphone photo actually had pictures of my partner and I

To my toddler I love you but…

Nov 14, 2014 by

To my toddler Mommy and Daddy love you  very much but….

YOU have no idea how good you have it with the following:

1. Your father is a chef and makes the most amazing, delicious restaurant quality dinners. You of course stick your nose up, scream as we force you to try JUST ONE bite and demand pizza. Do you know how many people out in the world have NO food, but you have home-made, healthy, yummy, dinners made numerous times a week?

People Pay for these types of dinners!

People Pay for these types of dinners!

2. You are able to take a dump and piss in a toilet. Back in the day people did this in buckets in their house. Some people still have to urinate or defecate out in a forest! Please try to keep it in the toilet bowl and not all over the floor.

My Favorite Non-Necessity baby gear piece

Nov 7, 2014 by

After you have had a couple of kids you realize a majority of baby gear you register for in the baby stores while make life convenient but really are no necessary to raise your child. Except for formula, breast-milk  car seat, diapers and bottles everything else is to make your life easier.

Out of all the product that is totally an extra to have (wipes warmer, swaddles, etc) I must say I LOVE my video monitor the best. The video monitor is fabulous because it helped me in the following situations.

1. As a new mother scared my child would die if I wasn’t staring or holding him all the time the video monitor helped me watch him as soon as I switched him to his own room. I remember my husband watching me watching the baby yelling at me “Would you stop staring at our kid!” It did help me ease those first few weeks of anxiety.

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