Easter Bunny Cake

Apr 17, 2014 by

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Can Easter even happen if there is no bunny cake?  Like, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?  Don’t worry, fellow harried, busy working mom- you too can make Easter happen this year with an official Easter bunny cake!

Got a sick kid and deadlines to meet at work?  Are you running to Walgreen’s on the way home tonight after work to get Cadbury Cream Eggs, Mini Eggs, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs?  Well, guess what?  You can whip up this little gem in NO TIME!  Well, with time to spare to actually fill up those easter baskets and nibble off the end of a carrot on Saturday night.  This method will get you TWO Easter Bunny Cakes!

So, while you’re picking up your last minute basket supplies, grab these, too:

Throwback Thursday National Sibling Day

Apr 10, 2014 by

As all of you Instagrammers know, today is National Sibling Day.  Which also happens to coincide nicely with #TBT (Throwback Thursday).  So now, normally when I’d be posting up throwback pics of me and my husband both hot, tanned, and enjoying a few pops pre-kid, I posted up a pic of me and my brother, Anthony.

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Awwwwww!! Cute, right?!  I saved the embarrassing pics of us jumping around in diapers and our undaroos for the family photo album.  And just for good measure, he we are all growed up.

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Still cute, still loving each other.  We were always Sibling Besties.  Like BFF Besties.  And that I absolutely love the most about us.  We are each other’s best friend, and being brother and sister, I think that is unusually out of character- that sort of thing is customarily saved for sisters.  We broke that mold.

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Making it Out

Apr 3, 2014 by

This week has been one killer rodeo here at home.  Two kids battling the infamous stomach bug of 2014, appointments, car trouble, family obligations, training for this weekend’s Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon, and life in general- all while both my husband and I working our “day jobs,” I’ll be amazed if we make it out alive.  There are days, and weeks, even, with young children, that as a parent, I wonder how we’ll all survive the week.  Forget about getting through Livvy’s first year of life here, I’m talking the ole’ M-F work/home schede.

As a young working mom of two, I often look to my band of mommas who’ve been there-done that, and have “made it out.”  Our blogger, Stephanie recently wrote a piece that I felt, and I’m sure a LOT of you out there can, too, that her post was written just for me.  It resonated with me.  It reminded me why I’m here and why I show up every day.  It also reminded me that YES, it will get better, and YES, I will make it out.

Octonauts Muffins

Mar 27, 2014 by

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Have you ever had a Mom “a ha!” moment when one of your ideas just hits it out of the park and you seriously find yourself #winning at creative parenting?  Yeah, those moments don’t happen often enough for me, but when they do?  I am totally #winning.  Seriously.  Here’s how it all went down- my 3 year old, Jake, goes in character phases- he’ll be obsessed with Jake and the Neverland Pirates for a month, then catch a commercial for Sheriff Callie, and then BAM- he’s now asking for Sheriff Callie toys, and exclusively watching Peck and Toby playing horse shoes instead of Jake, Cubby, and Izzy using pixie dust to save Captain Hook from falling off a cliff.  Right now we are knee deep in Octonauts.  Which I totally am cool with.  Have you seen these little guys?  They’re amazing!  And everything has a face!

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*Photo Credit- www.octonauts.com

You Might Be a Mom if…

Mar 20, 2014 by

As I was helping Jake go to the bathroom during daycare drop off this morning, he, um, “missed” a little.  So as I was standing there with a wet foot, I realized I was due for another installment of “You Might Be A Mom If…”

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You might be a mom if your once chic handbag that used to house $35 lip glosses, a random assortment of pills loosely thrown in the bottom, and a tin of Altoids, now contains dirty Kleenex, a random assortment of crushed goldfish crackers thrown in the bottom, and 3 Hot Wheels cars.

You might be a mom if you’ve gone to work and realized halfway through the day that you have barf in your hair.  No, not resulting from last night’s late night out with the girls, but from last night’s late night up with a toddler with the stomach bug.

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