Remember When

Sep 18, 2014 by

Remember when the sound of little feet the was music we danced to week to week.  Brought back the love, we found trust, vowed we’d never give it up.  Remember When?  

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Oh, little Olivia Marie.  You are ONE!  This is the part where Momma takes thoughts to keyboard and types up your first year birthday blog post.  I can’t believe this is the second time I’ve featured a one year birthday post up here.  Jake’s birthday post was filled with the lyrical Harry Chapin’s “All My Life’s a Circle” and you, Girlfriend, have the sweet honey drawl of Alan Jackson.  Remember When, ran through my head and in my iPhone speaker many, many times during the twelve weeks we hung out together after you were born.  There were tears during those weeks, some mine, and some yours, and without fail, every time this song came on, the tears were mine.  And, for full disclosure, there was also a lot of Katy Perry’s Roar playing on repeat, but, well, that’s for a different post, on a different day.

Family Portrait

Sep 11, 2014 by

Livvy, who is now a WALKER- I know, right?! How did that happen to my sweet tiny one-year-old babygirl?!  Moved up to the big time last week.  Yep, it’s offic- Livvy moved out of the tiny baby room, and into the Wobbler Room at school.  With that, came our first homework assignment- bring in a picture of your family.  Sure! No Problem!  I’ll just scan through our photo albums and bring up a picture of the four of us.  But wait.  There are no pictures of the four of us.  Well, no recent ones, anyway!  There are beautiful family portraits from last year’s Christmas card when Livvy was just shy of two months old, and bald as a billiard ball- a far cry from where we are today, I might add.  I quickly scanned my iPhone (or as I like to call it, my CAMERA), and nothing.

Camaraderie & Community

Sep 4, 2014 by

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If you are an avid CT Working Moms blog reader, you probably follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  Which means you are well aware of our Big Anniversary this week!  Can you believe that we are THREE!  OMG!  We’ve been posting up throwbacks of some of our most popular posts and milestones over at our Facebook page, which made me a little (ok, A LOT) nostalgic.  I started thinking about where I was three years ago, and how much has changed for me since I started writing on this blog.  But really, it’s so much more than writing that we offer over here.  It’s comrodery and community.  It’s like Cheer’s, but with formula and breast milk.  And wine.  And sometimes a cool IPA.  No but seriously, what we’ve built over here is a place for you, dear reader, to come to commiserate, get advice, and in general, just hang out.

DIY Hair Clip Tutorial!

Aug 28, 2014 by

A major rite of passage occurred in our family today.  A milestone worthy of being written down.  A day every mother of a baby girl dreams of.  My daughter, Olivia Marie, finally grew enough hair to be held back by a tiny baby hair clip.  OMG YES!!!!!  Cue the cutesy girlie emojis!  Post that ish up on instagram! Tweet the heck out of it!  And for the love of all things frilly, post it up on FACEBOOK!  Can you tell I’m excited?

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One on One

Aug 21, 2014 by

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Yesterday  I stayed home with Jake.  I was called to school the day before to pick him up early due to a fever, and he was just so blah and un-Jake like.  Sad, actually.  When it came time to make the call to keep him home for the day, his warm forehead did the talking.  A day at home nursing a sore throat and fever were on the agenda.

After we dropped Livvy off at daycare we stopped by my parent’s house for a little while.  It’s funny- Livvy will have been with us for a year next month, and having Jake all alone to myself for the day felt so strange! So different! And at times? Nice.  I can count on two hands the amount of times I’ve seen him over-react a little bit, act out, or just plain beg for attention from me when Livvy is around.  And who can blame him? A tiny baby really demands your attention like nothing I’ve ever seen.  Jake was used to being the top banana, and now here he is, trying to compete for Momma Time with his cute, needy, sweetly little sister.

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