Three Generations of Pure Love

May 21, 2015 by

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Look at us.  I mean just LOOK.  AT.  US. 

Often, well, no, strike that…. Every Time someone looks at a picture of me and Livvy, I hear, “Oh Wow!!  She really is your Mini Me!!”  And I smile a sheepish smile, nod my head, and say, “Yep!  Just like lookin’ in a mirror!”

Which is why I simply could not resist sharing this mini-me-ness with you all! My mom, Livvy, and me, on Mother’s Day.  All the ducks in a row.  And you want to talk about looking in a mirror, look at this- it’s like Guy Smiley episode of “Here is Your Life!”

So, on the heels of this epic Mother’s Day photo shoot, I present to you, Livvy, your very own quick version of Here is Your Life!

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Mom Dates

May 7, 2015 by

One day in February I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, and happened to see a tweet from Another Mother Runner, the brainchild of Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, two badass runner moms.  They have written three books focused on mother runners, and have built a dynamic empire of runner moms everywhere.  In a word? LOVE.  The tweet? Oh, NBD, just that the two of them were coming to Fleet Feet in West Hartford for a night of running talk, drinks, snacks, and FREE SWAG.  Oh, yeah, and HELLO! THEY ARE COMING TO CONNECTICUT!!  And, better still, they would be appearing at 7:00 p.m., which meant that I could still meet my Mom obligations of pick up at preschool, and have dinner prepared and eaten and still make it to the event in plenty of time. So, DUH, I immediately signed myself up.

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Accidental Date Night

Apr 23, 2015 by

Alternate title, for all of you old school Charlie Brown fans- “Happiness is… when your child begs and pleads for a sleepover at Nonni & Poppy’s house.”  Because that is exactly what happened last weekend!  Jake had been begging, pleading, literally clasping his hands and BEGGING to have a sleepover at my parents’ house.  How could we deny him this one small favor?!  I mean, c’mon here, people- child is begging to leave our home for a 24 hour period which includes 8 hours of solid quiet sleep.  OMG Of COURSE you can!!!  My parents, were, obvs, very happy to oblige!  On their end, they were equally as thrilled- time to spoil the grandkids, go on day trips, and teach them the joys of rolling out dough, and making their own pizzas.  It was a super win win.

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The Morning of a Working Mom

Apr 7, 2015 by

This past Easter, I found myself in a conversation with some family members about our morning routines.  When asked what time I leave the house, I replied, “Oh, around 8:10-8:15ish.  But at the latest, 8:15, or everyone will be super late.”  My response was met with guffaws.  Literally.  Guffaws from my questioners.  “Oh, Wow! Oh, Geeze! That’s LATE! HAH!”

Late? Really?  Like, did they think I just sleep in until around 7:45, roll out of bed, stumble into the shower, throw some clothes on, grab my bag and go?  Yeah… That’s how I do it.  Um, did they remember that I have two tiny children?  One of whom is still in diapers, sleeping in a crib, and is still cutting a few more teeth? Children who have not quite mastered the art of self-waking, dressing themselves in appropriate school clothes, preparing a sensible breakfast (which may or may not include leftover pizza or re-heated chocolate chip pancakes), and lining up single file by the door in their jackets Sound of Music Von Trapp Family style?

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Chocolate Dipped Peeps!

Mar 27, 2015 by

An oldie but a GOODIE!  We’re on notice- Easter is around the corner!  Granted that corner is hidden by a disgusting grey pile of dirty snow, but, around the corner nonetheless!  A couple years ago I discovered the art of dipping the marshmallow sugar coated confections known as, Peeps, into melted fine white chocolate.  And then sprinkling with Easter decorations.  Magic happened.  I feel it’s just too good not to repeat here with you today!  And, if you’re feeling extra crafty, and just cannot resist the lure that is the marshmallow Peep, check out my other favorite- a DIY Peep wreath, courtesy of our wonderful Blogger, Cora!

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*Photo courtesy of Your Home Based Mom.*

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