Latchy Catchy: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

On the heels of yesterday's post about Big Girl Evvie, I have to share with you a genius product that I've picked up for myself and might encourage all of my fellow infant and toddler moms (and even pet moms) to consider. Let me paint an everyday Longo Zoo scenario for you: While removing Evvie from the … Continue reading Latchy Catchy: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Toddler Crafts for the Creative Child

I think I've made it sufficiently clear that I love DIY and I love hobbies. But some of that creativity, I've found, is making it's way down to my little one. THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! Every morning we start our day with breakfast at her table followed by reading or coloring. She could sit at … Continue reading Toddler Crafts for the Creative Child

Icemageddon: Staying Busy

Y'all, there are so many memes circulating my Newsfeed this morning mocking St. Louisans for their inability to handle any sort of precipitation forecast. I have to be honest, though... we can't. I made a point this morning to leave early with the baby to beat the incoming rain/sleet/ice. I am glad I did because … Continue reading Icemageddon: Staying Busy

Destressing: Tips from a Busy, Hectic, Always Stressing Woman

The holidays are such a wonderful time of the year, but they can certainly add a layer of stress to already busy lives. Running around for the perfect or last-minute gifts, working longer hours to account for days off and parties squeezed into week(end) nights all in one month can make your head spin. It's … Continue reading Destressing: Tips from a Busy, Hectic, Always Stressing Woman

Thanksgiving Toast to Motherhood

On the Eve of Thanksgiving, a time not long ago that was spent out at the bars getting hammered in celebration of a few days off, I'd like to offer a special toast of thanks to the life of a Mother. Every day I find time to smile and celebrate the beautiful parts of being … Continue reading Thanksgiving Toast to Motherhood

Creating Joy out of Fear: NICU Drive

I've mentioned in previous posts that I want Ev to be raised to give back. I want her to find happiness in donating her own time, money and abilities to help others in need. I had the great joy and opportunity this past summer to put my money and time where my mouth is. I hosted … Continue reading Creating Joy out of Fear: NICU Drive

Operation: Playroom

I was forewarned after feeling overwhelmed with the amount of "stuff" from our baby shower last year that "stuff" would continue to accumulate with kids. I mean, I should have known, right? When I think back now, I guess my parents' basement was literally COVERED in toys -- Barbies, Barbie clothes, Barbie houses, little figurines … Continue reading Operation: Playroom

Laboring Over Labor Day Weekend

Does it strike anyone surprising that we didn't do much sitting around this weekend? My Type-A personality took over and we had lots to do all days of this weekend. In fact, I'm mid-project right now but needed to sit down for a bit before my back breaks. I'll get to that project shortly. Saturday … Continue reading Laboring Over Labor Day Weekend

PPD: A Perspective on the Baby Blues

Baby Blues. Postpartum Sadness. Depression. Anxiety. Postpartum Depression has many names and many meanings to those impacted by it. I didn't think it would be something I would suffer from, but I also knew it wasn't a total impossibility.   Postpartum Depression is something that lots of Moms experience -- roughly 600,000 U.S. mothers will endure PPD. … Continue reading PPD: A Perspective on the Baby Blues