Celebrating the Flowers in our Lives

It seems like just about every conversation I start with friends, family, coworkers and clients as of late begins the same way, "I am just so busy (or stressed or swamped)!" I am 100% a contributor to the vocalized stress conversations. But it seems like everyone I know is stuck in this rut of running … Continue reading Celebrating the Flowers in our Lives

I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

CRS. It's a syndrome almost all adults experience. It's a worldwide phenomenon and yet no one seems to be talking about it. What is it? It's that moment when you enter a room and immediately forget why you were in the first place, which can make things reaaaaaal weird. Or when you stutter out a phrase … Continue reading I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Parenting is a gift. I prayed and prayed for my girls and take immense joy in the fact that I have two beautiful, healthy girls to love on every minute of every day that I'm able. I understand that not everyone has the opportunity to be a Mom or a Dad and I don't take that … Continue reading Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Operation Organization

I call this an Operation because it really is with me. I am Type-A, there's no doubt about that. But my organization is not the clean, put together type. I think you can call it... organized chaos, really. I've always been the type of person that never stops moving. But that doesn't mean I really get things … Continue reading Operation Organization

Maternity Leave: OVER and OUT

Every parent talks about how "time just flies by." Or, "You blink and they're grown up." Yes, it's true and it's been said to death. You get it. But DAAAAANG. When you have two kids (or more) and your maternity leave life revolves around feeding (nursing the little or snacks/lunch/dinner for the eldest), changing butts … Continue reading Maternity Leave: OVER and OUT

Christmas with Littles: Santa’s Gift Ideas for Infants/Toddlers

In continuation of our Christmas gift-giving theme, I want to share some inspiration for gifting the littles in your life. (Did you miss our last post on gifts for HER, if so, you'll want to check it out.) The look of excitement on your child(ren)'s face(s) on Christmas morning is something that simply cannot be … Continue reading Christmas with Littles: Santa’s Gift Ideas for Infants/Toddlers

Welcoming Collins Claire: Evvie Graduates to Big Sister!

As I sit here writing this post, there's a beautiful, golden-skinned, brown-haired baby fast asleep next to me. Today was Collins' due date, but she graced us with her presence last Thursday, making her officially one week old! Moms love sharing their birth stories, so what better platform to share ours than through our blog. … Continue reading Welcoming Collins Claire: Evvie Graduates to Big Sister!

Pregnancy and Preparation the Second Time Around

Today, I sit typing away on a quiet Sunday morning with gray skies, sprinkles and cooler temperatures. It's actually been "cooler" (as in, not 90+) in St. Louis for the past few days and it's a nice reminder that the fall is quickly approaching. And with the re-emergence of Fall, it's a gentle reminder that … Continue reading Pregnancy and Preparation the Second Time Around

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?

Hangry (adj): bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

Holy smokes this kid is really kicking my butt. I remember at six weeks thinking, "I don't have any symptoms!? What is going on?" Yes, symptoms of pregnancy are not a guarantee for everyone, nor is it a guarantee that everything is going well (or not so well) inside. But as a mother who has … Continue reading Hangry (adj): bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger