Archive for October 2016


Little Oats Makes Dinner

We love to cook. Mr. O and I have both had culinary aspirations at some point in our lives (he wanted to be a chef, I want to go to pastry school). Cooking has always been a big part of our lives, and from the time she could stand, Little Oats has wanted to be […]

Raising Our Children to Resist Rape Culture

As parents of two sweet little boys, Mr. Dolphin and I often discuss the ways we want to raise them. When we discuss the values we want to instill, in today’s world, we inevitably come to the discussion of how to raise them to actively resist rape culture. Part of me wants to believe that […]


Favorite Books for Preschoolers

It’s a rare sight to see me leisurely reading an adult book, but put me in a room filled with good children’s books and I’m in book heaven.  Lil’ Pizza loves books and I treasure the times that we have when we read a good book together.  The books listed are ones that Lil’ Pizza and […]

Loving her new special "dress"

Our Adenoidectomy Experience

When 2016 began, I was counting my blessings. Baby C was approaching her 3rd birthday in June and aside from a few sniffles here and there and two rounds of fairly mild Hand, Foot, Mouth disease, we really hadn’t dealt with any illnesses in her nearly 3 years. You can guess where this story is […]

Early Intervention

Little Bug recently had his 15 month check up. He’s growing right on track and hitting all of his physical milestones. Overall, he’s doing great. The only thing I was worried about was that he wasn’t talking at all. In the ages and stages questionnaire, it indicated that at 15 months, most children have 3-5 […]


When the End is Near

My due date is this week. I cannot believe we’re here. On one hand I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever, and on the other I feel like I blinked and my due date is here. Either way, I’ve easily said the sentence, “I can’t believe we’re at the end” multiple times a day for the […]

My (Semi) Kid-Friendly Halloween Playlist

If you’re throwing a family-friendly Halloween party, or just need some music to play in the background while you pass out candy to little trick-or-treaters, I’ve got the playlist for you. My Halloween playlist has been lovingly compiled over the past three years or so; every year, in early October, I purchase a handful of […]

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