Archive for January 2018

An Accident and Finding the Right ER Care

Back in November, BeBe had a friend over and our little guy was running around with the girls near the garden. I was on the patio and had my back turned to the kids when I heard both girls scream. The kind of scream where you immediately feel sick to your stomach. I rushed back […]

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Women’s Mental Load

There were many articles published last year about the invisible “mental load” after French artist Emma brilliantly illustrated this phenomenon in a comic titled You Should Have Asked. The mental load refers to all the household management work that isn’t clearly visible, but requires maintaining an ongoing mental list of things that need to be done. It’s an immense […]


Dogs vs. Cats – Our Experience

I have always been a passionate animal lover and rescuer. Animals have taught me so much about unconditional love, compassion, trust, loyalty, and responsibility and have enriched my life in so many ways. I want my kids to be able to have that same experience so I always knew that they would have pets. Plus dog owners live […]

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Snapshot: Baby Cupcake at 18 Months

He’s one and a half! Can I still call him my baby??!! Fitz sure is a joy to be around! He is still pretty easy going and has a calm temperament, though he is starting to communicate more of his preferences now. He doesn’t say no (which is odd, considering we tell him no all […]


Lil Pizza turns 5: A tea party themed birthday party

I can’t believe it but Lil’ Pizza is 5! Earlier this month, we celebrated her birthday and threw her a “fancy tea party.” She was inspired by one of her favorite books from the Fancy Nancy series, Fancy Nancy Tea Parties and requested a party that involved dressing up, making crafts, having a tea party and dancing! […]


Link Roundup – January 11, 2018

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I always think about getting in shape, but in reality I haven’t exercised regularly since I was pregnant with my son over 8 years ago! What makes this year different is that I’m turning 40 years old. That and I live on a tropical island where we wear swimming […]


The Great Bra Hunt

After two pregnancies, and two rounds of breastfeeding my bras were in sorry shape. I didn’t invest in new bras after my first pregnancy because I was trying to lose weight and anticipated getting pregnant again. And honestly, I didn’t have a good reason to hold off on bra shopping after my second baby, except […]

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