Author Archive for Mrs. Chocolate

Favorite Things at Age 5 (1)

Our Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens brown paper packages tied up with string these are a few of my favorite things… With their birthdays just passing, Drake and Juliet got a lot of new toys and books in their lives. I thought it would be nice to […]


On Games and Life Lessons

Drake received Zingo as one of his birthday gifts. I’ve previously tried playing board games with him with very little success, but he took to this game as if it was the greatest thing he had ever seen. We play Zingo, daily usually more than once, and Juliet even gets in on the action (meaning […]


50 Fun and cheap things to do in the summer

Summer has officially arrived! After this brutal winter I am so excited to be finally enjoying the sunshine. I stopped babysitting last week so now I have the rest of the summer, until baby arrives, to spend with my two little ones. I want to enjoy our days but also enjoy them economically, especially in […]



Juliet is two! This photo captures Juliet perfectly at this age; vibrant, joyful, and full of mischief How can that be???  Where did my baby go????  They say time moves faster after your first and two years have truly flown by. Before my eyes my little bitty, who struggled with failure to thrive, is now […]

Change Is Coming

Thump thump thump.  From the morning wake up kicks, to the tiny rumbles during our mad afternoons of classes and snacks, to those rippling belly rolls that always seem to happen right as I’m laying down trying to fall asleep, every little bump and thump I feel inside is a reminder that change is coming, […]


Birthday Traditions!

Five. Five??? Five!!!! How in the world did my baby boy get so big!!! First morning of five! June is such an emotional time for me as both of my babies turn a year older, coupled this year with the fact that Drake is also graduating from pre-school. Throw in the stress that is their joint […]


A Mighty Girl

If you ever meet me, you will learn I am as girly as they come. As a little girl I fell in love with fairy tales and the idea of princes on white horses, princesses in sparkly ball gowns and how everyone would fall in love and live happily ever after. Once Juliet was born […]

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