Author Archive for Mrs. Chocolate

Cake Smash

Fiona’s Cake Smash

A little late (life as the third child), but I finally got around to doing Fiona’s cake smash at 15 months. I had planned on doing it sooner, but it was hard in the summer with both Drake and Juliet around and once school started, it took us a little while to get into the […]


Moana Review

Rated: PG Length: 103 Minutes Studio: Walt Disney Pictures This Thanksgiving I decided to take Drake and Juliet (Ages 3 and 6) to see the new Disney movie, Moana. Juliet got Pua the pig as a gift from my mom and I had read about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson voicing one of the characters, but […]

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Kids

A few of my friends are starting to have their first and second kids, and I always getting asked about what things I wish I knew beforehand. I’m not an expert by any means, but I guess 3 kids in I am least giving off the vibe that I have some of it together. I […]


15 Lunch Ideas for First Graders

Drake started 1st grade this September and with that came many new and exciting changes — one of them eating lunch at school every day. I have been blessed not to have had to pack lunch more than 2 times a week for over 6 years, and now I have to pack it 5 times […]


Fiona’s Favorite Books

Fiona loves being read to like her oldersiblings. These days it’s harder to find time to read to all three separately, so most of the time Fiona is left amusing herself with her own books while I read to Drake and Juliet before bed. Watching Fiona’s fascination with flipping pages made me want to spend […]

1 year old toys

New One Year Old Toys

Before Fiona turned one, I got a lot of questions from friends and family about what to get her for her birthday. In truth we have almost every baby toy under the sun, and so many toys these days are just updated versions of older ones Drake and Juliet have already had. So I spent […]

First Day (1 of 1)

First Day

Well the big day came — I officially have two kids in school. First Day of School 2016! After six years of part-time programs and half days, this is Drake’s first year in full-time school and Juliet starts her first year in part pre-school. I now have a small three-hour window in the morning where I […]

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