Author Archive for Mrs. Confetti

Making the Preschool Decision

I can’t believe how fast my little man is growing up – Colin is starting preschool in a couple of weeks!  We made the decision last fall that we would splurge on a preschool program two mornings a week for this fall. At the time, my greatest concern was separation, since he was still having [...]

Forgive the horrendous quality of this photo - last time around, all my bump shots were hastily taken selfies

First Trimester: This Time vs. Last Time

As I enter my second trimester, I can’t get over how different this pregnancy has been from my first. When I was pregnant with Colin, my only strong memory was of crippling fatigue. The kind of fatigue that has you napping under your desk during lunch and heading to bed by 7:30. Seriously, looking back, [...]

We made a big wish, and now we couldn't be happier!

And Then There Were Four

Yes, you’re reading that right.  The Confetti family is growing! We made a big wish, and now we couldn’t be happier! Amazingly, we found out on Colin’s birthday that I was pregnant again.  We have gone through every emotion under the sun while warming up to the idea of being pregnant again (fear, anxiety, relief, [...]

The Beauty of the Parents-Only Staycation

I love my child.  Like, capital L-O-V-E, love. But these days, taking care of a toddler whose greatest joy lies in testing his limits and throwing tantrums when he doesn’t get his way means that I appreciate my child-free time a little bit more than I once did.  We have spent several weekends away from [...]


2 year update

Holy moly Bees.  We have a two-year-old on our hands over here.  Nearly 30 pounds, three feet tall and pure toddler. Colin’s early rising tendencies continue to drive me bonkers, but he is consistently getting 10.5 – 11.5 hours of nighttime sleep, and at least two hours of sleep during nap time.  In the past [...]


Colin’s Second Birthday Party

We had a blast last weekend at Colin’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie SLASH sport-themed birthday extravaganza.  And by extravaganza, I mean a couple dozen of our closest friends hanging out at the park, enjoying the great weather and gorging on cookies, cake and brunch. The dual theme really fell by the wayside, with focus [...]

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Making the Most of a Toddler Obsession

My child is obsessed with baseball.  O. B. S. E. S. S. E. D.  When he wakes up in the morning, we can hear him singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame in his crib, and when we ask him how he slept, he will tell us point blank, “I dream about baseball.”  It’s adorable. It [...]

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