Author Archive for Mrs. Tic Tac Toe


Stressing about stress

One of the first things people say when they hear that someone has been trying to get pregnant for a while without success is to just relax. People blame stress for lots of health problems, including infertility. This can be frustrating for those who have been trying to get pregnant for a long period of [...]

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Potty Training Update

Liam is 25 months old and 100% day and night potty trained! I wrote about it when we were a few weeks in here, but I thought I’d give a more detailed breakdown of how it happened for us, now that he’s completely trained. Here’s what we used to get through it: Baby Bjorn Potty [...]

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Mason Jar Art Supply Storage

Liam is just starting to get into arts and crafts now that he is two years old. I had a basket where I kept the chalk for our kitchen chalkboard (it is on the side of a cabinet and goes all the way to the floor so he can draw on it, too), but once [...]

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My favorite Boys’ Swimsuits

Inspired by Mrs. Bee’s recent post about the best stores to buy swimsuits for kids, I thought I’d share my favorite styles in boys’ swimwear this season. Since Liam still fits in most of his swimsuits from last year, I probably won’t be buying him any new ones this year, but if I did, these [...]

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Packing for Disneyland

Last Tuesday, we took Liam to Disneyland for the second time. I came up with a method for packing that has really worked for us and I wanted to share it with you! First, I pack large ziplock bags with different categories of items: snacks, diapers/sunscreen/medicine, and clothes. The first time we went, Liam was [...]


An only child

I was an only child until I was 18 years old. My parents were divorced when I was two, and my mom married her boyfriend of 7 years when I was 18. She had my half brother later that year and I also gained a step sister. Growing up, I hated being an only child. I was [...]


Our favorite gifts for a two year old

Liam got lots of great gifts for his birthday this year. While we love everything he received, these are some of our favorite gifts for our two year old.

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