Author Archive for Mrs. Tricycle


DIY Ball and Car Chute

With the arrival of Luigi, we’ve been working hard to find fun activities to keep the Trikester occupied. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, but I’ve got to give credit to Mr. Tricycle for this project. We’re doing some kitchen renovations, and when he was out at Lowes getting plumbing supplies, he came up with the […]

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Best Kids’ Books of 2014

Movie buffs have the Oscars, librarians have the Youth Media Awards. Each winter, the American Library Association honors the year’s best books, videos, and media for children and teenagers. Although many different awards are announced, the two biggest awards are the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal. The Newbery Medal recognizes “the author of the […]

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I like my coffee hot – as in sip slowly or you’ll burn your mouth hot. Now that I’m a mom of two, a regular coffee mug just doesn’t cut it. I can pour myself a steaming cup first thing, but then by the time I’ve gotten the toddler his morning milk, turned on Mickey […]


An Oatmeal Twist

Oatmeal is thought to encourage milk production in nursing moms, so it’s something I’ve been eating for the last week. Although I really like it, I need a little variety in my life, and wanted something different. After I scoured Pinterest, conducted during a 2:00 a.m. nursing session, I pinned a baked oatmeal recipe to […]


A Tale of Two Births: Comparing First and Second Labors

I don’t know anyone who likes the part where the baby actually makes their entrance, but happily the arrival of my second was a lot more tolerable than the first. With the Trikester, labor lasted forever, especially the early labor part. I started feeling wicked back contractions on Tuesday morning, and didn’t deliver until Thursday […]


Welcome Baby Tricycle

Introducing Baby Tricycle! Luigi is not his real name, but his nickname for the last nine months and a moniker that’s seemed to stick despite our best efforts otherwise. He made his appearance at 8:45 P.M. on Monday, January 12th and weighed 6 lbs and 13 oz, and was 20 inches long. Everything about my pregnancy […]


Before You Share Your iPad With A Toddler

The Trikester is no stranger to technology. He uses the iPad in his car seat and when he’s reached his limit in the stroller at the mall. He gets to play with my iPhone during long stints on the potty and in the checkout line at the grocery store when a meltdown is imminent. He […]

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