Author Archive for mrs. wagon

2014-07-19 10.54.30-1

2 year / 4.5 year update

So much has happened since my last update (6 months ago! Or, now that this post is getting written super late, almost 8 months ago!). We bought a house, packed up and moved (to the town next door!), summer started and the kids were in daycare only part time (3 mornings a week) and home [...]

2014-08-19 17.48.22

Summer Pasta with Shrimp

I love me some pasta, but I’m not a fan of red sauce. But I am a fan of dinner on the table in 30 mins or less. So here’s a quick summer pasta that was a hit for my whole family. I made it with shrimp, but you could really use any protein in [...]


DIY Dol Towers (Go-Im)

For a traditional Korean First Birthday, items such as fruit and nuts are artfully displayed on a table (dolsang) to symbolize prosperity. Towers made of beans, seeds, nuts, rice cakes, or candy make for a beautiful table display. These days, many parents choose to rent plastic towers or create towers of their own. When I [...]

Travel and the 18 Month Sleep Regression

When Lil Miss Wagon was 19 months old, we took a trip to visit family about 4 hours away. Before our trip, LMW was sleeping beautifully: going to bed around 6:15pm and falling asleep on her own every night, sleeping all night long. Plus she took a 2-3 hour nap every day. Her 5am wakeups [...]

makeup for moms

My Mommy Makeup Routine

As a WOHM (Work Out of Home Mom), I’m faced with the daily challenge of making myself presentable each morning with a very limited amount of time and energy to do so. There are a couple of areas where I still need to get my act together (ahem, hair and wardrobe) but I’ve pretty much [...]


Diaper Bag Review: Babymel Amanda

I absolutely loved my last new diaper bag, the Kate Spade Stevie which I reviewed here, except for one major thing: two-strap bags don’t work on me because I have very narrow, sloping shoulders. So as soon as I put the bag on my shoulder, the strap farther away from my body immediately slips off [...]


Toy Review: AquaDoodle Draw ‘n’ Doodle Mat

We received the AquaDoodle Draw ‘n’ Doodle Mat from a friend as a gift, and boy oh boy, does the whole family love this toy!! It’s pretty simple: you fill the pen with water and then you can “draw” with water through the felt tip. Drawing with the water on the mat reveals colors, and [...]

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