Monthly Archives: January 2012


Mommy Truth: The Real Miracle Of Life

Inspired by my urge to throw Leyna across the room last night after she head butted me in the nose. Hard. On purpose. Like a ninja…View full post »


Wintery Rainbow 1st Birthday Party

I came up with the wintery rainbow theme for Leyna’s party after falling in love with all the beautiful rainbow parties I’veView full post »


Snow What Fun!

Leyna had her first birthday party today, and a good time was had by all. I’ll be back with tons of pictures on Monday, but I thoughtView full post »


The Calm Before The Party Storm

Leyna’s birthday party is tomorrow! And we all know what that means… I’m about to LOSE MY MIND.  We’re having it atView full post »


Living An Old Nightmare In The ‘Burbs

“Where did so-and-so move?” I asked my hip, single sister who lives in a posh little apartment near the heart ofView full post »


Turns Out, We Don’t Need Cable

Remember how I asked you all for your advice on making the big leap to give up cable? I couldn’t believe how many of you already had,View full post »


Warning: The Cute May Cause Spontaneous Ovulation

Last Friday I thought it would be fun to have a couple kids over for a play date (sisters) and have a little photo shoot. I’m at theView full post »


I Gift You Cuteness and $100 to Tea Collection

Present #1: Little miss Leyna, baking up some love and smiles at our fun at-home Valentines photo shoot this morning. The new office weView full post »


Heart-Shaped Sugar Smash Cookies (The Lazy Mom’s Cookie)

My name is Jill, and I’m addicted to sugar cookies. Frosted sugar cookies. It started at Christmas time with dough from a tube, butView full post »


I Like Big Bows, And I Can Not Lie

Look at how pretty Leyna’s Quilt Hoop Bow Holder  is, all filled up with pretty, bright bows! Of course, now that I have a prettyView full post »


Mommy Truth: It’s A Job Requirement

When I saw this pop up as Parenting. Illustrated With Crappy Pictures’ Facebook status last week, I immediately knew I had to MommyView full post »


It’s A Party! No Pants Needed.

Howdy, friends! Please forgive the punchy-slap-happy-cornball tone of this post. I am in the thick of a family wide cold… or virusView full post »


Life/Dirty Dishes as Art

I call this “Good Night, Dirty Dishes. My Ass Is Too Tired To Care.” I’m thinking of opening an Etsy shop so that thoseView full post »


The Gift Of Silence

Leyna is babbling like it’s her job lately. And not just “ba ga mama googoo” stuff. She’s watching us talk,View full post »


A Reactionary Mommy Truth

Well, yesterday was quite the day. My post about letting my 12 month old “cry it out” got pretty much nothing but support overView full post »


Watch Me Break Mommy Blogger Commandment #1

Thou Shalt Not Write About Letting Babies Cry Oh yeah, I’m going there. You know, for as much as I like to tell readers thatView full post »


This Is My B Face

Yesterday was the last day I could submit a photo to the Clickin’ Moms “I Am A…” Project (to benefit RAINN, anView full post »


One Of My Better Ideas

The girl was born on December 28th, and I vowed at the time to not let her arrival so close to Christmas affect my ability to throw herView full post »


My Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips

Image courtesy of Jessica Marchetti Photography My top 10 breastfeeding tips and tricks… things that worked for me. 1. Build aView full post »


12 To Do in 2012

I’m not a resolution-y type of person, but there is something about starting anew each year that makes me feel like I can wipe theView full post »