Monthly Archives: June 2012


I Bypassed The Yoga Pants For This

Nothing calls for a babysitter, some drinks with  grownups, and an outfit that consists of pants with buttons and no elastic like aView full post »


A Small Digital Hoarding Breakthrough

For as many pictures of our family that I have, both taken by myself and professionals, only about 2% of them are printed andView full post »


June Sponsor Love

It’s that time again, when I give my blog sponsors a big virtual hug to thank them for supporting me this month. As always, I’mView full post »


I Have A Sick Day(s) Hangover

Days like this are hard to kick in the ass. I’m coming off a weekend out of town, followed by 2 days of feeling like crap thanks toView full post »


The Cloth Crib Rail Cover

Since posting my Day In Our Ordinary Life post, I’ve received quite a few emails and comments, asking where I got or how I made theView full post »


Making Bedtime Stress-Free

This is a guest-post, written by Dana Obleman, Parenting Consultant and creator of The Sleep Sense Program. DanaView full post »


What I’m Thinking When I’m Pinning

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Another Ordinary Day In Our Life In Pictures

Yesterday I documented an ordinary day in our life by taking a picture every hour, from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. Here’s how itView full post »


The Transformation Of A Meatball

I make enormous children. That’s common knowledge. There were times when Kendall was a baby that the nickname “meatball”View full post »


How To Photograph An Ordinary Day In Your Life

We all have the “pretty” pictures of our kids, our families, those days we’re supposed to document. They’re framed,View full post »


A Study About Parent Bloggers, FYI

Annie from PhD In Parenting asked me to be a part of a study she just wrapped up, where she took a look at the numbers and traffic drivingView full post »


Mommy Truth: Those Moments That Scream MOM

I love hijacking Facebook status updates and turning them into Mommy Truths. Thanks to my friend Megan from Larks NotesView full post »


Children Can’t Be Trusted

A week.. two weeks.. quite a while ago, I asked Kendall what he thought we should get daddy for Fathers Day. “Do you think he’dView full post »



My mom introduced me to this leafy green treat. No really, it’s delicious. Seriously! It’s not at all like you’re eatingView full post »


#CatEffects -The Funniest Thing To Happen To iPhoneography

Yesterday morning, my brilliant, hilarious sister posted this to my Facebook wall. At first I was all, “Aww!View full post »


Best Fathers Day Card, Hands Down

Via my friends at HaHas for HooHas The amazingly talented Anna took this picture, this picture, and this picture andView full post »


A Change Is Simmering In Me

This house has been and continues to be a great home for our growing family. We’ve poured countless hours of hard work into it.View full post »


Mommy Truth: It’s Easy To Parent After Bedtime

… on nights the kids sleep. After that? All bets are off. Thanks to Stephanie from Froggy And The Mouse for thisView full post »


An Escape Was In Order

No time to blog today because we’re too busy coming down… It’s hard to top a weekend at NaNa’s,View full post »


Feeding From A Trough

Or a tray… whatever. Sometimes this is all I have the energy for. And that’s okay, right? I mean, the kidsView full post »


Do I Make You Nervous?

I find when I’m out with Kendall and he’s playing with other kids his age, I always seem to be the mom who’s jumpy.View full post »


Mommy Truth: We’re Evil For Breaking Bananas

Leyna is 17 months old and this also applies to oranges, tortillas, cheese sticks, and all other inanimate, foodView full post »


From Blah to BOOM- A Front Door Makeover

This was our front door up until recently. Builder grade white, dingy, brass kick plate, dinged up door frame, boringView full post »


This Is How I Do: Editing In Lightroom 3

I’m going to show you all today how I edited this picture in Lightroom 3… The image on the left is SOOCView full post »


The Way I View: Motherhood

That was the prompt for the month of May’s Clickin Moms photo challenge. I interpreted this one literally. This is my view, as aView full post »


Operation Freeze The Fat Is A Go

Remember how I told you all about CoolSculpting? How it’s this FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that kills the fat cells on yourView full post »