Category Archives: Parenthood

“Hate” is a hot word around here lately. Kendall hates Lowell. Lowell hates Kendall. Lowell hates me when I say he can’t have any more Jolly Ranchers. Leyna hates going up the stairs AGAIN to put stuff away. They all hate cleaning their messes. Kendall hates Scott for taking away his XBox when he doesn’t […]

View full post »

Let me tell y’all about this almost-6-month-0ld, leading with the obvious WTF HE’S ALMOST 6 MONTHS OLD. This one has gone by the fastest, and that’s a damn shame because he’s so delightful. The first 8 weeks of my colicky first-born’s life took longer than this. I’ve had progressively easier babies, so now that we’re […]

View full post »

A couple months before Wallace was born, I asked “Can this baby monitor change the game with our 4th baby?” about the Owlet Smart Sock. I’m back for an update! Wallace just turned 5 months old, and I’m here to tell you the Owlet is, indeed, a game changer. Owlet is sponsoring this post.  To […]

View full post »

I cried happy tears when I saw this video on Facebook last month. It was created by Baby Dove to celebrate #RealMoms and I adore how they really went there, embracing a broad spectrum of motherhood. This post is sponsored by Baby Dove, which is so rad because I really love and value their message.You […]

View full post »

Is it because I’ve been through this enough now that I can sense these shifts? I can look at him and just feel and know that he’s grown. Not just that he’s bigger, and boy is he bigger- filling out 12 month outfits that finally let me buy both his and Lowell’s clothes from the […]

View full post »

This post is written in partnership with Sylvan Learning. It’s warmer outside, the days are getting longer, swimsuits are hanging on the end caps of our favorite stores, and we can’t remember the last time we signed a homework folder. Yes, summer is approaching! As much as we’d like to give up all things school […]

View full post »

One of the first things I bought when we were preparing to have our first baby 9 years ago was Burt’s Bees Baby® Nourishing Lotion and their shampoo & body wash. I remember smoothing the lotion onto Kendall when he was just a day old after I asked my mom to bring it up to the […]

View full post »