Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Birthday season!

When you have a toddler, you go birthday card shopping with them in mind... Hence, lots of animals make their way into the mailbox...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Toddler snack ideas!

Here is a snack idea for you mamas: Annie's cheddar bunnies, Clementines with the sections halved, and half a glass of milk :)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Bikini Body Mommy 1.0

Attempt number four on starting BBM 1.0

Bikini body Mommy Fit Test, day 1:

Speed squats - 49
High knees - 75
Squat jumps - 34
Pushups (modified with knees) - 30
Tricep dips - 29(?)
Burpees (modified) - 15
Alternating lunges - 27
Elbow plank (knees) - 58

Interested in jumping in?


Monday, December 7, 2015

My little world

This is the best time of day, when baby is freshly laundered, food is in our tummies, and Sandra Boynton pays us all a visit.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Egg hair

This morning at breakfast, Cora had a fuzzy in her hair. I pulled it out and showed her. She then used her eggy little hands to straighten her hair like I did, giggling the whole time. I wiped her hair off with a wet wipe, and she "fixed" her hair with a huge grin. I let her laugh, and laughed with her as I just wiped off her hands so she could tidy her mane without leaving egg remains on her head.

This is parenthood, not making a big deal of the little things like sticky hands. Is it easy? Nope. But when your kiddo is punchy and trying to help you out, it's okay if things get messy. Your little one is learning big people things from you - not just how to do chores, but flexibility, grace, and lightheartedness.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Little Helper

Bear made it down almost an entire aisle at the grocery store by using the bottom of the shopping cart as a walker. She really enjoyed herself, and this mama is very proud of her little girl-child.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Goodwill finds on a snowy Saturday

Bear went with mama to Goodwill this morning and we totally scored on some spring/summer outfits. Three new Old Navy dresses, a denim skirt, and a new white cotton Cherokee sweater. (All in size 2T, which almost fit this tall toddler already! ((She's in 18 months on top right now :) ))

For a dollar each, that's not too shabby. Salvation Army usually has better prices, but it's harder to find new clothing there, so this mama was happy to find a few outfits for her Bear after leaving hibernation.