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19 Years – A Sweet Milestone

Nineteen years ago, I was 19 years old.

And right about this time, I was at a now defunct nightclub in Media, PA with some friends from my college basketball team. We were meeting up with a bunch of people two of them worked with, including a guy that one of my friends liked. I was just along for the ride. The original plan was to

July 19th, 2014 0 comments live, the fam

Stuffed Animal Storage

I mentioned a 'stuffed animal farm' in this blog entitled One Little Monkey, and I got a few (sarcastic) questions on whether we did, in fact, have a 'farm of stuffed animals.'

I guess technically, the answer is no. However, we do have a 'pen' of sorts...which we call a farm (sometimes). Haha.

In that same post, I mentioned that Grace loves all stuffed animals. They

June 24th, 2014 0 comments our house

This is What Happens When I Try to Be Fancy

One of my friends let me in on a hot tip: you can reserve library books online and they will pull them for you and have them waiting for you to pick up. This may not be a hot tip to some, but to me it is a new, life-changing discovery. It's probably been in existence since libraries have been around, but I don't go

June 20th, 2014 0 comments live, our kids in portland

End of a Momming Era…or The Start of a New One?

Ah, the last day of school has come and gone. Whoosh. It went that quickly.

And, as another school year passes, I again sit here reflecting on the year and the seemingly break-neck speed at which my children are growing - both in size and of mind.

This year is particularly poignant for me. It marks my full-on transition from being a "mom with young

June 16th, 2014 0 comments live, our kids in portland

One Little Monkey

...holds a lot of memories.

I am doing some cleaning up and cleaning out around the house. Admit it. You're jealous of my rockin' start to the unofficial kick off to summer, right? :)

With both kids occupied downstairs, I took the opportunity late this afternoon to sneakily clean out the 'stuffed animal' farm we have in our toy room. If you have kids and

May 23rd, 2014 0 comments after effects, live, the move

On the Road – London: Buckingham Palace

I spent my first (and only!) free afternoon in London strolling around - oh, you know - BUCKINGHAM PALACE. I find the fact that I could walk out of my hotel, head up a few streets and land upon a palace to be simply incredible. It was one of the many reasons I found London so charming. I mean really - I can drive around

May 16th, 2014 0 comments live

Don’t Miss – DEAR WORLD: Boston Marathon

In just a few days, we'll mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The DEAR WORLD: Boston Marathon photography project by Robert X. Fogarty is not to be missed. In it, the survivors share their lives with us - through photos and messages. Put aside some time this weekend, grab some tissues, click through and be inspired.

It's also worth heading over to Robert's

April 11th, 2014 0 comments live

73 Degrees, Sunny and (apparently) Smelly

Portlanders are currently being teased with a burst of warm sunny days forecasted for this week. Today it's 73 and sunny.

Over the past two years, we've learned that sunny days before July typically mean long sleeves / shorts or short sleeves / pants most of the time. However, today it's legitimately warm, and our kids were poorly dressed for the weather - both were

April 7th, 2014 0 comments our kids in portland

Art Project: Silhouettes to Help Brave Maeve

Just about two years ago, one of my childhood / high school friends found out through a very harrowing experience that her then 18-month-old daughter, Maeve, had Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). It's very rare for children this young to be diagnosed with T1D, and, as you can imagine, the last two years have been quite a journey for her mom (and family) as they navigate

April 4th, 2014 0 comments live, our house

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