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One of Those Shopping Trips

Ever have one of THOSE shopping trips with little ones? Where you know, just by the simple act of informing them you have to run an errand, you are doomed?

Yea, I had that trip to Target this afternoon.

I literally only needed handful of things, so I figured it'd be a quick in-and-out trip and I wouldn't have to venture out after the kids

August 6th, 2014 0 comments live, our kids in portland

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

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