A Tricky Treat

I have one very excited Audrey Hepburn. This is the first year that Harper gets it. She overheard the news anchor this morning say “Trick-or-Treat” and she nearly lost her marbles. So as soon as we get home tonight, back in to the costumes they go. We have already taken the girls trick-or-treating at the … Continue reading

Raising Happy Babes

**Disclaimer**  I am NOT an expert. Below you will find only MY opinion based on MY experiences. When asked about the one piece of advice I would offer to new parents, it would be this: Relax. I am a firm believer that our babies feed off of our energy, meaning if we are stressed, they are stressed. … Continue reading

It is Because of Love I Discipline and Sweat

As mentioned in an earlier post, I seem to have lost my mojo. My energy has escaped me and taken my patience hostage. Not ideal conditions in the world of Working Momma. But I think we have it figured out. I received a call from my doctor yesterday with results from my routine blood work … Continue reading

A Tradition & Some Whining

This weekend we took our girls along with the oldest of my two younger brothers to the Dallas Arboretum for a picnic and to view the unbelievable Pumpkin Village. If you live in the area, and have yet to visit the Arboretum this time of year, I strongly urge you to do so. It is … Continue reading

A Milestone

  I vividly remember the excitement as I anticipated the arrival of Harper’s baby crib. I drove my husband nuts in the days leading up, and even more so the day it arrived. It was December 2009, and we sat on our living room floor, nuts and bolts scattered about…me eagerly trying to assemble it, … Continue reading

My Life With Hashimotos

Hashimotos: An auto-immune disease in which your immune system attacks your thyroid gland as if it were a foreign body, causing inflammation that results in an under-active thyroid known as hypothyroidism. Getting pregnant for the first time was incredibly easy. Literally two weeks after Aaron and I decided that we were ready to start our family, we were … Continue reading

My Life With Hashimotos

Hashimotos: An auto-immune disease in which your immune system attacks your thyroid glad as if it were a foreign body, causing inflammation that results in an under-active thyroid known as hypothyroidism. Getting pregnant for the first time was incredibly easy. Literally two weeks after Aaron and I decided that we were ready to start our family, we were … Continue reading

Potty Training is Sabotaging My Diet

We’re potty trained! We’re potty trained! Hip-Hip Hooray!! So I’m a little proud…and relieved…I have a few more pennies in my pocket…and I may have gained 5lbs in the process. Harper has been in the process of potty training for months now which means that for months we have had a treat jar of M&Ms to … Continue reading

Labor Day & All It’s Glory

I love long weekends! It’s amazing how much you can get done with just one extra day…you can celebrate a ‘pretend’ birthday over and over again…you can get Baby a new pair of earrings to match Big Sister…you can fly a Barbie kite…you can swim…and have frozen yogurt…and visit with family and friends…and dress in … Continue reading

Baby’s Clean Eats: Avocados & Peaches

Before Harper was born I challenged myself with the task of cloth diapers and homemade baby food…for no real reason…probably because I love a challenge. And here I am with Baby #2, still using cloth and still making baby food, but with more understanding as to why I went this route. 1) It saves money 2) … Continue reading