After reading a myriad of responses online and the news media frenzy over Build-a-Bear’s Pay Your Age Day, I feel like a reasoned response is necessary from someone who actually went there, stood in line with two kids, and walked away with a positive experience. I like to think of myself as a thrifty mom. … More What My Kids and I Learned in Line for Build-a-Bear’s Pay Your Age Day at the Mall of America
It’s here! At last! The much anticipated (by probably two people) return of Weigh-in Wednesdays on the blog! A little backstory first. I joined Weight Watchers in 2015 and lost almost 40 lbs on the Points Plus program. I quit that program in the spring of 2016 after they switched to Smart Points and I … More The Return of Weigh-in Wednesdays
Judah is six months old this week. I can hardly believe it. Apparently I’ve learned some things this time around. I’ve let go of a lot of expectations— for both myself and my kids. Judah’s still not exactly on a schedule. He does have a fairly predictable rhythm to his day and he does nap … More Six months.
Judah is four months old this week. I blogged Moses’ milestones every month. And I’m glad I did now, so I can look back and see what was going on developmentally and compare. I wish I could say that everything I said in my last blog post about Judah was still true. But it’s not. … More Four Months.
Disclaimer: this is a detailed birth story. Birth is a messy and rather graphic business. There are words and images below that may bother you. If you think they might, I’d encourage you to move along. Thanks! . . . . . . . . . My pregnancy with Judah was easier in some ways … More Judah’s Birth Story
This is going to be a little emotional, friends. If you’ve done any poking around this blog or know me well, you probably already know that I had a miscarriage several months ago. My due date for that baby was mid January – very close to my own birthday. I’ve been waiting for that to … More A Letter to the Child We Lost
It’s February in Minnesota – typically the coldest month of the year. This is when you’re most likely to check your weather app, see that it’s thirty below at 8 AM and that it isn’t going to get any warmer, and want to pull the covers right back over your head. But we are mothers. … More Sakura Bloom Sling Diary Submission – A Day in the Life