For My Husband, On Valentine’s

For My Husband, On Valentine’s

This is our 8th Valentine’s Day together. I remember our first Valentine’s Day like it was yesterday. Dressing up for a nice dinner out. I wore heels!  The flowers and chocolates. The basketball game you wanted to watch…when our relationship was too new for me to feel comfortable enough to say, “no way!” I’ve been thinking a lot about where we have been together. And where we will go, too. We have lived in 7 different apartments or houses over…

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My Toddler’s 5 Favorite Music Videos

My Toddler’s 5 Favorite Music Videos

Little A absolutely loves music. We have been singing to her and playing music for her since the very beginning. She learned how to dance before she could walk. And she even learned how to sing before she could talk! One of her favorite things to do is watch music videos on YouTube. She loves anything from nursery rhymes, to some seriously silly kids songs, to Sesame Street parodies, and Taylor Swift videos. She’s a girl with an eclectic taste…

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15 Favorite At-Home Date Night Ideas

15 Favorite At-Home Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I still don’t have a babysitter. So, I have been thinking about fun ways to have a date night at home with my husband. Whether you are on a budget, or are like us, and don’t have a babysitter for your kids unless family is visiting, having an at-home date night can be a perfect way to spend quality time together with your partner. Life is so busy, especially life with a young toddler. Our…

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Blogging Goals for the Next 6 Months

Blogging Goals for the Next 6 Months

I’ve been blogging for over 6 months now. Back in June 2016, I published my very first blog post. I’ve been on a roller coaster ride that is this blog ever since! There have certainly been ups and downs along the way. I published frequently over the summer and slowly started to lose momentum as the months went on. I got to a point where I was feeling worn out, like I was being pulled in too many directions all…

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Play Dough: A Quick and Easy Recipe 

Play Dough: A Quick and Easy Recipe 

Homemade play dough is really so much better than store-bought! Back when I was a preschool teacher, I made play dough for my students all the time. This recipe is so easy and only requires a few ingredients, all of which you probably have in your pantry right now. You can make it any color you want just by adding food coloring. You can even make it smell good by adding a variety of extracts or spices. The possibilities are…

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The Pacifier: Is It Finally Time to Say Goodbye?

The Pacifier: Is It Finally Time to Say Goodbye?

Oh, just thinking about writing this post leaves me feeling a little sad! I’m afraid I will have more questions than answers. How do I know when it is time to finally say goodbye to the most loved, cherished, comforting item my sweet Little A owns: the pacifier? Our pediatrician would say it’s far past the time to say goodbye.  At A’s 12 month check-up and again at her 18 month check-up, we were urged to take the pacifier away,…

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Learning to Let Mistakes Happen

Learning to Let Mistakes Happen

Everyone learns from making mistakes, right? When A was a newborn and Mr. Musings and I were two extremely sleep deprived, first-time parents, we made so many mistakes!  Like when we didn’t wait long enough before changing her dirty diaper, only to end up with baby poop everywhere. She wasn’t done! Or when she was cradled in my arms and I didn’t judge how much space there was between her head and the door frame. And I bumped her head….

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10 Thoughts When My Toddler Has A Cold 

10 Thoughts When My Toddler Has A Cold 

We’ve been dealing with one sick toddler over the last few days. Little A has a nasty cold. She’s been so congested! It’s never easy to watch my little girl feeling so bad and know there’s not much I can actually do to help her feel better. Here are 10 thoughts I’ve had while taking care of my sick toddler: My poor baby! I wish I could make you feel better. I don’t really like wiping your nose either, but…

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2017 Family Bucket List

2017 Family Bucket List

I love a good list! So, I thought I’d write a family bucket list. It’s simply a list of things I’d like to do together over the course of the year. When 2017 comes to a close, what would I most like to look back on from the year?  I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. As our Little A is growing so quickly and constantly seeing the world in a new way, I want to create plenty of…

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Oh, the Temper Tantrums!

Oh, the Temper Tantrums!

Temper tantrums have arrived. They are pretty much a daily occurrence at our house now that Little A is 19 months old. Terrible two’s? They are in full swing and we still have months to go before the big 2nd birthday. Reasons For Temper Tantrums: A wants to go upstairs A wants to go downstairs A wants a waffle for breakfast A actually wants oatmeal for breakfast A wants to FaceTime with Pop A wants to hang up on Pop…

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