On toddlers and the terrific twos

On toddlers and the terrific twos

When we were at the beach in April, I posted this picture of Jackson pointing out into the water after spotting a seagull or a buoy or something equally exciting. To me it captures the very essence of toddlerhood, and it’s one of my favorites. While I’m one of those people who loves the newborn stage, […]

Two kids is easy…and two kids is hard!

Two kids is easy...and two kids is hard

It’s a universal parenting truth: when you find yourself with even one less child than normal for a few days (whether they’re at camp or the grandparents or whatever), it feels a whole lot easier than normal. It’s not that you’ve forgotten how hard that number felt when it was your normal; it’s that changing […]

How we approach makeup with our girls

How we approach makeup & fashion with our girls

Our oldest (10) has been obsessed with Caboodles lately. This is a fun obsession since I still fondly remember my own pink Caboodle, and I’ve enjoyed watching her plot and plan to get one and fill it with all kinds of fun makeup. They’re not super expensive, so she saved up the spending portion of her May […]

Simply spectacular summers when you’re a work-at-home mom

On simply spectacular summers when you're a work-at-home mom

Every year around this time I start to see posts about embracing summer, making it magical for your kids, saying yes, and so on. And every year I’m torn between rebellion and guilt. It’s not that I disagree with this in principle (although I think our kids have a pretty magical life in general and […]