Online Safety this Summer with Net Nanny Internet Protection #NNSummer

This is a sponsored post for Net Nanny Internet Protection Software. It’s June, hooray!🎉Summer is so close, you can just about taste it – the snow cones, the s’mores by the fire, the over chlorinated skin… ahhh, summer! We’ve already been hitting the pool like it’s our job, especially since we experienced a lot of rain recently. […]

Eve Mattress Review – The Best Sleep of My Life!

This is a sponsored review for eve mattress. Have you ever visited a hotel where the mattress was one of the softest most comfortables things EVER? The kind of soft that swallows you into it – where you lose all track of time and suddenly want to bail on your to-do list so you can just […]

What Happens When Your Puppy Wants to Help Sweep

During her sweet, loving, helpful times, my toddler loves to help me clean (and by “clean” I mean, take over the spray, spray everyfrigginthing she can, “washing dishes” by running water all over the place and splashing about, using the broom to sweep for about five minutes before using it as a sword/weapon, etc.). Despite the […]

Discovering Barbecue Sauce for the First Time

She was done with her food, and motioned (read: scream-beckoned) for us to get her down. Moments later, I heard a little shuffling from the table, and saw it – she was sitting in her older sister’s seat, devouring her leftover chicken nuggets in her sister’s barbecue sauce. I watched her dip carefully one bit […]

When Birds Attack – {Video Proof the Bird on my Porch Hates Me}

I’ve spoken about our “pet” birdies on our porch before, sharing the images on Instagram about how cute they are, how excited the kids (and we) are about having front porch “pets.” See the parent birds? Aren’t they so cute? See the baby bird, how sweet he is, sleeping there? See those babies? Aren’t they […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Six} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

My Right Hand Baby {Video}

I turn the corner in the kitchen, and she immediately begins to wail. She has to have me in her sights every waking moment, or else, she’s a massive pile of whimpering infant. I have never, ever had a baby this attached to me so much. It’s almost… foreign to me, the changes between this child and […]

Taking Time For ME, the TGIF Version {Video}

I AM SO GRATEFUL IT’S FRIDAY, YO! (I don’t think that comes as much of a surprise. Ahem.) Friday already started a little.. odd.. for me. See the video for more details on how my Friday could’ve gone VERY, VERY WRONG (but thankfully didn’t, because I *chose* to not let it ruin my day). Today […]

My Kids, the Amateur Magicians, and Their Love of Video

It’s never a dull moment in this house. The kids are always up to something hilarious and worth recording. In this instance, my son has taken over my husband’s passion for magic and created his own one-man magic show. I could not stop laughing. And Baby V? She loooooooves the webcam. She hogs the video […]

Hide and Seek Fail

Toddler’s are cute, man, but they totally suck at playing hide-and-seek.(Just watch. I dare you not to laugh!) But I’ll take listening to his laugh ANY FRIGGIN’ DAY! Never miss a thing! Subscribe today for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!

Why Music Ruins My Mojo

{Warning: Video contains me. Being a dork. You’re welcome.} Doing my best to get everything done, posts written, deadlines met, and so I throw on some tunes. Why this was, without a question, a bad idea. Yes, you can catch this milkshake (quite literally, I’m still breastfeeding) at BlogHer in a week-and-a-half, thanks to the […]

Play Time at Target

What does my family do when it has a whole day’s time to kill and you can’t be at home because the electric is shut-off for repairs? You drive an hour-and-a-half to your nearest Target store and play in their toy-aisle. OH YES WE DID! Never miss a thing! Subscribe today for all kinds of […]

Jillian Michaels Toddler Workout

I never work out alone anymore. My kids are always working out with me. After many-a-time giggling while they “help” alongside me, I finally had to film it. Check us out kickin’ it with Jillian Michaels using her No More Trouble Zones DVD.  {Side note: Don’t mind the pant-less babies. For whatever reason, they prefer […]

History in the Making

Every so often, you have one of those sun-filled, over-booked weekends in which you’re body parts droop and sway and you feel like you’re going to come apart at the seams. But just when your energy is at your lowest, and you feel like you can’t raise your mug-filled hand to your mouth for a […]

This Old Man – Awesome Kindergarten Version

You’ve never heard it sung like this. Be prepared to laugh. And giggle. A lot.Never miss a thing! Subscribe today for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!

Preparing Baby Dude for BlogHer

I snarled. He giggled. We’re practicing our parlor tricks for BlogHer. He’s succeeded quite well in performing for bloggers before. It’s gonna be AWESOME. What do you think. Are we ready for our name in lights?? For more Wednesday fun, visit Wordless Wednesday, 5MFM, MomDot, Ordinary and Awesome, Seven Clown Circus. Never miss a thing! […]

The Story Behind the Toddler Antennae

You saw the picture yesterday. My sweet, ball-of-fire toddler in her funky hair-do. Here’s the video that took place. And the story behind it? As she began singing originally, before we filmed this, my 9-year-old went behind her and primped her hair to get ready for the video, and that’s what happened. He inadvertently caused […]

How To Properly Clean Chocolate Off Your Toddler’s Face

My two-year-old is showin’ ya how it’s done, folks. As seen on MomTv Never miss a post! Subscribe here for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!

The Vlog You’ve Been Waiting For!

You recall Part 1 to this story, and then Part 2. Here’s it is! I finally got it! Here it is! Enjoy my wackiness! 😉 —————————————————— Like these? Catch up on my other “Out of the Mouth of…” posts: Out of the Mouth of HusbandsRaising a Mini-Me is Wicked Awesome Out of the Mouth of […]

Vlogging Adventures

I know I promised you a vlog about the picture of my son yesterday. Unfortunately I’m having issues and I’m foot-stompin’ mad! You see, I wanted to do some cool things with my vlog (you’ll see once it’s finished) and in an effort to not have a shaky mess, I used my webcam to vlog […]

Dance Baby Dance

What do you get when you combine music, your 6-month-old, and a little help from hubby? You get dancing, smiles, giggling and memories made of awesome, that’s what. Never miss a post! Subscribe here for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!

Wordless/Wordful Wednesday – Today Show Appearance

Was that really me around the 1:36 mark? Was that my youngest’s fuzzy head poking out the Moby Wrap I was wearing? Did that really happen yesterday? Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Wasn’t Wendy Piersall from Sparkplugging beautiful? Didn’t she represent us well? And Melissa the Consumer Queen, […]

Today Show

Mark your calendars! Guess who’s vlog will appear on NBC’s Today Show, during their Digital Moms series, which airs Monday and Tuesday *ahem* Me, that’s who. Yeah! My vlog will be in a segment about moms using technology to bring about change, and will be shown on Tuesday while they talk about Motrin and how […]

ABCs Toddler Style

Recall I was talking about my 2-year-old singing the ABC’s? Here’s our attempt at singing those ABC’s at my oldest’s soccer game Never miss a post! Subscribe here for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!


Friends of ours celebrated a new addition to their family on Tuesday. A boy- a squishy, freshly-born, bundle of squeaks and stretches joined them in the wee hours of the morning. A good bloggy friend celebrated a new addition to her family, too. She’s a member of the ‘Oh, you’ve got your hands full” club, […]

Christmas Carols in February

I couldn’t resist. My four-year-old’s version of Deck the Halls: “Taste the season, house of howwy, fa wa wa wa wa, wa wa wa wa!” Pardon the extreme close up. It was on the sly. I secretly taped him. What a horrible angle, but what an adorable angel 🙂 For more Wordless Wednesday, don’t forget […]


I am thankful for his laugh. His deep bellied, boyish laugh.I am thankful for his grunts and breaths, his oohs and coos.I am thankful for his sweet baby fuzz head.I am thankful for his big eyes with already long eye lashes (why can’t they share with me!?)I am thankful for his edibly chubby body.I am […]