Yesterday was Ava’s first day back to school after a loooooooooooooooong holiday break. She was more than ready to get back to see her teacher and all of her friends, and I admit I was more than ready to have her return. ;) As much as I’d like to say I had a fabulously productive day of accomplishing tons of things around the house while entertaining my little buddy Jules, that just didn’t happen. Instead I spent the morning at the dentist (with Dr. Hottie) having my teeth cleaned (I was 4 month overdue for that), three teeth (that I’d ground the enamel down toRead More →

There’s a new review site for the eco-conscious among us called Green Mom Finds. The site was created by Cristina and Izzy, and has four other moms (including myself) who contribute reviews on all of the great green things we’ve come across on our mothering journeys. I’m honored and excited to be apart of this site and wonderful group of women. With all of the uncertainty about whether this or that product is safe, it’s nice to know there’s a place you can go to and find green items, tips and resources that other moms have tested and recommend. Check it out. I think you’llRead More →

I took the kids grocery shopping at Vitamin Cottage this afternoon. Julian found a tub of yogurt to be particularly fascinating, so I let him play with it while we moved about the store. He dropped it on the floor one time – no big deal. I gave it back to him. (Hindsight: What was I thinking??) A few minutes later he dropped it on the floor again and this happened: A word to the wise: Mothers, don’t let your children play with tubs of yogurt while in the shopping cart. Note: This picture (albeit a not very good one because I took it myself)Read More →

Cross-posted at BlogHer: BlogHers Act. It’s just over a month now until the release of The Business of Being Born to DVD a la Netflix* on Feb. 12, and I, for one, am counting the days. There are 36. As a self-confessed “birth junkie,” I’ve been excited about this movie since I first learned about it back in May of 2007. For anyone unfamiliar with the premise of the film and how it came about, here’s a little background. Actor Ricki Lake had two very different birth experiences (one in the hospital and one at home), and over the past several years considered becoming aRead More →

This weekend we went to a birthday party at an indoor children’s amusement park. There was a carousel, ferris wheel, train, bouncer, ball pit, slides, and much more. The kids had a blast, and I dare say the parents enjoyed themselves as well. :) Who do you think had the most fun in the ball pit? Ava? Julian? Or daddy? ;) Lastly, here’s my pick for BSM – Julian in a sea of balls: You can see more of Best Shot Monday over at Mother May I.