Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Talk Rocks

A light hearted peek into my Friday morning:

My 3yr Old: "I want a**holes for breakfast."

Me: "What!?"

My 3yr Old: "I want a**holes please!"

Me: "Ummm... I don't think..."

My 3yr Old: "A**holes and kiwis please!"

Me: "Oooohhh! WAFFLES!! No problem kiddo."

*laughs* precious.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Enough With The Artificial Sweeteners!

I'm a mom of two toddlers. The last thing I need are "surprises" in what I thought were healthy food purchases. I'm mad.
Del Monte: Sucralose!

So, here's my morning: I cleaned up two poo-splosions, my 1 year old fell off the couch because he's so tall he can climb things he has no clue how to get off of. I dug a shard of plastic out of his mouth (he opened the heat vent and fished it out of the duct), both kids have impressively runny noses, I did an overflowing dishwasher, folded laundry, and answered a bunch of emails. This week my Awesome Husband is working till 8:30pm every night because it's crunch week before his students present their school play. I'm a tad frazzled.

The fridge is looking a bit bare so I grab a can of fruit salad from the cupboard to include in our lunch. I bought a new kind packed in water instead of syrup. I think I've earned Mom Points by finding a low sugar option. Surprise!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How To Build Awesome Forts With Your Kids

It's fort week! I'm posting on social media this week getting fellow moms to build awesome forts with their kids and share the photos. Kids love forts, and what's not to love? A tiny house inside a house! Kid-size! Secret areas where kids can hide. I was crazy for forts when I was a kid and built many an epic blanket-castle along with my 3 siblings when we were growing up. Many times we turned the entire living room into a giant fort. Come to think of it, that must have drove my parents crazy. No matter, as a mom of a 1 and 3 year old, I get to make forts again, which I do almost once a week, especially in the winter when playing outside is less of an option.

Forts don't have to be elaborate or cause a big mess. Here are some simple ideas to get you started with what's around your home.