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It’s all fun and games until someone poops in the bathtub.

This is how my week went. The kids were pretty well behaved all week, but one day my son woke up throwing up. Is it bad that I think maybe he was so well behaved because he wasn’t feeling well? Everyone got decent sleep and got it in their own beds. This is a big… Continue reading It’s all fun and games until someone poops in the bathtub.

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My Children, The Destroyers

Sometimes having two kids under the age of three is like living was a swarm of locust. All I have to do is turn my back for a diaper change or pee really fast with the door open, and something crazy may happen. Yes, sometimes I pee with the door open. No, not to be… Continue reading My Children, The Destroyers

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8 Pictures that show the sense of humor of an 18 month old

Follow my blog with Bloglovin My last post got me thinking about how funny my daughter is. (https://bigandpinkytoes.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/so-i-thought-i-didnt-want-a-daughter/ ) How can she have such a strong sense of humor when she can barely speak? It’s so interesting to me how kids are born with personalities and preferences. So without any descriptions, here are 8 pictures… Continue reading 8 Pictures that show the sense of humor of an 18 month old

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I thought I didn’t want a daughter . . .

So I thought I didn’t want a daughter. Not because I preferred a boy over a girl, but because I thought I would be doing a little girl a disservice to be her mother. When I was around 7 or 8 my hair was very thin. I think my mom was advised to cut it… Continue reading I thought I didn’t want a daughter . . .

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Train Valentines

My son started Pre-K this semester. Like any parent I was worried how he would do. He has loves it though, and I love watching him love it. Here he is after his first day crying  saying, ‘More school! More school!’ Needless to say, we are both really excited about his first ever class party.… Continue reading Train Valentines

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What new mammas may need that they don’t know they may need

I have a friend who is preparing to be a first time mamma. She sent me a Facebook message asking me to tell her what she will need that she doesn’t know she will need. After fat thumbing a long and grammar mistake ridden answer from my phone, I thought that was a great question that… Continue reading What new mammas may need that they don’t know they may need

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What Our Dachshunds Taught Me About Parenting

I got Dixie Dog just over 7 years ago from a family in the country whose pet had a litter of puppies. Dixie and I lived alone for about a year until it came time to move into my future husband’s house. At first, Dixie was a point of contention. My husband-to-be adamantly did not… Continue reading What Our Dachshunds Taught Me About Parenting