Mom, M.D.

Mom, M.D.

One of my kids’ (and mine, too!) favorite television shows right now is Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior. The kids love Doc because of her cute little personality, but I love the show because it teaches them healthy habits. And goodness knows we need healthy habits around our house! As a working mom with two small children in daycare, I feel like I have earned at LEAST a PhD in pediatrics. Good Lord, my kids bring home all kinds of gunky funk. Over the years, I’ve learned when to call the…

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Giveaway Winner and Bedtime

Giveaway Winner and Bedtime

It was the first day of school for me today. I welcomed 120+ students into a new school year, and, let me tell you, that is some exhausting work! I am BEAT! And I wore super cute shoes, but I am not used to being in wedges again so my feet are swollen and blister-y tonight. A small price to pay, though. I needed the coral shoes to tie in my coral cardigan… duh! Bean had his first day of preschool today, too. He was so excited to start. Chris…

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First Day of School, 2013

First Day of School, 2013

Today was the first day of pre-planning for me, and the first day back at daycare for the kids.  I worried for weeks about dropping them off.  I was sure there would be tears and pleas to not leave them.  But when I dropped them off today, both of them kissed me goodbye and walked into their classrooms without ever looking back.  Not one tear was shed. So, then I cried out, “DOESN’T ANYONE LOVE ME ANYMORE?!?!?” And then the daycare receptionist told me I should step outside so that…

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Summer Lips

Summer Lips

I love summer fashion. Sundresses and sandals and tank tops, oh my! But one of the hardest parts of summer style is my make-up. My skin changes so much during the summer. I go from being pasty white to sort of tan to occasionally sunburned to full-on freckled. Not only is my skin like a chameleon’s, I also just don’t like having to wear a full face of make up during the summer. On a normal work day, I wear loose powder, blush, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara and lip…

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The Monsters University Experience

The Monsters University Experience

There are two things that have been on my kids’ minds lately: popcorn and Monsters University. And I can’t blame them. I am a huge fan of the first Monsters, Inc., and so I am just as excited to see the sequel as they are. We’ve taken our kids to see two movies in theaters before. The first time was a waste of an experience because we didn’t prepare them for it, and so one child was scared and one child was bored and two parents were exhausted and broke….

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Let’s Make Up

Let’s Make Up

A few weeks ago, Almay sent me a few products to review for them. This could not have come at a better time for me for the following reasons: A) I always switch makeup when the seasons change. My skin changes as I am outside more in the spring/summer months, so my makeup has to change, too. B) I have recently run out of my department store brand makeup, and have been contemplating using makeup that doesn’t require me to hoof it to the mall, but I was worried I…

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A V-Day Giveaway!

A V-Day Giveaway!

Growing up, Valentine’s Day was never a big deal around my house.  We’d get a card and some flowers or chocolates from my dad, but that was about it.  I sort of have the same attitude about it as an adult, too.  It’s really nice to have a day to love on people, but I don’t really put all that much into the gifts. I’m doing the same thing this year that I did last year, so I guess you could say we are creating a tradition in our family. …

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Sadness, Advertisements, and Books

Sadness, Advertisements, and Books

I feel like all my blog has been lately is sadness and advertisements.  Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those.  Sadness is normal and healthy, and advertising helps pay the bills, yo.  Teddy Grahams are not cheap.  But when I try to think of something else to write about, my brain just kind of sits there.  It’s been doing that a lot lately.  Just sitting there.  It’s kind of driving me crazy, actually.  I’d really LIKE to be doing something, but my brain is not on board with…

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A Rip-ROAR-ing Good Time

A Rip-ROAR-ing Good Time

When I was asked to review the new VTech Switch & Go Dinos, I thought it would be a breeze. Send me some dinosaur transformers for Bean to play with? Are you kidding me? SIGN ME UP! The dinosaurs are actually transformers that morph into cars. Two of Bean’s favorite things in one toy. This was going to be a breeze. He loved them, and they are virtually indestructible (believe me, Bean’s tried…). Bean likes that the faces of the dinosaurs (or the windshields of the cars, depending on what…

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