Parenting/Motherhood

31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty

[I love that Caleb is developing friendships. He genuinely loves being with his little friends. Today, he and A hid away in the cubby and chatted and giggled for quite a long time. As exhausting as they can be, toddlers are awesome.] liking with The Nester

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Fifteen

[We’ve been waiting for a rainy day to be doing some quality puddle stomping. Today did not disappoint.] liking with The Nester

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Fourteen

[Oatmeal Cream Pies. I’m prepping for the dreaded glucose tolerance test, so I’ve got to carb load this week. I hate the icky feeling of eating a lot of carbs, so I’m trying to make the most of it.] [This child is partially or fully naked most of the time. Even when the house is…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twelve

[Poor guy got his first bee sting. So thankful that he didn’t respond any worse than a swollen hand. Despite the pain and discomfort, he walked most of the corn maze and LOVED the hay ride pulled by the tractor.] liking with The Nester

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Eleven

[Caleb and I were so excited to go puddle stomping this afternoon, but we couldn’t find any puddles. So here’s a bump photo with the rain boots that I’m always looking for an excuse to wear.]   [Caleb and Daddy love playing piano together. They also love tickling. So naturally piano and tickling must go…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Nine

[McNugget’s quilt came today! I gave in and custom ordered it from Nana’s Quilt Shack on Etsy. Oh my word. The quality is impeccable and Lisa was so quick. She found the perfect fabrics and was such a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be making excuses to make custom orders through her in…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Eight

[This is what he looks like when there’s something baking in the oven.] [Can you blame him? Some days you just need some gooey cinnamon goodness to start the day.]   liking with The Nester

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Bird Sanctuary

At the south end of Long Beach Island, NJ there used to be a huge bird sanctuary. It was at least a mile of untouched beach, populated solely by birds. It was the quietest part of the island and a place of refuge for me. Hurricane Sandy wrecked the bird sanctuary. There’s still some beach…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Six

[2 year molars have been the worst by far. He gets angry easily and wants to be held most often. Sometimes I’m tempted by mom-guilt for letting him watch TV to let the pain pass, but then I remember it’s okay.] [I love how Caleb is developing little friendships. He may not have much of…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Five

[This boy loves his boots: he wants to wear them regardless of the temperature. I asked if I could take a photo of his boots, so he pulled up one pant leg to show them to me] liking with The Nester

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