Turner has really outgrown the need for us to carry a “diaper bag”, but after an incident a while back involving him having the symptoms of a stomach bug in the backseat of my vehicle (ewww), I have now found it extremely helpful to keep an extra “emergency” kit in my vehicle at all times. The items… Continue reading Emergency kit
To my precious Turner Cole, Wow! You are three years old already! It’s hard for me to believe that you’re really turning into a big boy right before my very eyes. The last year of watching you grow has been so much fun. You and I spent a whole lot of time together because your… Continue reading Letter to Turner – 3 years
Turner has always been a fairly good sleeper. I can generally always count on him for a good 10 hours each night (usually from 8 PM – 6 AM), but since he moved to his big boy bed, he’s been starting to wake up a bit earlier than I’d like. Granted, he is very good about staying in… Continue reading Help your toddler learn to sleep in!
I recently graduated from a 6 month leadership class at work. Over the course of the class, I got to know many other City employees from different departments. On our graduation day, I was having lunch with one of the librarians and another library services rep, and in the course of conversation they told me… Continue reading 1000 Books Challenge
If you do a quick Google search for “overnight oats,” you’ll get approximately 467,000 page results. So I obviously know I’m not the first to make these, but I like them so much that I just have to share in case somehow you’ve missed the memo about how good these are and how easy they are to… Continue reading Easy make-ahead breakfast
One thing that I absolutely love about Turner’s school is that they do some sort of artwork Every. Single. Day. What’s even more impressive is that somehow he always comes home clean, with no trace of paint, markers, or glue on his clothes or hands. I don’t know how the teachers do it! Anyway, I… Continue reading To keep or not to keep…
On a good week, summertime in Texas looks about like this. The hot weather can present some challenges when it comes to car seats. I’m fortunate that Turner’s daycare is super-close to my office in case anything ever comes up where I need to be there quickly, but every summer I seem to encounter the… Continue reading Car Seat Cooler
We love to read at our house, so my husband and dad built an awesome bookshelf in a little nook behind the door in Turner’s room to store all of his books. Even though we have dozens of kid books, there are several that stand out as our favorites: Little Blue Truck – This book… Continue reading Favorite Kids’ Books
I’m excited to share with you that I have launched my business, Tags & Pins! It’s a consignment prep service to help busy moms make money by selling their kids’ gently used clothing at local consignment sales. We’ve successfully sold Turner’s clothes at Divine Consign for the past couple of years. Often when I tell… Continue reading Introducing my business!
Potty training. I’m not sure if there were 2 words that I ever dreaded more. Well, maybe root canals. Or income taxes. I don’t like those either, but potty training ranked right up there. I wanted it to be done, but I didn’t want to drag it out into a months long process. I found out… Continue reading 3 Day Potty Training