Big Girl Tea

Growing up I always remember thinking tea was the epitome of a fancy extravagant event.   We had tea parties to celebrate big days, we had tea parties to celebrate weddings of fictional characters on tv, and we had tea parties for no reason at all. Over the last two years Ariadne and I have […]

Brand Stinking New

Last weekend I bought a new car. But not just any car. I bought my muse. The car I’ve had in the back of my mind every time I thought about buying a car within the last four years. Enter Toothless, our brand new 2014 Ford Fusion. Yes, I went outside the box with this […]

Updates d’Instagram

Since I’ve been gone for so long, I thought it would be appropriate to do a “so this is what’s up” post full of instagram pictures. So… This is what’s up. My kid is still obsessed with The Lorax.  She’s got Lorax-dar and can tell if she sees the Lorax as a tiny little one […]

A Fabulous Foonf

Over the last two years (maybe more) I’ve spent an insane amount of time researching car seat safety.  I’ve posted about our extended rear-facing intentions before, most notably when we purchased the stunning Peg Perego Primo Viaggo Convertible. The law states that children must be kept rear-facing in the car until they are at least 20lbs […]


*dusts off blog* Wow. Long time no see. In many friendships there comes a day when you start questioning your commitment to that friendship.  You know what I’m talking about.  That friend that you let slip away little by little.   Maybe you don’t talk so often, maybe you’re drifting, maybe they just aren’t that […]

More Than Love

Many eons ago, I envisioned myself being a mom.  But back then, I had no idea what it would feel like to look at my child, my daughter, my life force and watch her grown. I look at this little person today, and she’s a real person.  She has likes and dislikes (namely, The Lorax and leaving the park) […]

Profound Moment Girl

If you could have one superpower, what would it be, and why?  (and yes, I am going to ignore the month long hiatus I’ve just taken and not bother with explanations) This is something that I’ve been asked many times over my 26 years, and every single time I’ve been stumped.  Every possible answer seems […]

A Holiday Gallbladder Story

There’s not many things that go as well together as the Holidays and Gallbladders, eh? They’re like crackers and cheese, hugs and kisses. Or not. More like salted caramel on eggs (oh yea, that was for you Big Brother) Let me tell you.  The last thing you want to deal with around the holiday season […]

Swings: Then and Now

Who doesn’t love swinging? I look back on going to the park as a child with fond memories of swinging as high as I could.  I loved the swings. So, when Ariadne was old enough to start testing out the baby swings, I thought she would love it. Like many things in her babyhood, she […]