Most Middle-Child Conversation, Ever

While Tobin loves his little sister, he's pretty "meh" about her most of the time. Not hostile or anything, but generally he ignores her. This week, he had a project due where he had to create a timeline of his life. He had to choose 6 events from his life to talk about. He decided he would do his birth, his first birthday, getting his first dog, and then he was stuck. This is the conversation … [Read more...]

The Time Tobin Was a Demon Ghost

Let me tell you about the time Tobin was a demon ghost. But first, three things: (1) While most of our master bathroom is spacious, the toilet is in a really small water closet. It's so small that when you're sitting on the toilet, the doorknob is right at your ear; (2) I like watching ghost stories. However, I am always spooked for weeks after I watch them (especially if they're good ones); and, … [Read more...]

Birthday Party Fun: Superhero Edition

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Tobin is obsessed with all things Superhero. He loves Hulk, Spider Man, Super Man, Ninja Turtles, all of them. So, for his third birthday in early March, a Superhero theme was sure to be a hit. Luckily, there are a lot of really creative people who have done Superhero parties, so I had a lot of inspiration to draw on. If you Google "superhero party" you will end up with many, many helpful … [Read more...]

Scrapbooking: Valentine’s Day Layout

We Heart You Journal

As a mom of two boys, I really like scrabooking Valentine's Day or love-inspired layouts because I can use all of the pink and heart-covered paper that I don't normally use. Right now, I am working on my almost-three-year-old's book from birth through his first birthday. I didn't have any specific Valentine's day photos, but I liked the thought of using the phrase, "I Heart You," so worked with … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Redux

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I'm back! In the whole healthy-eating, getting fit thing, I mean. Like so many other times, I stopped for a bit, and now I'm picking it back up. I'm okay with that. The good news is that I've only gained back about 4 pounds of the 15 or so I lost starting last March. That's pretty huge progress for me since I'm really good at re-gaining lost weight. I've also gained back about five inches … [Read more...]