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Surfing Sunday 01.21

Annabel had a sleepover last night with some friends from school and well…it’s a miracle I’m still standing. Frankly, it’s a miracle my house is still standing. But it was a total blast and every single kid should take a nice long nap today. I know I’m going to sleep HARD tonight. I’m so tired. I’m…

So Long, Bubbles

Annabel’s fish, Bubbles, died last Monday. As you may recall, Annie won Bubbles at her school carnival back in October of 2015. YEP THAT FISH LIVED OVER TWO YEARS. I was not pleased that she won the fish, but Mike was stoked. Homeboy couldn’t wait to go buy a fish tank…and a fish for James, too. “For James.”…

Surfing Sunday 01.14

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Annie is turning EIGHT in a week. Between her recent haircut and her refusal to stop growing (I only have about 9 inches on her!), she’s looking so grown up. She also likes to remind me that she’s “too old” for some things and…

Life With James

James is such a character. He constantly says the most hilarious things. We often joke, “James, where did you come from?” and he replies, “From Earth!” I’ve been writing down all the funny things he’s said lately, and I thought I’d share them so you can get a tiny window into this weirdly awesome little boy’s mind. — About his imaginary adversary (yes,…

The Time I Was Blind On TV

Mike and I have spent the last couple months doing a lot of promotion for The Toddler Survival Guide. We’ve done a lot of podcasts, some print interviews, several guest articles for newspapers and magazines, and a few TV shows. The TV shows have been a trip because, as you know, we’re people who watch TV….

Surfing Sunday 01.07

Happy New Year! We had a nice New Year’s Eve. Our party plans fell through, so we stayed home and celebrated as a family. Annie insisted that we “get fancy,” so she and I put on sparkly clothes and did each other’s hair and makeup. She gave me a LOT of gold glitter eyeshadow, which…

Christmas Delights

Welp. Christmas is over and it’s 2018. The outdoor lights and decorations are down and put away, and now I just have to pack up all the tree ornaments. Yes it’s January 4th and my tree is still up but it’s artificial and I had a migraine yesterday and STOP JUDGING ME I WILL TAKE…

Surfing Sunday 12.31

I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2017! This has been the longest-shortest year ever. We had a wonderful Christmas and week off. Mike, the kids, and I have had a great time together, watching movies, playing with new toys, and teaching the kids how to ride bikes. It’s back to “real life” for…

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