I had a great birthday, thank you to everyone for the well-wishes! I got really nice gifts from Mike and the kids, including a shirt from Annabel that she picked out because, as she told Mike, it “looked confident.” AND my parents brought over birthday pie! I am a firm believer in birthday pie, and even though everyone else in my family prefers birthday cake, I love that they always make my pie dreams come true.

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Swimmin’ Holes

Okay people. Talk to me about summer pools. I have some friends with Intex pools and I’m really considering getting one, but I’d love to hear the pros and cons from anyone who’s had one! I know the kids would flip over it, and it would definitely be nice to have a pool in the backyard they can swim around in…I could sit on the patio and work while they tire themselves out! Also, I could buy emoji floaties. I have no shame about this.

The Toddler Survival Guide

T-minus 30 days until our book is released, not that I’m counting or having mini panic attacks over it or anything. In case you missed it, we released a trailer for the book that you can see here. We also would love your support on the book’s Facebook page! And, if you haven’t pre-ordered our book and would like to, you can get it at AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieboundPowellsQuartoKnowsand in Canada at Indigo-Chapters

Happy Sunday, everyone!