Back to “School”: a Rocky but Promising Start

We are three weeks into Sully’s first “school year”. He began a Mother’s Day Out program (half days, four days a week) in September. There have been a few bumps along the way (he’s already on his second illness since starting the program), but overall I’d say it’s going amazingly! I expected tears and heartbreaking […]

Read More

17 Months Old

Sully will be 18 months old in a week, but I have to squeeze my blog updates in when I can, so I’m not going to risk waiting another week to post and then not find the time to do it! Phew. It’s been a crazy month. When I am in the middle of a […]

Read More

Favorite Things: Peonies, No Frills Diaper Bag, and More…

Favorite Things

Here is my latest compilation of random things that I am currently loving! Peonies First and foremost: peonies! Peonie season is underway and I got this gorgeous bouquet for $6.99 from Trader Joe’s. Worth every penny for the joy they bring me every day! They currently reside on the kitchen table, and Sully and I […]

Read More

My Easy Cloth Diaper Routine

Easy Cloth Diapering

Before I even got pregnant I had plans to cloth diaper. I had no idea what I was getting into, but I will admit just picking out cloth diapers and coming up with a wash routine sounded fun to me. So, once I got pregnant, I registered for cloth diapers and bought them periodically in the months […]

Read More

My First Night Away from Sully

This weekend was a major milestone for Sully and me. Pete and I took an overnight trip to Austin, TX while his parents watched Sully. Sully’s never spent the night without us, and I’ve never been away from him for more than six hours. I was definitely ready for a break, though, after 16 months […]

Read More

Wednesday Night Treadmill Runs

Since having Sully, my treadmill has become essential for fitting in runs during the week. My free time is limited to when he sleeps, and I feel like I have to pick between a handful of things I can accomplish each night. Usually a toss-up between cooking dinner, catching up on laundry, working, or running. Squeezing in […]

Read More

Mother’s Day Weekend Recap

This past weekend was my second Mother’s Day as a mom. I had a fun, busy weekend. Saturday was pretty typical weekend stuff, taking care of errands, getting a hair cut, going to the grocery. Pete gave me my Mother’s Day present one day early, and I LOVE it. It’s a new diaper bag/carryall from Storq. […]

Read More

Going Plant-based

I’ve been mostly vegetarian for nine years now. I made the decision to go vegetarian after learning about animal treatment in factory farms. Five years later, I got a dog. This re-affirmed my decision to be a vegetarian—I saw animals in a whole new light once I got a dog. They have personalities. They’re living, feeling, […]

Read More

15 Months Old

Sully turned 15 months old this past month. We have seen some pretty huge changes lately, the biggest being that he is now a walking baby! He started walking around 14.5 months old. Once he took his first steps it was only another week before he started walking laps around the house. I was amazed […]

Read More

Backyard Meals

Spring weather is here, and the past few weeks have been so pleasant. Each weekend we have spent a little time sprucing up the back and front yards, since I expect to spend a lot of time outside with Sully this spring/summer. The deck in the backyard was one of our first spots to address. […]

Read More