Those Eyes


Grandma Alexis Returns

The world is a very different place than it was eight years ago when Alexis was Mila's age. Everywhere I look, I see things that have changed. I try not to think about the tough stuff like the police presence that is now standard at Alexis' school ....more

Totchos For Miles

Have you ever noticed that I tend to get obsessed with an ingredient and then ride that train until it breaks down? For example, there was The Month of Zucchini and there was The Month of Rhubarb. Right now is The Month of Tater Tots ....more

Fairy Tales


All Smiles


I Do It

Sometimes I just shouldn't ask questions, but my OCD was twitching. The only way to satisfy the twitch was to ask, "So, which bottle does Mila seem to prefer?" It was a legitimate question, by the way. Ever since she started daycare, we've been working with about 10 different brands/types of bottles because PRINCESS PICKY BUTT ....more

It's a Very Different Closet

This will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but Alexis' baby clothes keep appearing. It's like some weird magic trick involving a tiny car and a bunch of clowns, except it's tub after tub of baby clothes that just keep emerging from the storage room. I have questions about the whole thing ....more

I've Been Busy Doing ... Something

I seem to have a time management issue on my hands. It wasn't that long ago that I made some hard decisions and moved some things around because I needed to get more done in a day. It worked, by the way ....more

It's About Time This One Causes Some Sleep Drama

I knew she was broken the night I went to lay Mila down in her crib and she started screaming. I immediately picked her back up and she grinned. So, I layed her back down ....more

Salted Caramel Apple Bars

If your neighbor is kind enough to invite your kid to go to an apple orchard for some apple picking, the correct answer is "yes." The correct answer is also "Shhhh! No complaining about how many apples end up at your house!" It's a lot, by the way. A TON ....more