A Birthday at Silver Lake

Mark’s birthday was on Sunday, and so we had a few celebrations over the weekend. On Friday night, we tried to organize a dinner out with all our friends, but many were too busy for our last minute plans, so we ended up just having a low-key get together at a friend’s house. A nice BBQ with the kids and a few of our nearest and dearest, punctuated by Mark’s favorite dessert: German Chocolate Cake ....more

Creamy Quinoa Salad With Mango

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't If you’re like me, you really enjoy a nice salad, but you might also wish that they were a little more filling. Enter the Creamy Quinoa Salad with Mango. If you’ve never tried quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), this is a great introduction ....more

What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been…

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't I don’t expect anyone has been feverishly refreshing this site to check for new posts, but just in case I’m wrong, let me start by apologizing for the more than two week hiatus I’ve taken. The reason is very simple – we have just completed a cross-country move from Orlando, Florida to Salt Lake City, Utah! That’s right, we are now officially Utahans ....more

Feeling Super Fat in Pregnancy

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't My husband has a great way of making me feel bad about myself. This morning as I was half naked, getting dressed, he says, “Wow. Your bump is really big.” Yep ....more

The Question I Ask My Kids Every Day

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't Every night, before going to sleep, I whisper the same prayer. I am not a religious person, but it makes me feel better to ask whatever powers that be to watch out for our family. I ask that my children be safe, happy, healthy and at peace with the world around them ....more

#StopCensoringMotherhood – Overexposure

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't Somewhere in the depths of my Facebook account is a photo album chronicling the birth of my first son. Included in the album are photos of our trip to the hospital, the early stages of labor, and an unflattering look at my grotesquely over-inflated bottom as the anesthesiologist prepared me for a...more

Siblings – July

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't Over the last months, I’ve been noticing that the boys have become much closer than they were previously. Perhaps it is the fact that Cheerio is now old enough to rough-house with big brother, Pip. Or perhaps it is that now that Pip’s hearing is sorted out, he is much more happy to interact ....more

22 Weeks Pregnant

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't My 21 week bump photo I can’t believe it, but there’s only 18 weeks left in this pregnancy! Unless, of course, the baby comes early like Cheerio, in which case I could have between 13 – 15 weeks left! Eep! ...more

Keep Momming

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. ...more

Win a Google Nexus 7 16GB Tablet!

This post originated at A Mother Thing - You Either Get it Or You Don't This giveaway is brought to you by your host: A Mother Thing Facebook...more