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I’ll be the first to admit that I suffer from an insane compulsion to check my cell phone every 5 minutes. I can also truthfully say, however, that I can put it away and not rely on it when indulging in quality time with friends and family.…
secret pregnancy
Hey remember that time back in January when I surprised everyone and just like… HAD A BABY? Yeah… fun times. I caught quite a bit of flack for that, honestly. But eh… I really didn’t mind. See, Finn was a surprise for US – a…
I recently went to a baby shower for a friend who is expecting twins. Instead of the usual “guess how wide the preggo is” or “who can drink this apple juice out of a baby bottle fastest” baby shower games, this mama opted for something…
Sometimes I try to shower while the kids are playing in Ellie's room. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Here are twelve things I definitely do not like to hear while trying to take that shower (and I especially do not like to…
The Angry Birds obsession has hit our household, and my girls are preeeeetty much in love with anything Angry Birds-related. I bought Ellie a swimsuit with the red bird on it, and a set of 5 pairs of socks. I had to buy myself the same socks,…
We women have spent YEARS attempting to train our husbands (and boyfriends/brothers/fathers/sons) to put the toilet seat back down afte they pee. YEARS, I tell you. Have you been successful? Because I have not. I don't even think Adam hears…
After visiting my sister-in-law Amanda in the hospital just moments after she gave birth to my gorgeous new nephew, Carson, I mentioned to Adam that I was jealous of her. He of course thought I was referring to the fact that she no longer…
At my 3 hour dentist appointment today, the assistant offered me nitrous oxide - which I've never had. Which is weird, because I have pretty intense dentist anxiety. Anyway when the assistant described it to me as "it'll just make you feel like…

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A Watched Sorbet Never Softens

Sometimes I swear I feel like an alien in my own house. I pulled out a rock-hard tub of raspberry sorbet tonight after dinner, and told Ellie to go play for a few minutes while it softened up. She promptly perched herself directly in…
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10 Radio-Popular Songs for SuperToddlers (plus some bonus suggestions)

My two girls are absolutely obsessed with music. Like, ALL MUSIC. Any time music comes on, they want to dance and sing at the top of their lungs. Now, I don't think I'm alone in my frustration with all of the profanity, lewd content and…

Super Alaskan Fireweed Jelly

(Originally posted on July 24, 2011 - thought we could all use a refresher since it's that time of year again and the fireweed is out in all its glory!) Because I was feeling all "superhomemakerey" this weekend, I decided to try my hand at…
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I promise, he doesn't.

Ellie is very into contest games right now - as in, everything is a race. Everything. And everyone is always playing, even if they don't know it. "I finished my dinner first, I win!!" "I made it to the car first, I'm the winner!" "Aw,…
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10 minutes with my 1-year-old

Sometimes, a ten minute conversation with my one-year-old will cover as many as 97 topics. Other times, it'll go like this: (While visiting a friend who has turtles in a little plastic pool in the backyard) Me: Jamie, do you see the…
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I do have a good explanation...

My girls are in love with the little mini beanie babies that come with the McDonald's happy meals right now (yes, I bought them a happy meal, calm down). Ellie got a pink elephant and promptly named him "Boo". At the closing party for the…

Laughs From SuperHubby

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Potty Time – Husbands vs. Toddlers (again)

I am continually flabbergasted by the amount of time my husband (and most men, I assume) spend in the bathroom. Seriously, is it just their “get away” time? Not that Ellie thinks any room in our house is private or anything (“I’ll be right back Mom, I’m gonna go watch Daddy poop“), but at least […]

Bedroom Eyes

Adam and I enjoyed a much-needed weekend in Seattle without the kiddos recently, and we attempted to keep most of our conversation “adult” (i.e. not revolving around our babies). Wow, that is difficult! We managed, for the most part. At lunch on Sunday, we somehow began discussing pretty movie stars. I had accused Adam of […]

Apparently I made it all up…

Adam and I – while (im)patiently awaiting baby #2 to make his/her debut – were watching an episode of a tv show called Traffic Light last night. In the show, one of the men swears up and down that the reason he’s still married is because he’s got a florist on speed-dial to deliver flowers […]

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Super-versary: 4 Years!

Adam and I were laughing the other day at the fact that we’ve only been married 4 years, yet we sit in separate recliners in the living room, sleep with a pillow barricade between us in our king-sized bed, and spend 2-3 nights per week away from eachother. I think a lot of people would […]

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Of course that’s the first thing he thought of…

When Adam and I went in for my first baby appointment for Superkid #2, we were told our due date was Thanksgiving. I immediately teared up, thinking of how this was such a wonderful thing to be able to give thanks for. Adam, on the other hand, laughed out loud. My doctor and I both looked […]

Interpretation: Husbands vs Wives

Today I went in for my monthly prenatal appointment (I’m at 17 weeks!), armed with a few questions about some new, disturbing “side effects” I’ve been experiencing this pregnancy. With the first occurrence being about a month ago, I’ve been having pretty regular (but unpredictable) panic attacks. I wrote a little quip on Facebook a few weeks ago about crying on an airport tram […]