Category: Mommyhood


Tales from the Crib

Tales from the Crib

When Scott and I were looking for baby monitors during my pregnancy with Elle, Scott tried to talk me into the most expensive baby monitor on the market. Of course he did. Frugal me thought we could get by with just a regular non-video sound monitor. Although we didn’t go with the most expensive model, Scott won the fight and we ended up with a video monitoring system. To this day it is one of […]

Posted 26 February, 2014 by Trish in Mommyhood / 18 Comments
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There Will Be Hard Days

There Will Be Hard Days

The other night I nearly cried myself to sleep. It had been a particularly trying day that culminated in me walking out of IKEA with a screaming toddler over my shoulder. I lost my patience and cool that night and forgot for a moment that I am the mother and she is not even three yet. I verbally fumed, she cried, I cried, and it took everything I had to muster up the energy and […]

Posted 18 February, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 44 Comments
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Five Month Update – 1.31.2014

Five Month Update – 1.31.2014

Sweet Evie. Five months old. That means that next month will be six months! I wish this one could be my baby forever. I don’t want her to grow up! Sleep – I’m not really sure this is any different than last month. Evie still goes down late (after 9 or 10!) and I wake her up at 8:30 in the morning. I think if I left her she would sleep much later but I […]

Posted 6 February, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 28 Comments
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Four Month Update – 12.31.13

Four Month Update – 12.31.13

I know, right? Four months! Since I was a bit late getting Evie’s three month update published it feels like month four didn’t even really happen. Plus the holidays and some colds in our house. Whew! I’m a bit glad that the house is quiet again. Though is it ever really quiet with a toddler in the house? Some days feel like a bit whirlwind. Sleep – Well, we moved Evie out of our room […]

Posted 4 January, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 41 Comments
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A Few of My Favorite Baby Things

A Few of My Favorite Baby Things

  A month or so ago I asked y’all if you had any post ideas for me (seriously, help a girl out!!!) and someone asked about helpful items for a second baby. I don’t know if there is anything that you need for a second baby that you wouldn’t need for a first baby, but I thought I’d share with you my favorite items for any baby. I know not everyone in my audience is […]

Posted 23 December, 2013 by Trish in Mommyhood / 11 Comments
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Three Month Update – 11.30.13

Three Month Update – 11.30.13

Month three was quite the month. Maybe that’s why I’m so late in writing this (but at least I’m writing it!!), but I’m quite glad that for many reasons the month is now behind us. We basically had one normal week in the month–the second two weeks were thrown out of whack with my surgery and recovery and the last week we traveled to Utah for Thanksgiving. So, so long month three! As a second […]

Posted 12 December, 2013 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 22 Comments
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Two Month Update – 10.31.13

Two Month Update – 10.31.13

The other day we were eating dinner at the kitchen table and Evie was sitting in her Boppy Bouncer on top of the table. I told Elle that in a month Evie could probably sit in the Bumbo on top of the table and then in a few more months her high chair, then exersaucer, then walker, and then a booster chair, and then both girls will be fighting over car keys to drive to […]

Posted 2 November, 2013 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 24 Comments
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How to Bake a Cake

How to Bake a Cake

How to Bake a Cake When You Have a Newborn People ask me all the time how I get so many things done or find the time to do said things. I try really hard not to be annoyed by this question and I even drafted up an entire post about it a year or so ago that I never published. I know it’s a well-meaning question and I often wonder how people can read […]

Posted 25 October, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Mommyhood / 26 Comments
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My Little Pumpkins

My Little Pumpkins

On Sunday we wanted to go to the pumpkin patch with the girls but we had to grocery shop in the morning, then Elle ended up taking an epic nap, and we had early dinner plans, so it didn’t happen. Since the weather was nice, I took the girls outside to try and shoot some pictures in our backyard. Elle is impossible to take pictures of–she won’t look at the camera unless tricked (which is […]

Posted 22 October, 2013 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 31 Comments
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One Month Update – 10.1.2013

One Month Update – 10.1.2013

If there’s one thing I learned from Elle, it’s that time goes by way too quickly. I can’t believe that a month has already gone by since we welcomed Evie into the world and our family. Although on the other hand I can’t believe it’s only been a month as it feels like so long ago that we went to the hospital for her arrival. While I’ve been terrible at recordkeeping the past year, I’ve […]

Posted 3 October, 2013 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 36 Comments
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