Category: Mommyhood


Introducing Baby Girl – August 31, 2013

Introducing Baby Girl – August 31, 2013

Our newest bundle of love arrived a few days earlier than expected–on Saturday, August 31st at 3:49 pm Scott and I welcomed Baby Billie Jean into the world. Olivia Catherine, whom we will call Evie, weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and is 19.75 inches long. The birth story… Around 5:30 in the morning I started to feel crampy contractions. By 6:00 I could tell that these weren’t the Braxton Hicks I had been experiencing for […]

Posted 7 September, 2013 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 66 Comments
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Elle Right Now. Twenty Eight Months

Elle Right Now. Twenty Eight Months

I feel a little sick when I realize that my last update on Elle was over nine months ago. So sad mommy, so sad! Looking back on that post I realize how much has changed over the past several months. Even since I took Elle into her two year check-up in April so much has changed. She’s definitely not a baby anymore and Scott and I are amazed every single day at the changes in […]

Posted 29 August, 2013 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 30 Comments
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The Name Game

The Name Game

When you’re expecting a baby, there are three questions that everyone seems to want to know: Is this your first? Do you know if you’re having a girl or a boy? Do you have a name picked out? They’re harmless questions and they’re the ones that I usually ask as well. But the name question. Everyone has an opinion about names! And they aren’t afraid to share those opinions. With only 7-8 weeks until Baby […]

Posted 16 July, 2013 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 36 Comments
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Favorite Baby Board Books – Sunday Salon 72

Favorite Baby Board Books – Sunday Salon 72

It’s Saturday night and Scott is out cavorting around and I so so so wanted to just curl up on the couch and watch some SVU while sewing my hexes together. This seems to be my routine these days. Sometimes the thought of blogging is overwhelming. I love the comments that I receive from you all but it’s hard to not feel guilty about not being able to respond in a timely manner (if I even […]

Posted 5 May, 2013 by Trish in Mommyhood, Reading Nook / 23 Comments
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Joys of the Picky Eater Stage

Joys of the Picky Eater Stage

Oh the things you say before you become a mother. The “My child will never do that” or “that’s not how I will do things” type of comments. For me it was “my kids will not be picky eaters; no way will I cater to them!” Ha. And if your kid was never a picky eater and would willingly eat anything you placed in front of her, I claim phooey on you and wonder if […]

Posted 29 March, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Mommyhood / 35 Comments
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The Joy of Discovery

The Joy of Discovery

Several weeks ago Kelly from Cobwebs, Cupcakes, and Crayons asked if I would partake in a hop she puts together each month called Collectively Creative. When she told me that the topic was Joy, I thought and thought and thought about what to write about. I think that I might have missed the boat as my post isn’t a creative craft or idea for around the house–rather I took the theme of Joy as something we find […]

Posted 19 December, 2012 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 30 Comments
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Bedtime is my Favorite

Bedtime is my Favorite

Hold on…I don’t think this post is going where you think it will. You’ve met my daughter. You know that she is one spunky kid who goes and goes and goes and goes. And then goes some more. For better or for worse I give her full reign as long as she’s not being destructive. So yesterday I was cleaning up the living room (which is the catch-all room where I have the computer, my […]

Posted 10 December, 2012 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 30 Comments
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Elle Right Now. Nineteenish Months

Elle Right Now. Nineteenish Months

Ok so I’m a few days late on 19 months and skipped 18 completely. We are at a point where while Elle is constantly developing and changing it doesn’t feel as new. It’s just more. The same as her 17 month update but more. More of the laughter, more of the tantrums, more of the curiosity, more of the snuggles, more of the talking, more more more. But, the act of writing these things down […]

Posted 3 December, 2012 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 36 Comments
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The Look in the Grocery Store

The Look in the Grocery Store

You’re walking down the grocery aisle and you see a mom wrestling with her screaming child. In a former life I may have given this mom the look. You know the look—the look that you’ve either given, the look you’ve received, or the look you’ve seen other people give and receive. The look is the worst.  Especially when you’re already flustered, embarrassed, frustrated, and defeated. People. I think we’ve reached the terrible twos. In a […]

Posted 16 October, 2012 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 50 Comments
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Elle Right Now. Seventeen.

Elle Right Now. Seventeen.

Look at me being all johnny on the spot. Had to make up for being kind of lame the past five months! So, today the chickpea is 17 months old. Here’s Elle right now… Elle loves birds. Might be a little obsessed with birds. When she sees a bird (or an airplane) she points and says “bod bod bod bod” over and over. Has become quite the parrot when it comes to repeating words. This […]

Posted 25 September, 2012 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 35 Comments
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