Babywearing faves


(and by that, I mean the simplest kind with no-frills, minimal tying, and awesome cuddly time with baby) When I was at Tiki Port with a friend this past weekend, she asked me about babywearing. It made me realize a couple of things: -We’re definitely past that stage now… and it already feels so long […]


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    Upon seeing an ornately-painted VW wagon parked outside: “I want to paint our car! I will paint you, dada and a green Bella.”   Me: “It’s spaghetti night tonight!” Liv: “No, it’s DESSERT NIGHT tonight!”   Tom: “Watch it there, slick.” Liv: “I’m not slick. I’m Olivia.”   Me: “Who’s a burrito girl?!” […]

Livi’s toddler room

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Finally made some progress with the little lady’s toddler room! When we first moved in, I wasn’t quite sure what to do about decorating Liv’s room because I knew at some time or another it would be time to switch from the crib to a bigger bed. Her favorite color is yellow, so I thought […]

Potty training tips from two nanas

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My mom and nana hadn’t even been here for 24 hours before they had potty-trained our child. It was like it was no big deal, and right before my eyes, she went from a baby in diapers to a KID who will tell me she needs to go potty, go, and then ask for jelly […]

Finding a preschool

This wasn’t a topic that I originally planned on blogging about, but I’ve gotten quite a few requests for a post about finding a preschool. Livi started preschool last fall in Tucson -if you’re in Tucson and need recommendations, shoot me an email!- as a way to get some extra help two mornings each week […]


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“I need to water my feet so they will grow.”   “I made you a cupcake.” “What flavor is it?” “BANILLA. WIth strawberry, peanut butter, banana and cinnamon.”   “Livi, what are you thankful for today?” “Thankful for da-da, for mama, for Bella and for Minnie Mouse House. I want to go to Minnie Mouse […]

A couple Livi-isms, a short vid, and fave bilingual children’s books


  “Mama, may I have this dance?” “I don’t like Ursula. She’s not my favorite.” (At random, multiple times throughout the day) “Can I have coffee? I’m two.” (I told her she couldn’t have coffee until she’s 21) A short video of her singing:   “I want to read Margarita.” Livi is used to hearing […]

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