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 […]

Switching to the toddler bed

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For the most part, our new house is put together and feels really home-y, but I still haven’t finished Liv’s room. We’re in this in-between phase between nursery and toddler room, and still haven’t switched her to a toddler or twin bed. My philosophy has been, “If it ain’t broke, don’t mess with it” regarding her […]


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Me: “It’s coffee time for mama” Liv: “It’s waffle time for ME”   While grabbing all of her baby dolls out of her crib, “I’ve got my hands full!”   After Tom gave her a bath, she was bundled up on the bed in a towel while he got her jammies together. Me: “Oh!! Don’t […]

When the picky comes out

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I had a feeling it would happen eventually, which is why I chose to be thankful for each day Liv would eat ANYTHING under the sun. I’ve found that a lot of things (just like with an adult) can affect her appetite, especially if she’s been sick or is teething. Now that she’s much better […]

$14, 40 minutes, 4 make-ahead toddler snacks

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Even though the days of pouches, purees and bite-sized offerings of our food -along with the constant worry of potential allergies and or/choking- we’re 100% in the toddler food stage. This means that Liv can eat pretty much anything I eat (ok, so I’m still afraid to give her shellfish) and it’s so much fun […]

Turn it around


Last time that the “What’s your excuse” mom sparked controversy, I was tempted to write about it. It eventually blew over, I forgot about it, and was recently reminded. The infamous Facebook photo-phenom made a return, and I decided I couldn’t keep my mouth shut (or fingers from typing) any longer. If you’re not familiar […]

Toddler Homemade Valentines + Thank you-notes

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I’m going to go ahead and admit that up until now, Liv has had pretty much nothing to do with thank-you cards. They’re something I’ll quickly write out, usually long after she’s in bed for the night, and send them out the next day. Sure, there have been a couple of times I’ve given her […]

Things about Two


  Two is so big, yet still so tiny at the same. Two can be reasoned with… Two also knows how to (try to) reason with YOU. (Right before bed, she’ll say, “I have to go potty. Because I get a chocolate chip.”) Two is old enough to ask questions. (“Is dada flying airplane? VROOM! […]

Baby Whisperer to the rescue (again)


When Livi was an itty bitty baby, “Secrets of the Baby Whisperer” was one of my bibles. (Here are some of my favorite childbirth books and newborn books.) It helped us learn to recognize her cues, respect her needs and get us on a solid routine. I highly, highly recommend it. Of course, you get […]


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I have to tell you guys about the scary face. I’m thisclose to posting a picture of it, but then someone would have to make a meme and my child would be forever known as “evil toddler” or something like that. One day, out of the blue, she looked at us, slightly tilted her head […]

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