Summer Staycation

Traveling for our annual summer road trip to see our beloved Cubbies play baseball against a Midwest rival was out of the plans this year. COVID-19 shutdown baseball season for a while and even though the players are back on the field, spectators aren’t allowed back in the stadium. Hoping to visit every baseball park […]

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Turning four during COVID-19

Four years ago, we were driving down 94 to the hospital with excitement to meet our son. I remember that night like it was yesterday. We drove steadily down the expressway at 2:30am singing to Justin Bieber. Leigh had been baking for 40 weeks and one day. We were both ready to get this party […]

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5 Years in Review

At the creative recommendation of a cherished colleague, I started a five-year journal, well, five years ago. What is a five-year journal, you ask? It’s a bound book with five sections on each page, one section for each year and a page for each day. It takes five minutes at the end of the day […]

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Toddler Teeth

I am a mom with good intentions and lots of faults. I forget to send gloves. I let my little one sneak a piece of chocolate first thing in the morning. And I’m no good at keeping my patience during bedtime. One thing I am exceptionally bad at is brushing my toddler’s teeth. It used […]

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Pinkalicious

Looking for a good book series to read with your kid? Victoria and Elizabeth Kann wrote and illustrated the Pinkalicious series and Leigh is obsessed. We have to read the books every night before bed. Luckily, the library only had a couple to loan us during our last visit. But there are at least six […]

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Baseball in The Queen City

We drove more than 700 miles round trip to watch our beloved Chicago Cubs play the Reds at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio over the weekend. It was a long road driving down Route 65 through Indiana, but we made it in one piece with a three-year-old who refused to nap in […]

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LEGO Lunatic

Now entering the next phase of my son’s life: LEGO mania. One day, grandma innocently gave her grandson a basic LEGO builder box and he was instantly hooked. That was 5 months ago. Not a day has passed when Leigh hasn’t played with LEGOs. He’s officially a LEGO lunatic. It’s not a bad thing. It’s […]

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New sheets, Same love

We’re at the point in our lives where we’re excited to pick out new sheets on a Saturday night trip to Target with our 3-year-old. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Walking the aisles while reassuring our child the Legos will still be there a few minutes, pleading with him to wait while […]

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Birthday Bug

Our son turned three-years-old yesterday. Oh, wait. It was two months ago to the day. How does time go by so fast? Our lives have been so busy, I haven’t had time to document his third birthday, but better late than never! Since becoming a self-aware, naturally independent child, Leigh picked up his nickname “Leigh […]

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Preschool Ponderings

It seems like preschool came out of nowhere. Once the new year began, it’s like an internal clock went off, yelling at me to figure out what my son’s first step toward school would be. And good thing it did because January is when all the open house programs happen and registration begins in February. […]

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