Wednesday, February 25, 2015


I was so lucky to have been presented with the opportunity and ability to take a new position recently. This is a great opportunity professionally and I truly can't wait to begin working next week.

This also allows me to be working remotely nearly full time. So I can be home with the girls and have more flexibility during the week. I will be doing some light travel as well. Our nanny will be here 4 days a week which is awesome.

Here is where I need some ass-vice from anyone who wants to dish it out.

The home office.

We live in a little house with 3 bedrooms all of which are used as a bedroom! Before Vivian was born we reconfigured a bit so we could make better use of our basement as a family/play room. And now, office. Basically, I will be working alongside my adorable kids. Which sounds great and loud and is obviously not the best. But it is what it is and there is literally no where else to go! I am organized and not too worried about productivity. But from those who do work from home, what tips do you have? What are things I wouldn't anticipate that could be a problem? A dedicated office is high on the list for a new house, but we don't have a new house right now so we need to make this work!


I will be traveling on occasion. The first occasion being soon for on boarding purposes.  I have everything in order for the girls' care and now I need assurance that pumping on the go will be just fine. I will only be gone 2 days/1 night but I am nervous. Nervous I won't be able to pump enough, nervous TSA is going to be ridiculous, nervous V won't like me when I get home! Rationally, I know it will be totally fine. But if you've been through this, hit me with your best advice!

It is going to be a new adventure but I love  good adventure!

Wordless Wednesday

In honor of her 2 month unbirthday last week – a few of my favorite newborn pictures

(all courtesy of Bella Rose Photography)

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Saturday, February 21, 2015


Not the movie.

We, like a lot of the country, are frozen! So much bone-chilling cold, so much snow (but not as much as New England!), so many hours spent inside our tiny house with my favorite tiny humans.

I love those girls to death, but MAN do I appreciate them more when we can all get out of the house on a regular basis. Gianna has not been to school for a full week since before Christmas break. We have not spent this much time at home since, I don’t even remember when!

So we have dance partied, had sing offs, crafted, colored, movied, puzzled, played with all the toys! Gianna has “worked out” with me a few times to get some of her energy out. But we are all losing our minds and getting on each others nerves!

Who else is surviving the winter? We need some fresh ideas on things to do that don’t involve playing in the cold.

The cold totally bothers me and I fully appreciate that I live in the wrong state since the cold keeps coming back every year!

Friday, February 13, 2015


Toddler talk is my favorite and Aleesia has a few things that she says I just do not want to forget! She has tons of words, regularly talks in sentences of at least 4-5 words, and loves to sing songs.

She calls all stars "twinklelittlestahs" with the most hilarious accent that makes her sound like we live in boston.

Actually, almost any time she says a long a sound she uses a goofy accent that alternates between Boston and English!

You're welcome = ewemelcome with emphasis on the melcome.

The way she answers most questions is "uhhuuuuuhhhh" ( uh huh!) Or "oh!" Or "Nope!"

I asked her if she needed help the other day with something and she loudly proclaimed "No, I GOT IT" and put me in my place.

All verbs end in -a; it is so funny when she uses them in a sentence. "I bumpa head", "I eata salad", "I walka white hhheeewwwee"!

She does the backwards speak - "I hold you" when she wants to be picked up, "I put the table on" when she puts something on the table, "baby eat you" when I'm feeding Vivi (lolz) etc.

And my favorite thing is how she refers to anyone she doesn't know as "people". We were at a little play area and I saw her crying so I went to check on her. Through huge tears she told me "I bumpa peoples, mommy". Poor kiddo bit her lip and On had to bite mine so I wouldn't laugh at her sweet innocence - she was so offended that "all the peoples" were trying to play near her!

I'm excited for our little toddler conversations to evolve.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Toddler fashion is fantastic!