[Product Review] Jamberry with Mims!

I love Jamberry. When I try to paint my nails, it tends to look like a child did it. A child who was blindfolded and holding a jackhammer. There's usually nail polish all over my fingers and often on whatever surface I was propping my fingers on. Enter Jamberry! I have been using their wraps... Continue Reading →


Potty Training for All the Wrong Reasons

Potty training happens for many, many reasons. Interest. Preschool requirement. Independence. Developmental milestones. Peer pressure. Parental pressure. The idea of no more diapers, ever, in this household.   The reason we are going to start potty training? Two words. IKEA Smaland. He is tall enough. And it's time for him to leave the nest... Because... Continue Reading →

Summer is Finally Here!

We set up the pool, three weeks ago, during a heat wave. And in pure tradition, setting up the pool caused Fall to strike. We had wet, cool, overcast days since the day we filled the pool with water... But finally, in the past few days, we've had warm - borderline hot - weather. We... Continue Reading →

[Play Area Etiquette]

One day, as a nanny, I saw a lady plop her not-even-one-year-old down in the play area at the mall, barricade the entrance… and walk away. Yes. She walked away. Not just to the benches beside the play area. But to the bathrooms across the hall from the play area. No, she wasn’t just going... Continue Reading →

Our Super Duper Official Summer Bucket List

It’s just a couple of days away from the official start of Summer! I don’t know about where you are, but we basically went from winter weather to summer weather overnight... Spring was basically non-existent. Summer’s around here are HOT. We’re lucky enough that there are so many waterparks, beaches and air conditioned places to... Continue Reading →

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