Tall Mom tiny baby: January 2015

10 Romantic Restaurants In Providence Rhode Island

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine's Day is here ladies and gents and while I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day like most people, I do respect what it represents; the love and time a relationship requires. One has to make their relationship a priority, and Valentine's Day is the tangible manifestation of that - even if for only one day. But we here in Providence, Rhode Island - we have a slight advantage when it comes to a romantic Valentine's Day date.  Our beautiful city has been rated by Travel & Leisure Magazine as the best "Foodie" city in The United States!  So if you want a great Valentine's dinner, Providence is where you need to be. That said, here are my very proud recommendations for a romantic dinner in the charming and eclectic city of Providence, Rhode Island. 

Blizzard Juno Watch 2015 with the Larsen Family ! Pt 1

Monday, January 26, 2015

Blizzard Juno Watch 2015 with the Larsen Family ! Pt 1

Getting Ready for Baby Number Two - Our Second Baby Registry List

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's crazy to think that in just a few short months, I will be a Tall Mom of two babies!  Man, time has sure flown by. This second pregnancy has been incredibly different than my first, and so have been my preparations for my soon to be newborn.  We are planning to transition our toddler, Rhys, into the smaller bedroom, and leave the larger of the rooms for our new baby. This way I will be able to keep my glider chair, and a crazy amount of diapers - without feeling too cramped.

I haven't begun worrying about birth, and am actually pretty excited about it. My main concern is making sure myself and my baby are healthy until that day arrives in May.

Multitasking: Mom's Best Friend (Even When It's An Oil Change)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Being a mother has changed me in many ways. Some of those ways I would've never imagined. For example, I rarely put on make up anymore, and my hairstylist pretty much the same from day today. However, I do find myself more concerned about my family's health and safety. We finally, for the first time in many years, have dental insurance.

Another thing that I started taking more seriously is the condition of my car. I wrote a little while back about how my window stopped working, and finally got that fixed.  But as with all things, the list never ends there.  Now I needed an oil change - but the only day I could do it was when Tall Dad had a day off - which just happens to be the same day Itty Bitty had a playdate, I had a concert, Tall Dad had the football game, and we all had Downton Abbey to watch. Yes, it was a busy day - but Walmart actually helped make it a little easier.

There's Nothing Like Homemade Gifts

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Like many houses this time of year, we have started putting away our new Christmas gifts, boxing up gifts that we can use later with our next baby, and tossing those that have exhausted their lifespan.

It's been really heartwarming to see which gifts have already been deemed the most valuable and most loved.

For example: a hat and mitten set that my mother made for Rhys (aka: Itty Bitty.)

Tall Dad's Must See Movies Of 2014 {Guest Post}

Friday, January 2, 2015

OK - so everyone does these kind of lists at the end of the year, and I am no different.  My selections here are pretty wide ranging - from small indies all the way to massive blockbusters.  They aren't necessarily the most critically acclaimed films, but my choices represent the best cross section of films that 2014 had to offer.  In other words, go watch them because they're all really good. Hit the jump for my Top 10 Must See Movies Of 2014...