Tall Mom tiny baby: November 2016

MAKING CANCER PERSONAL

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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In one of my recent blog posts, I mentioned that our family motto is All You Need Is Love.

It was Tall Dad's and my wedding song, the lyrics are showcased in our new home, and we even say it to our kids almost every day. A new song by Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, called The Fight, also has these lyrics, and after listening to the song a few times, I realized a lot of the lyrics in The Fight really hit home.

There's this line in the new song, The Fight, that really rings true for us. It's "The fight is never ours alone we're all in this together," and that's honestly how I've felt the later part of this year. Our latest move has put us closer to both of my parents, but especially my mom, and the help from our parents has been tremendous this year for our kids. They love our tiny family so much, and we love them right back.  Read on further, however, to see why the song's origin goes much deeper than just family sticking together. 

I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY GILMORE GIRLS, COFFEE, SUGAR COOKIE CHEESECAKE DIP

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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2016 has been a rough year.  Between dealing with male PPD, an unexpected move, raising another baby, potty training and everything else in between, I think Tall Dad and I have had enough of our fill this time. So, we've decided - that's it. We're going to slow down, relax, and not have such big milestones anymore for quite some time at least. But, I will admit doing that is still hard for us because now we're in the new home and we're still getting used to it. There's so much to still put up, organize, and do around the house.  It feels like we can't relax. More importantly, it still doesn't feel like OURS quite yet. But, after a lot of thought - we just decided to MAKE it ours. Read on to see how we are making it happen with a little help of our good friends The Gilmore Girls, and some good ol' fashioned Christmas baking and cooking...

OUR FIRST YEAR WITH FELICITY

Friday, November 18, 2016

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I considered myself a messy person for most of my life.  I've had times when I couldn't even see the floor in my bedroom for over two months.  And, yes, it has always driven my husband insane.  But I realized very quickly that my messiness before my kids could be considered borderline OCD clean in comparison to what my life is like AFTER having my kids.  Especially during that first year of their life.  As I like to reiterate to my husband, however, our family motto has always been "Love Is All You Need." Well, maybe someone to help me clean too...and...WaterWipes...and a professional organizer...and a life coach....and a really good nanny...and someone who's really good at mani/pedis.

Ok so maybe Love isn't ALLLL you need - but it's pretty darn close.  Read on to see how my first year with Felicity can tell you why...

TIPS FOR MOVING WITH CATS

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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So we finally did it - we moved into our new home. It's been about a week and a half and we actually are a lot more settled in than I would have ever thought possible. My kids rooms are put away, we built our brand new podcast studio, our home theater has been installed, and we just bought a brand new sectional that I may or may not have considered leaving my husband for :)  Yes, it's that good.

But as comfortable as we are, and how much our kids love a new adventure, there are still some members of our family that are getting used to the new digs - our cats, Sassenach and Kahleesi.

It's not that they don't like the new place - but they are still getting used to it's smells, new carpets, and the feel of our new home.  It's been a fairly long process for them to become acclimated, but I thought I would share with you seven tips that I have learned through the move with them.

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