Just solidifying my old lady status

by katherine on March 25, 2013

Holy crap I’m exhausted today. As Brandy would say, “I mommed the shit out of this weekend.” See? Even wore a total mom outfit…cardi, skinnies & ballet flats. Andy was busy working outside all weekend {springtime in the country, it’s a beautiful thing.} hauling firewood, working on the tractor and just generally doing some spring […]


Radio Scilence

by katherine on April 20, 2012

You know the saying “if you don’t have anything nice to day, don’t say anything at all”? Yea, that’s pretty much been me this week. After coming off of the high from last weekend, this week was just kind of…meh. We had an epic food battle with Rylee that spanned 4 different meals over 3 […]


The Cheese Stands Alone: A Battle of Wills

by katherine on January 30, 2012

Anyone that knows my husband will read this next line and think “Uh, duh”. But if you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting him, I’ll fill you in on something… He is extremely stubborn. He takes after his father and his grandmother this way. And our daughter? Well, let’s just say that apple didn’t fall […]


Looking Ahead to Your Teenage Years {Halloween}

by katherine on November 3, 2011

Dear Rylee, We had so much fun the other night. It was so amazing to watch you be so brave and walk up the steps of those houses that were dimly lit with eerie music playing. You have grown so much since last year yet; you are still filled with the wonder of it all […]


Dear Rylee: Looking ahead to your teenage years

by katherine on July 14, 2011

My Dear Miss Rylee, I know you only recently turned 3, and that your teenage years seem so far off, but I’ve been thinking lately and I wanted to go over a few things about what you can and cannot expect when you hit those dreaded wonderful teen years. And while I’m at it, I’ll […]


“Mommy, I have a question.” she says to me as we settle down in her room for the night. She’s had a bath, has fresh PJ’s on and has her head lying on her little sheep pillow. “Ok, Ry, shoot.” I respond with a smile and a bit of a chuckle. {where does this kid […]


Let’s Talk About That Magical Switch

by katherine on December 23, 2010

True Story: When I met Rylee and Andy at the mall on Monday for her first-ever Santa meeting, she had the charm turned on. She was a perfect angel. After the Santa meet-up, we wanted to grab some lunch. As we headed to the mall food court, Ry politely asked for a grilled cheese sandwich: […]

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$H!T! I mean CRAP! I mean…oh eff it!

by katherine on June 24, 2010

I have not been known to have the most lady-like of mouths. Actually, there’s times when I have  down-right foul language. There. I said it. And if ya don’t know, now ya know. However, around my chatter box little 2 year old, I really try and watch what I say. Honest. It seems like there […]


Makin’ the move

by katherine on April 1, 2010

So, I know I said I would post updates about the big move to the big-girl bed, well, last Saturday. It’s obviously Thursday now. Whatever. Life happens. Anyway, I got home from work last Friday night and Andy was getting everything ready to officially make the move. The crib was moved out of the way […]

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You know the saying, right? Well, that’s how I was feeling with Miss Monster Rylee this morning! Let me back up and first tell you that last night I started feeling cruddy…runny nose, sneezing, congestion, blech. I took some NyQuil last night and racked out. Andy was great last night…he made dinner, did the dishes and […]