Exciting announcement!

a Mom Knows Best

I’m so excited to announce that I’m a contributor for my friend Allison Alexander's brand new web site, A Mom Knows Best. Here’s a little more about A Mom Knows Best: Authentic.  Engaging. Approachable.  That’s what we stand for at aMomKnowsBest.com and that’s what you’ll find when you visit our site…honest dialogue between women–and men–about parenting & putting your best face … [Read more...]

Failure to Thrive: Update


Last Friday we had our appointment at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with a Pediatric Gastroenterologist.  As soon as Jackson and I stepped foot in the hospital I thanked God for Jackson's health. My heart hurt for all the sick babies and kids and their families who were going through such a difficult time. We met with a very nice resident who reviewed Jackson’s charts and his current weight and … [Read more...]

Laurie Berkner Band concert!

laurie berkner concert

We have had another super busy week here! The grand finale of our hectic week was a special treat for Jackson, on Saturday we attended a concert by his favorite musician: Laurie Berkner! She came to Providence to the VMA and since we bought tickets several months ago, we lucked out with third row seats. The concert was definitely the earliest one I have ever been to *11AM*! We "Tailgated" with … [Read more...]

Selling our townhouse

selling our townhouse

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that we put our townhouse on the market last week.  We are looking forward to being able to buy a single family home with a yard for Jackson and Rex, but selling our townhouse will be bittersweet.   This is the place Greg and I were engaged, got married, had our first child, had to say goodbye to my dear dog Lambchop and countless other … [Read more...]

“Failure to Thrive” feels like failing as a Mom


A couple of weeks ago was Jackson’s 15 month appointment.  Everything went well, he is hitting all his milestones and his pediatrician said he is a “precocious little boy.” The only thing that was slightly alarming is his growth. He is barely hanging on to the chart at 1% for height and weight.   Granted, he has always been small but I attributed that to the issues with the placenta and … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day: then & now


St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite “party” holidays. When I was in college at Gainesville, St. Patrick’s Day meant getting to The Swamp around 11am and beginning the green beer binge. By closing time, my sorority sisters and I usually were adorned in foam green Bud Light gear and looking a little green around the gills. Fast forward to today, instead of drinking beer at 10am … [Read more...]

I’m still here!

boy and his radio flyer

Sorry it has been a while since I've updated. Things are going well here, but it has been a busy week! We are working on selling our townhouse and {hopefully} moving into a single family home in our dream neighborhood. My oldest friend also came up to visit from NYC and it was a great weekend. I hope to be back to "normal" tomorrow and focus on getting the house ready to sell! Please send good … [Read more...]

How to fly cross-country with a toddler

traveling toddler

Traveling with a toddler is a true adventure. You never know what is going to happen with your travel plans, nor do you know how your toddler will be feeling. A well-planned travel day can be completely derailed by a molar deciding to surface.We have flown with Jackson over 16 flights in his short 15 months, not including the two to three hour drive times tacked on to the end and/or beginning of … [Read more...]