Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday friends! May is the time when commencement speeches start flooding my timeline on Twitter & Facebook. I love this time of year because it feels like a fresh start: the beginning of summer and the start of so many young graduate's futures. One of my favorites is the commencement speech David Foster Wallace gave at Kenyon College in 2005. This is a quick 9 minute video Continue Reading

These are the Days

There are some moments in life that make time stand still and help you to realize that these are the days. I remember Natalie Merchant's song piping through the barns at the Florida State Fair Grounds while grooming my horse Dewey at a show in 1996. Later that day I rode him around the fairgrounds, just him and me, and enjoyed every single minute. I can still remember the smell of his mane that I Continue Reading

Three year old dancer, through the years

If you're looking for something to make you smile, check out this dude's dance moves. He wants to have a dance party every. single. day. His favorite song is this one from Madagascar, enjoy:   Or this time when he was only 10 months old, shaking his booty: Or when he break danced to Like a G6 at around the same age: And performing while playing Rock Band at a little over 2 Continue Reading

Jumping Sidney & ExerSaucer Contest


One of my favorite memories of Jackson as a baby was his first time in a jumper (you can see the video here). It's now Sidney's turn to jump and she has a brand new ExerSaucer Jump & Learn to use. As you can see by the video, she is a BIG fan of her ExerSaucer. She squeals and jumps the entire time she plays in it. I love it because it's cute enough to sit in the middle of my living Continue Reading

Top 5 Saturday Laughs

Top 5 Laughs

My friend Melissa from the The Mommyhood Chronicles hosts this Blog Hop and I love participating. The entire reason I started the blog over 2 years ago was to document these type of memories. This week was a good one. We spent the week at lots of play dates and getting ready to host 17 family members on Easter Sunday. Here's my Top 5 Laughs of the week: 1. I am *slowly* starting Sidney on Continue Reading

Saturday’s Top 5 Laughs Blog Hop


My friend Melissa, over at The Mommyhood Chronicles, started this blog hop and I am finally joining in :) It was a good week for us and went by really fast. My top 5 laughs are: 1. Jackson is starting to become a BC fan like his Daddy and it is so cute. While driving home from dinner on Tuesday night, we were singing in the car and Jackson asked his Dad to sing "For Boston" (the BC fight Continue Reading

Reflections of Motherhood

Someone recently shared this YouTube video and it really touched me, so I wanted to share it with you all in case you haven't seen it yet. It's a compilation of real Moms and what they would tell themselves before they became a Mom for the first time. My favorites are "You'll miss your Mom" and "Meet Moms." My connection with my Mom grew after I had Jackson and I also discovered a new Continue Reading

Future Yankee {video}

tiny tots baseball

Since Jackson is obsessed with spending time outside (or "side" as he calls it), I found this "Tiny Tots" baseball set at Target and knew it would be perfect for summer days outside. New England is getting slammed with thunder storms today, so we decided to set it up for the first time indoors and see how the little guy liked it. He LOVES it! Anything with balls and he is a fan: Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading