Sore bums, narrow airways and it’s only Tuesday!

I am exhausted. The past 48 hours have been rough. I noticed Sidney walking funny at the zoo on Sunday afternoon but didn't think anything of it until i changed her diaper and noticed a sore on her "freckle muffin" (thanks to Blue Man group for that terminology) that bled a little. Fast forward to Monday morning and the poor babe was totally swollen back there and in visible pain. Our Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday


  It's crazy to me how much I need Thankful Thursday in my life by the time this part of the week rolls around. This post is late because I just got back from a crazy morning, more to come on that later but it looks like Sidney is heading down the Failure to Thrive trail that Jackson blazed down a couple of years ago. That's ok, I'm still thankful for many things: The fact I managed to Continue Reading

“Give Peas a Chance” feeding your picky toddler {book review & giveaway)

Toddlers are fickle little creatures.  One day, pasta is their favorite meal ever  and the next they give you this face when you make their favorite pasta in the world: We have struggled with Jackson's eating issues since he was a baby. We received an official Failure to Thrive diagnosis when he was only 15 months old and  completed treatment at Hasbro Children's Continue Reading

Voots Veggie-Fruit Tarts {review & giveaway}


I have written a lot on here with my struggle to get Jackson to eat. Since he was diagnosed as failure to thrive, I have always had the challenge of getting him to eat. Not just a square meal or a healthy meal, but anything. Because of this, I always worry about his nutrition. Is he getting the vitamins and minerals he needs to grow? Are carrots enough? I know they're not, so I've always Continue Reading

Week in My Life: Thursday


Thursday already? Yikes, this week has moved fast & slow all at once. Kids are still sick and now I am feeling under the weather... today's #weekinmylife post is going to be an abbreviated one. With pictures, of course. we felt stir crazy this morning, so we took a stroll around the neighborhood and parked our stroller across the street from an excavator and just watched it dig. and Continue Reading

Ella’s Kitchen {Review & Giveaway}


  As a mom of 2 kids, I've learned that despite having the exact same genetics as each other, siblings can be total opposites. This has proven true with my Jackson and Sidney, especially in the eating department. My firstborn, Jackson, has been diagnosed as "failure to thrive" while my Sidney adores eating. One thing both kids have in common are their love of squeezable pouches, like Continue Reading

Top 5 Laughs of the Week


This was a fun week. It started out well when my Faux Book Club ladies and I saw Magic Mike on Sunday at the Lux theater in Foxborough, MA. Lux means you sit in big fancy leather chairs with a button to page a waitress who will bring you whatever you want to eat and drink during the movie. My panini sure beat popcorn and you can't beat having a glass of wine while viewing Magic Mike's eye Continue Reading

COOL WHIP Makes Dessert Special


Thank you COOL WHIP for sponsoring this post. Join us on Facebook for inspiration and recipes for everyday treats. What you add makes it. #coolwhipmoms Keeping meals fun and interesting for my family is a challenge. I’m always looking for ways to make sure my 2-year-old is eating more fruit and vegetables and to make them look fun. Jackson has “interesting” taste and would sometimes rather eat Continue Reading

My 2 Year Old is Addicted

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To the iPod. I’m afraid he is more a clone of me than I had thought. You see, I’ve struggled with addiction to technology my entire life.  When I was 8 years old, the hot gift at the time was a Nintendo. I clearly remember the day my Mom, Grandma and I went to Toys R’ Us to buy mine. I had never been so excited my entire life. I loved my Nintendo and played it until my thumbs were sore and my Continue Reading