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Potty talk is in full swing at our house. We talk pee. We talk poop. We rejoice over every secretion that doesn't soak Austin's pants or land on the floor. We proudly clap as he literally shows us his latest drop off in the potty. It's amazing how dull I have become to such disgusting discussion. And, that's parenthood.But, nothing quite prepared me for the new public embarrassment of potty training. When you introduce pee pee and poo poo into a toddler boy's vocabulary, there is no filter on…See More
Feb 13
Marcia Fowler commented on Laura's blog post 'creative baby proofing'
"I feel like they grow so quickly that baby proofing ends up being a full time job. I can imagine your son climbing over the table/chairs gate you have in your picture. Sometimes you don't have to worry as much about those really active kids.…"
Dec 11, 2013
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creative baby proofing

When A was a baby, we kind of slacked in the baby proofing department. Sure, we covered the outlets, and we used a baby gate as needed. And, of course, all cleaners and hazardous materials were placed safely from his reach. But, that was the extent of it.He opened and closed cabinets at his whim, pots and pans all a strew. I cringe looking back at the death trap of a coffee table we had. And, it took me entirely too long to part ways with the various fragile decor around the house.But, during…See More
Dec 10, 2013
Janice Perry commented on Laura's blog post 'the Christmas tree'
"Laura, Our son is five and couldn't wait to get his hands on all things Christmas, he tells me he will be gentle with the glass pieces, but that gentleness is forgotten quickly and even the most fragile of Christmas ornaments become a ball for…"
Dec 3, 2013
Janice Perry liked Laura's blog post the Christmas tree
Dec 3, 2013
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the Christmas tree

In 2008, we celebrated our first Christmas as a wedded couple. Less than three weeks prior to that, we closed on our first home. Despite towers of cardboard boxes and completely disheveled home, we still put up our first Christmas tree.It was beautiful. It was adorned with delicate glass balls gleaming in purples, reds, blues, silvers and golds. Gifts of Christohper Radko and Wedgewood ornaments were our…See More
Dec 2, 2013
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it's all about the turkey

Frozen turkeys have been haunting my dreams for the last few nights. We are rounding the corner to Thanksgiving, and this is our year. We are hosting. All I keep telling myself is “Don’t screw up the turkey.”Recipes have been bookmarked, pinned, printed and scattered. I have grocery lists littered around the house. In the last two days, I have already made three grocery runs, elbowing through the aisles for that last can of green beans. Nothing says I’m Thankful like a mob of disgruntled…See More
Nov 25, 2013
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Nov 21, 2013
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the shower dance

I'm not a morning person. I never have been. I never will... at least, voluntarily. My children have forced me into a morning person's life. I still eyeball the clock each and every morning. Groan at 7 a.m. Roll over at 6 a.m., and mutter a couple indecipherable words at 5 a.m. or earlier.The first thing I yearn for each morning is not a cup of caffeine. It's a shower. Showers are my coffee - a shot of sanity before our days of chaos. But, personal hygiene itself can be a mystical creature when…See More
Nov 21, 2013
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a cookie monster

No vegetables for E. No fruit. No meat. No mushy pasta. Nothing ordinary for this child. He will eat Oreos. And, that works for me......http://abeautifulmessblog.com/See More
Nov 13, 2013
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taking candy from the baby

Day 3: It's been three days of sugar highs. This is the first year "out of sight, out of mind" has not worked with A on the candy front. This year, that Jack O'Lantern bulging with Milky Ways, Snickers and gummies seem to call to him at every waking moment of the day... and night."Momma, can I have a treat? A treat, Momma? A treat? A treat?"Despite only hitting up two streets on Halloween, A finished his…See More
Nov 2, 2013
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three

Last night, as I crawled into bed, I took a brief inventory of the collateral damage surrounding my bed.I noted a significant spot of dried spit up in the middle of my side. Animal cracker crumbs trailed from end to another. And, a large pile of clothes - clean or dirty, I don't even know - heaped across the end of the bed. You know what I did? I brushed the crumbs slightly closer to the hubs' side, snuggled…See More
Oct 27, 2013
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picture imperfect

It's fall in Texas. The mornings are cool and afternoons toasty. Only a handful of trees have received notice of the season change. And, the only true indicators of fall are incited ourselves.Here in Texas, where the weather boycotts cold fronts, we celebrate the spirit of fall. We do pumpkin lattes in 80 degrees, oversized wreaths exploding with leaves and scarecrows, and we do pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins. Did you know there are at least 10 pumpkin patches all within a 10-mile drive…See More
Oct 25, 2013
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dear husband

I’m bad at sympathy. I’m awful waiting hand and foot. And, for most things, I kind of adhere to the “Suck it up” motto. I would have been a 1950s wife fail.So, five days post-op from sinus and throat surgery, this is what I handed the hubs......http://abeautifulmessblog.com/See More
Oct 21, 2013
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a marketing miracle

I bought A a new toy today. It was met with the same enthusiasm as if I had handed him an ice cream cone dipped in chocolate and covered with sprinkles. You know what it was? A broom.I would personally like to thank the person who first began marketing cleaning supplies as toys. Child labor? Perhaps. Brilliant? Absolutely."Look, kids! Cleaning is fun!"Whoever you are, pure genius.Vacuum cleaners,…See More
Oct 18, 2013
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up all night

Tonight I find myself talking to the baby monitor."Please go to sleep. Please go to sleep. Please go to sleep."But, he doesn't listen. Tonight, the baby tosses and turns, fusses and cries. He is already setting the tone for the night."Don't get too comfortable, Mom." There will be little sleep in the following hours. Tonight, E and I will be partying with the crickets. And, tonight, I embrace that.I am tired. I am exhausted. These last couple weeks have been draining. But, tonight, my baby is…See More
Oct 13, 2013

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:47pm 0 Comments

Potty talk is in full swing at our house. We talk pee. We talk poop. We rejoice over every secretion that doesn't soak Austin's pants or land on the floor. We proudly clap as he literally shows us his latest drop off in the potty. It's amazing how dull I have become to such disgusting discussion. And, that's parenthood.

But, nothing quite prepared me for the new public embarrassment of potty training. When you introduce pee pee and poo poo into a toddler boy's vocabulary, there is no…

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creative baby proofing

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:20pm 1 Comment

When A was a baby, we kind of slacked in the baby proofing department. Sure, we covered the outlets, and we used a baby gate as needed. And, of course, all cleaners and hazardous materials were placed safely from his reach. But, that was the extent of it.

He opened and closed cabinets at his whim, pots and pans all a strew. I cringe looking back at the death trap of a coffee table we had. And, it took me entirely too long to part ways with the various fragile decor around the…

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the Christmas tree

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 10:56pm 1 Comment

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In 2008, we celebrated our first Christmas as a wedded couple. Less than three weeks prior to that, we closed on our first home. Despite towers of cardboard boxes and completely disheveled home, we still put up our first Christmas tree.

It was beautiful. It was adorned with delicate glass balls gleaming in purples, reds, blues, silvers and golds. Gifts of Christohper Radko and…

Continue

it's all about the turkey

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 10:13pm 0 Comments

Frozen turkeys have been haunting my dreams for the last few nights. We are rounding the corner to Thanksgiving, and this is our year. We are hosting. All I keep telling myself is “Don’t screw up the turkey.”

Recipes have been bookmarked, pinned, printed and scattered. I have grocery lists littered around the house. In the last two days, I have already made three grocery runs, elbowing through the aisles for that last can of green beans. Nothing says I’m Thankful like a mob…

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At 2:11am on October 27, 2013, Mëlissa Bakër said…

Thanks so much for your friendship Laura! I look forward to checking out your networks! Bless you!

At 1:08pm on October 16, 2013, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…

Stopping in to say hello and welcome from The Girlz Korner.

At 10:24pm on October 5, 2013, Summer Brackhan said…

Hugs to you Laura!! I remember being so frustrated one day with my son's feed aversions that when he wanted the steamed broccoli I had in my hand I gave it to him.  Lo and behold he ate it!!!!  According to my friend, who is a speech therapist, it is because he could understand the texture.  Who would have thought steamed broccoli would be the kickstarter for him being able to eat!  You WILL find something that works and soon he will be eating everything and your grocery list will get bigger.  :)

 
 
 

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