Jun 30, 2013  •  In Blogging, Personal, Reviews, Web

My Pick for a Google Reader Replacement: AOL Reader

Before I begin, I should add a disclaimer that my husband works for AOL. More specifically, he works for a new R&D department at AOL that creates new apps which may be used internally or externally by the former-ISP-giant-turned-internet-publisher. (Many people don’t realize that AOL owns some of the most popular blogs out there, like […]

Jun 27, 2013  •  In Aerin, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal


A few months ago, at about 17 months of age, Aerin came down with a bad cold. Just a few days after recovery, she developed roseola…and a week after that, she got an ear infection. All in all, she was sick for the majority of a month. As one might expect, she lost a ton of […]

Jun 25, 2013  •  In Beauty, Personal, Reviews

Three New Product Raves

It’s funny, because although Google Analytics tells me that the majority of my visitors are male, I get tons more comments from the fairer sex. (I guess commenting on blog posts is a form of social media, in which women are more likely to engage?) And I always get positive feedback on my beauty posts. So […]

Jun 21, 2013  •  In Claire, Parenting, Personal

Toilet-Training Claire [Or, How We Completely Lucked Out]

As is the case with most mothers, my parenting style has really loosened up with time and the addition of another kid. Minor injury? Eh, they’ll live. No clean clothes left in the drawers? Go to the hamper and sniff out something presentable. Dead-tired at the end of the day without much food in the kitchen? Special […]

Jun 19, 2013  •  In Beauty, Personal

Wow, Check Out My Parents!

I think every little girl goes through a phase when she believes her father to be the most handsome man in the world, and her mother to be the most beautiful. No? If not, I must have been a weirdo. 😛 But in all seriousness, I really did think this for a long time. Perhaps […]

Jun 17, 2013  •  In Beauty, Giveaways, Personal

Lightening the Mood with a Giveaway

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately, and it clearly shows by the lack of posts here on this blog. 😐  There are just so many things going on, the girls are driving me crazy (and keeping me plenty busy on top of my other obligations), and I’m so tired all the time […]

Jun 12, 2013  •  In Personal, Relationships

A Toast to the Bride and Groom

Wow. What a fun and exhausting weekend! Would you believe it’s taken me this long to recover? Yeah, I’m an old, tired fart. 😛 As those who live along the East Coast of the U.S. are aware, this past weekend saw the arrival of the first tropical storm of the annual hurricane season. And just as […]

Jun 6, 2013  •  In Blogging, Personal

To the Weekend!

We’re off to Long Island Wine Country today for my sister’s wedding weekend extravaganza! This is our first overnight trip as a family of four, so I’m a bit nervous…but excited all the same! In the meantime, I hope you check out a new Tumblr blog I created: What Should We Call Blogging? Modeled after […]