Category Archives: Mommy: just showing some baby love

Living

My blogging routine goes something like this:  Think of something I feel like discussing, fight to find a few free minutes during nap time or after the boys’ bedtime on nights my husband has class, write. I don’t do a lot of pausing, thinking or editing.  Pretty much, I just kind of swoop a net [...]

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Seconds

Parents spend millions and millions of seconds thinking about what is best for their child, deciding what is best for their child, doing what is best for their child.  Seconds upon seconds upon seconds nurturing, loving and supporting their child. As a pregnant mother, you cook your deli meat to the correct safe temperature, stay [...]

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A Sentimental-ish Post about Traditions. Kind of.

Since the day I found out I was pregnant with Carlitos, my husband and I have lived in six different homes in three different states.  I changed jobs and added in about four different part-time positions, he changed jobs three times and started graduate school. To balance out the chaos, we have plenty of solid [...]

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And Time Marches On

We spent two fabulous weeks gallivanting around the Mediterranean with our extended family, my father-in-law as host.  It was amazing.  A trip we will never forget.  And one that I am sure I will do a photo post about sometime soon. (‘soon’ being November if you know me at all) Then, we returned last Sunday [...]

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Clarity

Xavi.  My darling, darling Xavi. He certainly offers me a different set of challenges than the trials I experienced with Carlitos at his age. But dang if that kid doesn’t also bring a variety of clever, goofy, humor to the table that is as unique and loveable as he is. And then sometimes he reminds [...]

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Cape Cod Swallowed Me Whole

We just came back from about ten days on Cape Cod, visiting my parents.   Other than a few Facebook updates (a good hundred less than usual) and some Instagram posts, I was relatively technology-free while we were there.  Okay.  Lies.  I posted a lot of Instagram photos, but still.  For the most part I tried [...]

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I’m Just Glad They Didn’t Start With the ‘Yo Mama’s…’

Oh, hey…whatcha doing over there, Cahlitos?  I thought you did ‘Big Boy Workbooks’?  All I see is fruit. They are fruit kebabs, Xavi.  I am doing patterns, see?  And honestly,  I’m not sure I like your tone. Do you see what I deal with on a daily basis?  I ask one teeny tiny little question [...]

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What Two Looks Like: A Visual Documention of Our Life

For any visual readers out there, I wanted to show you what my day to day life looks like.  I should thank my hysterical, energetic, creative and charming son, Xavi, without whom, this post would not have been possible. Without further ado, here is what the following activities look like in my house: This is [...]

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Turn Dinner into Breakfast? Done. Magician Status!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted under the ‘Mommy: Just showing some baby love’ section of this blog.  I pretty much suck at scrap books and remembering to videotape, so recording memories from my kids’ childhood is really one of the main reasons I have this blog in the first place.  Well…just below that time [...]

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Two Years

Xavi, Mommy borrowed your Can Do! spirit and made a Tres Leches cake with whipped cream frosting…to bring to the sunny park.  Your tias and tios stayed up all night and helped me make shark cupcake toppers and frost the cupcakes.  We all love you that much. Last Sunday you turned two.  It was one [...]

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