Gone are my days where I could spend forever sitting in front of my vanity, carefully applying layers of makeup and working on my hair. Some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Being a fair-skinned redhead, I…… Continue reading My 5 Minute Face
I’ve come back from the grave. Barely. The past three days are a blur. I don’t even remember Friday. The stomach flu is THE worst. I was in agony. Pain. Fever. Chills. Backache. I kept debating if I should go to the emergency room, but the thought of my co-pay kept me away. First I…… Continue reading This Past Week
Oliver didn’t talk for a long time. He still doesn’t talk that much, and 80% of the time it’s gibberish. When I hear him say “Mama” or respond to a question, I’m still in amazement at how far he’s come. I want to say that around his two year check-up is when we discussed with…… Continue reading Our Journey with Autism
Chris and I were the first ones out of our families (extended family included!) to have a kid. Now there are four kiddos and two more on the way! We had to navigate the new world of parenting on our own, and we’ve had our fair share of hits and misses. I’ve put together a…… Continue reading Must Haves for Newborns
Well maybe not more tempting than a Cinnabon. I had the best cinnamon roll of my life just the other day at Panera Bread. I can’t turn down a cinnamon roll. If you were to give me the choice of either eating a cinnamon roll or read a blog, I’m pretty sure I’d eat the…… Continue reading Why Blogs are More Tempting than a Cinnabon
I didn’t teach Oliver the alphabet or numbers. Neither did Chris. YouTube did. Years ago, when I was a server at Chili’s, I’d see the parents bring in their kids and give them a tablet to watch while they ate dinner. “I’ll never do that when I’m a parent,” I said. HA! My iPhone and…… Continue reading Thank God for YouTube Kids
I know a lot of people are saying that 2016 was a horrible year for them, and I’m one of them. From the month I became pregnant with Piper, I was sick. Not just your typical morning sickness, but truly sick. I had debilitating Hyperemesis gravidarum and I couldn’t do anything, including eating and drinking—…… Continue reading Piper’s Birth Story + My Postpartum Depression
I never thought I’d start a mom blog. I also never thought I’d drive a minivan. So here we are… Welcome to oliver x piper! Oliver and Piper are the names of my kids, if you haven’t already figured that part out! My husband, Chris, and I live in Orange County, California with our kids…… Continue reading welcome.