Are You Ready For Another Baby?

Are you thinking about having another baby? When are you guys going to start on your second? Doesn’t it just make you want another one? Itty Bitty needs a brother or sister. Umm…     No.           At least for a loooong time. No thank you, no way, I don’t think so. Warning to all new moms out there. As soon as your little one turns about one, questions about a hopeful next pregnancy start popping…

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Twenty Hours Without Our Toddler Or His Dirty Diapers #BabyDiapersSavings #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Tall Dad and I are the coolest kids in town. Our usual daily conversations revolve around how few hours we slept, what surprises are found inside Itty Bitty’s diapers, and pondering how we are going to gear up for our big move. We needed an adult day, and hopefully a restful night’s sleep. That’s where Grandpa and Nanna saved the day! They offered…

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I’d Rather Spend Time With Captain America Than My Kid #InfinityHeroes #CollectiveBias #Shop

OK, so I’ll admit it – my kid is a pain in the butt.  I actually look forward to the time when he goes to sleep. Why? Because it gives me what I need – “me” time.  Sometimes, I need time to geek out and do the things I love.  Obviously spending time with Tall Mom is important me too, but “me” time is just as important.  That being said,  I’m not cool anymore – I have a wife, a…

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Healthy Snacking Ideas #SkinnyGirlSnacks #CollectiveBias #shop

My mom says that I’m a grazer, and always have been. I think she’s right. I like to eat little bits of food throughout the day. Some people say that snacking on bites of food every few hours helps to keep one’s metabolism rolling along. Yes, having a balanced lifestyle is important and keeping that metabolism churning is even more important.  But, you want to know what is more important to me?  Making sure I don’t get hangry. You know…

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How Do Babies Learn Language? {guest post}

This is a guest post by our friends from The Metcalf Infant Research Lab at Brown University, where Itty Bitty and I had a lovely time this summer! I hope this information helps you – and maybe encourages you and your little one to help Brown further their research 🙂 — Tall Mom How do babies learn language?  I’m sure you and many parents have wondered how babies learn language!  Over the last 25 years, here at The Metcalf Infant Research…

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How To Divide Household Chores With Your Partner #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias #shop

September has struck, and with it – so has our crazy season.  Itty Bitty has 6, yes you read that right – SIX – teeth coming in at once. I have started *a new job*, and Tall Dad and I have purchased a home. With all of life being amazing and crazy all at once, our apartment cleanliness has really slipped. Socks are everywhere, cat litter constantly crunches under our toes (yes, disgusting, I know!) and our dishes are piled…

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BRAVO – Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

Sometimes I get sick and tired of talking about diapers, teething, or my lack of sleep. I think fondly back on the days when I brushed my hair on a regular basis, or maybe those nights when I would go out and do something I liked – something that gave me a bit of culture.  Those were the nights I wouldn’t wear yoga pants. I would eat something a bit fancier than Progresso soup, or if I was lucky –…

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Why Shopping For A Home Is A Lot Like Dating

Tall Dad and I have been searching for 2 years for a place to call HOME here in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s been agonizing, fun, time consuming, and downright frustrating. But most of all, searching for a home has felt a lot like dating. Step One: The Innocent-Wide Eyed-Pink Glasses Wearing-Dreamer We’ve all been there. We’ve said to ourselves “I’m ready to start looking! Maybe I’ll find something or someone right away, or maybe it will take a little while.…

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My Kid’s a Stoner {guest post}

*Disclaimer: This guest post is written by Tall Dad. The following article is not representative of Mary Larsen’s thoughts or values.  She is not liable for the views expressed in the following commentary. Chances are, however, that if you’re reading this, regardless of your tastes, we probably have at least one thing in common – we’re both parents. And you know, just as well as I, that being a parent, either new, or grizzled veteran, is tough on anyone. So, take…

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The Beauty of Handwritten Cards #ValueCards #CollectiveBias #shop

Um, what? September is already here? I feel like the Fourth of July was just yesterday! Does anyone else feel like this summer season flew by too quickly? I know it did for me. In a blink of an eye, friends were married, birthdays happened, and a few friends welcomed some new babies into their lives. I realized that even though I made phone calls or text messages, that I never celebrated any of these moments properly by sending a…

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