MY FAREWELL FOR 2015

I was glancing through a “Top 10 Gift Ideas for 2 year olds” blog post the other day, when I asked my son what he wanted for Christmas. I expected him to say something about Thomas the Train, Dragons, or books. Instead he said he wanted a candy cane on Christmas. For he believes that on Christmas, everyone gets candy canes. He did not mention presents at all. It was then that I realized that this may be the last…

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PAJAMA CHRISTMAS PARTY

Everyone grows up with different things they love.  My husband always loved baseball and Star Wars.  My brother was a Warcraft nerd.  For whatever reason, my dad has a real passion for Moxie the soda drink.  My mom always loved knitting and being crafty.  But me? Well – I’m a nerd too and, true, I do love Star Wars like Tall Dad – but my one true love is Christmas. I’ve watched Elf non stop, White Christmas was always in…

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STAR WARS RECIPES

This Star Wars™ The Force Awakens recipe blog post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #AwakenYourTastebuds #CollectiveBias Let me tell you about the day I realized that I was a fully grown nerd. It was October 19, 2015. No, there is nothing particularly special about that day. It was just like any other fall evening in my beautiful city of Providence, RI – it was a Monday night full…

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WHAT TO GET THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #GiftofPhilips #CollectiveBias I am a Christmas Elf.  Seriously – if there was a “Christmas lover” ranking, it would be Santa, Buddy The Elf, and then me.  But here’s the issue, I am terrible at buying gifts for people.  Especially Tall Dad.  What the heck do you get the man that has everything?  Jeez, what do you get any man?  Well, I’ve honestly given it some…

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayWithChobani #CollectiveBias My favorite holiday music stations have been playing on Pandora for several weeks now. Our Christmas tree is decorated, stockings hung by the fireside, and this weekend begins our season of holiday parties and get togethers.  Tall Dad and I adore these times, filled with family and friends, as well as some of the best eating and drinking all year. Savory, sweet,…

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Baby’s First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been a special holiday in the Tall Family.  It’s Tall Dad’s favorite holiday (it’s only competition is Trade Deadline Day for Major League Baseball – and, yes, he considers that a holiday) and while I always consider myself a true Christmas Elf, I really enjoy the idea of family getting together just for the simple reason of sharing a meal together.  But this year was extra special because not only did we host at our new house…

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I’m Ready To Have My Wife Back

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife #CollectiveBias Fun fact: I have not had a normal night’s sleep in 3 years.  Yup, your read that right – 3 FREAKIN’ years.  Between Tall Mom’s first pregnancy, then a colicky first baby, then the second pregnancy, and now an adorable 5 month old that sleeps randomly and in my bed no less, my sleeping arrangements with my wife have been dubious…

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Potty Training Tips Tricks and Advice

Potty training is hard.  Well, not for everyone I suppose.  You could have a prodigy who goes from diaper to porcelain throne within two days.  (By the way, I am very jealous of whoever that is.) But for us common folk – it’s the source of a lot of stress.  In fact, I’d say I’m getting just as frustrated with potty training as I did with sleep training and that’s saying A LOT.  Not only do I read one thing…

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Delicious Breastfeeding Friendly Breakfast Sandwich and Smoothie Recipe & Omelette in a Mug

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #SmarterTreats #CollectiveBias I have belonged to moms groups since I was pregnant with my son three years ago, and one of the chief complaints from fellow moms is that we can’t find time to take care of ourselves.   Sure, we would love to find the time to do our normally scheduled activities, like getting our hair done, going out with friends to see…

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My Maternity Photo Session: Pregnancy Pictures with Agroterra Photography

A Zebra. A big, huge, horizontally striped zebra. That’s exactly what I felt like recently at a friends wedding. I was seven months pregnant, had gained some weight, and stupidly fell into the trap of wearing horizontal stripes while being pregnant. (Why?!?! Why make us pregnant women look larger than we already are?) I hid from the photographer and videographer as much as I could, but found one photo of me from behind, and I was mortified. I wanted to…

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