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Mommy Time

Mommy Time

Hello friends.  I am doing something very rare…I am on a business trip sans baby and hubby.  Normally mike is the one that travels so it feels really weird to be away from them.   Some fun things tho… 1. I’m actually sleeping!!!   Feels freaking awesome.  2. The conference is in Berkeley so I…

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confessions of a helicopter mom on the playground and beyond

confessions of a helicopter mom on the playground and beyond

i have a sad and possibly awesome confession to make…i am a full-blown helicopter mom.  while pregnant and up until c was about one-years-old, i could have SWORN i was tiger mom material.  but you know…i am not that strict with her.  with everyone in this word?  hell yes.  but with my perfect angel child?…

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Transitioning from the Crib to the Toddler Bed

Transitioning from the Crib to the Toddler Bed

oh my…this one has been quite the journey for our home.  we weren’t going to transition charlotte out of her crib until we were pregnant or until she could climb out of the crib…neither of which was happening when SHE decided she was a big girl and would only sleep on a big girl bed….

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21 Months!!!

21 Months!!!

my baby is 21 months todayyyy.  time is flying by so fast I cannot believe she is nearly TWO!  gahhh. when i look back at the past 21 months in stages, i feel like the one we are in now is both the easiest and hardest.  it’s not as physically exhausting as the first 12 months, but…

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Life Lately

Life Lately

i meant to write about C turning 16 months but… she’s 19 now and well…this post went nowhere.  lol  surprised? so instead of deleting these cute pictures i thought i’d just do an update on some really fun things c is doing these days! she calls socks “ma mang” which is no where near the…

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Family Photoshoot (part deux)

Family Photoshoot (part deux)

i’m not model, but i love a good photoshoot.  esp when it’s with my family and the most awesome photographer EVERRRRR (Marinne Andres).  our family took a second photoshoot session b/c it rained during our first one.  we weren’t as prepared for these b/c well…it’s hard having a toddler.  trying to even shower is a…

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Griffith Park Train Ride and Horses

Griffith Park Train Ride and Horses

on saturday we took little c to Griffith Park for horse rides and a holiday train ride.  i swear i was more excited than she was.  she was so blown away by everything she was seeing that she didn’t have a lot of expressions on her face.  lol  i love seeing that.  i love watching…

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Mommy Mondays: Is Your Kid the ‘Weird’ Kid?

Mommy Mondays: Is Your Kid the ‘Weird’ Kid?

today is Halloween and i thought this post was fitting for what i’m currently struggling with: sweets and bad food for kids.  c is 17 months (almost 18) and well… most of the kids her age have had a lot of snacks/foods that i don’t give her.  her daycare even gives her some foods that i…

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Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo Fun

Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo Fun

We went to a small pumpkin patch and petting zoo this past weekend and C was IN LOVE.  She is obsessed with animals and the fact that she got to feed and pet them just blew her mind!!  There were so many kids crying from the animals being aggressive that I was worried Charlotte  would…

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Dress Up

Dress Up

My little ham!  She absolutely loves playing dress up these days.  For some reason she always puts Mike’s (clean) socks on and my necklaces on.  Hehehehe.   C also loves copying everything I’m doing these days so she always has to put lotion on her face at night and makeup on each morning.   I just…

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Mommy Mondays: Busy Bags for Toddlers and Kids

Mommy Mondays: Busy Bags for Toddlers and Kids

This weekend we went to San Francisco for a wedding.  Charlotte was a flower girl and Mike was a groomsmen. <3  SUCH a cool experience for them to share! The wedding ceremony was in a catholic church which meant…long ceremony.  Was I prepared?  NOPE.  Should I have been?  YESSSS.  This weekend we had a rehearsal,…

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Mommy Mondays: Buildling Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image in Girls

Mommy Mondays: Buildling Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image in Girls

have you seen this dove campaign??  i saw this before i was pregnant and it had such a profound impact on me and how i felt about myself and my mom’s body.  watch the video below if you haven’t. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO my mom grew up in South Korea where there were public bath…

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Best Toys and Products for a 15 Month Toddler

Here are some things we are using our home OVER and OVER and OVER for C. Plastic Cups/Dishware from Ikea Skip Hop Backpack~ C loves to have her “own” bag and wears it to daycare each day. Ikea Step Stool Ikea Wearable Bib Faucet Extender Melissa and Doug Animal Magnets Door Stoppers Whisper Ride Splat Mat Skip…

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Toddler Weekend Getaway Necessities 

Labor Day Weekend is here!  Our family went on a long weekend vacay last weekend and I tried my VERY VERY best to pair down what we all needed so that we weren’t lugging around unnecessary luggage.  It kiiiinda worked.  lol I pretty much either underpack or over over pack.  I’ve never gotten it JUST…

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Santa Monica place

Santa Monica place

oopsies, this one is a bit late… two weekends ago, sweet sweet mike was at home organizing our house and building some furniture we had purchased.  so it was my job to take C out all day and figure out some fun activities for her…not easy when all she wants to do is touch and…

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Santa Monica Splash Pad

is it weird that i’m so excited about these things??  i love taking charlotte to splash pads and watching her have fun with the water streams and enjoy the kids around her.  she’s not at an age where she knows how to really play with other kids but i can totally see she wants to…

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Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap

over the weekend i went to a small group retreat and it was really fun to get away for 48 hours without baby or hubby.  i was able to eat in peace, sleep throughout the night uninterrupted and actually look through social media accounts without a baby hanging on my arm trying to grab the…

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F R I Y A Y

F R I Y A Y

This has been a painfully long week and I’m soooo glad it’s Friday.  I’m going away to San Diego for the weekend with my small group while Mike and my brother take care of this little ham <3.  I’m going to miss her so much!  In my head I already canceled going to this trip…

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Mommy Mondays: How to Decongest Babies

  Cold and flu season is soon approaching and I thought I would write a post of things that he helped (or not helped) us. Now that C is one and a child of daycare, I feel like we have gone through the entire gamet of colds, flus, and viruses.  The last few months have…

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Mommy Mondays: Boss Lady, Boss Bitch, Bad Ass Mom

This is a day late ya’ll, I’m sorry about that.  Work has been absolutely CRAYYYYY.  This summer I was in charge of a high school summer camp and it was seriously the best parent training EVERR.  Teens look like almost adults but their understanding of the world and their common sense has not developed fully….

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