2192 Days.

by katelin on August 26, 2016

Six years later and we still have a lot to laugh about.

Six years later and I still think about our wedding day every time we go to someone else’s (shhhh don’t tell).

Six years later and you’ll always be my favorite slow dance partner.

Six years later and I still think about our vows and just how much I loved them (and how much they were truly our words).

Six years later and we’re functioning on a whole lot less sleep.

Six years later and we still know how to throw a good party.

Six years later and we both still wear these shoes (we rock).

Six years later and I am just so grateful for our little family of three.


Happy 6th Anniversary Matt, I love you oh so much every single day.




/end the schmoopfest.


happy weekend all!

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A Little Bit of Screen Time: An Update.

by katelin on August 23, 2016

I feel like one of the most hotly talked about mom buttons is screen time.

A year ago, I talked about our loose plans for screen time. And since then, we’ve adjusted. We’ve adapted. We’ve done what works for us.

I had originally said that I wanted to hold off on screen time for Riley until he was two. Well, news alert, that didn’t last. At around sixteen months Riley thought 4am was a great time to wake up. Eventually it morphed into 5am. And sometimes now, it’s 6am. But the common denominator of all of those times – THEY’RE ALL EFFING EARLY.

And sometimes, you just can’t deal with a clingy whiny toddler first thing in the morning.

So sometimes (a lot of times), after Riley has had his banana and I start to make my coffee. I turn on Sesame Street or Daniel Tiger.

Riley has his spot, which clearly he is quite comfortable in and he settles down to watch some of his favorite animated/puppet friends. And I’m not mad about it.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want him in front of the TV all dang day, and he isn’t. But I do enjoy being able to make our breakfast in peace and easing into the day and sometimes even watching the episode with him. Have you seen Sesame Street lately? They have some GREAT cameos and wonderfully amusing parodies.


Anyhoo, what I’m saying is that you change your parenting as your kid changes and as your life changes. It happens. Riley watches TV here and there and the world hasn’t stopped. He still doesn’t know iPads exist and in his world phones are for FaceTime, music and Snapchat filters. So we’ve still got that one going for us, ha.

In any case, parenting continues to be a learning experience and I am quite the student.


happy tuesday!

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Just Pretend.

August 12, 2016

TweetAt thirty two years old, the following things are true: I own exactly one pair of high heels (and I last wore them five years ago). I don’t remember the last time I purchased makeup. Before yesterday, I didn’t own a good LBD (Little Black Dress). I’ve never waxed or plucked anything. I don’t own a […]

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Riley: Eighteen Months.

August 9, 2016

TweetOn Friday Riley turned eighteen months. A full year and a half. Toddlerhood. Time to panic. Or find a pause button. I figured, with such a fun milestone might as well do another monthly update(ish). He: – Has so much personality. It’s hard to even describe because it’s just so much and just so everywhere […]

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Wino Wednesday: The Fortieth.

August 3, 2016

TweetOh hi, it’s been two and a half years since I did a Wino Wednesday. I didn’t really mean to stop but I got pregnant and then I just stopped drinking as much wine and you know, life. But hey, I’ve got some new wines to share that are PERFECT for summertime (at least what’s […]

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A Big Boy Haircut.

July 26, 2016

TweetOne of Riley’s best features is his hair. This kid and his hair. It’s amazing. It’s luscious and it’s curly and it’s exactly what I dreamed my future baby’s hair would be like. Alas, his crazy mess of hair was starting to impede on his vision. Those curls just couldn’t contain themselves and I finally […]

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A Boy & His Spoon.

July 15, 2016

TweetFirst of all, thank you for all the comments on my last post. I’ve had a lot of feelings lately about expanding our family one day and it’s nice to have a place to share them. Oh life, why can’t you be easy sometimes?  If you follow me on Snapchat you know that Riley loves his […]

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And Another?

July 13, 2016

Tweet My mom is one of eight kids. My dad is one of four kids. I’m the oldest of four kids. To say I come from a large family would be an understatement. All I have ever known is large families. And I love it. My family is close, my family is large and my […]

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