Be Present.

by katelin on September 1, 2015

I’ve been taking Riley to story time at our local library for the past few months and it has been delightful. A bit overwhelming yes, but also a great time to get out of the house. We literally are a stone’s throw away from the library so it’s perfect. Right after Riley wakes up from his morning nap I strap him in the stroller and we head on over.

We’ve made some library friends and it’s always fun to learn new songs and hear new stories. Our library is great and I adore them.

When we first went to story time there were about fifteen kids and their parents. Now when we go we sit in the back because there are usually anywhere from thirty to forty five kids and their parents. It’s nutty. I mean, hurray for people utilizing their local library, but holy people Batman.

And with more people comes my biggest irk.

Cell phones. Specifically parents on their cell phones. Not only checking things but getting up and taking photos of their kids (making them repose countless times) and even walking around to get different angles of your kids “enjoying the library” while the librarian is already trying to wrangle the toddlers and read stories. I mean, WHAT?

Yes, I understand it’s a bit chaotic when you give thirty kids shakers and you want to check your email instead. And yes, I know your kid is super cute singing “The Itsty Bitsy Spider” and you want a picture to document it for all your friends on Facebook, but come on.

I’ve talked about this before with concerts and apparently I felt the need to talk about it again. Because it’s a thing.

People, enjoy the moment. Take your picture and be done with it. Save your emails for when your kid isn’t trying to learn a new song or playing with other kids. Put the phone away.

Be Present.

Your kids (insert any other person in your life) will thank you for it.



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1826 Days.

by katelin on August 28, 2015

fino-1971Five years later and I’m still amazed I that I didn’t cry during our wedding.

Five years later and I cry every time I look at our photos or rewatch clips from that day. I make zero sense.    

Five years later and I still think that we had one hell of a party.

Five years later and we’re still just as goofy. fino-2202

Five years later and I love you more than I did that day.

Five years later and you still pour my wine first.

Five years later and you’re always there to hold my hand and tell me it’ll be okay.
fino-1960Five years later and we’re now a family of three.

Five years later and we might be exhausted but we’ll make it just fine.


I’m so excited for the next five months, five years, fifty years. I’m excited for it all and I’m so happy we get to do it together.


Happy 5th Anniversary Matt, I love you more than you’ll ever know.




/end the schmoopfest.



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This is (my) 31.

August 25, 2015

Tweet Goofy faces. Zero shame. Achy knees. Not being embarassed to go to bed at 9. Debating whether or not to read or write. Having dinner at 4:45 because I can. Not understanding tween fashion (seriously, what is the point of pockets hanging out of your shorts??). Buying the good wine. Having ice cream for […]

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An Ode to Parks & Rec.

August 19, 2015

Tweet Every now and then a TV show comes along that gives me all sorts of feelings. The last show to give me so many feelings was Sons of Anarchy. I was INVESTED. Clearly. And Shonda Rimes and her shows give me all the feelings, but that should be a category of its own. Before […]

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A Little Bit of Screen Time.

August 13, 2015

TweetLet me just start this post off my saying, NO – I honestly don’t care what you’re doing with your child and if they have an iPad, five smartphones or watch TV all day. What parents choose to do with their children and their upbringing is all on them, and I’m all for supporting parents instead […]

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Things That Happened Over the Weekend.

August 10, 2015

TweetCreative blog title right? Ha. I’m too tired to think of anything else. But really, a lot happened this weekend. A LOT. And in no particular order or priority I thought I’d share. Because they are things worth sharing: – Riley had another sleepover at my parents’ house. Because they are saints. And apparently wizards. […]

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Riley: Six Months.

August 5, 2015

TweetSweet sassy molassy. RILEY IS SIX MONTHS OLD. As in half a year. As in, STOP IT TIME YOU’RE MOVING TOO FAST. But at the same time, my goodness is this kid fun now. I mean he wasn’t not fun before, but he’s super fun now. He: – Has two teeth! And I’m pretty sure […]

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One Way Conversations.

July 29, 2015

TweetFirst of all, thank you for all the kind words on my last post. Hopefully it helps some of those post partum mamas out there feel a little better and know we don’t have to be perfect. And that flab is the new black, obviously. Anyhoo, moving on. I now spend a majority of my […]

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