by katelin on May 23, 2017

Warning: This is a post about poop. If you don’t want to read about poop, please click away, maybe here instead.

One. I never imagined I would write a blog post about poop.
Two. I’m mildly embarrassed I’m writing a blog post about poop.
Four. That is already too many mentions of poop.

Anyhoo. You guys. My child. My child has developed a love of scratching his butt. Even when it has poop. Hence. POOPGATE. As in, we go to get him in the morning and he proudly shows his hands to us (like in the picture above, only with poop instead of washable purple chalk paint) while saying “No touch poop” when in fact, he did touch poop and is covered in poop. As is his crib, his pillowcase, his stuffed animals, his blankets.




As I type this we have experienced five (or six, I’ve honestly lost count because it’s slowly crushing my soul) Poopgates. The last one being this past Saturday morning. And each one has been terrible. TERRIBLE.

We have so many two-piece pajama sets for Riley but after Saturday’s debacle I went out and bought a few one-piece zipper jammies. I honestly don’t know what else to do. I only worry because summer is coming and it gets hot (granted sometimes we sleep with the AC on) and a one-piece long-sleeved body suit may get too warm, even if it is thin cotton. I also don’t want to buy a ton of pajamas because this kid is growing.

You guys, WHAT DO I DO!?

How do I magically get my child to stop itching his butt?

Also, why are kids so gross?

But really, HELP. PLEASE.

Any tips? I’ll take em.

Also, I know you mean well and one day I’ll laugh at this a lot. But please don’t say “this will pass” or “you’ll miss these days.” Because, NOPE. I will not miss POOP.



happy (poop-free!) tuesday!

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The Week of Things.

by katelin on May 17, 2017

I know it’s already Wednesday, but you guys, the past week has been full of things. Awesome things. Fun things. A whole lot of wonderful things.


Last Thursday night, I saw Craig David in concert for the fifth time. And it was just as amazing as it sounds. It was a late night but it was worth it. He put on a great show and I got to be a total fangirl yet again. I also got to spend some quality time with my sister as she indulged in my crazy, it was perfect.

On Saturday, I got to watch my son totally lose his mind over fire trucks. I mean seriously, he loves all trucks, but getting his own firefighter hat and climbing on trucks – this kid was in heaven. It was also so nice to do something together as a family. We’ve had a crazy couple of weeks of mismatching schedules and overall busyness, so just being together was superb.


After the fire house, we celebrated Mother’s Day early at my mother-in-law’s house and you guys, we could not have preordered better weather. Riley got to spend the afternoon splashing in water with his cousin and blowing bubbles and playing with toys. And just, it was perfect. It was also nice that even though he was having a grand ole time at grandma’s house, my little guy was perfectly content cozying up with me for a little break.


On Mother’s Day, I got to sleep in, drink coffee, drink mimosas, drink wine, see my family, take a nap, read, finish watching the new season of Master of None (you guys, this show, it’s just so good) and have some time to myself.

It was actual perfection. Riley didn’t fight naps, he didn’t throw too many tantrums and as much as I love being mom 24/7, it was nice to let family step in to help a little more. Also, naps. They are glorious.


Overall,  last week was a delight.

I want more weeks like that.

And how have you been?


happy wednesday!

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Tweet YOU GUYS. Today this blog turns TEN. Sweet mercy. For ten years I’ve been pouring my hear out onto the internet and really, I just can’t get over it. Whenever I tell people I have a blog they always ask me, “What do you write about?” and I always say “Whatever I want.” And […]

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Treat Yo Self.

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Tweet So Tuesday was my birthday. And it was exactly the day I wanted it to be. I woke up before Riley and left Matt at home to get myself a free Starbucks. When I was ordering my venti vanilla iced latte I decided to add another shot of espresso and another shot of vanilla, […]

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Thirty Three.

April 25, 2017

Tweet Today I turn thirty three. The past year has been full of ups and downs and everything in between. Today I’m spending my birthday holed up in a spa. I’m getting a massage. I’m treating myself to lunch. I’m going to read a book. And tonight I’m going to go out for a birthday […]

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Happy Easter Bunny!

April 18, 2017

Tweet It’s been no secret that I’ve been having some really good days and some pretty rough days. These past few days were a crazy combination of both. For the first time in a long time we stayed in town for Easter. Usually we go to the desert with Matt’s family and this year we stayed […]

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A Bit of a Birthday Wishlist.

April 11, 2017

Tweet My thirty third birthday is two weeks away. And per usual I’ve got a wishlist. A little on the grand side this year, but sometimes you’ve gotta dream big, right? Right. Tickets to Harry Potter World. You guys, for years Matt and I had season passes to Universal Studios and of course once I […]

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Fun with Monster Trucks.

April 7, 2017

Tweet As I mentioned in my last post, one of the quickest ways to my child’s heart: TRUCKS. So when I was invited to the Paramount lot for a press event for the movie Monster Trucks, I jumped at the chance. Riley and I got to visit some friends, hang out on the lot, have some […]

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