My Daughter, a Big Kid Bed, and a Flashlight Friend #Review

My Daughter, a Big Kid Bed, and a Flashlight Friend The Laine List

My daughter has a lot of…personality. She’s a little bit of loose cannon, little bit of headstrong, and a whole lot of sweet all rolled into one. I wouldn’t trade any part of her personality for anything, but it is for the first two reasons why we have, until recently, kept her in her crib. {… Continue Reading …}

Summer Dreams Fall Away

summer fun in the sun

Summer is over. The weather is starting to change, and we are getting back into the groove of school. Soon we will be jumping in leaves. Making snow angels. Starting our little seedlings. Before we know it, summer will be here again. This summer, our days went too quickly. Work took over mornings. Attention spans {… Continue Reading …}

The Best Mother’s Day Gift: My Children

Best Mother's Day Gift My Children

Yesterday was my son’s  7th birthday. Seven years ago, one week before Mother’s Day, he made me a mother. Four years later, one week after Mother’s Day, I became a mother again. This time, to a daughter. I was gifted with two amazing little people. There are some ways that bringing my babies into the {… Continue Reading …}

Our Trip to the National Museum of Play

museum of play

Last week the kids and I played hookie we took a field trip to Rochester to visit a friend and go to the National Museum of Play. That place is seriously awesome. I can’t even put into words all they have to offer, so I will let them do the talking. You’re never too big {… Continue Reading …}

My Kids Help Me Grow and Learn


Lately I have been so stressed out. About a lot of things. My children seem to want to compound this stress. Genevieve will not stop getting into stuff. Her new trick is putting things in the toilet. Washcloths, hand towels, cups. Ben spends his days at school, apparently smiling always, complaining never. He hits my {… Continue Reading …}