• What I Do on January 1st

    The last two New Years have been consumed by newborn babies, and this year was the first year I wasn’t needing to be attached to a baby and I have to admit, I was a little lost. I had a moment to think about myself and do you want to know the first thing I did? I took a hot shower. That got me thinking. The last couple of new years, I have been so…

  • Let's Make Some Blackberry Preserves!

    Every Saturday morning I (Myke) get up with the girls so Allison can get a little more sleep, and I can spend some time with them. Over the last 6 months, we’ve gotten into a little pattern. I wake them up, and we put on our slippers and I start making breakfast. It’s always the same breakfast, every Saturday. Bacon, scrambled eggs, and toast with my personal favorite, blackberry jam. Now let me tell you…

  • Almost a Decade of Blogging

    Wow, 2019 went by in quite a blur! As we close out the year, and the decade, Allison and I were looking back at the road this blog has taken, we’ve been blogging since 2011 and have currently published 638 posts (including this one). It’s gone from a simple blog that Allison wrote to one we run together, we’ve had times of consistency and times where we didn’t publish for months, but we’d always come…

  • Christmas Stockings for the Girls

    Christmas is so different when you have kids. Even though the girls are only 2 and 1, it’s so fun to share with the little things like baking cookies (Olivia helps and Meghan watches) and movies-yes I have a complete list already. We have talked a lot about how we are going to approach Christmas with the girls. How many presents should we get them? Do we give them practical gifts or fun gifts? Do…

  • OJ & MJ's Favorite Things (Toddler Holiday Gift Guide)

    Has anyone else noticed that Christmas is exactly ONE WEEK AWAY? How insane is that? I feel like it creeps up quicker every year. In the spirit of the holidays, I thought it would share some of the girl’s favorite things lately. Hopefully, this will spur up some last-minute gift ideas. Most of the things are available through Amazon. Obviously this is mostly toys, but I can also share some food favorites of theirs as…