Toddler Tunes

"Turn up the tunes mommy!"

So the last time we spoke about toddler tunes, I was recommending children’s songs that don’t drive mommy crazy. Those are all well in good, but for our 6 hour torture session drive to …

Mommy SOS: Tips for Road Trips with Toddler

Other than “don’t do it!” :)

So those of you who have been reading for a while know that Jasper has never been a fan of car rides..and that’s a huge understatement. For the first, oh, 8 months of his …

Help Sam

This weekend, I lost an incredibly dear friend to cancer.   It was quick –  shockingly quick, and I have been an emotional wreck..the tears come fast every time I think about her which is often.  Jasper and I went to …

This Weekend I Achieved the Impossible..

A family portrait with a dog and a 15 month old and both are looking at the camera!!!

I used my (rented) dream lens the 70-200m 2.8 IS II and I really don’t think I’ll be able to part with …

Lens Lust

I’ve never rented a lens before, I just always hated the idea of paying say 10% of the lens’ value to rent it and then buy it later, it seemed like a waste of money.   But in the case of …

Happy 21 Months Jasper!


Playing ball...I just want poke that tummy!

21 months.. you are 1 and three quarters! I can’t BELIEVE you’ll be two in three months. Not that you aren’t already acting like a terrible two..

A few days ago while I …

Daycare Food Revolution

I admit that I felt a certain amount of self-congratulatory smugness while watching the highly entertaining and eye-opening “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” this spring.

French fries and hamburgers for every meal? Pizza for Breakfast? How could these people …

Mommy SOS : Hitting

I'm so cute I think I can get away with anything..

This is a disturbing new development.. whenever I tell Jasper “No” or not to do something, or pretty much anything he doesn’t like he hits me. It’s almost instinctual, …

Beyond Board Books – What Jasper is Reading Now

Ever since I belatedly realized Jasper was ready for “bigger boy” books as in non board books with a little more text and story line than baby books, we’ve both been enjoying storytime a lot more!

Jasper’s daycare actually has …

Photoshop Tutorial : How to Stretch the Canvas

Before bothering to watch this tutorial, please note that content aware scale is a feature that was introduced as of photoshop CS4.  If you don’t have cs4 or higher, maybe watch anyway because it may influence your decision to upgrade! …