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Mike and I were both math majors in college - that's actually how we first met.  I spent my pre-baby career as an engineer working on missile warning systems (Mike worked on similar programs - include the Hubble Space Telescope which was so freaking cool), and I bring this up to make this one very important point: Science + Math = really...
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Whew - last week was the start of (pre)school, and I'm not gonna lie, it totally kicked my butt! Juggling everyone's schedules, a work conference + a non-stop teether (pedi seriously thinks she's getting molars at 10 mos #fml) = a major glitch in the system: missed the big kid's actual 1st day of school then dropped her off on a day...
  Be Brave tee | Star leggings | Converse I'll never forget when my oldest, Raines, first learned how to ride a bike.  A real bike - with pedals and two wheels and everything.  A Big Boy Bike.  Raines had been riding his little green Strider bike for years, but now that he was five, he really wanted the real thing. It's...
Hey Mamas!  We were so excited to find out that Nordstrom now carries TOYS! That free shipping/free return thing that I love so much? It makes it super easy for me to shop for Greenlea . . . too easy. I might be in trouble. Shana & I came up with about a billion gift ideas that we tried...
I got an email recently from Leslie, titled, "Please help make us the cool kids on the block!" She wrote: We recently moved to Billings, Montana, and my five year old boy and three year old girl are having a bit of a hard time fitting in.  I think we might need cooler toys.  Everyone around here has a trampoline,...
I have a secret.  Most mornings, I get to sit quietly and enjoy a cup of coffee (and a piece of chocolate) for a few precious, uninterrupted minutes.  Let's not go crazy, we're not talking hours, but if I do things right the night before, my little guys wake up in the morning, make themselves some cereal (I help),...

Local Love: Lulu’s Casita

Thanks to Vivi Gonzalez and Jessica Robles Worch, Mainline mamas have a new place to hang:  Lulu's Casita.   Lulu's Casita is a kid-friendly cafe and play space where "kids can play and parents can stay".  And at Lulu's Casita, they are serious about play.  For example, there are runways and dress up and giant blocks....   ...and an insane attention to...
I love pretend play and dress-up, but I'm not a big Halloween fan.  I mean sure...if babies are involved, I'm ALL in.  I dressed R up as a bee, and remember Pax the chicken?  Yeah - that's my kind of Halloween dress-up.  But as soon as they get old enough to form their own opinions, I find myself trying...

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I got a Pap smear yesterday.  Whoa, maybe I should say good morning first.  Hope you already had your coffee!  But I booked my appointment in honor of Megan's recent health scare.  The Happiest Mom says go get it done, Mamas.  I did mine.  Now it's your turn. In semi-related news, I am a MILF.  (Love the folks at True...
Mamas, I apologize for the light week.  I had intended to post the promised hair article, but man.  I'm wiped out.  Mike has been gone (since Sun!!) on a business trip, and in his absence, I've broken one coffee cup and two plates, lost the car keys six times, left Pax's winter coat somewhere in Easton, PA (Crayola "Experience"...

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