What NOT To Do If Yo...

Ah, the bathtub. Now we’re really getting the party (and delivery) started. 4:00 am: At our midwife’s suggestion, I settled in for a nice bath. That is, if your definition of nice means being interrupted every few minutes with intense full body cramps. Since Scott was ruining the...

What NOT To Do If Yo...

Preamble: The following is a very long and true account of my birthing experience. I won’t be offended if you skip it. If you’re planning on engaging in childbirth at some point, you may glean some tips. If you have already given birth, this will make you feel better about...

Make Your Own

Last July, my six year old cousin and I were playing with her toys (which was awesome, obviously). At one point, she handed me her doll and insisted that I swaddle it. No big deal. Except my swaddle looked more like a poorly wrapped fajita. We both stared at the doll in silence. Finally,...

The Scoop

So, it turns out that I’m the kind of mom who spends hours in the evening lovingly making things for her kid. Or at least I have been that kind of mom for about three days now. That’s all because I signed up for a “quiet book” swap through the moms’ group I...

The Goods

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage…with a lot of shopping bags hanging off the handle. Everyone knows that babies are expensive. Diapers, furniture, formula, car seats, daycare – the list goes on. What people don’t tell you is that...

PSA

If you’ve ever had a newborn (or a puppy – as far as I can tell, those two things are interchangeable), then you would know that home cleanliness, never mind decor, is not a priority. Prior to Isla I was all like “I can’t wait to spend hours combing the Internet for...

Won’t You Be Mine? Apr18

Won’t You Be M...

Hi, my name is Jacqueline and I’m a Targetaholic (it’s pronounced Tar-jay-aholic by the way). I don’t know when my obsession with a discount department store started, but it’s been around for a loooooong time. Long enough to encourage numerous cross border trips over...

I’m Baaaack! Apr10

I’m Baaaack!

I haven’t been on here in a while. That is, if you use the term “while” loosely… There’s a good reason for this though – Scott and I (let’s face it – mostly I) were working on a 10 month DIY project. A DIY project that involved 40 weeks, 35...

EEEEEEEK(TORP)! Nov15

EEEEEEEK(TORP)!

Can you tell how excited I am for this post? Since moving in a year and a half ago, Scott and I have redecorated every room in our house. Every room, except our living room, which incidentally is second only to the kitchen in terms of frequency of use. It also happens to be the largest room in...