Marvelous Moms Monday: Monica

Welcome to Marvelous Mom Monday. I am excited to get this series started. As a mom of toddlers, I’m always looking for advice from other moms. I wonder what their days are like. Am I doing this right? Should I be doing this? My hope is that with this…

A Day at the Farm: Part 1

Having triplets is like having your own circus. Matt is the ringmaster. I’m the beautiful woman riding the horses. The kids are the clowns. At times were more like the sideshow…so weird and freaky that you can’t look away. Those onlookers ask so many inappropriate (did you pop all those…

Monday Mop Report #6

For 7 weeks now (I skipped a Monday while we were on vacation) I have been writing a weekly blurb on how a now restrained and repressed obsessive compulsive clean freak (me!) copes with the untidiness of toddlers in triplicate! I thought this subject would be never-ending. I thought…

Monday Mop Report #4

Toddlers are messy. I understand this. I do. Really. I pretend my children have phases of untidiness. Like, peeing everywhere. It’s a phase, right?! Once they’re completely potty trained it will stop. At least that’s what I’m hoping. Currently, they’re in the no I don’t want to eat this…

Sickness

Being Sick Sucks | Nana to the Rescue

We’ve got the sickness as my Grandma Irene would call it. It started with Sadie randomly puking Saturday night. No fever. Acted fine. Then Henley. Then me. Blah.   Thank goodness Nana came to the rescue yesterday. There is absolutely no way I could have taken care of the…

Thursday Night Thoughts

Thursday Night Thoughts | Four

Is it Thursday already?! Oh my how time flies when you’re having fun. Matt, the kiddos and I got back from a week-long road trip yesterday. I’ve unpacked the Yukon, but haven’t unpacked the suitcases yet. I’m too tired. I need a vacation to recover from our vacation. I am…

Monday Mop Report #3

I just realized I forgot something last night. Maybe it was the sand, sun, and sea that made my normal Monday night post slip my mind. Or was it the absolute exhaustion that comes with vacationing with three toddlers? Either way, I have a good excuse, right?! Today, we’re…

Monday Mop Report #2

Potty training triplets is disgusting. I know that it has nothing to do with intelligence, but I’m starting to feel like my kiddos are not as smart as I thought they were. I know that’s a terrible thing to say, but come on; get with it! I’m so tired…

St. Vincent NICU Reunion 2015

St. Vincent NICU Reunion

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a scary place to spend any time. The sounds and the uncertainty are terrifying. But, it’s also a place where love grows. In our case, we not only fell deeply in love with three tiny babies, but we also fell in love with…

Thursday Night Thoughts

Thursday Night Thoughts | Two

Here are my Thursday Night Thoughts. This week has been more than hectic. I am more than exhausted. Sorry for the crappy intro. It’ll be better next week. one | sick kids My kids have had this cough, snotty, wheezy (thanks to premature lungs) thing going on since Friday.…

Triplet

A Triplet Introduction | Sadie

When I was pregnant Sadie was always the calm, cool, and collected one. She moved but didn’t kick hard like her brother did. And she wasn’t a troublemaker (I say that with nothing but love) like her sister. Being Baby C she had the most room in my belly and we…

Monday Mop Report #1

I’m starting a new weekly blog series along with my Thursday Night Thoughts I began last week. The title may be a bit confusing until you hear what this series is all about. Before kids I was a self diagnosed OCD cleaning, everything has a proper place, there are…

Triplets

A Triplet Introduction | Jase

Triplets. I dreamed of 2 boys and a girl. I mean, boys are easier than girls right?! And if I was going to have 3 at once I needed raising these peas to be as easy as possible. “Baby A is a girl, Baby B is a girl, and…

4-H Fair Fun

4-H. Before I met my husband I didn’t know it existed. Call me naive. Call me ignorant. Call me whatever. I grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois where, thinking back now, I’m sure there was is 4-H. I just didn’t know anyone that was a member.…

Triplet Introduction

A Triplet Introduction | Henley

There are so many risks with a triplet pregnancy. The worst being losing one or all of the babies. I came close. I had a “normal” triplet pregnancy until I was 23 weeks. There was a troublemaker already! And she’s been a rebel ever since! Her name is Henley.…

I Burnt the Quesadilla 

It’s no secret that I hate cooking. Before we had kids Matt and I ate out A LOT! And when I did cook it was mostly hot dogs and mac and cheese. Occasionally I classed it up a bit and made something in the crock pot. Now that we…