What would happen if I acted like a toddler?   I often think about this because some of the behavior my toddler exhibits is pretty funny, but absolutely NOT acceptable in everyday adult life.  However, there are times where I...

The Gift Of Experience

There must be something in the water this year because it seems as though it is the season of baby showers. So many of my friends are choosing to start their families and I couldn’t be happier for them....
So my husband and I are very grateful for a child that appears to be healthy and without any challenges at this time.  However, we are in no way urging, hoping for, or thinking our son is above average....

Jury Duty

Have you ever been called into jury duty?  I have had the pleasure of being called three times.  I have not once been selected to be a juror, however I've come to the conclusion that there are definitely certain...
Maybe I’ve spent too many evenings reading Green Eggs and Ham to my son, but for some reason, it comes to mind when I think about the trials and tribulations of breastfeeding. I am so glad to be able to...
When I first heard about Snapchat oh so long ago it was in the news as another way for teenagers to send not so private photos of each other to each other without the risk of those photos getting...
Husband was adamant about buying our 22-month-old son his own seat on our flight to Maui. Even though we could lap him for free, and spend the money on cocktails I agreed that the extra room for the wiggle...
I have an addiction. My addiction is Target. I love Target. Almost as much as my four-year-old. Why do I love Target?  Let me count the ways. First, walking into the store feels like a hug.  It feels like home. It's like the store is...
My husband and I were in that newborn-first-child-we-can-still-do-everything-we-did-BEFORE-we had-a-baby-phase.  We were young and naive.  Well, I was young.  He was just naive.  {LOVE YOU BABE!}  So of course we decided to go to dinner.  Easy as a blowout pie,...
We here at OC Mom Collective are basically perfect at parenting.  We pride ourselves in being the best parents EVER.  Mother's Day is our Superbowl and we WIN every time! Oh puuuuulllleeeaassseee! We are seriously just trying to make it through...
I love my little boy.  He's every bit as much me as he is his father.  Sometimes those attributes completely annoy me, and other times they make my heart absolutely melt.  It's like how all day long your child...
Do you ever see your child's actions and wonder, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?! I have those thoughts almost every single day.  It's only when I start to remember how ridiculous I was when I was a kid that I realize people...
When we considered leaving the UK and taking a position that gave us scope for adventure, ensuring we went to an English speaking country was top of my list. I've since realized that there are many subtle differences between...
  My husband and I decided to go on a date night. Actually the church we attend offered free babysitting so we really couldn't NOT go.  In theory, date night sounds awesome, right? You get to spend a few hours without your...

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