THE KINGDOM OF FINN

April 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

TODAY IS UNESCO'S WORLD BOOK DAY! Let's hear it for books! Children's Book Week is celebrated across the US from May 1 to 7. I'll be posting about all of our favorite children's book (the ones on Finn's bookshelves) and I have a couple of book related surprises for you too. We've been reading Finn's Kingdom of You from Lost My Name which is completely personalized [...]

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HAPPY WEDNESDAY

April 12th, 2017|7 Comments

Let's hear it for the sun. Yesterday was 75°. Today is cloudy but warm. A couple of weeks ago it was snowing. That old saying "if you don't like the weather in New England, just wait five minutes" is 100% truth. Today on Biographie we hear from Kayla of This Little Wandering about her idea of "home". Kayla and her family live on a converted school bus. Her [...]

LUCKY FINN’S

April 10th, 2017|4 Comments

Finn has his own phone. Which is to say, he has a piece of cardboard with a picture of an iphone glued to it, to which he has added some handwritten "texts". He asks Siri what her favorite color is and then responds in a different voice, "it's green with more dimensions". Yesterday he came into my room while I was on my computer and said "I have [...]

BIOGRAPHIE HAS LAUNCHED!!

April 1st, 2017|8 Comments

Oh hi, hi, I'm back! I haven't been around this week because... Biographie has launched!! A while back I told you about the story telling series I've been working on. I said we were launching in March so I had to hustle to get it done in time. It's been a lot of work for mama during spring break with three babes but I've genuinely loved every minute working [...]

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SPA AT HOME WITH FOLLAIN

March 23rd, 2017|10 Comments

This post is in partnership with Follain - the clean beauty store. Les Petits Gazette readers can take 10% off any purchase through March 31 using the code FOLLAINFRIENDS We're half way through Spring break. Having all three boys at home is keeping me busier than ever and some days I feel like I'm just putting out fires and falling in a heap as soon as Robbie gets home. [...]

GETTING BACK TO THE WHY

March 15th, 2017|6 Comments

I'm working on my story for the Biographie project. There's a fair bit of procrastination going on. Like this post, for example. My story is about my depression after Finn was born. That's circa 2012, folks. But it lasted a reaaaallly long time. It lasted so long in fact, that the question of whether it really was PND or whether it was stress brought on by a string of [...]

IRA GLASS ON STORY TELLING

March 10th, 2017|2 Comments

   BUCKET    SLED    CAR    LIP    APPLE I found these five words on a piece of paper in Finn's back pack a couple of weeks ago. I was kind of stunned. He'd been practicing tracing letters and then suddenly this. And so his writing career begins. Or maybe he'll be a gardener. The point is, he started, and he practiced [...]

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FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 8 INSTANT FILM CAMERA REVIEW

March 3rd, 2017|6 Comments

I told you back in January that we bought Finn a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant film camera for his birthday. A couple of people have asked about it and I thought I'd write a review of the camera. Finn LOVES it. That might as well be where the review ends, but for the mamas and papas out there wanting a little more, here goes: [...]

GROWTH CHART RULER DIY

February 25th, 2017|6 Comments

This adorable growth chart ruler is from Little Acorns on Etsy. It's a little tradition we're starting. There was a door jam at Robbie's grandma's house on Cape Cod that had pen marks all the way up it, showing how tall her grand kids were at different ages. She'd kept that part of the door frame unpainted over the years to preserve a little bit of family [...]

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FOLLAIN

February 17th, 2017|4 Comments

I'm forty this year. And as soon as I stop having to breathe into a paper bag whenever I say or write that sentence, I'll tell you about how I'm feeling about it. I have had to come to terms with the fact that my skin is no longer as bouncy and elastic as it was even ten years ago. As a non product girl for most of my [...]

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FOUR HOUR SPAGHETTI SAUCE

February 14th, 2017|2 Comments

Happy Valentines Day! I hope it was what you wanted it to be.  Maybe a romantic dinner (I remember those) or flowers delivered at work or just Netflix and chill (so glad I'm not in my 20s). It kinda felt like any other day here. It wouldn't be the first year that I didn't really get into it. Flowers and jewelry isn't really appealing to me at the [...]

THE WEEKEND

February 12th, 2017|2 Comments

Everyone has been sick this week except for me. But I have been tired and slightly grouchy most of the week. probably because I've been up every night with three sick boys. Today we spent two hours getting the boys in their snow suits ready to go sledding outside. When you have three sick children that's how long it takes. Robbie built a snow structure on the front lawn [...]

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