DIY Nap Mat

4 years ago, the nesting that started as my deep rooted desire to have a child morphed into a little business I’m proud to call Raney Day Designs.  Having recently married my awesome hubs and moved into his bachelor pad, I had a strong urge to give the home a much needed feminine touch by […]

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From the Mouths of Babes

I have found that you can learn a lot about your parenting style from the mouth of your own child.  Somehow, it’s strange and yet a bit endearing to hear your own words flow through the mouth of your child.  I’m sure I’ll add to this list over time, but for now here’s a good […]

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Raising Girls, Part 1: I’m Cute

Mommy assisted in no way in this get-up.  Girlfriend came up with it all on her own.  And, yes, those are my panties she’s wearing.  Love her! I read the neatest article that I no doubt discovered on Pinterest a few weeks ago.  It talked about promoting a healthy self image for your little girl. […]

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That Roast Can Kiss My Rump

This post started as an email to my lovely mother-in-law and turned into one of those ridiculous life moments I’d rather document.  So here it is in internet glory as my little reminder that I can make my plans, but once again, I am not in control…Forgive my language, but thought you’d find this evening’s […]

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Yucky Peach Delight

Am I the only one out there who has a complete inability to choose good fruit, namely peaches, at the store?!  Couple that with my intolerance to waste food and I have quite the fruit conundrum.  Tonight, I took control of my own peach devastation when Brynn & I bit into yet another disappointment.  So, […]

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Life’s Little Messes

Dear Reader, To those of you who have wondered what it might be like to unleash an entire carton of eggs into a cart full of groceries, feel free to swing by and borrow my child on your next grocery shopping adventure. Signed, The Mother who spent nap time researching how to sanitize a grapefruit […]

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Inappropriate Prayers

Brynn pretend calling Mimi with the base of an old razor after going potty. In this family, we have a little rule we follow for mealtime prayers.  The person who did not make the meal says the blessing.  Last night, I cooked, so Trey began the prayer. Side note (that will seem completely unrelated to […]

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Yes Ma’am

While Mommy was busy baking brownies, Brynn found the toothpaste and pretended to paint toothpaste art on the wall with a spoon that she bogarted from the dishwasher when Mommy’s back was turned. Our story today begins in that awkward parenting moment when you find yourself in too close of proximity to a raving mad […]

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That’s Mine!

Brynn & Daddy after their sharing showdown. There is a parenting moment, for me it was around 17 months, in which your child plays contently with a toy at a play date.  Meanwhile another kid, or bully rather, storms directly into your child’s path and bogarts the toy right out of her precious hands.  You […]

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My Name is Daddy

Jen’s perfect view from across the table at The Sunny Street Cafe on Mother’s Day. Trey and I are squabbling about the immediate purchase of fancy floor mats for the new car Trey finally acquired.  Yes, we finally bid farewell to the beloved Honda (or “ring-did-a-ling-ding-ding-ding-ding-da” as Trey more fondly referred to her) last night.  […]

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