Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of Love.

Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of love.

Category Archives: miscellany

Bruno Mars on SNL — Fave Skit

For some reason, this skit of Bruno Mars impersonating Michael Jackson, Green Day, Aerosmith + more on Saturday Night Live was cut from the episode posted on Hulu. So I’m glad I happened to come across it with some googling. Here you are for your viewing + listening entertainment:Continue Reading

Outnumbered & Growing.

We’re not your typical family. We’re expecting our fifth child this Fall. Our oldest is 5. No, we don’t have any twins or triplets. I’m a working mom & my husband is a stay-at-home dad. Our home is busy, almost always noisy, stressful & an absolute delight. We started this blog to share the cute,Continue Reading

Finalist in Jessica Sprague & Echo Park Design Contest!!

  I entered a design competition a couple weeks ago & am honored (and beyond the moon excited!!!) to be one of the 25 finalist!! The contest is hosted by Jessica Sprague & Echo Park, and the winner gets their mini scrapbooking kit printed!! (and $1k cash) The contest is open for voting until tomorrowContinue Reading

Stop Motion Video: The Joy of Books

I love stop motion videos. As I watch them, I like to think about the work that had to go into filming them. This dancing books video from Sean Ohlenkamp and wife, makes my head hurt thinking about all they had to do & how long it took them to move books for just oneContinue Reading

Do The Mario! {Jitterbug Style}

Swing your hands from side to side, come on, it’s time to go. Do the Mario! Remember that bad dance at the beginning of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show? If you need a reminder, you can catch the episodes on Hulu. [My kids love watching it.] Well, apparently, Mario & Luigi have had someContinue Reading

Move, Learn, Eat

I’m still in the process of moving to a new host [hope to finish this weekend], but I wanted to share this video series from Australian indie filmmaker, Rick Mereki, with you. It features actor Andrew Lees, moving, eating, learning [and playing] through 11 countries. You can find the videos and more details about themContinue Reading

Server Move in Progress…

I’ve had some issues with my hosting provider, so I am in the middle of transferring my sites and content over to the new web host. Please bear with me during this transfer, as there may be some moments when this blog is down. However, I’m hoping that with this transfer, we won’t have anyContinue Reading

the family manager creed

The other day, I picked up a few books at Barnes & Noble. I’m so excited to dive into them, and I just started readingĀ “The Busy Mom’s Guide To A Happy Organized Home” by Kathy Peel. I’m still in the Introduction, but I came across something I have to share with you. The author hasContinue Reading

Miss Cakes :: three years of fun, love & attitude

A few weeks ago, I posted about my oldest turning four. Well, the day after that post my middle child turned three – and yes, I’m just now getting around to posting about it. Three years ago, I had one of the scariest things happen to me (even scarier than when I was mugged atContinue Reading


For the last week, I’ve been really busy with running specials at my graphic & web design business. And I started working for one of my clients as a Virtual Assistant. I’ve been so busy, that I actually let this domain expire. And then it took me a couple days to get it renewed &Continue Reading