Category Little One

The Little One’s Clothes

My children have always been very particular about what they wear. At eighteen months, the twins would throw temper tantrums and rip off their clothes if I attempted to wrestle them into something they didn’t like. Sadly, there were many cute outfits that were worn for less than a minute. The Little One has taken […]

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Thanksgiving Blog Hop! As the holiday season approaches and the stores try to extend it every year, I start to panic. This week is Thanksgiving, so I need to order Christmas cards and send them out. But I don’t have pictures of the kids yet, or pictures that I […]

When shoes turn into Mittens

It’s not as miraculous as water into wine, but when I ask my children to get ready to go somewhere, I advise them to put their shoes on. Shoes tend to be scattered throughout the house and this task takes the longest to complete. Nine times out of ten, the children return to the entry […]

Some kind of talent

My daughters have an amazing talent that I’m really hoping they grow out of soon. They have an uncanny ability to trip, land on their face, and need to have teeth pulled. My oldest tripped in the bathroom, slammed into the tub, and eventually lost two. (Now I’m even more freaked out about rough-housing in […]

Mysteries of the Vaughn Household

* A child can complain they are starving all afternoon, then not eat a bite of supper. * The children can be wrestling like wild dogs when in the house, but once they go outside they will sit quietly in a chair clutching their blankets. * Children that are falling asleep in their macaroni and […]

Potty Training Update

Yes, another update. I wish this journey was over. I wish I could pack up the remaining diapers and pullups and shuffle them off to the food pantry or the women’s crisis center. This journey has been an ultra-marathon and we may be finally approaching the end, but I have a feeling it’s on the […]

Creating His Own Crime Scene

I didn’t know my dog was into CSI, but when we arrived home Friday morning after running errands, our scaredy-cat Beagle-mix had left three crime scenes for me to clean up. We’d had a thunderstorm which consisted of three instances of thunder and moderately heavy rain. Quite unexciting compared to some of the storms we’ve […]

When Your Mom Doesn’t Remember…

My mom is known for telling the same stories over and over. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard how my grandma threw my aunt in the air and broke her leg, how my brother took a walker down the stairs, or how my three-year-old brother brother got my newborn sister out […]

It happened again

Two years ago, my daughter tripped in the bathroom and smacked her face on the bathtub. This resulted in a split lip and two teeth shoved up into her gum. The teeth had to be removed because the root was dying and removal would prevent damage to her permanent teeth. She now has a charming […]

It could have been worse

Three weeks ago, we were preparing for our vacation. The kids were all excited about flying down to see Grandpa and Grandma in just two days. It would be the first flight that they would remember. I was frantically figuring out what we needed to pack, what we could buy when we were there, whether […]